Bowflex TreadClimbers are the perfect machines for those who want to walk their way to fitness. Their unique design allows you to burn more calories than on traditional treadmills, without the impact on your knees and joints.
The Bowflex brand is owned by Nautilus, Inc., a world leader in health and fitness. They also own Scwhinn, Universal and Octane Fitness.
In 1986 Nautilus, Inc. was known as Bowflex 2000. A few years later they changed it to Bowflex, Inc. and updated it once more to Nautilus, Inc. when they bought Nautilus, Schwinn and Stairmaster Fitness.
Bowflex is a name with a strong reputation in the fitness industry. They are renowned for the home gym equipment they design and sell, but also for the ellipticals, treadclimbers, treadmills and gym accessories.
Because of the popularity of the Bowflex TreadClimbers the company stopped making traditional treadmills a few years ago to focus more on what was working.
TreadClimbers (a Bowflex trademark) are mainly designed for weight loss workouts. They combine two simultaneous moves: climbing stairs and walking.
These machines have been on the market since 2003. The first series Bowflex launched was successful 8 years in a row, but it lacked important features and they were very expensive. That’s why in 2011 the first models (TC3000, TC1000, TC5000, TC55000) were replaced by three new models (TC5, TC10, TC20), which have a few important updates and are sold at better prices.
You can still find some Bowflex treadmills for sale on eBay, Craigslist and other websites.
As of 2016 there are only 2 TreadClimbers being sold: the all new TC100 and TC200, both huge improvements over previous models.
Bowflex TreadClimber Buying Tips
If you want to buy a treadclimber, be aware of some facts:
– These machines are not meant for runners. They can’t help you develop endurance or speed in any way.
– They are expensive because there is no competitor.
– They help burn calories faster, but this doesn’t happen without sweat or without daily exercise.
– They are large machines that require proper storage space.
The reasons why you could choose a TreadClimber is to lose weight, improve your muscle strength or to help you go through an injury recovery period.
If you’re interested in purchasing one of the latest Bowflex TreadClimber models, your best bet is the official site where they often feature special sales and discounts at different times of the year.