Bowflex TC10 Treadclimber Review
The Bowflex TC10 TreadClimber is one of the most interesting kinds of kit to use for any personal workout. In case you haven”t come across this type of exercise machine before, it works like a combination of both a treadmill and a stairclimber. It is easy to use and comes with the usual Bowflex brand accessories.
The Bowflex Treadclimber TC10 works with a very simple setup. It features two large pedals on the floor of the space. These are referred to by Bowflex as treadles. These treadles can start out with a flat design to make it look like a traditional treadmill.
The treadles can then be adjusted on an individual basis. They can move up and down in elevation. This can make the TC10 work like a stairclimber. The process of getting this feature to work isn”t too complicated. The ability to adjust the incline is easy, therefore making it easier to burn calories with a good workout. The workout still happens with minimal impact, just like with a standard treadmill.
Get the Benefits of a Treadmill and a Stairclimber
The treadmill and stairclimber functions can also be combined to work at the same time. This will create an elliptical training motion. The maker claims this allows you to burn of twice the calories in a given exercise session compared to other similar exercise machines.
The control system is very easy to work with. You can get the speed of the TC10 controlled to up to four miles per hour. The digital control panel will make it very easy to adjust the speed during your workout.
The controls also work with a series of easy to read display screens. These will show the
- speed of the TC10,
- time that you”ve spent on it,
- calories burned in the session,
- intensity setting (choice of 12) and
- miles that you”ve put behind you.
The data will be read by what Bowflex call the Goal Oriented Coach Console program in the TC10 TreadClimber. This allows you to keep track of your gains on a week by week basis. This really helps with burning off a certain number of calories or going a certain distance in the course of an average ninety minutes per week.
It should be noted there are no preset workouts. It is puzzling as to why Bowflex didn”t add this in, as it a given will all other exercise machines on the market. Let”s hope they add it in as a feature down the track. It doesn”t make the TC10 any less effective, just a little less convenient to use.
The design of the TC10 makes it very easy to handle. The device has a series of wheels to move it out of an area when it is not being used. It can also be quickly folded down into a compact position. However, it does weigh nearly two hundred pounds. The wheels are designed to move in more directions though. Therefore, the process of moving the treadmill around should not be much of a challenge to handle despite the apparent weight.
One great feature about the TC10 is that Bowflex has prepared it with a variety of useful things to make it easier for anyone to get the most out of a workout. It includes a journal for a person to use to report training results on the TC10 and a recipe book that features several foods that can be used to help anyone out with losing weight.
Like all Bowflex products, it does require some assembly prior to use.
Features of Bowflex TC10 Treadclimber
|Price||$2,199.00||Free Mat ($99.00 value) Plus Free Delivery ($199.00 value)|
Total Savings of $298.00 For a Limited Time
|Performance Features||Speed Range||0.5 – 4.0 mph (0.8 – 6.4 kph)|
|Display Features||Electronic Functions||4 functions: Speed, Distance, Time, and Calories|
|Display Screens||4 separate display screens for optimal viewing during workout|
|Wireless Heart Rate Monitor||Not Supported|
|Goal-Oriented Technology||The G.O. Coach™ Console shows weekly progress of one user towards 90 minute goal. Target goal resets weekly.|
|Personalized Profiles||Not Supported|
|Quick Start Feature||Pick “Quick Start” and the workout begins!|
|Calories Burned Indicator||Shows total calories burned|
|Climb Indicator||Tracks your distance in miles|
|Ergonomic Console||Provides easy access to water bottles, magazines, etc.|
|Details and Warranty||Warranty||2 Years – Covers entire machine|
|Assembly Required?||Yes – In home assembly service available (Check Here), cost is $219.00 for TC10|
|Transport Wheels||Moves easily with transport wheels|
|Dimensions||50.6″ L x 30.3″ W x 52.3″ H (129 x 77 x 133 cm)|
|Workout Area||69.3″ X 149.1″ (173,3 x 372,8 cm)|
|Minimum Ceiling Height||Not Applicable|
|Machine Weight||185 lbs (84 kg)|
|Maximum Capacity||300 lbs (136 kg)|
The Bowflex TC10 TreadClimber is both a good treadmill and a good stairclimber. This dual purpose device works without any difficulties and can handle all kinds of speed and angle controls. Out of Bowflex”s current range of treadclimber machines (TC5, TC10, TC20) it is their top selling Treadclimber.
From an overall perspective we give it a four out of five star rating. Simple because the Goal Oriented Coach Console could be a little more user friendly. Nonetheless, it is a solid, well performing machine that will let you achieve your fitness goals with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of efficiency.