Bowflex Treadclimber TC100 Review
Why are Bowflex TreadClimbers a hit? Their upward sloping workout angles let walkers burn calories up to 2.5 times more quickly compared with walking at zero degrees. The Bowflex TC100 is also more effective than standard elliptical trainers. Its wide range of power incline settings — zero to 40 percent — supports muscle toning with wonderful precision. As the workout angle steepens, the focus of exercise moves from the calves to the glutes. And yet another key benefit of the TC100 is the minimized risk of strain on the knees and other joints; compared with treadmills and outdoor paths, TreadClimbers enable low impact exercise. They’re a better choice for people working on recovery or being careful about injury prevention.
Two users can save profiles to the TreadClimber TC100 console. (The TC200 supports four profiles.) For data tracking the statistics can be uploaded to the Bowflex Connect website. Several workout programs can be accessed online too, but only the TC200 provides built-in guidance. Both TreadClimber models have eye-level charging ports for mobile devices. The tablet holder is smartly placed so that a mobile device won’t obscure the console screen.
Our Favorite Features
Here are selling points for the Bowflex TC100:
- Serves as an elliptical, stair climber and treadmill
- Enables rapid calorie burn
- Low-impact design reduces perceived exertion and the risk of injury
- Grip heart rate monitor
- Free access to four online workout programs
- Tablet holder and charger
- Compact for home use
- Transport wheels
Bowflex Treadclimber TC100 - Notable Specs:
|Compact / Folding:||No|
|Weight Capacity:||300 lbs|
|Dimensions:||57" L x 31.5" W x 59" H|
Our Least Favorite Features
Like most fitness machines, this TreadClimber isn’t for everyone. Here are possible drawbacks:
- No preset workouts
- Has grip pulse monitor but not wireless monitor
- Top speed of 4 mph is too slow for advanced trainees
The Bottom Line
The Bowflex TC100 is an easy recommendation for walkers and runners who are concerned with joint pain and/or seeking very efficient calorie burn and muscle toning. Although the pricier TC200 has more appeal thanks to preset workouts, the TC100 paired with a tablet computer can keep your interest. With 30 minutes of walking per day you can expect impressive results very quickly.