How do you want to lose weight? Walking seems to be favorite among many. But many don’t have the time or the desire to leave the comfort of their home to walk outdoors. That is when a walker comes handy.
We wanted an alternative to a walk outdoors. Bowflex TreadClimbers have provided that. Their tagline “Just Walk” makes perfect sense. What it does is helps you burn more calories than you would at your usual treadmill speed.
In 2006, the Bowflex TreadClimbers received some technical upgrades making them more appealing. An interactive console, a Bluetooth connection to sync your machine with a smartphone app, and an enhanced media shelf with a USB charger are new additions to a TC 100 and TC200.
The design has two narrow tracks instead of one wide space. These two tracks move over pedals called treadles. The treadles work at an incline of 40%. You can adjust the incline and use it as a treadmill, an elliptical trainer or even a stair stepper.
There are some differences between the TC 100 and TC 200.
Both come from Nautilus and share essential functions but differ in their programming speed limits and more.
The good –
The 40% incline helps walkers to burn calories fast and puts less stress on joints.
Adjust the incline to change your workout motion and focus on different muscle groups.
The latest Bowflex WalkTC console has an upgraded features in coaching, motivational features and fitness tracking. The WalkTC comes with five training programs: Just Walk, Calorie Goal, Time Goal, Distance Goal and Interval. You can place your cellphone on the shelf with USB charging port.
TreadClimbers has two user profiles on the TC100, and the TC200 has four.
Monitor your heart rate which comes with a chest strap and a grip pulse monitor. The TC100 doesn’t provide a chest strap. The TC200 pulse data are easy to process using the Heart Rate Monitor Light Bar. There are four zones called Warm-Up, Fat Burn, Cardio and Performance to track your heart rates.
With a powerful motor, it takes you to a speed of 4.5 mph on the TC200. The TC100 maxes 4.0 mph.
Bowflex TreadClimbers provide lower-impact exercise. TreadClimbers are easy on the space.
The TC200 provides a three-year whole machine warranty, and the TC100 comes with a two-year whole machine warranty. You can return the machine within six weeks if not satisfied.
The bad –
You need to walk. If running is what you seek to do this machine is not for you.
The TC200 comes with five preset workouts, and the TC100 has only a Quick Start mode.
These fitness machines are costlier than traditional treadmills.
Bowflex is a trusted name in the fitness industry and offers effective treadmill alternatives. Its TreadClimbers are saviors for those with sore joints and are efficient tools for anyone who wants to lose weight. The new Bowflex TC100 and TC200 are modern with the Bluetooth connectivity. These trainers are among the best options for indoor walkers.