Intro

Bowflex TreadClimber TC10The Bowflex TC10 is a very popular happy medium choice because it has more features than the intro-level TC5, yet it’s a lot cheaper than the high-end TC20.

The TC10 offers four state-of-the-art electronic functions for fast and easy weight loss. The integrated electronics also include a wireless heart rate monitor that works really well with the innovative 3 in 1 workout design.

Many people are skeptical at how many calories they can burn at speeds of 4mph or less, but it’s this unique motion and resistance levels that provide a low-impact yet intense, calorie-burning exercise.

Learn more by reading our full Bowflex TreadClimber TC10 review below…


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Properties

Model Bowflex TC10
Rating

Our custom rating considers the TreadClimber's features, specs, warranties, and 100's of user & expert reviews, to save you time!

91.3/100 Rating
List Price

Suggested retail price, including shipping. Typically higher than the price you'll pay with promotions.

$2,599.00
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$2,199 $2,019
Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

12 Levels
Speed

TreadClimber speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph).Average speed for TreadClimbers is around 3.5 mph

0.5 - 4.0 mph
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Functions

There are 5 main TreadClimber functions: Speed, Distance, Time, Calories and Heart Rate.

4 Functions
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

None
Display

The Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

4 LCD Readouts
Max Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this TreadClimber will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

Length: 50.6"
Width: 30.3"
Height: 52.3"
Profiles

The TreadClimber will store and track different users' settings and workout history.

Climb Indicator

The Climb Indicator will visually track the distance you have traveled in miles.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Accessory Tray

Some TreadClimbers include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Portable?

Is the TreadClimber easy to move? Does it have wheels? These can be crucial factors when buying a TreadClimber.

Warranty

The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

2 Years (Entire Machine)
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Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 91.3/100. Editor’s choice based on overall rating, customer satisfaction, and balance of value for price, the TC10 is a happy medium in the TreadClimber line. Doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, but it’s compact, low on joint impact, tracks your progress, and burns a ton of calories.

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Pros:

- Sturdy frame with 300 lbs. max user weight
- Goal Setting feature (progress tracker)
- Good resistance variation with 4 functions
- Premium LCD display & and accessory tray
- Quick controls to quickly shift levels
- 3-in-1 workout design burns lots of calories

Cons:
- Full coverage warranty adequate but not great
- No iPod/MP3 player connection
- More expensive than the lower-rated TC5

Introduction

Why run when you can walk?

Impressively, Bowflex has managed to find a way to create the same effect the treadmill produces while adding the aspect that so many consumers loves with the stairclimbers and ellipticals. Now, instead of jogging/running you can get the same results while walking.

The TreadClimber’s dual platforms rise separately meeting each step for a low impact workout. Additionally, it is guaranteed to burn more calories in 30 minutes than the same exercise on a treadmill.

Workout Programs

The whole point of the TreadClimber is to get three workouts in one. Thus, it is equipped with the walking forward aspect of the treadmill, two independent “Dual-Treadles” of the stairclimber and smooth, low impact motion of the elliptical.

Along with the 3-in-1 workout design, this model includes two bonus workouts.

This model also adds the G.O. Coach Technology (which the TC5 does not include), to help you reach your goals.

TreadClimber Features

The TC 10 allows you to can tailor your workout specifically to your fitness and comfort level — from beginner to elite athlete – with 12 intensity settings.

All crucial exercise data is posted on the LED display system with readouts including: Speed, Time, Distance and Calories Burned.

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Warranty & Guarantee

The TC10 model offers a warranty that covers the entire machine for two years.

Return Policy: 6 weeks, 100% money-back. Call (800) 647-3405 and ship back for refund of purchase price.

Conclusion

Old-school exercise enthusiasts still want to exercise on a treadmill, but why do that when you can also get the aspect of the stairclimber and elliptical?

TreadClimbers just make sense with their low impact, smooth operation and 3 in 1 workout design.

Hopefully our review saved you some time researching! If you have any questions, check out the comments below to read more Bowflex TC10 reviews from other customers.

If you would like to talk with Bowflex or place an order on the phone, their customer support number is (800) 647-3405.

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266 Comments

  1. tami
    February 20, 2012

    Can you convert the treadclimber to use only the treadmill, only the elliptical or only the stepper?

  2. Kyle
    February 21, 2012

    Hi Tami,

    The TreadClimber does not convert to each piece of equipment, but rather uses the motion of each at the same time for increased calories burned.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  3. Mark
    February 25, 2012

    I need to start sharing this with the world! I’ve had my Boflex TC10 for 2 weeks already and love it! When you turn up the speed you can really feel, or not feel if you will, the treadles softing your step. It’s so quiet I watch tv while stepping my way to fitness. Don’t poo poo this machine, at 3.0 mph with treadles at max motion, you will be sweating in no time. You’ll never go back to a treadmill again!

  4. Trina Bierman
    April 4, 2012

    Hi, Kyle,
    I’m interested in the Bowflex TC10. I have read that it is powered by your feet; so does that mean that there is no motor? Tell me more about your machine :) Trina.

  5. Kyle
    April 5, 2012

    Hi Trina,

    Thanks for stopping by FitRated! The TC5 doesn’t have a motor, but the TC10 does.

    That’s one of the reasons I like it better than the cheaper TC5. In my opinion, it’s worth the extra money to get the motor and better features.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!
    Kyle

  6. Melinda
    April 18, 2012

    Will the treds be long enough for taller individuals? I am 5’11 will walking stride/length be an issue with this machine?

  7. Kyle
    April 19, 2012

    Hi Melinda,

    I’m 6′ 3″, so I can totally relate to your concern!

    I wasn’t able to find an exact length of the treadles, but each one is about 13 inches wide, so that puts the length at estimated 55″ or so.

    This is a standard length for treadmill decks as well, so you should be fine. It’s a comfortable machine, and one thing that helps is that it’s only a brisk walk with an incline, so you’re not running full stride.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  8. Sandy Shea
    April 30, 2012

    I’m interested in losing weight. Does this give me the results I want?

  9. Kyle
    April 30, 2012

    Hi Sandy,

    The TreadClimber is a popular piece of fitness equipment for weight loss.

    If you stick to a workout plan using it about 5 days per week and eat right, there’s a great chance you will lose weight with it, yes.

    Have a good day,
    Kyle

  10. Cheryl
    May 1, 2012

    Hi Kyle, I am interested in the TC10. I need to have a smooth step that I can start slowly and build up to.

    I like the reviews of this machine and wonder if this might be to harsh on my leg. I had surgery and doing great for years. I can’t jog any more to much force pounding the pavement but do long walks up and down hills. I know I can do the step if I can find one that starts with low resistance to build up the strength in my leg. My goal is to work out 5-6 days a week and really get back into shape.

    Thank for your time Kyle!

    Always,
    Cheryl

  11. Kyle
    May 1, 2012

    Hi Cheryl,

    The TC10 should be a good option since you can control the resistance and there’s very little joint impact.

    It’s always best to check with a doctor just in case, but I think it would be fine.

    Another thing to consider is that the TC5 is completely motor-less, so the “resistance” is totally up to you. That extra flexibility and control might be helpful too.

    Have a great day,
    Kyle

  12. Carol
    May 15, 2012

    I am a little confused— isthis treadclimber machine powered and manuel???

  13. Kyle
    May 16, 2012

    Hi Carol,

    The TC10 is powered by a motor. The only manual TreadClimber is the TC5.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Have a great day,
    Kyle

  14. cheryl
    May 17, 2012

    Hay Kyle, I checked with my Dr. and he said go for it. He thought this was a great idea to build up my leg. I love this site because I can read other concerns as we’ll as my own…. Thanks…

  15. Kyle
    May 17, 2012

    That’s great to hear, thanks Cheryl!

    I’m happy to help, and it’s awesome to have this community for honest, unbiased feedback.

    Enjoy your new TreadClimber!

  16. Mary
    May 28, 2012

    I am considering buying the TC 10, but on previous models customers said the tread climber was not smooth and didn’t last long. what are consumers saying how this machine works.

  17. Kyle
    May 29, 2012

    Hi Mary,

    I agree. Customers have given lots of feedback on the TC5, some positive, some negative.

    Overall, my vote for balancing features, quality and price is the TC10, which has received zero complaints since I posted my review.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help!
    Kyle

  18. Mark
    May 29, 2012

    Hey Mary,

    I didn’t get the chance to use my TC10 as much as I wanted to last winter but looking foward to it again. I agree with Kyle, I did my homework too and found no negative reviews. I like the idea of thinking outside the box to boring treadmills and actually watch tv while “treadling”. It’s that quiet. A bit pricey but I thought more of my health and that, you can’t put a price on. Good Luck!

  19. Ange
    May 29, 2012

    Thank you for all the input and insight. I am crrtainly interested and will need something i can work well with post-surgery. I am curious though as I live in a small apartment and wanted to know about storage options. Does it stand as is or can it be minimized in anyway when not in use?

  20. Kyle
    May 30, 2012

    Hi Ange,

    Great question. The TreadClimbers do not fold up, but they are more compact than most treadmills (the TC10 is 50″ long, and most treadmills these days have a 55″ running surface, bringing their total length to 60″-70″ or more).

    Let me know if there’s anything I can help with,
    Kyle

  21. RG
    June 4, 2012

    The TC10 weighs around 185 pounds and requires assembly. Are they shipped flat-packed in more than one box?

  22. Kyle
    June 4, 2012

    Hi RG,

    It will arrive in 2 boxes.

    Check out the assembly guide PDF for details.

    You can also find the guide and more shipping info on their site.

    Have a great day,
    Kyle

  23. Veronica Suri
    July 1, 2012

    Hi! Just ordered my TC10.. I am looking losing about 10 LBS but I am more interested in toning ..Will this help me tone as well?

  24. Ernest
    July 10, 2012

    How does the TC10 compare to an elliptical?

  25. Kyle
    July 10, 2012

    Hi Veronica,

    Sorry for the delay. I just got back from vacation.

    Yes, the TC10 will help with toning, specifically your legs, though it works much better in this area when combined with an improved diet (like all fitness).

    Enjoy your TC10!
    Kyle

  26. Kyle
    July 10, 2012

    Hi Ernest,

    The TC10 uses a 3-in-1 motion that includes the elliptical movement.

    Aside from the motion, there is a limited speed (up to 4.0 mph), and the cost is higher than comparable ellipticals like the Sole E95.

    For more details, check out our top 5 ellipticals comparison.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  27. Linda
    July 18, 2012

    Hi,

    I am looking at the TC 20 and TC 10…what are some of the differences? Is the TC 20 worth the extra money and if so why?

    what is a TC 5000 I have seen that around too?

    I have had 2 double level back fusions, and surgery on both knees 3 times. I thought maybe this would be a good option for me.

    Anything I should watch for that you are aware of? My normal routine is, ride lifecycle 3-4 times a week and work on bowflex (weights) 3-4 times a week. But I am super limited in what I can do that doesn’t hurt alot.

    If you can explain the differences in these machines it would be most helpful! : )

    Thanks so much in advance!

  28. Kyle
    July 19, 2012

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for the comment! This is a great question.

    In my opinion, the TC10 is the best value for price overall.

    The TC20 is $1,100 more for:
    - User profiles (though this is really useful)
    - 12.5% increase in top speed (4.5 mph)
    - 3 Landmark challenges to push you
    - A few other minor changes and upgrades

    There’s no doubt the TC20 is the best TreadClimber, but the key is whether its extra features are worth the added $1,100 to you.

    The TC5000 is an old model, so you can take that one off the list. :)

    Wow, it’s great that you’re actively seeking out equipment that can broaden your workout horizons after major surgeries. It will work wonders for you in the long term.

    That said, I’m not a doctor, so I would highly recommend asking your physician or surgeon about the TreadClimber’s motion being healthy for you.

    My guess is it will be fine since there’s practically no joint impact, but better safe than sorry.

    Thanks for stopping by, and let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help!
    Kyle

  29. Pat
    August 9, 2012

    I am 5′-10″ Would it be ok in a basement with a 7′ -6″ ceiling. Thanks Pat

  30. Kyle
    August 9, 2012

    Hi Pat,

    The maximum height of the Treadles is 14 inches, so at 5′ 10″ you’re looking at a total max height of 7 feet.

    I would recommend leaving a few inches of extra room, so 7′ 6″ should be fine.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!
    Kyle

  31. jeremy
    August 23, 2012

    Hi Kyle.
    I appreciate your site about the treadclimber, as I am probably about to buy one. I just wanted to know how we would be able to save 200 bucks like you said in the beginning?

  32. Kyle
    August 23, 2012

    Hi Jeremy,

    Glad you like the site, thanks!

    Enjoy your TreadClimber,
    Kyle

  33. Mandy
    August 23, 2012

    You said in a previous post that the treadclimber works specifically your legs? I’m most concerned about my tummy, upper thighs and my back half, will it help there?

  34. John
    August 23, 2012

    Kyle,

    Your site is great. I’m looking to lose weight and wanted to get a machine for exercise – along with heathly diet. However right now I don’t do too much more than just walking for exercise. Is this (TC 10) a good machine for someone who hasn’t traditionally/previously used machines?
    Is there something else you would recommend instead?

    Thanks

  35. Kyle
    August 24, 2012

    Hi Mandy,

    Great question!

    Because of the 3-in-1 motion you’ll be making on the TreadClimber, your upper thighs and back half will get an awesome workout.

    Your tummy could also tone up over time from this exercise (especially the lower abs), though honestly even crunches aren’t proven to work as well as a good diet.

    Overall, the abs are harder to tone up with exercise alone than most muscles, because of the way our bodies process foods and store fat.

    But, thankfully, if we stay active and burn extra calories daily, then all it takes is portion control and a well-balanced diet to gradually burn off the extra pounds.

    I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions about the TC10,
    Kyle

  36. Kyle
    August 24, 2012

    Thanks John! Glad to hear you like FitRated.

    If you’re used to walking for exercise, the TreadClimber would be a solid choice for sure. Probably the best machine I can think of since most “walking treadmills” are usually just called that as a nice way of saying “this is a lower-quality, less sturdy machine, so we price it lower and say it’s for walking”. :)

    Some runners complain when they hear the TreadClimber’s max speed is around 4 mph, but the climbing and elliptical motions combined with the forward motion of the belts will give anyone a great workout.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Have a great day John,
    Kyle

  37. Eva
    August 24, 2012

    This treadclimber will likely be a life saver for my wife and I. The both of us have become so inactive in retirement that our hips and knees hurt whenever we stand up after sitting and at times it can take me a couple of seconds before I can take a step. My wife has begun a 15 minute regimen five days each week and enjoys it .

  38. Noor
    August 25, 2012

    hi, i’m interested in this equipment. However, have few questions? If in case something goes wrong with the machine , what type of customer service do they have? In house ? What time frame before someone can fix it? And if after 2 years of the warranty? What if something goes wrong? Does the warranty cover parts and labour?

  39. Kyle
    August 27, 2012

    Hi,

    Those are great questions, thanks!

    The “Bowflex Worry-Free warranty” on the TC10 lasts 2 years, and it covers parts and labor (full-coverage).

    Note: Sometimes there are extended warranty options available, and you might be able to purchase one from a local fitness equipment repair shop to protect it beyond the first 2 years, though this is a durable machine so I would recommend just paying to have a repair done if necessary years after the warranty is up.

    The time frame for someone to get to your house for repair varies, though I have heard some people say it was a week or so to get the appointment scheduled and get the tech out there to fix it.

    They also have a 6-week money-back guarantee on all TreadClimbers.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  40. Wanda
    September 2, 2012

    Kyle,

    I am really interested in getting the TC10 however, I currently live in a pre-war building in Manhattan, I am on the first floor so I have no one under me but I am concern that I will blow my fuses every time I use the machine. I have been researching the TC5 because theirs no motor but I am interest more in the TC10. How much power will I be pulling?

  41. Kyle
    September 4, 2012

    Hi Wanda,

    The TC10′s owner manual says:

    “Always connect the power cord to a circuit capable of handling 10 amperes with no other loads applied.”

    You should be fine, but I would check with the building owner to make sure 10 amps is fine.

    If so, you’re right about the TC10 being a better choice. If the outlet can’t handle the 10 amps, the TC5 would be your best bet.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help,
    Kyle

  42. KR
    September 5, 2012

    Are the new treadclimbers better than the ones from 5 years ago? There are some out there you can buy used for $1100-ish. Is it worth it to just buy new?

  43. Kyle
    September 5, 2012

    Hi KR,

    Great question! It’s kind of like the new vs used car debate:

    The new models are more dependable, and have a bunch of cool new features, but the old models are cheaper.

    In this particular case, the used prices are not 10-20% of the new model prices like most used cars. They’re selling for 40-60% of the comparable new ones.

    Because of that, I would recommend buying a new & improved model to take advantage of the added features (and rest assured that it will last longer).

    On the plus side, the fact that they’re still selling for over $1,000 used means they hold their value better than most cars! :)

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help,
    Kyle

  44. jan
    September 12, 2012

    is there a way to disassemble the tc10 maybe in two parts safely without messing up the machine? because we want to fit it in the back of our suv and move it somewhere..

  45. Kyle
    September 12, 2012

    Hi Jan,

    To be totally honest, I’m not sure.

    In this case, I would recommend calling (800) 647-3405 to ask a Bowflex employee, just to make sure nothing goes wrong.

    Sorry I couldn’t help more with this one.

    Have a great day!
    Kyle

  46. Dani
    September 12, 2012

    can you tell me the difference between the tc5000 and the newer models? especially with the tc10.. ? thanks a lot

  47. Kyle
    September 12, 2012

    Hi Dani,

    No problem! Here you go:
    - The TC5000 is not made anymore, so it’s only sold used or refurbished
    - It’s typically sold in the $1,700 – $2,000 range, so it’s not much cheaper
    - It has a longer warranty, though the reviews suggest it is lower-quality
    - It does not include G.O. Coach technology, a cool progress tracking feature

    That about sums it up. In my opinion, the TC10 is a much better investment.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

    Have a great night,
    Kyle

  48. Dani
    September 12, 2012

    but it does perform the same way with the tc10 and have the same effects, right? its just material quality and the coach technology that defines the 2 machines from each other? thank you very much for a fast response..

  49. Kyle
    September 12, 2012

    Hi Dani,

    You’re welcome! They are similar in terms of functionality, yes.

    Those are the major differences, though the design and durability have been greatly improved in the TC10 as well.

    With the sales Bowflex has, you can get the TC10 for less than the best refurbished prices you’ll find on the TC5000, so check that out to get the best deal.

    Let us know what you decide and how you like your TreadClimber!
    Kyle

  50. Karen Phillips
    September 13, 2012

    I have an elliptical and a treadmill. The treadmill doesn’t get my heart rate up to burning calories and I can barely stay on the elliptical for 10 minutes at a time, but I have to loose 50 pounds for health reasons. What do you suggest as far as the TC10 benefits over the elliptical?

  51. Kyle
    September 13, 2012

    Hi Karen,

    The biggest difference is the 3-in-1 motion.

    You’ll be able to start out at a low resistance/speed, walking and getting your body used to the motion.

    After a week or so, you can start ramping up the speed (max is 4mph) and resistance to increase the calories burned.

    Another option is to increase the workout time, though higher intensity is typically better than added time at a lower intensity.

    The unique motion you’ll be doing with every step will definitely get your heart rate up, and the ability to slowly increase the intensity and duration means you’ll never get bored of it.

    Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  52. elaine
    September 30, 2012

    Hi Kyle,
    I’m interested in purchasing TC10 but some the negative reviews like motor get broken easily, unbalance etc, make me doubt myself if it’s worthy to buy this machine.I’m not the only one who’s going to use this machine but my husband as well will it mean the if we use it more than 1 hr a day for both of us it won’t last long? Thanks

  53. Kyle
    October 1, 2012

    Hi Elaine,

    Thanks for the comment! From all of the reviews I have read online, and all of the TC10 owners we have spoken with here on FitRated.com, I’m confident that it will hold up for a long time with both of you using it daily.

    Any machine will have its problems eventually (or else we could all keep the same car forever…wouldn’t that be nice? :)), but the TC10 is built to last a long time.

    If anything does happen in the first 2 years you own it, the warranty will cover any repairs needed.

    Have a great day Elaine!
    Kyle

  54. joe
    October 5, 2012

    Hi Kyle.

    I wanted to know if the TC 10 come with a suggested eating plan.

    I just ordered the TC10 today, but I forgot to ask that question.

    Thank you for all your help…..

  55. Kyle
    October 6, 2012

    Hi Joe,

    No problem! You’re very welcome.

    It doesn’t come up with a suggested eating plan, but you could get the Bowflex Body Weight Loss Plan.

    From what I’ve seen, the feedback and ratings have been good, and it’s only $14.99.

    It includes color-coded meals, 70 recipes and an organized food journal to keep track.

    Enjoy your TC10! Have a great weekend,
    Kyle

  56. Lisa
    October 9, 2012

    Hi Kyle,

    My husband and I just received our TC10 and love it so far.

    We are both looking to lose weight and I was wondering what the best way we would be to do this. The Owners Manual suggests Steady state workouts and Interval workouts but doesn’t really touch on suggestions for speed and resistance during workouts.

    While I realize its because everyone’s fitness level varies I would like to have suggestions on how to safely increase our intensity over time. We are both young and moderately fit with no health problems, we stared at the middle resistance and go at about 2.5 mph right now. I thought we would be getting a DVD that outlines how to maximize your workout.

    Thank you for you time.

  57. Kyle
    October 9, 2012

    Hi Lisa,

    Excellent question! I’m really glad you brought this up.

    You’re right: it’s tough to give advice that will apply to everyone, but in general this is what I would recommended:

    - Find your comfortable speed on your TC10 at the middle resistance (e.g. 2.5 mph to start)
    - Warm up with this speed for 5 minutes to get your heart rate up
    - Pick speed, resistance or interval training for this workout
    - Speed: After the warmup, go at your max speed for the entire duration of the workout
    - Resistance: After the warmup, gradually increase resistance every 2 minutes, then decline
    - Intervals: Typically, these are done with 100% max speed sprints and walking, but you can mix it up by going up to 4 mph and the max resistance, then back to 2.5 or 3 mph at middle resistance (I would do 30 seconds max, 60 seconds middle, for 20 minutes)
    - Over time, gradually increase your baseline speed and/or resistance

    Note: The most important thing to keep in mind with all of this is that our bodies want to become comfortable with our routine, and that’s the exact opposite of what we want.

    So, in order to avoid the plateau, we need to constantly mix things up.

    Some people call this “muscle confusion”.

    By confusing our muscles (i.e. always pushing our limits and changing what our bodies are used to), it’s easier to continue toning up and burning fat.

    I really hope that helps. I’m not a certified trainer (these are just the things I have learned from trainers, including FitRated’s blogger Shannon), so you might still want to get personally-tailored advice, but these concepts are universal.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Have a great day!
    Kyle

  58. Jamie
    October 28, 2012

    Is it safe to use on the second floor of the house? Sometimes you hear weight limits on exercise machines are best used in the basement but my basement height isnt high enough to use.
    Thank you

  59. Kyle
    October 29, 2012

    Hi Jamie,

    That’s an excellent question. To be totally honest, I’m not 100% sure.

    The TC10 only weighs 185 lbs, so my guess is that it would be fine on the ground floor, and the architect/structural engineer that designed the house surely accounted for enough load to support heavy dressers and cabinets upstairs too.

    It might still be good to call Bowflex to double check, just in case.

    Let us know what they say if you get a chance.

    Take care,
    Kyle

  60. Michelle
    November 2, 2012

    Hello,
    My hubby has lost 40plus pounds and is now 294 lbs. :). Is his weight too close to the max, as the max is 300???

    Thanks,

    Michelle

  61. Kyle
    November 5, 2012

    Hi Michelle,

    That’s awesome, tell him I said congrats!

    He should be fine since he’s 6 lbs under the max, and he’ll probably continue losing weight with the TreadClimber since he’s done so well already.

    Have a great day,
    Kyle

  62. Tessa
    November 12, 2012

    Is the tc1000 a good machine to buy for $600.00? Is it the same as the tc10?

  63. Kyle
    November 12, 2012

    Hi Tessa,

    The TC1000 is not as good as the newer TC10, but $600 is a really good deal for that model.

    It typically sells used for $1,000 – $1,500.

    If it’s in good condition and the TC10 is out of budget, I would go for it at that price.
    Kyle

  64. Pat
    November 12, 2012

    Kyle,
    I am torn between the TC5 & TC10. I live in an apt and workout @ 5 AM sometimes with my husband sleeping in the same room. I saw one review say the TC10 was noisy because of the motor. How noisy is the TC10?
    Thanks Kyle.
    Great website!

  65. Kyle
    November 12, 2012

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks! I’m really glad you like the website.

    The best way I can think of to compare the two models’ noise levels is the percent of customers that called each “noisy” or “quiet”. That way we’re looking at data from 100′s of people instead of just my opinion. Here’s the data:

    TC5: 39% said it was Noisy, 35% said it was Quiet.
    TC10: 13% said it was Noisy, 57% said it was Quiet.

    Based on those numbers, I would say you’re much better off getting the TC10.

    The TC10′s motor is pretty quiet, and the smooth fluid motion makes it quieter since your feet won’t be pounding on a deck with a moving belt like with a treadmill.

    That, combined with the fact that the TC10 is a much higher-quality machine with more cool features, makes the TC10 a much better investment overall.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help,
    Kyle

  66. Ellen
    November 13, 2012

    So I am interested in the TC10. I realize it is motorized but I never see a cord running from it in the booklet I received. Do you need an outlet nearby to plug this machine into?

  67. Kyle
    November 13, 2012

    Hi Ellen,

    Great question. Yes, it does require a power cord & outlet nearby (within about 5-6 feet of the machine will work).

    I think the product shots don’t show the cord to make it look less cluttered on the white backgrounds they use in the photo shoots.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  68. Mark
    November 13, 2012

    I am 6’4″ 245 lbs, will the TC10 be the correct fit for my stride and also for the handles? in the past, on certain treadmills, I had to reach for the treadmill handles as they were designed for smaller folks I guess.
    Are the handles adjustable up and down and will I be able to securly grip the handles on the BowFlex Treadclimber TC10?

  69. Kyle
    November 13, 2012

    Hi Mark,

    Let’s do some math real quick with the dimensions to figure this out for you:

    - The machine’s total height is 52.3″
    - The treadles are never higher than 14″ from the ground
    - One foot will always be lower than 14″, so your feet will be between 6″ – 14″ from the ground
    - The handles are angled (not adjustable), and about 6-8″ from the highest point of the machine
    - This puts the handles at about 45″ from the ground, which is about 3 ft from where your feet will be

    So, if your hands are comfortable at about 3 feet off the ground when standing, the handles should be comfortable for you.

    Just to make sure I didn’t mess up any of the math, feel free to call Bowflex to double check. :)

    Have a good day Mark!
    Kyle

  70. Marsha
    November 24, 2012

    I am interested in the TC10 but unsure if I have the space needed to set it up. How much room is needed? I assume that because of it’s size and weight it would need to stay in one location. Is that correct? Great website!

  71. Kyle
    November 24, 2012

    Thanks Marsha! The TC10 is 50.6″ long and 30.3″ wide, so it only takes up about 4.5 ft x 2.5 ft in total.

    It also has transport wheels for moving it around. The machine weighs 185 lbs, which sounds like a lot, though that’s not much compared to some treadmills that claim to move easily and weigh 250-300 lbs.

    It is a pretty compact machine, all things considered.

    Let me know if you have anymore questions.

    Have a great day!
    Kyle

  72. Bailey
    November 28, 2012

    What is the normal time for shipping, as we are planing on purchasing this product but will be out for a week. Does the item ship quickly or normal have delay time from being ordered?

    Location would be lexington ky

  73. Bailey
    November 28, 2012

    Second questions does the 6 week test period start once the item is recieved or ordered?

  74. Kyle
    November 29, 2012

    Hi Bailey,

    You’ll be fine being gone for a week. They recommend allowing about 15-30 days to ship, so being out of town for a week will make that go faster. :)

    The 6 week money-back guarantee starts on the day of delivery, so you get ample time to test out your TC10.

    Let me know if you have any other questions, and have a great day Bailey!
    Kyle

  75. mike
    December 5, 2012

    i weight 313lb and was wonder if could use this to lose weight

  76. Kyle
    December 6, 2012

    Hi Mike,

    The max weight of the TC10 is 300 lbs, and while they usually make those numbers conservative, I wouldn’t recommend using it quite yet.

    That said, it could be a great motivator knowing you can use it once you break the 300 mark, which could be done by starting a regular routine of walking a mile or so after dinner every night, and possibly after lunch if you have time.

    It’s amazing what a nice brisk walk after you eat can do. That, combined with a healthy diet, could be all you need to lose 15 lbs or so, then you could use the TreadClimber to really ramp up your progress!

    Hope that helps. Have a great day,
    Kyle

  77. Dawn
    December 20, 2012

    Hello,
    I am curious about a couple of things. as you said before the tc10 weighs 185 pounds. does it have wheels on it or anything that would make it easy to move from one space to another? also you were speaking earlier about changing the resistance and speed at differant points in your workout. i was wondering if this machine features workout programs much like many treadmills ,that change the incline automaticlly at differant points of the workout. or do you have to change it manually?

  78. Kyle
    December 20, 2012

    Hi Dawn,

    Yes, it does have transport wheels, so it’s easy to move around.

    As for adjusting the difficulty of the workout:

    - Speed: Easy to change on the console; manual.
    - Incline: The 3-in-1 motion doesn’t need incline, but you can change the height the treadles reach by twisting the dials on the hydraulics.
    - Resistance: 12 levels to choose from, typically based on the user’s weight. Easy to change on hydraulics.

    It’s important to keep in mind with these features that TreadClimbers are very different from treadmills.

    Walking at 4mph at no incline wouldn’t burn many calories on a treadmill, but the 3-in-1 motion of the TreadClimber makes for a great calorie-burning workout.

    Hope that helps!
    Kyle

  79. Rachelle
    December 22, 2012

    This website is wonderful. I was wondering about the TC10 being a good exercise machine for a weight bearing workout for loss of lumbar bone density?

  80. Kyle
    December 22, 2012

    Thanks Rachelle! I really appreciate that.

    I did some research into this specific situation, and while it seems like a good option from what I saw in medical research papers, I’m definitely not confident giving medical advice, so I would recommend checking with your doctor to be sure.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can help with!
    Kyle

  81. Diana
    December 23, 2012

    I have a treadmill and was seriously considering buying the TC10. I have read numerous reviews online about the older models consistently having motors burning up. I know all equipment will evenutally have issues, but these comments were from people who had their machines anywhere from 2 months to 1 year. Have they improved the motor?

  82. Kyle
    December 24, 2012

    Hi Diana,

    Thanks for the comment. You’re right: we also heard this issue quite a bit with the older models.

    In the past year, we haven’t heard this once, so it seems like the motor problems have been taken care of.

    Have a great day!
    Kyle

  83. Justin
    December 24, 2012

    Hi Kyle.

    I’m really considering getting this machine. I want to lose weight, and the TC 10 looks like it could really help me out. I wanted to know if the machine has a calorie counter to let us know how many calories we burned during our workout, or, if not, how we can calculate how many calories we’ve burned during a workout on the TC 10. Thanks in advance for the help!

  84. Kyle
    December 26, 2012

    Hi Justin,

    The TC10 has 4 electronic functions: Calories, Speed, Distance and Time

    It will calculate approximate calories burned using the information you enter about yourself.

    Hope that helps,
    Kyle

  85. Justin
    December 26, 2012

    Awesome news! Does it work with the Nike+Running app for the iPhone?

  86. Kyle
    December 26, 2012

    The Nike+ app uses GPS to determine your location, not the accelerometer to determine your motion.

    That said, I believe they still have the original Nike+ device that goes in your shoe and tracks your motion like a pedometer.

    If that works in conjunction with the iPhone app, then it would be a great way to use the two together (and save some cash compared to upgrading to the TC20 for the Goal Oriented Coach feature).

    Have a good day Justin,
    Kyle

  87. Gary
    December 28, 2012

    Hi Kyle,

    I am interested in the adjustment for the tread height. I have a neural medical issue which impacts my ability to lift my left foot/toe and I’m concerned that I might have difficulty since the tread comes up as you step on it. A treadmill may be boring but the tread is stable and the whole thing can be inclined. Any advice with this? Thanks.

    Gary

  88. Kyle
    December 28, 2012

    Hi Gary,

    Their height is definitely something to consider.

    Fortunately, the treadles are only going to move up and down about 3 inches (enough to absorb the impact of your steps).

    Hope that helps!
    Kyle

  89. Gary
    December 28, 2012

    Thanks Kyle; that helps me understand this equipment a bit better. I also read that it can be adjusted to stair climber or treadmill mode. How does this work? Would it allow me to reduce the step height? Thanks.

    Gary

  90. Kyle
    December 28, 2012

    No problem! Glad that helped.

    The TreadClimber does each of these motions simultaneously, so there’s no need for it to switch to individual modes (the 3-in-1 motion gives the best workout).

    That said, you can easily adjust the step height to make it as comfortable as possible. By default, it’s around 3 inches to absorb the impact of your steps.

    Happy new year,
    Kyle

  91. rose
    December 28, 2012

    HI!

    I am interested in the TC10 but can you tell me how it is delivered? Do I have to put it together? Can I have someone to deliver it to my house and put it together for me? If so, is there an additional cost?

    Thanks,
    Rose

  92. Kyle
    December 28, 2012

    Hi Rose,

    Yes, you can pay for in-home delivery and full assembly.

    This is what I prefer to do when ordering equipment, because I like knowing it is done correctly (and it saves time).

    To check assembly availability and pricing, go to the TC10 page and click the house icon.

    Happy new year!
    Kyle

  93. Yas
    December 30, 2012

    Hi…
    I’ve been reading the reviews and my decision is between the TC-5 and the TC-10. I’ve seen where a lot of persons have had trouble with the noise and wobbliness of the TC 5 so Ill probably go with the TC10. I’m worried about shipping though, as I live in the Caribbean …it’ll be harder to have parts replaced because of the length of the shipping journey. Should I even bother at all? I don’t want to purchase and my parts come to me broken. .I’ve read a lot of reviews where persons have complained about this…

    Yas

  94. Kyle
    December 30, 2012

    Hi Yas,

    That’s a great point. They have resolved these issues in the past few months, but the TC10 is a much better choice for sure.

    Before you order, check with Bowflex support to see if they can ship directly to you. Last time I heard, they weren’t shipping outside the U.S. yet.

    If you get a chance, come back and let us know.

    Happy new year!
    Kyle

  95. Jean Balch
    December 31, 2012

    When it is stated you have to have a dedicated circuit, with nothing else connected to the circuit…does that mean the entire breaker, or just that outlet? I think my entire room just has one breaker for the many outlets around the room.

  96. Kyle
    December 31, 2012

    Hi Jean,

    It just requires one outlet. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Happy new year!
    Kyle

  97. Cheryl
    January 2, 2013

    I am interested in purchasing either the tc5 or tc10. I am in my late 50′s, have plantar fasciitis, and need to lose 40 lbs. budget is tight, so I need an opinion as to which model would work best for me. Thanks

  98. Kyle
    January 2, 2013

    Hi Cheryl,

    The TreadClimber is a great choice to reduce impact and pain from the inflammation caused by plantar fasciitis while still getting a great calorie-burning workout.

    Deciding between the TC5 and TC10, I always recommend the TC10 since it is such a big upgrade, as long as it fits in the budget.

    The TC5 is about $700 less than the TC10 right now, so if the added features (motor, quick controls and goal tracking technology, with twice the warranty – 2 years of full coverage) are worth the $700 to you, then the TC10 is a better bet.

    With either model, Bowflex can offer financing with no down payment, so that’s something to consider as well.

    Have a good day Cheryl,
    Kyle

  99. Scott
    January 2, 2013

    I am 285 lbs. Mostly muscle but carrying about 50-60 lbs in the mid-section. I am predisposed to adding muscle very fast. In conventional workouts I generally lose 10-20 lbs then the scale starts going back up do to new muscle growth. I do not want to hit 300 lbs even if it does look good. Will the Bowflex TC10 add to my muscle mass fast like conventional workout equipment?

  100. Kyle
    January 3, 2013

    Hi Scott,

    Sounds like your body type is between a Mesomorph and an Endomorph, probably closer to Mesomorph, like me.

    In terms of adding muscle mass, you probably won’t add more than you want with a TreadClimber since it’s so cardio-focused, though this also depends on what weight lifting you do and your diet.

    For the most part, the TreadClimber is meant to burn fat and tone up (better definition with lean muscle), so it should fit your goals nicely.

    Have a good day Scott,
    Kyle

  101. Jan
    January 3, 2013

    Im torn on whether to buy one my fear is can you fall off the pedals since they move the way they do? What if you step on the edge as its going up or down? Will the machine stop or keep going? Has anyone been injured from this happening?

  102. Kyle
    January 4, 2013

    Hi Jan,

    The treadles are each 13 inches wide, so with an average foot width of about 4-5 inches, there’s plenty of room safety.

    I have never heard of anyone missing a step or being injured, mostly because it’s similar to an elliptical…you step on, start going, and keep your feet in place the whole time. You can shift them if you want, but they aren’t supposed to leave the treadles while working out.

    Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  103. Minnie
    January 4, 2013

    I found a used T3000 near my home for $1100.00 but I cannot find any reviews. Just wondering if it was a good model. Hopefully, my son can move it already assembled for me.
    Thanks for your reviews, I have enjoyed the education.

  104. Kyle
    January 4, 2013

    Hi Minnie,

    Happy to hear FitRated is helping!

    That’s a great deal as long as the TC3000 is in good shape. They typically go for around $1,600 used.

    One thing to keep in mind: The warranty is not transferable, so a used machine isn’t covered.

    Personally, I would probably go with a new TC5 with a warranty if you’re looking to spend around $1,100.

    That said, the TC10 is the best deal overall, in my opinion.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!
    Kyle

  105. Saralee
    January 4, 2013

    I just purchased to the TC10 and should be hoping for it to be shipped in a week or so.. I am looking to shed a lot of weight and tone up my legs since over the year I stopped working out. My knees and joints are my weak points. Is this the best equipment I can get to shed some pounds. I’ve read some previous reviews. Are there any recommendations on what proper diet should be use with this equipment?

  106. Kyle
    January 4, 2013

    Hi Saralee,

    That’s great! The TC10 is perfect for your goals.

    As for a diet, there’s nothing specific to go with the TreadClimber, but good old-fashioned nutrition tips always apply (portion control and natural foods are the two most important to me).

    Combining those fundamentals of nutrition with consistent workouts on your new TC10, you’ll be able to get in great shape before you know it!

    Have a good weekend,
    Kyle

  107. Trish
    January 5, 2013

    I just bought the TC10, I don’t seem to be able to activate the coach.What am I doing wrong. I also have it on the lowest setting and it seems to be a really hard workout. I do a lot of treadmills and spinning classes, so I feel it should be easier. Just want at make sure we have set it up properly.

  108. Kyle
    January 5, 2013

    Hi Trish,

    It’s possible that the fasteners might need adjusted, or that the leveler needs to be tweaked (upper locking nut tightened after adjusting level).

    That could be causing what feels like added resistance.

    For that and help setting up the G.O. Coach, I would give them a call at (800) 647-3405 to have them walk you through it.

    Have a good day Trish!
    Kyle

  109. susan
    January 6, 2013

    Hi. I enjoyed reading your responses to the various questions regarding the treadclimber. I am considering purchasing either the TC10 or TC20. One of the claims of the TC20 is that the treadals are longer. You didn’t mention that in an earlier response ytou posted as a difference between the 10 and the 20. Is the difference negligible? I have used elipticals in the past and don’t like when they are not long enough. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks

  110. Kyle
    January 6, 2013

    Hi Susan,

    That’s a great point, thanks!

    The new TC20 treadles are 42 inches long, an increase of about 4 inches from the TC10.

    Because it’s designed for brisk walking, not running like most treadmills, a 38 inch treadle is great, but the extra 4 inches gives even more room to work with.

    Let me know if you have any more questions,
    Kyle

  111. JuanitaTurnbell
    January 8, 2013

    I received my TC-10 as a Christmas present. I am 77 years old and wanted this machine. My son thought I was crazy, but being the good son he is, he bought it for me. I am so thankful. At first I could only do a couple of minutes, working up to 5 mins, then 10, 15, and now I am up to 20 mins. I feel great, and blood pressure is great. This is a great machine. By the way I do this everyday faithfully. I would recommend this machine to everyone.

  112. Kyle
    January 8, 2013

    That’s awesome Jaunita! Good for you.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback.

    Have a good day,
    Kyle

  113. Jamie
    January 8, 2013

    I’ve been searching And can’t find the size of the motor for the TC 10, I looked under replacement parts and found the replacement motor as a 5 hp, so my question is,is the motor that comes with the TC10 a 5 hp motor?

    Thxs

  114. Kyle
    January 8, 2013

    Hi Jamie,

    I’m guessing you found a replacement motor for the old TC1000-TC6000 series.

    If so, that’s a great example of why labels should include a zero before the decimal, because it has a little tiny decimal point, making it 0.5 (1/2 HP).

    The reason the horsepower is so low on that motor is because there isn’t nearly as much needed for the TreadClimbers as with treadmills, since the treadle belts don’t need to get up to 12 mph like most treadmills (top speed is 4.0 mph).

    My guess is that Bowflex doesn’t show the horsepower of the new models because they don’t want people to incorrectly assume that it’s not a good motor since the number is lower than a typical treadmill motor.

    Hope that helps!
    Kyle

  115. Stacy
    January 8, 2013

    My wife and I are thinking of buying. We are leaning more towards the TC10 but are also considering the TC20. My wife has poor knee health, is pregnant, and would like to lose at least 100 lbs. I’m looking to join her and lose at least 15 lbs. I just want to make sure this is a practical purchase for both of us. Any advice would be welcome.
    Regards,
    Stacy

  116. Kyle
    January 9, 2013

    Hi Stacy,

    The TreadClimber is great for exercise during and after pregnancy since there’s such a small amount of impact, so you’ll be happy with the TC10 or the TC20.

    The key difference for you guys will be whether you want to setup separate user profiles to track your progress with G.O. Coach. If you want to use this feature too, I would recommend going with the TC20, especially since it has other upgrades like the longer treadles (42 inches compared to 38 inches on the TC10) and a longer warranty.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  117. Angelie
    January 14, 2013

    I have been wanting a tredclimer for the longest time. It’s seems like a better way to lose weight without adding extra stress to my body and considering I have health problems and can’t run like I used to, this machine is perfect. My only concern is the price. I want to get the TC10 but I don’t think I can pay that much all at once. Is there a way to make monthly payments on the tredclimer?

  118. Kyle
    January 14, 2013

    Hi Angelie,

    Bowflex offers a no-interest financing option (if paid within 18 months), so you can get it now and spread the payment out over the 18 months.

    To check it out, click here then click “learn more and apply”.

    Have a good one!
    Kyle

  119. Beverly
    January 14, 2013

    I live on the second floor of an apartment building. Does anyone have theirs on the second floor and can you hear it from the first floor? I want to purchase one, but also want to be respectful of my neighbor underneath me.

    Thanks!

  120. Kyle
    January 14, 2013

    Hi Beverly,

    Great point (and very thoughtful of you :))!

    A few months ago, I talked to a customer that lives in a high-rise apartment in downtown New York City, and they decided to put the exercise mat below it on a carpeted surface, so you should be just fine doing the same.

    The machine is very low-impact by design, and the mat will absorb and cushion to reduce the noise even more.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  121. Jerrol
    January 14, 2013

    My wife and I are looking to buy either the TC10 or the TC20. Is the TC20 really worth $1100 more? Are the two machines designed pretty much the same? I see the longer tready comment and the separate user profile, but I’m pretty much just looking for some feedback. I’ve read a lot of conflicting reviews! Thanks in advance!

  122. Kyle
    January 15, 2013

    Hi Jerrol,

    This is a very common question, and it’s a great one.

    Basically, the TC20 is only worth the additional investment if you want:
    - Longer treadles
    - Multiple user profiles (for G.O. Coach tracking)
    - Landmark challenges (fun way to mix up workouts even more)
    - Higher top speed
    - Extra year on the full coverage warranty

    Let me know if you have any other questions!
    Kyle

  123. Dennis
    January 15, 2013

    Hi Kyle,

    Are they fully assembled on delivery? If not how hard is it to put them together.,

    Thanks!

  124. Kyle
    January 15, 2013

    Hi Dennis,

    They are too large to come fully-assembled, though many customers choose to save time and pay for assembly (includes bringing it into the room you’ll use it, complete assembly by a qualified technician, calibration and testing and removal of packaging).

    To check out the in-home assembly service, go here and click the house icon.

    As for putting it together, most people don’t have much trouble since they provide a solid step-by-step assembly guide and videos on the site.

    Have a good day Dennis,
    Kyle

  125. George S.
    January 17, 2013

    Kyle.

    I like your site
    I appreciate the information you have shared

  126. Kyle
    January 18, 2013

    Thanks George!

  127. Terri
    January 19, 2013

    I had three questions about these. Two of them you have already answered in previous comments. The first one was about the height of the treadles. The second one was about using it in an upper floor apartment building without causing much disturbance for the apartment below me. The third one though was more specific to me individually. I have had trouble using elipticals. I have hip and knee problems from previous injuries. I know this is an unusual problem, but when I use the elipticals the distance between my feet causes stress and pain in my hips and knees. While I know this can vary depending on brand, but in general, how does the distance between my feet on the treadclimber compare with the distance between my feet on most elipticals.

  128. Kyle
    January 19, 2013

    Hi Terri,

    Glad to hear the comments are helping!

    This is a good question, and a great thing to consider before buying for sure.

    You’re totally right too: the distance between the pedals of an elliptical will vary by brand. However, the key distinction here is that any traditional elliptical machine will have a flywheel encased between the pedals, which is what creates the space between your feet.

    The TC’s treadles are very close together, so your stride will feel much more natural.

    Hope that helps!
    Kyle

  129. Cheryl
    January 19, 2013

    Curious to know if the TC10/TC20 has built in workouts that automatically change the speed, resistance, etc for you during timed workouts or do I have to change them all manually myself throughout the workout?

  130. Kyle
    January 19, 2013

    Hi Cheryl,

    The G.O. Coach feature allows you to go through “programmable, goal-oriented” workout programs, and the TC20 has extra landmark programs to work through that are definitely motivating, so once you start a program you won’t have to change anything unless you want to.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  131. Natalia
    January 20, 2013

    Hi Kyle,
    I am 5’2 and around 107lbs so I don’t need any weigh loss but I will like to just tone and add some muscles lol… So is the tc10 good for this? Thank you ps I mainly want to tone my legs, thighs and butt lol..

  132. Kyle
    January 21, 2013

    Hi Natalia,

    That’s a great spot to be in!

    Yes, the TC10 is an excellent choice for toning up.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help,
    Kyle

  133. Gary
    January 24, 2013

    Hi Kyle, I just recently got my tread climber. I have an issue where the treads keep sliding and then de-threading. Is there something that I can do to correct this? I really like the machine I just don’t want to damage it. Thanks for any advice you can provide!

  134. Laura
    January 25, 2013

    We are looking at purchasing the TC10. We would need to move it a few times a year to make room for our guests since our workout room is also our guest bedroom. How portable is this unit? Thank you for your assistance.

  135. Kyle
    January 25, 2013

    Hi Gary,

    Interesting…I haven’t heard of that happening before.

    Did you pay for assembly? Either way, I would recommend calling (800) 647-3405 to ask about this.

    Sorry I couldn’t help more, I just don’t want to steer you wrong since this is such a specific case.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help out though!
    Kyle

  136. Kyle
    January 25, 2013

    Hi Laura,

    That’s a perfect use for the “easy-transport wheels” Bowflex added.

    The TC10 weighs 185 lbs, so it’s not light, but with the wheels it’s much easier to move than treadmills and ellipticals (which tend to way a lot more).

    I would guess one of you could move it on your own, but the two of you could move it quite easily together, which is the safest way to move it.

    Hope that helps! Have a good one,
    Kyle

  137. Sherry
    January 25, 2013

    On the commercials it shows that you can burn up to twice the amount of calories. As you read the fine print, it says 3.0 mph at level 12. How can the levels be adjusted?

  138. Kyle
    January 25, 2013

    Hi Sherry,

    Good eye! :) The resistance levels can be adjusted by turning the dials on the hydraulic cylinders.

    It’s easy to do, and the goal is to set the resistance so you’re moving up and down about 3 inches to absorb the impact and cushion each step.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  139. Ashley
    January 27, 2013

    How does the warranty work? Does it only work with purchasing owner or is always with the machine no matter who wins it?? Thanks

  140. Kyle
    January 28, 2013

    Hi Ashley,

    The warranty is “non-transferrable”, so buying it used will not transfer the warranty to the new owner.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  141. Mary Ann
    January 31, 2013

    I have multiple people who will be using the tread climber 2 college students my husband and myself which machine would be better for that many people because of changing settings? I have considered both the TC10 and TC20.

  142. Kyle
    February 1, 2013

    Hi Mary Ann,

    If 4 people are going to be using the TreadClimber, I would recommend the TC20.

    The G.O. Coach feature can track 1 user profile on the TC10, but it tracks 2 on the TC20.

    If it were me, I would setup 2 teams (maybe 1 parent and 1 college student on each) to have some friendly competition. :)

    The other advantages are the longer treadles and extra year of warranty to cover the additional use longer.

    In terms of the settings, it’s likely that you’ll be able to keep them the same – or make small tweaks real quick – as long as you’re all fairly close in height. It would be kind of like adjusting the seat and mirror in a car. It’s easy to adjust the settings to make sure everyone is comfortable.

    Have a great weekend!
    Kyle

  143. Diane
    February 2, 2013

    I was wondering how this is on your back in comparison to running or walking?

  144. Kyle
    February 5, 2013

    Hi Diane,

    Sorry for the delay. This is a great question.

    Because of the extremely low impact, it is arguably better for your back than running, and some would say even better than walking outside on paved sidewalks.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  145. Fay
    February 9, 2013

    Kyle

    February 8, 2013

    I would like order the TC10 treadclimber howerver, I would like some information as to how to use the warrenty if I have a problem after the 6 weeks. I understand this machine is only sold through mail orders. Do I need to ship a 200lb machine somewhere to have it repaired or do you have service areas or repair persons who can take care of problems?

  146. Kyle
    February 10, 2013

    Hi Fay,

    If at any point during the warranty coverage you need a replacement part, they will help you over the phone and send you the part for free.

    You can either replace the part yourself (using their step-by-step instructions/videos), or you can pay to have a repair person replace it for you. Many customers setup the entire machine themselves, so replacing a part is relatively simple and quick.

    If a replacement part doesn’t take care of the problem, they can send you a brand new machine or give you a credit to purchase a different model if you’d like.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  147. Janis Clemens
    February 10, 2013

    have had micro fracture knee surgery. can’t use elliptical or upright bike. how hard is this on knees?? i walk alot but would like an indoor option other than recumbent bike

  148. Kyle
    February 11, 2013

    Hi Janis,

    As far as impact on the knees, I would compare it to walking up a flight of stairs. There is very little impact because of the hydraulics.

    If you can walk up stairs without your knee hurting, you should be fine on the TreadClimber.

    Depending on your specific situation, this could be a little different with the 3-in-1 motion, so I would recommend double-checking with your physician or surgeon just to be safe.

    Have a great day,
    Kyle

  149. Siria
    February 15, 2013

    How easy it to put the parts together?

  150. Kyle
    February 15, 2013

    Hi Siria,

    They have a detailed assembly guide and step-by-step videos on Treadclimber.com that help a lot.

    If you decide to assemble it yourself, you won’t need any power tools, though a 2nd person to help out is highly recommended.

    Some people say they assembled it in an hour or so, others say it takes longer.

    I hope that gives you a better idea of what to expect!

    Have a great weekend,
    Kyle

  151. Maggie
    February 17, 2013

    How is the TC10 for tall people who take long strides?

  152. Maggie
    February 17, 2013

    Why isn’t this product available in stores?

  153. Amanda
    February 19, 2013

    Hi I have the TC10 and just started using it its an intense workout. I’m doin 20 min a night at 2.8 every night plus diet. Will I see the same results as if I were doin 30 min every 3 nights? it never says the speed they are walking at how fast should I be goin once I am stable on the machine? I am 165lbs female 5″4 I wanna drop 30 lbs in 4 months. do I need to push harder?

  154. Kyle
    February 19, 2013

    Hi Maggie,

    The TC10 is comfortable for those of us with longer strides. The TC20 is about 3″ taller and has longer treadles, but that’s just extra room as a bonus (though that also means a short ceiling could be an issue for really tall users, so the TC10 could be better in that situation).

    Bowflex only sells direct to consumers, which is one way for them to charge less since there’s no “middle man” trying to sell it in a store to make a profit.

    Hope that helps!
    Kyle

  155. Kyle
    February 19, 2013

    Hi Amanda,

    Good question! In my opinion, 20 minutes per night is much better than 30 minutes every 3 nights.

    I would recommend doing your workout after dinner (to burn some of those calories).

    After you start to feel like 2.8mph isn’t pushing you, maybe after 3-4 weeks or so, bump up the speed to 3.0mph. Keep doing that until you can max out the speed, then increase your time to 25 or 30 minutes.

    That, along with your diet, should keep you on track toward your goal. Good luck!

    Have a great day,
    Kyle

  156. Ann
    February 21, 2013

    I am 5ft (barely) will this machine likely be comfortable for me? Many machines are made for “average” height and I’m not quite tall enough for them, nor do I have the stride.

  157. Kyle
    February 22, 2013

    Hi Ann,

    Let’s do the math: The TC10 is 4 feet 4 inches at its tallest point above the console (so you are about 8 inches taller than the machine).

    The handles are about 4 feet from the ground, and the treadles are 14 inches off the floor at their highest point.

    This means when you’re at the highest part, there is less than 3 feet between the top treadle and the handles, which gives you over 2 feet from the top of your head to where your arms would rest comfortably on the handles.

    To test this out, try putting your arms out as if you’re resting your hands on the bars, and measure up from your hands.

    If you have at least 2 feet from your hands to the top of your head, it will be comfortable for you to hold the handle bar(s).

    I hope that helps! Have a good weekend,
    Kyle

  158. Diane
    February 23, 2013

    What kind of payment plan do you have with the tc10?

  159. Kyle
    February 24, 2013

    Hi Diane,

    Bowflex offers a promotional financing deal similar to furniture stores; you can apply for their card, and if approved you can get 18 months of 0% interest.

    As long as you pay it off in full within 18 months, it won’t cost you a penny extra. Any balance after the 18 months is charged a high interest rate, so it’s important to pay it off in the 18 month 0% interest period.

    Some people simply divide the total price by 18 and pay off that amount each month. Others prefer to pay it off sooner. It’s totally up to you.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,
    Kyle

  160. Nikki
    February 24, 2013

    Hey Kyle,

    Just received my TC10 treadclimber Friday and have completed 2 workouts. I started Saturday completing an hour at 2.0 and did the same today. Was not the easiest workout but I definitely felt like I got a great workout out of it. I am 5’7 and currently weigh 180 lbs, looking to drop 25lbs and tone up for a trip I am planning this June. In your opinion what would be the best routine to follow to reach my goal?

    Thank you,
    Nikki

  161. Kyle
    February 25, 2013

    Hi Nikki,

    That sounds great! Definitely doable.

    I’m not a physician, so it’s always best to check with your doctor before changing your specific workout routine or diet, but in general my best recommendation would be to gradually work your way up to a more intense speed and duration.

    It’s great to mix things up by doing the fastest speed for a shorter period of time some days too.

    The progress tracking feature can really help keep you motivated throughout too.

    Combine your workouts with generally being active (walks, taking the stairs, playing games, etc) and a good diet. Avoid fried foods, sugary snacks, and white starchy carbs as much as you can. This combination will help keep you on track to lose that 25 lbs by June.

    Good luck! Come back and let us know how it goes,
    Kyle

  162. Kathy in Texas
    February 28, 2013

    I am in the third week of TC-10 workouts. I am 64 y/o, active, and healthy. Had been accustomed to a treadmill workout 2-3 x week. The TC-10 is definitely a great workout. I work up quite a sweat during the 2- 15 minute workouts, 3 x week.

    So far I have gained 1 lb. I am believing it is muscle rather than fat. My diet, for the most part, is low fat. I am very excited about burning at least twice the calories I had been burning on the treadmill.

    I plan to continue 3 x week workouts and walk at the track 1.5 miles 1 x week also.

    If you are looking for a great workout, this is it!!

  163. Candace
    March 1, 2013

    Which of the 5 functions is left out on the tc10?

  164. Kyle
    March 4, 2013

    Hi Candace,

    The Heart Rate electronic function is the only difference from the TC20.

    They both include Speed, Distance, Time and Calories.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  165. Laura
    March 16, 2013

    Hi Kyle! I am stuck between purchasing a TC10 and a Nautilus E514 or a Schwinn 450. I wanted to find out if the TC10 is worth pay twice as much. Will the TC10 really burn twice as many calories as the elliptical even without being able to work the upper body the way the elliptical can? Also on the above description on the TC-10 states “The integrated electronics also include a wireless heart rate monitor that works really well with the innovative 3 in 1 workout design.” so what kind of heart rate monitor does it come with or is this something that needs to be purchased separately? Is it like a chest strap? I greatly appreciate any information you can share!

  166. Kyle
    March 16, 2013

    Hi Laura,

    Great question, thanks!

    The Nautilus E514 has a low rating, so I would not recommend that one, but the Schwinn 450 is much better at about 82%. As far as ellipticals go, the 450 is a pretty good choice overall, but the TC10 will give you a better workout.

    As for the heart rate monitoring, thanks for pointing this out! That was an editing mistake meant for the TC20 that slipped past me. I just fixed that sentence, so I appreciate your help!

    To sum it up, if you would rather stay below the $1,999 sale price of the TC10, the 450 could be a good option for you. It won’t give you quite as good of a workout as the TC10 though, so you could also consider some of the top rated ellipticals too.

    Hope that helps!
    Kyle

  167. Paula
    March 17, 2013

    I would like to know how much space is required for the TC20? My rec room has lower ceilings and my son is 6 feet tall. Also, as it would be sharing room in a multi purpose rec room – over all, how much surround space do you recommend? And just to be sure, which of the models come with wheels as we may need to shift it on occasion.

  168. Kyle
    March 18, 2013

    Hi Paula,

    The TC20 has a footprint of 55″ L x 31.5″ W (much smaller than most treadmills, and even some recumbent bikes). Since there aren’t any parts moving outside the footprint, you will only need about 1.5 ft of surrounding space on the sides, and Bowflex recommends about 6 ft behind it (though this is more for general safety precautions, and not essential). Treadmill manufacturers say this too, but it’s common to only have a few feet behind the machine, especially if no one will be walking behind it.

    As for height, the max height of your son’s feet will be about 14-15″ from the floor. This brings his max height on the machine to about 7′ 2″, so as long as your ceilings are at least 7′ 6″ or so, he should have enough clearance.

    For transporting, both models have wheels for easily moving them around (2 people recommended).

    Let me know if you have any other questions!
    Kyle

  169. Shan
    March 24, 2013

    I could purchase a barely used TC5000 for $900. Besides the warranty, what would be the benefit of buying a new TC10?

  170. Kyle
    March 25, 2013

    Hi Shan,

    Great question, thanks! That would be a good price, so definitely something worth considering.

    The TC5000 had some issues that the TC10 fixes, mostly having to do with the way the engineers designed the machine, and how it is manufactured. To put that another way, the customer satisfaction rating is much higher with the TC10.

    Also, the TC5000 does not have the new G.O. Coach progress tracking feature, which add a lot of fun and motivation to the workouts.

    Plus, like you mentioned, the warranty doesn’t transfer, so when things start to break down you would have to invest extra money into repairs.

    I hope that helps!
    Kyle

  171. Rose
    April 18, 2013

    Hi Kyle,
    I am disabled with nerve damage in my left leg and I need to lose 100 pounds, would the TC10 be a good choice? My exercise routine has always been walking and I’ve been looking at the TC10 for awhile because I want to lose weight fast. What do you recommend?
    Thank

  172. Kyle
    April 19, 2013

    Hi Rose,

    It’s best to discuss this with your physician, but as a general rule the TC10 would work for you if you can comfortably walk up the stairs.

    The 3-in-1 motion is more complex than stairs, but if you are able to climb a staircase at a brisk pace, you should be able to use the TC10 with no problems.

    Feel free to the video of the TC10 in action to your doctor to have him/her verify that it would work for you.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help!
    Kyle

  173. Teresa
    April 23, 2013

    Hi Kyle! I’m considering a TC10 and was wondering if they were sold at any stores or if I had to purchase it via Bowflex online? Another questions is that I’ve read alot of negative reviews and that scares me because of spending that kind of money…has this piece of equipment improved at all?

    Thanks!

  174. Kyle
    April 23, 2013

    Hi Teresa,

    Bowflex only sells direct online, but on the plus side that keeps the price lower since there’s no middle man.

    As for the reviews, I totally understand! Of all the reviews you’ll find out there, many aren’t updated as products like the TC10 are improved over time (which is why I continue to keep these reviews up to date as things change, and the TC10 has definitely improved in the past couple years). Unfortunately, this is one of those “squeaky wheel gets the oil” situations, because in the fitness equipment industry, it’s impossible to flawlessly manufacture such complex machines 100% of the time. Some people will receive a machine with a part that breaks, so there are warranties and money back guarantees to protect us.

    Bowflex has a 6-week money back guarantee, so if you don’t like it for any reason, you can return your TC10 and get a refund of the purchase price (though they aren’t able to refund the shipping costs since that goes to the shipping company).

    They also have solid warranties to protect your investment, so other than the time lost if something does need fixed (which no equipment manufacturer is able to totally avoid), your purchase is safe.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help.

    Have an awesome day!
    Kyle

  175. Mamu
    May 20, 2013

    Hi Kyle,

    Nice website ! I have two questions.

    1. I am confused between all three, treadmill elliptical and treadClimber.
    Even if I feel like reaching the final decision (T10) mostly, I feel like inclined towards elliptical, as the upper body handles attract me a lot.

    So my question boils down to upper body toning, how that can be managed?

    2. All the videos I am getting to see about TreadClimbers, people are holding to the handle in the front. Is there anyway we can use TC with the arms freely moving. Static shoulders seem like not at all involving the upper body exercising !

    So basically my concern goes to one question that how to do upper body, waist & arms. As I believe when we use elliptical, pressure can be felt on the waist & triceps. During running (treadmill) overall we feel like that our body is engaged. About TC I have no idea how it feels.
    I would appreciate the response.

    Thanks,
    Mamu.

  176. Kyle
    May 21, 2013

    Hi Mamu,

    Thanks, I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying FitRated!

    As far as toning your arms, the TreadClimber is not the best option. That said, while some elliptical trainers might be better at this, trainers would recommend separating these things into two goals: cardio and strength training.

    Personally, I like to mix up cardio and strength training into every workout. This, along with “muscle confusion” (which just means always switching things up to avoid the plateau), is the best thing I’ve found to consistently burn fat AND tone up.

    Burning calories with the TreadClimber will help you to burn fat across the board, and if you combine that with strength training (pushups, dumbbells, etc) and a healthy diet, you’ll be covering everything you need to boost your metabolism and tone up your arms, legs and stomach.

    The nice thing is that since the 3-in-1 motion burns calories faster, you will save time on your workouts, meaning you can get a quick 10-15 minute dumbbell or bodyweight exercise in before your TreadClimber workout without spending any more time.

    Have a good one!
    Kyle

  177. Mamu
    May 21, 2013

    Thank you so much for the reply Kyle. I really appreciate the input !
    One question left unanswered that can we walk on the TreadClimber with our arms moving freely? Do we have to hold the handles to maintain the balance all the time?
    (All the videos show people are holding the handles keeping upper body boringly static)

    Would appreciate the quick reply, so that I can order it fast and start getting into shape. I believe they will take a week at least to deliver?

    Waiting for the reply. Thanks.
    Mamu.

  178. Kyle
    May 22, 2013

    Hi Mamu,

    No problem! Bowflex recommends holding the handles for safety reasons, though I suppose you might get used to the motion and be able to pump your arms near the handles so you could grab on if needed. Kind of reminds me how I wasn’t supposed to ride my bike with no hands as a kid (that didn’t stop me). :)

    The nice thing is you’re not running, so it would probably be fine as long as you can balance without the handles.

    Yeah, delivery times vary based on your location and their supply, but I would plan on a couple weeks just to be safe.

    Enjoy your TC10!
    Kyle

  179. Janis Rittenhouse
    June 8, 2013

    Finding conflicting info on tc10, bowflex site says it stores 1 profile, another site says it doesnt, i was told it has wheels by bowflex, site said no wheels, bowflex said it folds up like a treadmill, other site says no. Would really love to know the truth before i finalize this purchase. Thank you in advance for any help

  180. Kyle
    June 10, 2013

    Hi Janis,

    No problem! I’d be happy to help get those things cleared up for you real quick:

    1. The TC10 stores and tracks progress for 1 user (though some families share).
    2. It does have easy-transport wheels in case you need to move it.
    3. The old models had conversion features, but the new models are simpler and better designed, giving a 3-in-1 motion workout that does not require manually changing the machine from treadmill, to elliptical, to stepper (so it does not fold up).

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  181. Kevin
    July 15, 2013

    My daughter wants to exercise to stay healthy but she has a hard time walking longer distances outside and on treadmills because she has moderate scoliosis.

    Q: How would the functionality of this machine interact with her back? Would it make it easier, harder, or be no different, and what kind of supporting information can you offer?

    Thanks much,

    Kevin

  182. Arlene
    July 15, 2013

    Hi Kyle
    I’m looking at 2 used Bowflex….tc10 and the tc3000. Can you advise the difference between the 2. I know the tc10 is newer and almost $1000.00 more than the tc3000….is the tc10 that much better?
    I’m mostly interested in cardio to increase metabolism and lose 10lbs.
    I had surgery for torn tendon (gluteus medias) in right leg so really need low impact.

    Please help me make the best choice. Also on a very limited budget.

  183. Kyle
    July 17, 2013

    Hi Kevin,

    The best advice I can give here is that if she can comfortably climb the stairs at a moderate to brisk pace, it should be just fine.

    That said, I’m not a physician, so I would highly recommend asking her doctor before purchasing just to be sure.

    If you find that she likes it, it will be great since the workouts don’t need to be long like typical walks, and if it’s not working for her, you can return it in the first 6 weeks.

    I hope that helps! Have a good one,
    Kyle

  184. Kyle
    July 17, 2013

    Hi Arlene,

    These two machines are pretty similar in terms of specs, but they are quite different in terms of quality/ratings.

    It’s a similar situation to many cars: the newer model has a bunch of improvements “under the hood” and elsewhere based on customer feedback and new engineering ideas, so the ratings are higher.

    Also, buying used means there will be no warranty, which is definitely something to keep in mind if you plan to use it for years to come.

    I’m seeing some used TC3000s going for around $1,400 or so, but the current sale of a brand new TC10 is $1,999. In general, I would recommend getting a new (or slightly used) TC10 if possible. They do offer payment plans to spread out the investment too, so that’s a huge help.

    Either way, you’re making a good choice with these models for a low-impact workout to increase your metabolism and burn 10 lbs!

    Have a good day,
    Kyle

  185. Marjorie
    July 31, 2013

    I am considering purchasing a TC10 – can you tell me how much assembly is required? Approximately how long does it take to asssemble? And, can one person easily assemble it or does it require 2 people?

    I also like the money back guarantee – but, I would also assume if one decided to return the product they would also be required to disassemble and repack for return shipping – would you save the original carton?

  186. Kyle
    July 31, 2013

    Hi Marjorie,

    Thanks for all the great questions!

    Assembly consists of 11 steps and a final inspection. You will need two people to put it together, and most customers say it takes them about an hour or two from start to finish.

    This definitely depends on how comfortable you are with assembling things and if there are any bumps along the way (like accidentally putting something on backwards and having to undo it), but in general the TC10 is a pretty simple machine to assemble.

    Another way to look at this is with review data: Out of the current 1,590 customer reviews, only 7 people said setup was difficult.

    That said, if you would rather have someone assemble it for you, that’s also an option when choosing your delivery options.

    For the money back guarantee, they do not require the original packaging, though they do recommend it. I’ve heard some people say they stored the boxes for a couple days to make sure they liked it, then recycled them once they had the chance to workout on it a few times.

    Hope that helps! Have a good day,
    Kyle

  187. Michele
    August 15, 2013

    i just recieved my treadclimber a couple a weeks ago and had it assembled this last sunday and used it three times on sunday for only 5 minutes and was out of breath and that was only at 1.5 mph!!!! Im not in shape obviously and 50 pounds overweight but yesterday i upped it to ten minutes still a little out of breath and did it three times also yesterday!!!!!! Today i did 13 minutes in first workout and was dripping sweat not out of breath and then again at 14 minutes and dripping sweat and as i said only at 1.5 mph and on min setting not max!!!!! My question is how in the world someone can do 30 minutes at 4mph or should i ask how long does it take to work up to that?????? I keep telling myself baby steps and realize im only on my first week but i have a goal of loosing the 50 pounds in a year . Does my goal sound attainable and is there something different i should be doing!!!!!!

  188. Kyle
    August 16, 2013

    Hi Michele,

    It’s surprising how good of a workout it can be at low speeds, huh?

    You’re doing great already pushing your limits and moving forward. Losing 50 lbs in a year is totally possible (most nutritionists, physicians and personal trainers recommend a gradual loss of 1-2 lbs per week, though this varies based on how much weight should be lost, age, physical activity levels, etc).

    To reach the level where you’re doing 30 minutes at 4 mph, I would recommend you continue to gradually increase the time you can do at 1.5 mph until you can do 30 minutes straight (so it’s a tough workout but not too strenuous).

    Give yourself time to build up to that stamina, and within a couple months you should be able to start increasing the speed to 2 mph, 2.5 mph, all the way up to 4 mph.

    Take the increases in time and speed slowly so the results are sustainable (this works just like dieting and any other big habit change…small sustainable changes over time work the best). To make it easier to keep track of your goals and habits, you might like an iPhone app called Strides.

    Keep at it and you’ll not only reach your goal, but you’ll keep the results with your new lifestyle!

    Have a great weekend,
    Kyle

  189. Michele
    August 16, 2013

    Thanks so much kyle i feel so much better now and although i did take today off i will back at it tommorrow it is such an invigorating work out and it does motivate me so much and now that i know my baby steps are working i will keep at it for sure !!!!!!!! I love this machine and as i said ive only had it a week but im so glad i bought it i wish i would have bought it ten years ago!!!!!!! Thanks for the encouragement ill keep doing what i can do and not get down about what i cant!!!!!!!!!!

    Michele Jones
    Polk City, Florida

  190. Mona
    August 18, 2013

    I purchased the TC3000 years ago, but found it hard to do anything but keep it flat and used it as a treadmill only. I could never get the setting to something doable for me. Whether it was set on 1 or 10, it was hard. I am thinking about getting the TC10, but hope I don’t have the same problem. What are the differences between the two? Thanks

  191. Kyle
    August 19, 2013

    Hi Mona,

    This was a common problem with the older models, and I haven’t heard of it happening like that with the new lineup.

    There are many customers who have told me it was a very tough workout at first, but after gradually building up the speed and duration of the workout, they were able to reach 30 minutes at the max speed to burn a ton of calories.

    One of the biggest differences between the TC3000 and the TC10 is that it’s no longer a machine with 3 types of exercises. Instead, it’s a 3-in-1 motion (all 3 exercise types at the same time).

    Most people like to start on a low speed to get used to the “treadles” (pedals with belts like a treadmill), and after a while they find the motion to be easy and comfortable.

    Hope that helps! Have a good one,
    Kyle

  192. LaTonya
    September 3, 2013

    I just ordered my TC10 on Saturday, I can’t wait for it to arrive I’m so excited!!!!

  193. Cherrie L
    September 22, 2013

    My Mom and I just got the TC10. she is 75 im 55 we both need to lose weight.

    I assembled the TC10 together myself, very easy, took awhile though. Our 1st day on it I walked 15 min and was in a sweat but loved it, my Mom is just doing 2 min at a time to build up. So far we love it.

    Will keep you posted,
    Cherrie

  194. CBS
    October 11, 2013

    Hi Kyle,

    How is the TC10 shipped? Do I have to set it up or is there someone that will come and set it up for me? Thanks

  195. Kyle
    October 12, 2013

    Hi,

    Some people prefer to set it up themselves, but Bowflex offers an in-home delivery service that gets you:

    1. Delivery into the room of your choice.
    2. Professional assembly of the machine.
    3. Calibration and answer questions (show you how to use it, etc)
    4. Taking away the boxes and shipping materials.

    You can check for this delivery option on this page.

    Have a great weekend!
    Kyle

  196. Donna
    October 14, 2013

    I find it hard to stay on it any longer than 10 to 15 minutes without a pause as sweat is just pouring off me… its a good workout still don’t understand the concepts of the min to maximum and it says there are 12 levels where is that at? and also read it keeps track of the steps not sure where that is either… I have the TC10

  197. Kyle
    October 14, 2013

    Hi Donna,

    That’s awesome! It’s a lot harder than it looks, huh? :)

    To adjust the resistance, make sure the machine is turned off and you’re not on it first.

    Toward the top of the black cylinders below the console (toward the front), you’ll see little arrows pointing down. One of which will be lined up with the one pointing up.

    The very top of the cylinder has a grip you can twist to turn the arrows to adjust the level of resistance. They recommend starting at level 1, and gradually building up through level 12, trying each level until it doesn’t feel as difficult.

    Note: Make sure both cylinders are set at the exact same level! That’s very important.

    Have a great day!
    Kyle

  198. Julie
    October 19, 2013

    Hi Kyle. Thanks for all the information. I have read all questions and comments. Everything sounded great until I hit your comments about walking up stairs. I can walk up stairs , but generally walk up one foot at a time, non alternating. My left knee cannot handle the weight shift on that knee. I walk on a treadmill with no problem. I walk about 30 minutes 5x a week, but wanted something that would give me more of a workout. While I need to lose weight all over, I especially need help on my lower body, so felt the TC10 would be great. I am now worried that I won’t be able to do it. What do you think?

  199. Kyle
    October 21, 2013

    Hi Julie,

    It’s tough to compare the exact motion since it’s so unique. :)

    Another way to test it out is with an elliptical, or to set a treadmill at an incline of 5% or higher and see how that feels.

    If that constant upward motion is doable with your knee, you should have no problems with the TC since the treadles move down with each step as well.

    It’s always recommended to check with a doctor, especially if you’ve had previous injuries or pain, since they can diagnose the specific issue and let you know if the motion would be alright for you. That said, the stairs, elliptical and inclined treadmill methods are good ways to test for yourself.

    Hope that helps! Have a great week,
    Kyle

  200. Julie
    October 31, 2013

    Thank you, Kyle, for your advice and comments. I appreciate it. I will try your suggestions!

  201. danielle
    November 5, 2013

    This product is a lemon, do not recommend it, I have had it only a few months and it has broken down twice, buyer beware

  202. TOM HORNYAK
    November 5, 2013

    I got the TC-10 almost a month ago and just yesterday was finally able to get it assembled. The handrail at the top of the unit did not fit as the screw holes were misalligned. Bowflex replaced it but it took me over an hour to take the defective piece off of the control panel and install the replacment rail. My final step was to put on the protective plastic covers over the motor housing and the back of the unit. After about an hour on the phone with tech support and emailing pictures back and forth I was able to get it all put together. I am very disappointed with the quality of the workmanship on the unit. There is no excuse for screw holes not lining up on a mass produced item. I finally plan to begin using the unit this weekend and hopefully my next post will be how pleased I am with the unit’s operation. We will see…

  203. Kyle
    November 6, 2013

    Hi Tom,

    It’s unfortunate when manufacturing errors cause problems like this (and for Danielle).

    These things are rare, but like you mentioned, it’s a mass produced item. There are so many assembled and shipped, and the machines are so complex, that there are bound to be edge cases like this on occasion.

    That said, something like screw holes being off should be caught by quality control, because it’s more obvious than something internal.

    Either way, I’m glad to hear you’ll be able to use it now! I think you’ll really enjoy the workouts and it’ll all be a distant memory soon. :) I say this because my exercise bike had a shipping issue that caused problems like this, and now I use it all the time without worry. I hope this happens the same way for you!

    Have a great day,
    Kyle

  204. TOM HORNYAK
    November 6, 2013

    Thanks Kyle. I plan on giving it a try within the next couple of days.

  205. Diane
    November 11, 2013

    Should a persons height be a consideration when purchasing a machine? I am looking at the TC10. I am 6’1″ and wondering if the handles are adjustable. I don’t want to have to ‘slump over’ to try and hang on. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

  206. Kyle
    November 11, 2013

    Hi Diane,

    Height isn’t something to worry too much about with this machine, unless you’re almost 7ft tall. :)

    At 6’1″ you shouldn’t have any issues having to slump over. A good example to check out is the guy in the video at the top of this page. He’s tall and doesn’t have to slouch at all. The engineers of high-end equipment like this design everything to work well for a wide range of heights and weights to cover as many users as possible, and while you’re taller than average I’m confident you’ll be comfortable on it.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  207. Cheryl
    November 15, 2013

    Hi Kyle,

    I have been interested in getting a treadclimber for at least 1 year now, but I could not justify the expense considering I have a membership at 2 different gyms and I already own some nice equipment. So, I have a few questions.

    1.) Are there no showrooms where one can test out the different models?

    2.) It seems that you really advocate the TC10, but what speed increments can you set it at? 0.1mph increments? 0.5mph increments?

    3.) I like the idea of the TC5 being completely driven by my own power at my own pace. I assume I could go as slowly or as fast as I wanted to (up to the machine’s max of about 4mph I presume. I am just trying to understand the lower end of “allowable” speeds on the TC5 vs the TC10. I know that I would need to start very slowly and don’t want to be locked into a minimum speed faster than I can tolerate on the TC10.

    4.) The videos by Bowflex make a point of saying that the TC20 has extra long treadles, but the videos for the TC10 and TC5 don’t mention treadle length. Are the treadles on the TC5 and the TC10 the same length, while the TC20 treadles are longer?

    5.) I am leaning towards the TC5 for various reasons, but I would like some concrete examples of why you think the TC10 is worth twice the money given that the overall motion/form of exercise is similar.

    Thanks,
    Cheryl

  208. Kyle
    November 18, 2013

    Hi Cheryl,

    These are all great questions, thanks!

    1) There are no showrooms, though I have heard of some gyms buying them sine they’re so popular now. So between that and friends or through your social network you might be able to find one to test out locally. That said, they have a 6-week money back guarantee, but in my experience it’s not necessary the vast majority of the time.

    2) The speed setting is in tenths; the default setting is 3.4 mph and the minimum speed is 0.5 mph.

    3) That’s a good point. The 0.5 mph is very slow, though any speed on a TC is more challenging than the same speed on a treadmill. As for the motor-less aspect, it’s totally up to personal preference, though some people feel like the natural resistance to get started on the TC5 is difficult at first.

    4) Here’s the treadle length for each model…TC20: 42″, TC10: 37.9″ and TC5: 38.5″.

    5) This is the big question! :) It all comes down to customer satisfaction, honestly. You’re 100% correct that they do the same 3-in-1 motion, and they can both provide an excellent workout. The key is that in all the years I’ve been talking with customers, I’ve heard more complaints about the TC5 than about the 10 and 20 combined, by a long shot. These machines are expensive to manufacture because of the patented design, so in order to get the price of the TC5 to $999, they had to take out the motor, decrease the warranty, and cut costs anywhere they could. It’s still a solid machine, and I’ve heard many good things from customers too, so it’s quite possible that you’ll be happy with it, but if it’s in the budget, the TC10 is a better long-term investment.

    I hope that helps! Have a good one,
    Kyle

  209. Louise A. Carasone
    November 20, 2013

    Hi Kyle, I just purchased the TC10. I am totally out of shape, again. Looking for something I can stay with for the long haul. I’m tired of paying for gyms and trying to fit time in for exercise. This looks very interesting. I’ve spent many hours on treadmills. I hope I can get a better workout in less time with this machine. Looking forward to the day it arrives.

  210. Kyle
    November 20, 2013

    Congrats Louise, enjoy it!

  211. Donna
    November 20, 2013

    You will just love this machine… I have it myself ive had it for about 3 months and yes ive lost weight… I try to Burn 300 calories.. some days when I work a later shift im only able to do 100 calories but it still helps me…

  212. Sonia
    November 22, 2013

    Hi. I am interested in purchasing a TC10 but have one question. How is it with vibration when using it as I live in an apartment building and don’t want my downstairs neighbor using mad.

  213. Kyle
    November 22, 2013

    Hi Sonia,

    It’s a pretty quiet machine, especially compared to a treadmill, but most people I’ve talked to in apartment buildings go with the machine mat to absorb the majority of the vibration and reduce the noise for the neighbors that live below them.

    Some people have suggested putting the mat on a rug if there’s no carpet in the room too. With carpet or a rug and the mat, it should be very quiet for your neighbors.

    Have a good weekend!
    Kyle

  214. Cheryl
    November 22, 2013

    Kyle,

    Thank you for the information.

    Cheryl

  215. Carl
    December 2, 2013

    My wife and I are considering the TC10 as a dual Christmas present, however the high cost is a concern. I see a number of the used older models (3000 and 5000) being sold on various sites and I am wondering if we should look into a used model instead of a new purchase. Do you have any recommendations or comparisons? Thanks for your help.

  216. Kyle
    December 2, 2013

    Hi Carl,

    In my opinion, it’s not worth the money you’ll save to buy these used. Here’s why:

    1. The warranty won’t transfer (and they’re older so they’re more likely to need repairs).
    2. The new models have been greatly improved from an engineering and features perspective.
    3. The used prices aren’t low enough to justify these sacrifices like they are with some used cars, for example.

    I hope that helps! Have a good day,
    Kyle

  217. Susan
    December 18, 2013

    I just purchased theTC10, but have not received as of yet. I am concerned, I had a total knee replacement about 2.5 years ago. But, before that I had 4 cartilidge surgeries 2 on each knee. I used to be very active and worked out at the gym 2 a days. I was forced into retirement from a deputy sheriff. My body has been through a lot (2 back surgeries, 2 shoulders). At one time in my life I weighed 270lbs. I lost all the way to 170 in a years time. Now, my weight is 215-220. I am now disabled and have a hard time doing any type of physical activity. I am not looking to lose 100lbs, but 35-40 would be nice. Do, you think the TC10 will help me?

  218. Kyle
    December 18, 2013

    Hi Susan,

    That’s great that you were able to lose 100 lbs in a year!

    The impact is low and the calories burned is high, so it should be fine as long as you can comfortably walk up the stairs, but I’m not a physician so it’s still best to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

    From what I’ve seen and heard over the years, I’m guessing you’ll be just fine with your purchase, but I want to make sure you prevent any potential injuries. Never push yourself too hard, because it won’t get results faster if you have take time off due to an injury.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  219. Diane
    January 4, 2014

    Hello Kyle,

    I am considering purchasing the TC10. I was initially interested in the TC5 because I assumed it would be more compact and easy to move. I currently have a treadmill that folds in half and I move it nearly every morning as it is in front of my TV and in the middle of the living room (I have no other room in the house to put it). My question: Is it difficult for one person to move the machine, on carpeting, on a relatively frequent basis?

  220. Elizabeth
    January 4, 2014

    I am interested in the TC10. What is the difficulty of putting the piece of equipment together? I have a Sole Treadmill that I assembled with little difficulty.

  221. Kyle
    January 5, 2014

    Hi Diane,

    Both models “move easily with easy transport wheels”, though the TC5 is 22 lbs lighter.

    To be honest, if the TC10 is in your price range, it’s so much better that I wouldn’t worry too much about the extra weight for moving purposes.

    If anything, that just means you’ll burn a few extra calories with a little strength training, which never hurts. :)

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  222. Kyle
    January 5, 2014

    Hi Elizabeth,

    If you’re comfortable assembling a treadmill, you should have no problem with this machine.

    They have a pretty solid step-by-step manual, but even better they made assembly videos and posted them on the website, so you should be good.

    I will say that it’s best to plan on a few hours, and this sort of thing is always nice to have the help of someone else, but that’s mostly because I’ve tried building an exercise bike to surprise my wife when she was pregnant, and that wasn’t the easiest thing ever. :)

    Hope that helps! Enjoy it,
    Kyle

  223. Ronni
    January 6, 2014

    How difficult is it to put together and am a single mom

  224. Kyle
    January 7, 2014

    Hi Ronni,

    Their instructions are pretty good, and the step-by-step assembly videos help a lot, but if you don’t want to spend a few hours on it yourself I would recommend the assembly service. They’ll bring it into the room, assemble the whole thing, test it, answer any questions you might have, and take away all the boxes. It’s great. :)

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  225. Jeanette
    January 10, 2014

    Is it possible to place a book or electronic reading device on the console? I can’t tell by viewing the pictures and videos. I like catching up on my email on my iPad or reading a book while walking on my treadmill. I do see something like a ledge to possibly hold an item from sliding down but I’m not sure if that’s what it can be used for.

    I do have one of those plexiglass book holders that can be placed over treadmill consoles but I don’t currently need it for my treadmill. Could it be used on the treadclimber?

  226. Nick
    January 11, 2014

    The TC20 looks more robust than the TC10. Besides the bells and whistles
    (programs) is it worth the extra $1000 for the 1 year extra warranty and longer treadles or is the TC10 motor, structure and electronics that much less superior in quality? I am not sure if the TC10 is the solid choice over the TC20 if that quality drive train Is not there. Your thoughts?

  227. Tom J
    January 12, 2014

    Hi…Great advice and review! I have osteo-arthritus in both feet and endure great discomfort where the upper part of my feet curve into the lower leg when I walk briskly on my treadmill, even at the lowest incline. I guess, then, if this activity causes me pain that the treadclimber, too, will be uncomfortable for me. Too bad because I really think this is a great machine.

  228. Kyle
    January 13, 2014

    Hi Jeanette,

    Great question, sorry for the delay!

    They designed it to be a shorter workout than with treadmills, and the console is smaller, so it’s not ideal for your iPad, though a book or magazine might work better. That said, I would think the book holder you mentioned would work. To find out for sure, give them a quick call at (800) 647-3405. They should be able to tell you if will connect properly to the console.

    Have a great week!
    Kyle

  229. Kyle
    January 13, 2014

    Hi Nick,

    Great question, thanks! If you’re looking for top of the line, the TC20 does have the best specs and ratings, including sturdiness, noise level, etc.

    However, the percentage of customer reviews that report issues with these things for the TC10 is very similar to that of the TC20 (both extremely low), so if you’re not as concerned with features, but rather focused on quality, you’ll very likely be just as happy with the TC10.

    The added features, longer treadles, multi-user tracking, higher top speed and extended warranty are the most important upgrades, so if those things aren’t worth the extra money to you, this is probably the best model for you.

    I hope that helps! Have a good day,
    Kyle

  230. Kyle
    January 13, 2014

    Hi Tom,

    You’re welcome, thanks for stopping by!

    Sorry to hear about the osteo-arthritis pain! My Mom has Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I know how tough that can be. One test that might help here would be to see how it feels going up a flight of stairs, dragging your feet a bit on each step to see if the sliding motion is what’s causing the pain, or if it’s the upward/stepping motion itself.

    Either way, it wouldn’t hurt to contact your doctor to ask them if this or an elliptical could work well for you.

    Have a great day Tom!
    Kyle

  231. Mike McDonough
    January 19, 2014

    I want to purchase a new treadmill to improve my lung capacity. I was diagnosised with pulmonary fibrosis three months ago. I have the ability to walk easily or use a treadmill if it is power drive. I am wondering how strenuous is the TC 10 it sounds like a great machine.

  232. Kyle
    January 20, 2014

    Hi Mike,

    You can adjust the resistance levels, so this would be an excellent choice.

    You’ll be able to start at the lowest resistance level, at a comfortable walking pace, then gradually increase the speed and resistance as you see fit.

    Have a great day!
    Kyle

  233. Michael
    January 21, 2014

    Will this fold up?

  234. Kyle
    January 22, 2014

    Hi Michael,

    It does not fold up, though you can move it with the easy transport wheels.

    That said, the footprint is much smaller than other types of equipment, especially the most popular: treadmills.

    It’s about 4ft long x 2.5ft wide, compared to 6-7ft long x 3ft wide for treadmills, so it’s much easier to find a good spot for it.

    Hope that helps! Have a good one,
    Kyle

  235. Barb W
    January 28, 2014

    Can the TreadClimber TC10 be setup on a level carpet?

  236. Caitlynn
    January 29, 2014

    Got the tred climber for christmas and i use it everyday. I can only go up to 2.0 otherwise i really start to sweat. You feel it a lot in your thighs and calfs! I would recommend this to anyone who doesn’t like going to the gym to get judged or simply wants a easy workout!

  237. Kyle
    January 29, 2014

    Hi Barb,

    Yes. A level surface is ideal, though they recommend getting the machine mat if it will be on carpet.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  238. Cathy
    January 30, 2014

    I am so excited because my TC-10 was delivered yesterday (01/29/14) and they are scheduled to come tomorrow (01-31-14) to assemble it. I will have it set-up in my bedroom (on carpet) but I bought heavy foam mats that the machine will sit on along with the machine mat. I’m really excited to see how this machne is going to affect my joints because I have Lupus and Fibromyalgia and sometimes my joint pain is unbearable. I’m currently at 170 lbs. and my ideal weight is 125 lbs. so we’ll see how long it takes me to reach my goal weight working out 6 days a week. I’ll keep you posted.

  239. Donna
    January 30, 2014

    You will just love the TC 10 I got mine in august or September before that I had a membership so I decided to quit the membership and have something in my home… so now its so easy to just come home and start whatever needs to be done then I can do my Treadclimber… I try to do 30 minutes but with my work schedule I sometimes am only able to do 10 minutes but something is better than nothing…

  240. Bob
    January 31, 2014

    I’ve had my TC10 Treadclimber for about 3 weeks.
    I’ll try to give a concise run down so far.
    Assembly– pretty easy, except the plastic side parts dont always line up hole for hole, which is really annoying when your laying on your side trying to get all the screws in. and yes I left them all loose till the end. And when plastic screws into plastic, well they stripped out long before they were tight.
    Operation–Easy enough, but it helps to watch the online videos so you fully understand putting most of your walking weight on the front of the treadles! This makes long stride people more comfortable.
    The first few times on the treadclimber the right belt would stutter, stop or skip..very unnerving to say the least. but I tightened that belt and it much better.However I have to let it run for a minute or two before I get on just to let it warm up or it happens again.
    As a result of letting it run by itself, I noticed that I have burned 4 calories and didnt even have to get on the machine! So now I really have to question the calorie burn counter, and the big claim of burning 3x the calories of other treadmills.
    Maybe tomorrow I’ll turn it on and enjoy a doughnut and chocolate milk while the treadclimber burns off the calories while I watch.
    In general its a good workout but wish the speed adjuster was on the handgrip so you dont have to let got to reduce the speed.
    Thanks

  241. Kyle
    January 31, 2014

    Thanks for the feedback Donna!

  242. Kyle
    January 31, 2014

    Thanks for the feedback Bob!

    Have a good weekend,
    Kyle

  243. Cathy
    January 31, 2014

    Hello Everyone:

    I am too excited because my machine was set-up today and I haven’t had the opportunity to see it or to workout on it today (01/31/14). My plan is to continue my workout on my rope that operates on the door (joe weider) and to do 3 miles on my TC10 6 days a week and rest on Sunday.

    You guys give me so much encouragement to stay focused and on my schedule because I want to drop 40 lbs. by the end of June.

  244. Kyle
    January 31, 2014

    That’s awesome, good luck with your goal Cathy!

  245. Valorie
    February 3, 2014

    Hi Kyle: my husband and I are thinking about the TC10 and wondered why the cost on your website is $1,899 (w/free shipping & mat) and the actubal Bowflex Treadclimber website has it listed for $2,199?
    Thanks so much!

  246. Kyle
    February 4, 2014

    Hi Valorie,

    Thanks for reaching out!

    We are always on the lookout for the best deals, so the “Best Price” you see on FitRated includes the coupon code you’ll find at the top of the page after clicking on the links above. Enjoy the savings. :)

    Have a great day,
    Kyle

  247. jaz
    February 5, 2014

    i want to purchase the tread climber but nervous about the assembly. do u guys offer assembly and how much .?

  248. Kyle
    February 6, 2014

    Hi Jasmin,

    I totally understand. They do offer turnkey delivery and assembly, including calibration, testing, answering any questions you might have, and hauling the shipping boxes away. The price is $249, and you can check availability by zip code on their website by clicking the house icon.

    Have a great day!
    Kyle

  249. Megan
    February 8, 2014

    I have read so many reviews on this site before I decided ordering one of the tread climbers. I ordered the TC10 and just tried it out for the first time today. What a workout! They weren’t kidding when they said that this is a tough workout for a beginner! I do have just one question about it. In the commercials you see when anyone walks on it the hydraulics when you step make the whole thing go down then back up. When I tried out the settings on that it did not seem that I was going up and down very much. I just wanted to know if I have it set wrong or maybe just have my speed set too high? I started it today at 2.5 and had the hydraulics set in the middle of min. and max. Other than that I think it definitely did its job love it so far!
    Thanks!

  250. Kyle
    February 10, 2014

    Hi Megan,

    Glad the reviews helped and that you’re enjoying it so far!

    It sounds like you have set up just fine, though if the workout is too tough feel free to turn down the resistance closer to the min. I think the speed of 2.5mph is great.

    Have a good day Megan!
    Kyle

  251. Neil Herman
    February 17, 2014

    My friend bought a TC10 in November and was only able to use it 7 times before she hurt her leg and was unable to use it till her leg recovered. Several months later I started to use it after just using it several times the display went out. We called customer service and told them what had happened they seamed to know what the problem was and said it wasn’t unusual. They said thy said it was a problem with the cabling and a new one would be sent out and because it was over 90 days we would have to fix it ourself.The part arrived and had absolutely no instructions at all. Luckily I’m very good at fixing things and this was a very challenging part to replace, I had to take the machine mostly apart to replace the cable. Most people would have to pay a repairman several hundreds of dollars to get this machine fixed. This is an expensive piece of equipment and is susposedly is of good quality. This is not true it has inheariant design problems and they find it cheaper to not fix this problem. Unless you’r very handy or don’t mind paying allot to keep it working do not buy this.

  252. Kari
    February 21, 2014

    Kyle,

    My husband and I are considering the T10 and I was wondering what the impact on the knees are? I have arthritis and tendonitis in both knees and the elliptical and stair climber both cause me knee swelling and pain. I normally just walk on a treadmill but we really like the benefits that come with the T10.
    and just one more question….if we order it and get it home and try it out and it is painful can we send it back for a refund?

    Thank you,
    Kari

  253. Kyle
    February 21, 2014

    Hi Kari,

    Great questions, thanks for reaching out!

    If you’re used to walking on a treadmill, you’ll likely find this has similar less impact on the knees.

    You’ll have 6 weeks to try it out, and can get a full refund of the purchase price, though they can’t cover shipping on returns. That said, it’s not a big of a risk now since the shipping is free from the coupon we found above.

    Have a great weekend!
    Kyle

  254. Brian
    March 7, 2014

    Glad you have a comment page.

    I put together the TC10 last night not fun no holes line up not happy with that.

    Hint for all assemblers:

    Start all screws & bolts, don’t tighten one at a time. qc needs 2 do better.

  255. Carrie
    March 10, 2014

    My husband and I are interested in purchasing the TC10, we are glad to hear it comes in 2 parts (2 boxes) as we will need to take it down to our basement in 2 parts to be set up. We will be moving in about 2 years time and need to know if this can be once again be dismantled safely to 2 parts again to be removed from our basement.

  256. Kyle
    March 11, 2014

    Hi Carrie,

    Great question. I believe so, though I would give them a quick call at (800) 647-3405 just to be sure.

    Have a good day!
    Kyle

  257. TOM HORNYAK
    March 11, 2014

    Although the unit can be taken apart, based upon the effort I put into putting mine together, I wouldn’t do it. It isn’t all that heavy and two guys should be able to get it up or down a set of steps.

  258. Bob Morazes
    March 11, 2014

    I’ve been using the TC10 for 2 months now and have made a few discoveries. I’m 5’11, and have a fairly long stride. As I increased my speed beyond 2.5 mph, I noticed that I was having to take shorter strides to keep on the machine, and that I was stepping farther back too, thus I was losing the up and down motion. By accident I grabbed the top of the plastic display and found it to be at the perfect height for me to hold on to, and I can walk more vertically, longer strides, and the treadles do their job too.
    And Its much safer when changing speed as well.
    Maybe Bowflex can offer an adjustment to the height of the handles.

  259. Bob Morazes
    March 11, 2014

    Two comments in one day.
    So I hear the Tread climber is great for reducing the abs.
    I’m not seeing it and I don’t understand how walking is doing anything for my abs, unless I really do some swinging motion as I walk. Is there some technique you can recommend?
    Thanks

  260. Kyle
    March 12, 2014

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for the comments! About getting an ab workout, this is tricky because the best way to workout the abs (reduce fat around the middle, not get a six pack after it’s mostly gone) is by increasing metabolism and reducing net calories. It’s also best to eat to that you’re burning fat rather than using excess carbohydrates for energy, which is why lots of fitness models and nutritionists focus on low or no-carb diets.

    In general, nutrition and consistent hard exercise is best for burning fat, then exercises targeting the abs specifically can help tone and refine those muscles.

    Hope that helps!
    Kyle

  261. TOM HORNYAK
    March 12, 2014

    I had the same experience. Terrible setup. Bowflex had to send me a whole new top since none of the holes lined up. I bet that I had 8 hours putting it together.

  262. Kyle
    March 12, 2014

    Wow, sorry to hear that Tom! My exercise bike went in a similar way, and I’m not good with assembly in general, which is what made me decide to save up some extra to cover in-home delivery and assembly from now on. The downside is that it’s expensive and most the time assembly goes well, so it’s definitely a personal choice.

    Thanks for your feedback!
    Kyle

  263. TOM HORNYAK
    March 12, 2014

    If I had to do it again, I would have paid for the in house assembly.

  264. Jean B
    March 12, 2014

    I found the holes didn’t line up either….but after receiving a replacement top, I saw what the problem was. You have to take apart the piece that contains the wire feed. Then it reveals that it’s the wires that are in the way. Once you move them aside, out of the way of the screw path…it its okay. Didn’t need the replacement after all. Hope that helps some.

  265. Shandy
    March 28, 2014

    Hi Kyle,
    Due to nature of my work I have been stationed in East Africa, and recently I bought TC10, although I will not be home until April, and then be back again here in May, I am thinking of shipping this item. Question is…. our voltage here is 220v, will I need a converter?

    Shandy

  266. Kyle
    March 28, 2014

    Hi Shandy,

    Wow, that’s cool! The electrical rating is 120VAC, 60Hz-10A.

    From a quick Google search, it looks like you might need an adapter (electrical plug C, F or M).

    I would recommend calling Bowflex to make sure this would work before going through the shipping process. Their number is (800) 647-3405.

    Have a great weekend!
    Kyle

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