The Bowflex Tread climber is a hybrid treadmill / stair climber. It has two dual treadles (as opposed to one used in treadmills) that lift to meet each step as you walk.
The advantage is that you are walking on an incline and burning more calories than you would on a treadmill.
Bowflex has recently come out with 3 new models replacing their old units – a discount “no frills” version for under $1000, a premium Treadclimber and a super-deluxe model with all the bells and whistles.
The real beauty of the Treadclimber is that it gets you excited about working out and seeing fast results. Let’s face it – it’s a cool machine. It helps you drop weight faster than most other machines which will continue to motivate you to use it.
It’s easier on the joints than running on a standard treadmill. And because incline walking also helps build muscle, you’re actually increasing lean muscle mass. This gives you a faster metabolism and you continue to burn calories post workout – even while you sleep.
Bow flex treadmills are owned and manufactured Nautilus Fitness who have been in the fitness equipment business since 1986.
Nautilus also owns the Schwinn, Stairmaster, Trimline and of course Nautilus brands. They’re the second largest producer of exercise equipment in North America (after ICON).
Bowflex is perhaps better known for their range of home gyms and of course, the famous Treadclimber. However Bowflex also makes several treadmills.
Bowflex home treadmills offer some sleek looks, large walking areas and decent warranties on their treadmills. Plus they have great user and expert reviews.
However, it’s fair to note that this brand seems to be dying out and you can just get more for your money with other brands like Sole.