Bowflex Tread climber TC1000 Review 2020

Product Review

Bowflex Treadclimber TC1000

The Bowflex Treadclimber TC 1000 is the most affordable model in the Treadclimber lineup. If you’re set on a Treadclimber but still on a budget the TC1000 may be worth looking at.

Treadclimbers combine a treadmill with a stair stepper and help you burn double the calories in the same time as compared to treadmill walking.


  • Price: $1298 (Sale)
  • Speed: 0.5 – 3.8 MPH
  • Resistance:  0-12
  • Electronic Functions: 3
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • User Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year on Motor, Parts, Electronics and Hydraulics

Verdict: Recommended

The Bowflex Treadclimber 1000 is the most affordable Treadclimber model. If you’re craving the fast results that Treadclimber training gives you – but you’re on a budget, it might be the ideal choice for you. 

It also offers a lower impact workout than a traditional treadmill along with a more compact design.

Keep in mind that the Bowflex TC1000 is also the simplest of all models with fewest workout options, top speed of 3.8 MPH and a manually adjusted resistance.

Product Pros And Cons

Bowflex Treadclimber TC1000

1) Most Affordable Bowflex Treadclimber

While these machines don’t come cheap, the TC1000 is still quite affordable. And they’ve recently dropped the price by $300 making it even better.

If you’re on a budget but are really set on having a Treadclimber then the TC1000 might be your machine.

2) Burn Calories Twice As Fast – The main advantage of the Treadclimber machines is that you can burn twice the number of calories in the same time as a treadmill workout. 

This means you can get very fast results. Some Treadclimber users lose up to 5 pounds a week – which makes a huge difference in the way your body looks and feels.

Bowflex Treadclimber TC1000 Review

3) Low Impact – Because the dual treadles rise to meet each step, this gives a lower impact workout (than for example, treadmill walking). This means less chance of injury which makes it a great alternative for people who want to stay fit without the stress on their joints.

Also, if you have bad knees and don’t want to aggravate them with a treadmill workout, the Treadclimber gives a great workout with less impact.

4) 12 Intensity Settings – You can choose from 12 intensity settings while working out on the TC1000.  Keep in mind that you have to get off the machine to set the resistance however.

5) Console Showing Speed, Time & Distance – While this is the most simple of all the Treadclimber consoles, it’s easy to figure out with prominent buttons and clear display windows.


  • Most Affordable Bowflex Treadclimber
  • Burn Calories Twice As Fast
  • Low Impact
  • 12 Intensity Settings
  • Console Showing Speed, Time & Distance


  • Most Simple With Fewer Options
  • Warranty is Short
  • Quality of Construction is Not Up To Par With Higher End Models
  • Maximum Walking Speed Tops Out at 3.8 MPH
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