Normally I am kind of a skeptic when it comes to infomercials on fitness equipment. The testimonials just seem too unrealistic for the most part and quite often I find myself rolling my eyes and changing the channel within just a few minutes. However, when I saw an infomercial for the Bowflex Treadclimber, for the first time…maybe ever, I was pretty intrigued by the piece and what it can do for its users.
What is a Treadclimber?
A Treadclimber is a home gym piece of equipment that basically gives you the best of three different types of cardio machines. It functions largely like a treadmill in that it generates a forward walking motion, like a stepper, as it has two separate treadles allowing you to step up with each stride, and finally like an elliptical machine as the two previously mentioned motions are combined to make a smooth, low impact exercise that protects your joints from intense wear and tear.
So Why is it So Great?
The great thing about the Bowflex Treadclimber is that the calories burning that it facilitates is AWESOME, especially for a piece that is made for only walking. The claim behind it is that more muscle groups are engaged simultaneously, causing you to burn more than twice the amount of calories that you would on a stepper, treadmill, or elliptical trainer. Users also claim that it is easy to use, provides a great workout, operates smoothly, and has up to date technology that allow for goal setting and tracking of progress. It also supports a pretty high weight capacity at 300 lbs.
The primary complaints that Treadclimber users have is that it hard to store, can be hard to move, it is expensive (ranging from about $1000 to $3300 depending on the model), it can be noisy, and the warranty isn’t very long.
The truth is, sometimes injuries and joint pain keep us grounded and unable to engage in high impact exercise. However, the Treadclimber still offers a way to get into some pretty great shape. You can still achieve great fitness and contribute to a much healthier lifestyle. So, no more excuses! You can also check out this page featuring home gym reviews that could add even more possibilities to your fitness program.