There has been a lot of dispute lately in the fitness world over a particular portable fitness equipment called the Bowflex TreadClimber.
Supposedly, you can get great results using this machine without having to resort to grueling thigh exercises for your fitness quest like running, due to the fact that the Bowflex TreadClimber’s unique use of a mixture of a combination of movements.
Some of the different types of home exercise equipment are treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bicycles, cross-country ski machines, and free weights. To date there are 5 TreadClimber models available. All of the Bowflex TreadClimber models combine the forward action of a treadmill, upward action of a stair climber, and low-impact motion of an elliptical trainer. It would seem that this is the ultimate workout machine. And it would be if it weren’t for a minor “bug” that we have discovered on the lower end models.
Resistance is what makes this machines adjust from easy to hard to actually tread on. Contrary to what people think, it has nothing to do with making the machine go fast or slow. Generally speaking, most machines that have resistance ability have little arrows on the center console to let the user change the resistance.
Another kind of reason, many recent studies have already shown that more people than ever before are getting involved in personal fitness. More and more of them are choosing to purchase home exercise equipment in order to achieve their goals rather than the costly expense of joining a gym. Right after making the commitment to begin a diet and fitness program, the first step many people take is to buy some sort of exercise equipment, such as the Bowflex TreadClimber.
The Bowflex TC5000 TreadClimber has a hydraulic system with knobs above each piston. It is nearly impossible to change these resistance levers while in motion using the machine. As a matter of fact Bowflex actually strongly suggest that you get off the machine when adjusting the resistance.
If you can get past this little gripe, then this is actually a great machine that can lead to rapid weight loss. Overall this machine has a customer satisfaction rate of over 90 percent, which is good. All models of Bowflex TreadClimber come with a great guarantee supported by a company that prides itself on customers being happy.
If you are looking for an option to the Bowflex fitness machine, you could try Soloflex or Total Gym which is also great exercise equipment.