Bowflex TreadClimber – Just Walk to Amazing ResultsClick for Transcript
There’s so many studies out there that prove that walking is an incredible way to get exercise.
Everybody walks, so how do you take that, and put it indoors, and improve upon it?
One of our goals is to create a product that is easy to use and fun.
We took the perfect exercise, something our bodies are designed to do every day, and we made it better.
TreadClimber’s unique because it actually takes three elements into one. So, a stepper, a treadmill, and a standard elliptical.
You’re moving sort of not just straight. You’re raising your knees higher and lower, but you’re still just walking.
It kind of feels easier than it actually is. We’re fooling your body into something that you’re pretty comfortable doing, walking, but we’re amping up the calorie burn in a way that doesn’t actually feel like work.
The TreadClimber workout is deceptively simple. It truly is just walking, but that’s also why it’s so popular. I think a lot of people are skeptical because they think, how can walking actually deliver an incredible workout?
We took three different exercise equipment modalities and combined them and the best parts of them in one machine.
It just creates this smooth, low impact motion that you feel like you can do all day long.
All you have to do is walk. I think it’s the three in one motion that makes it such a great workout. I lost 72 pounds in just over a year. It’s a total transformation.
So, the really cool thing about the TreadClimber is that it kind of tricks you into working harder. It is walking, but it’s walking kind of uphill. It’s a little bit more strenuous than your typical walking. You actually see calories come off a lot faster.
Within the first couple of weeks, I noticed a huge difference in just the way I felt, and then the pounds just started coming off, and people were noticing. People were talking about that. I lost 30 pounds in four months. I feel fantastic.
Design is so important with the product itself. We’re trying to get every little bit of this thing perfect, not only the big stuff, but also the small stuff.
The TreadClimber you know today, [inaudible 00:01:53] shocks, there’s probably six iterations.
We developed a half a dozen or more prototypes of what the shape of this thing looks like, how the buttons feel. Are they in the right place? Do they press nicely? Do they sound nice? Do they look nice? We came up with tons of different prototypes just to get it just right.
I’m getting product to break and find out where the limits are. We know that if you’re a linebacker and you walk on this, it’s gonna work. We know that if you’re petite, it’s not gonna be too much force, and you’re gonna like the way it feels.
With the strength and the motor in the framework that we put on and where to position yourself, what to touch, how to feel it, it becomes part of you. If it’s hard to use, people don’t want to use it.
TreadClimber is very easy to use. All you have to do is walk. What’s easier than walking? I lost 103 pounds in just 16 months. 103.
A lot of people talk about the struggle that they’ve had sticking to an exercise program, and a big reason why it doesn’t work out is because of aches and pains and physical discomfort.
Here’s the thing about running. It’s really hard on your body. It works to burn calories, but it’s really hard and because it’s hard, it’s really hard to stick with.
After working on the TreadClimber, I had absolutely no aches and pains. Lost 105 pounds in 18 months. 30 minutes a day, three times a week. It’s fantastic.
I started running probably about eight, nine years ago. Wear and tear on my joints, just couldn’t do it anymore, so I had to stop. Since I bought the TreadClimber, it has changed my whole life around. It wasn’t long before I started seeing results. I lost 42 pounds with Bowflex TreadClimber.
Tracking with TreadClimber is a great feature. Letting people know that they’ve achieved their goal is the kind of feedback that most people need to be successful.
So, having built in motivation engages us, and we can do that through providing awards or achievements, letting you know you’re getting better incrementally so that you stay on target.
Consumers expect their products to be connected these days. They carry mobile devices with them all the time. Features like Bluetooth help with that. It connects them and it helps them take their data, their fitness data with them wherever they go.
The app is great. It’s like your personal trainer. You get a sense of your overall fitness, health and wellbeing, and that is critical for making good decisions and moving forward with your fitness goals.
The pounds start going away quicker than you’d imagine, which keeps you motivated, makes you feel better, and you realize that it’s gonna be attainable soon enough. I lost 40 pounds in four months, and I have kept it off for two years.
What’s great about it, too, is if you’re using other tools like MyFitnessPal or Apple Health or Google Fit, our product seamlessly integrates with those tools and it gives a great holistic picture.
When it comes to fitness, I think a lot of people don’t know where to start, and I think the simplest answer is move.
30 minutes a day, three days a week, you can totally change your body. It’s easy. I just walked.
We’re changing people’s lives in ways that they didn’t even expect.
The TreadClimber makes it so much easier to commit to fitness because it’s walking. Because it’s something that you can already do. Because it’s something that comes naturally to you.
Outside just looking better, feeling better. I’ve added years to my life, thanks to the TreadClimber.
I feel fantastic because of the Bowflex TreadClimber.
I feel like I’m 20 again. Seriously.
Nothing gives you that kind of workout.
Now I’m a TreadClimber believer. All you have to do is walk.
Thank you Bowflex.
Bowflex TreadClimber TC200 – How to AssembleClick for Transcript
Step one. Before beginning assembly, please open all boxes and collect all the pieces necessary for each assembly step. Because some components are heavy and awkward, we recommend using two people to complete all of the following steps.
Step two. Cut open the end of box two and move the treadle assembly into your fitness area. Note: do not crimp the cable.
Step three. Attach the transport handle and release the red plastic tie from the back of the base assembly.
Step four. Place the treadle assembly on the base assembly. Cut and remove the shipping strap. Bolt assemblies together. Note: do not pinch the red plastic tie or any cabling.
Step five. Locate the red plastic tie at the back of the base assembly. Secure the tie to the end of the IO cable, which should be coming out of the right side of the treadle assembly. Once the tie is secured to the cable, gently pull the cable through the right side of the base assembly. Be extra careful not to crimp the cable.
Step six. Using the red plastic tie in the right upright, route the cable through the upright. Note: do not crimp the IO cable.
Step seven. Attach the uprights to the base assembly.
Step eight. Connect the heart rate connectors to the console connectors and route the console cable through the handlebars. Attach the console to the handlebar assembly.
Step nine. Carefully connect the IO cable at the top of the upright to the console. Then secure the console handlebar assembly to the upright assembly. Hand tighten all hardware until the inner bolt holes align, and then fully tighten the hardware. Note: do not crimp the IO cable.
Step 10. Attach the cylinders, also known as hydraulics or shocks, to the uprights and then to the treadles. Make sure the arrows are facing to the rear of the TreadClimber and secure with the hardware. Then repeat on the other side.
Step 11. Attach the motor cover to the base assembly. Make sure the safety tabs snap into the base assembly.
Step 12. Attach the side covers to the treadle assembly. Do not fully tighten until all hardware has been installed.
Step 13. Attach the pivot covers to the treadle assembly. Do not fully tighten until all hardware has been installed.
Step 14. Attach the rear cover onto the treadle assembly. Be sure the safety tabs on the upper inside of the rear cover snap onto the base assembly.
Step 15. Cut the shipping zip tie from between the treadles.
Step 16. Connect the power cord to the treadle assembly. The TC200 should be plugged into a properly wired and grounded three prong outlet. If you connect the machine to an outlet with GFI, ground fault interrupt, or AFI, arc fault interrupt, the machine operation can cause the circuit to trip.
Step 17. Perform a final inspection. Make sure all the hardware is tight and the components are properly installed. Enjoy your new Bowflex TreadClimber TC200.