Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I try out the TreadClimber in my area?
TreadClimber® cardio machines are not available through retail stores. We do have several resources that will hopefully answer any questions you may have:
- An introductory video showing the machine in use and inspiring success stories
- A free, information kit
- An active Facebook community of TreadClimber® owners and shoppers
Of course you can always contact us if you have any questions. Also, keep in mind that if you're not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you may contact our Customer Care department at (800) 605-3369 within six weeks of delivery for a full refund of your purchase price (excluding return shipping and handling). See return policy.
Is the TreadClimber appropriate for someone with my medical condition?
The TreadClimber is a very popular machine, largely because it is designed to be very low impact. However, your experience is unique, so we cannot determine whether or not the machine would be right for you. We highly recommend that you consult with your doctor about your particular exercise needs.
How does a treadmill compare to a TreadClimber® cardio machine?
Both can be utilized for walking workouts, but there are key differences that give TreadClimber machines a distinct advantage. A treadmill has only one moving belt while the TreadClimber has two independent treadles. The unique motion of the treadles provides several benefits by combining the motions of a treadmill, a stepper, and an elliptical. It not only burns more calories than walking on a treadmill at the same speed, but also creates a smooth low-impact motion. As you step forward and up, the treadles rise to meet your feet with every step. This significantly reduces impact to your joints. It's the ultimate combination of calorie burn and comfort!
How easy is it to assemble? Is there a service that can do it for me?
Most people are able to assemble their TreadClimber with the assistance of the detailed assembly manual and supplemental assembly videos. However, we encourage you to take a look at the online manual (TC20, TC10) to make sure it's something you would be comfortable with. We do offer an increasingly popular In-Home Assembly service that you can add to your order during checkout. Please see the In-Home Assembly link on the product page (TC20, TC10) to check on pricing and availability in your area.
If I finance my purchase, what are the monthly payments?
We have a couple financing partners and the easiest way to get a quote is to give us a call at (800) 436-7114.
What are the dimensions of the TreadClimber?
Where do I direct questions about my Bowflex™ or Nautilus™ Credit Card?
Your Bowflex™ or Nautilus™ Credit Card is issued by one of three lenders:
- For information about cards issued by Synchrony Bank (formerly GE Capital Retail Bank), please call (866) 396-8254, or access your account online.
- For information about cards issued by HELPCard, please call (800) 935-3368 ext 475.
How can I check on the status of my order?
You may check the status of your order on the order status page.
When your order ships you will receive an email with tracking information from our carrier.
Occasionally, tracking information will show that your package has been delivered, but you haven't received it. If you don't receive the package within the next few business days:
- See if someone else accepted delivery.
- Look around the delivery location.
- Look for a notice of attempted delivery.
- Contact the carrier as noted in your shipping confirmation email.
Is there a minimum ceiling height?
TC20 model: At their highest point, the treadles are 17 inches from the floor (43 cm). Add that to your height, plus a couple inches for comfortable clearance, to calculate your minimum ceiling height.
TC10 model: At their highest point, the treadles are 14 inches from the floor (35 cm). Add that to your height, plus a couple inches for comfortable clearance, to calculate your minimum ceiling height.
What is the maximum user weight?
All TreadClimber models are tested to ensure safe operation for users up to 300 lbs. The warranty does not cover use of the machine by users greater than 300 lbs.
How quiet is the TreadClimber?
The TreadClimber itself is a relatively quiet machine. Most of the noise is generated by the walking motion of the user. In practical terms, you should still be able to carry on a conversation in the room, listen to music, hear your phone ring, etc.
What kind of floor can I place the TreadClimber on?
The machine should be placed on a clean, hard, level surface. Carpeted flooring is fine. Regardless of the type of flooring, we strongly recommend using one of our machine mats to protect your floor.
Do the treadles go up and down on their own?
No, the up-and-down climbing motion is dictated by the user's stride and pace.
TC5 model: How do the belts move without a motor?
The movement of the belts is generated by the user's own power and momentum.
Does the TreadClimber fold up for storage?
While it does not fold up, the footprint of the TreadClimber is not much larger than a folded up treadmill. Built-in transport wheels also make it easier to move your TreadClimber around.
Can you run on the TreadClimber?
No, the TreadClimber is not designed for running. It is designed to provide an extremely effective workout while walking.
Can the treadles be locked together so you can use the TreadClimber like a treadmill?
No, the treadles do not lock together because that would limit the effectiveness of the workout.
Where is the serial number on my TreadClimber?
To locate the serial number on your TreadClimber, look underneath the left treadle. You will see it on the crossbar piece, next to the left upright. The serial number will be on a sticker and it will consist of a long series of numbers with several letters in the middle.
Should you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.