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Model Number: CR050

Bowflex® TreadClimber® TC5

Breakthrough Design means Lowest Price Ever!

Thanks to a new motor-free design, we found a way to deliver a powerful walking workout, similar to our other models, and pass the savings on to you! This "green" TreadClimber® machine is not only the most affordable and space saving model we've ever offered, its unique Step 'N Go technology makes plugs and cords a thing of the past. All you do is WALK, and the TC5's console comes to life! Now every room in your home is the perfect place to get an incredible, calorie-burning workout at our lowest price ever.

Have questions about the TC5? See the Q&A or give us a call!

List Price: $1,199.00
Our Price: $999.00
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Product Features

  • 4 Electronic Functions - Speed, Distance, Time, and Calories
  • LCD display screen for workout tracking
  • 4.5 mph max readout speed
  • Most compact and convenient TreadClimber® design that fits easily in any home
  • Quiet, motorless operation
  • Covered by the Bowflex® Worry-Free warranty – 1 year coverage for entire machine
  • Backed by a Bowflex® 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Some assembly required
  • Includes Bowflex® weight loss guide
Performance Features
Speed Range 0 - 4.5 mph (0 - 7.2 kph)
Display Features
Electronic Functions 4 functions: Speed, Distance, Time, and Calories
Display Screens Workout results toggle on display screens for tracking
Wireless Heart Rate Monitor --
Goal-Oriented Technology --
Personalized Profiles --
Quick Start Feature Display monitor turns on as soon as you start workout
Calories Burned Indicator Shows total calories burned
Climb Indicator Tracks your distance in miles
Ergonomic Console Provides easy access to water bottles, magazines, etc.
Details and Warranty
Warranty 1 Year – Covers entire machine
Transport Wheels Moves easily with transport wheels
Dimensions 43.1" L x 27" W x 52.8" H (109 x 69 x 134 cm)
Minimum Ceiling Height At their highest point, the treadles are 17 inches from the floor (43 cm). Add that to your height, plus a couple of inches for comfortable clearance, to calculate your minimum ceiling height.
Machine Weight 163 lbs (74 kg)
Maximum Capacity 300 lbs (136 kg)

3-in-1 TreadClimber® technology trims your workout time and delivers faster results—guaranteed.

The TreadClimber® machine is a unique breakthrough in the fitness industry. It combines the actions of the three most effective cardio machines into one:

  1. TREADMILL: Splitting the treadle into two separate belts, the TreadClimber® machine delivers the walking, jogging and running action of a treadmill—and goes a step further. In addition to your legs and glutes, it engages the core muscles that help maintain your balance.
  2. STAIR CLIMBER: The pumping action of the separate treadles replicates the highly effective aerobic exertion of stepping.
  3. ELLIPTICAL: As the TreadClimber® machine's treadles rise to meet your stride, the impact on your joints is reduced, so you enjoy the same smooth, ergonomic motion of the best elliptical machines.

The efficient and easy TreadClimber® machine gives you the ultimate cardio workout—and all you do is WALK™.

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Treadmill
Stair Climber
Stair Climber
Elliptical
Elliptical
6 Weeks Fitness Results Guarantee
We stand behind our TreadClimber® home fitness machines for the simple reason that they're proven to work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Just purchase your machine and workout for up to six weeks. If you're not 100% satisfied with the results, simply contact our Customer Service department at (800) 436-7114 for a Return Merchandise Authorization number. Then return it, including any accessories, in its original condition and packaging, and receive a full refund, less shipping and handling and assembly fees. Item must be received no later than 2 weeks after your return authorization is given.

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Contiguous US $199.99 2-10 business days*
Hawaii/Alaska $499.99 2-10 business days*

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Ground delivery is standard for this item. Assembly is not included.

*Approved payment must be received for orders to be processed. Credit card (Bowflex™ Credit Card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) payments are generally approved the same day. Online financing applications may require additional processing time. Check orders require payment to be received and verified by Nautilus, Inc. prior to being approved. Delivery timing depends on receipt and approval of payments by Nautilus, Inc. and individual product availability.

 

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Items ordered together might not ship at the same time; your credit card or account will be billed only for what is shipped. Delivery for some items may only be available within the 48 contiguous United States. Delivery is not available to P.O. Boxes, APO/FPO addresses, U.S. territories or international destinations. Inclement weather may cause unforeseen delays in shipping.

All shipping & handling charges are subject to change without notice.

If you have any questions about delivery in your area or need advice regarding assembly of a product, please call our Customer Service department at (800) 605-3369.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Bowflex TreadClimber TC5
 
3.9

(based on 803 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (262)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (356)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (36)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sturdy base (582)
  • Easy to use (555)
  • Operates smoothly (452)
  • Quiet (271)
  • Easy to store (248)

Cons

  • Noisy (238)
  • Difficult to use (125)
  • Hard to store (95)
  • Wobbles under use (61)
  • Hard to assemble (8)

Best Uses

  • General fitness (598)
  • Weight loss (540)
  • Low impact exercise (509)
  • Distance / endurance (326)
  • Strength training (217)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (485), Rarely work out (179), Gym rat (96), Enthusiast (28), Competitive athlete (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (727), Yes (73)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I've always wanted one

I purposely waited this long to leave my review to make sure I could give one that was as complete as possible. When I first got my TC5 I had some difficulties for which...Read complete review

I purposely waited this long to leave my review to make sure I could give one that was as complete as possible. When I first got my TC5 I had some difficulties for which I turned to previous reviews to find they were fairly common. I'll try to address these in my review.

Part I: Ordering and Delivery. I first ordered my TC5 back in May. I paid outright with no financing. Please be aware if you choose this method, Nautalis puts an initial hold on the funds, which is later released because processing can take up to two weeks (and did for me); this means you will have to watch your spending as they don't charge you until the product ships. Once the product did ship, it got here in a matter of days despite me living in Hawaii, which I was very happy about. It arrived in early June.

Part II: Assembly. Like many have pointed out in their own reviews, assembly is not a one person job. It *can* be done by just one person, but will be much harder and a workout in itself. You will do a lot of heavy lifting and wiggling, so be sure to ask a strong sturdy friend for help. The wheels are on the back of the machine, which makes it hard to relocate. Be sure of where you want to put it and assemble as close to this location as possible.

Part III: Use. I've always wanted a Treadclimber, since they first came out over a decade ago, but could never afford one. I didn't qualify for financing, but I am so happy I made this investment. A lot of people have compared this to walking in sand, but I think it's more like constant uphill hiking. The first week I could only do 5-10 minutes at a time. It took me a couple of weeks to build up my muscles and endurance, and now (some 7 weeks later) I am able to do 20-30 minutes at a time, several days a week. My usual routine is 20 minutes in the morning and 20 in the late afternoon, but I try to do at least 10 minutes a day, every day of the week. Ten minutes gets me up to a good sweat. Something else I'd like people to take notice of in it's use is how low impact this machine really is. Somehow I hurt my foot the other day and my heel is too tender to even walk on normally. Yet I'm still able to get up and do my 20 minutes with no pain in my foot. I can't walk regularly, but I can still exercise and I love it!

Part IV: Results. I read somewhere that the best results come in the first six weeks of using the TC5. I didn't see much in the way of results in my first six weeks to no fault of Bowflex or the TC5; my lack of results was due to not following the instructed regimen or provided diet plan. However, since I began using the TC5 regularly (the past two weeks with the above stated routine) I have lost about two pounds a week, which I am very happy with considering I didn't change my diet much.

Part V: Issues. One issue I notice several people having is with noise. When I first started using the TC5, it did make quite a bit of noise but as time went on and my muscles started toning, the noise level went down. In my personal experience, if you are properly aligned (back straight, core tight, shoulders back, chest out) the TC5 makes minimal noise. The worst part of it now comes from the back rollers which start to creak after 5-10 minutes. Another issure I noticed is with the tread bands sliding to the side during use. This can be adjusted by tightening/loosening the 'screws' (I'm not sure what to call them...) at the top of the treadles. There are four in total, two on each treadle, that need to be adjusted with an Alan wrench (included). Trial and error is really the only way to go with this one. I've got mine balanced well enough that the treads slide a little, but don't scrape the sides anymore. You will notice deterioration on the outsides of the treadles unless you balance them correctly and this can happen fairly quickly. Balancing the top rollers will also help reduce the noise level.

Part VI: Anything else. The TC5 is a non-electric model, so you set the pace instantly. I like this because if I suddenly get tired I don't have to adjust anything, I just walk slower. If I feel more energized I simply walk faster and track my speed and progress on the battery-operated screen. I am very happy with my purchase and excited to continue on my fitness journey.

The one suggestion I have that I think would make this machine that much better is to put the wheels on the front end instead of the back end so people can use leverage to easily move it around. It is a very heavy piece of equipment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It does give you a workout.

I was sweating and feeling the burn in my legs after a few minutes on the machine, and that is exactly why I bought it. So, in that regard, it works exactly as...Read complete review

I was sweating and feeling the burn in my legs after a few minutes on the machine, and that is exactly why I bought it. So, in that regard, it works exactly as it should.
On the down side, unless you pay to have it assembled for you, the machine was very difficult to put together. The plastic covers did not fit well together nor did the pre-drilled holes in them match up with the holes in the metal parts, so putting the screws in were difficult. Also, every time I turn on the fan or some other electronics in the same room, the machine's tracker beeps, which is odd to me because it runs on batteries and isn't connected to anything.
Bottom line, I don't feel the machine is worth the amount I paid for it, but I do believe that anyone serious about losing weight or getting into shape can do so with this machine.

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3.0

Engineering could be better

By Leon

from Washington

About Me Rarely Work Out

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Sturdy Base

Cons

  • Treadle Belts Drift Easy

Best Uses

  • Low Impact Exercise
  • Weight Loss

Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

Treadle belts drift and do not stay centered even after doing adjustments as recommended by the owners manual. The belts began to fray as a result of this within a few days of use. I've read other reviews of the TC5 with similar complaints and it appears this is due to design deficiency. Most people do not have strides that push straight back as the treadles are aligned. People naturally push off of their foot towards the outside of the body. Some strides are more extreme than others in this regard but the result of this is that the belts are pushed outward as there is nothing to prevent that movement of the belt. The result is the fraying of the belt. Other than this I am happy with the product and its performance.

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3.0

its good

By Aci

from Burton, Mi

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • I Have More Energy
  • It Works Great

Cons

  • The Display Works Some
  • The Treads Ravel Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

    it works well, except the display works when it wishes too....and the treads are raveling quickly. The good burn i feel comes from the machine though.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Love it

    By None

    from Smyrna, Tennessee

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Sturdy Base

    Cons

    • A little noisy

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • General Fitness
    • Low Impact Exercise
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

    I am trying to get into better shape, and lose weight. The tread climber 5 has been challenging, and what I need to get on track. I am gradually working toward 30 minutes 3-4 times a week. I can already see benefits! I am enjoying using it, and enjoying the feelings of accomplishment!

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    • No

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    5.0

    bought this for my husband, and its work

    By gordy

    from fl.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      my husband had open heart surgery, and had a ruff go of it. gained weight, and out of shape, thought this machine could help, he always exercised in the past, but found it hard to lose this time, we will be married 48 yrs, this summer, and I want him around for years to come, and he is using machine and getting better each day. GREAT PURCHASE for us.
      jan

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      4.0

      What a workout!

      By Beachtaz

      from Victoria, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Store
      • Easy To Use
      • Operates Smoothly
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

      • Just A Little Bit Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • General Fitness
      • Low Impact Exercise
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      LOVE the Treadclimber! Great workout.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great work out!

      By Backyard King

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good value
      • Operates Smoothly
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness
      • Low Impact Exercise
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      online video for assembly was real helpful, it took about 40 minutes to put together but the first workout was amazing! could only do 5 minutes but after 3 weeks I am up to 30 minutes. The only drawback is that it's a bit noisy; my machine started squeaking very loudly but used the lubricant included with the machine and it's back to its regular noise which, again, is a bit noisy. Overall I am happy with the machine and so is my wife who is the main user.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Nice piece of equipment, but not for me

      By Judy

      from Amarillo, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Piece Of Equipment
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Hard To Store

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness
      • Strength Training

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      I have two knee replacements, so the TC5 was probably not the best choice for me. The equipment is very nice and I can see where an athlete or younger person would do very well with it. If I'd purchased the motorized model, it would have probably worked quite well for what I wanted.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Too challenging for the average person.

      By Darlene

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Operates Smoothly
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness
      • Low Impact Exercise

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      The website should have been more specific about how challenging this machine is to use for the average person.
      You really have to be already physically fit to even begin to get a 30 minute workout on this machine.

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      4.0

      takes alot more energy than expected

      By what?

      from LA

      About Me Rarely Work Out

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Operates Smoothly
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Low Impact Exercise

        Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

        i use it daily for about 10 min

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        • No

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        5.0

        Compact and effective

        By RAK gym rat

        from Baker City, OR

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Operates Smoothly
        • Quiet
        • Sturdy Base

        Cons

        • Minimal Display
        • No Programs To Choose

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • General Fitness
        • Low Impact Exercise
        • Weight Loss

        Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

        Set it up in a location so you can pass your time watching TV or gazing out a window, because this machine is quiet enough to watch TV while you climb your way to fitness.

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        • Q:

          Is the handle height adjustable?
          Asked on 5/3/2015 by Aunt Devora from Abilene, TX

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Hi Devora! No, I am sorry, but the handles on the TC5 TreadClimber are fixed and are not adjustable for height.

            Answered on 5/4/2015 by Shawna from Nautilus Customer Care
        • Q:

          does the tc5 have a heart rate monitor clip like the tc20
          Asked on 5/2/2015 by valroy from Fl

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Hi Valroy! No, I'm sorry, but the TC5 TreadClimber is not equipped to monitor your heart rate function. It provides statistics for speed, time, distance and calories only.

            Answered on 5/4/2015 by Shawna from Nautilus Customer Care
        • Q:

          Hello,

          I love to run every day but my knees are starting to really hurt from the impact, do you think I would get the same work out and feeling on the treadclimber? I did try to use an elliptical trainer but it hurt my knees worse so I am hoping I can find a cardio machine that I can enjoy without the pain. Please let me know what product you have that might be best for me.

          Thank you!
          Tricia
          Asked on 4/12/2015 by Tricia from West Kelowna, BC

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Hi Tricia! We highly recommend that you check with your doctor regarding your particular exercise needs. The Bowflex TC5 TreadClimber is a very popular machine, largely because it is designed to be very low impact. However, your experience is subjective, so we cannot determine whether or not the machine would be right for you. We highly recommend seeking professional assistance before making any decisions regarding a purchase.

            Answered on 4/15/2015 by Shawna from Nautilus Customer Care
        • Q:

          Hi, just received and assembled my TC5; love it! Seems a bit "jumpy" though in the walking process; thinking it needs lubrication. I have the lubrication that was sent, and am looking for further details/video on exactly how to apply it. Thanks!
          Asked on 4/1/2015 by Joanne

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Hi Joanne. We do not have any videos showing how to apply the silicone lubricant. If you have the Lube n Walk kit, there are instructions included there on how to apply it to the deck(s), Otherwise, please call Customer Care at 1-800-605-3369 when you can be with your machine and we will be happy to walk you through the lubrication process over the telephone. Our call center hours of operation are 6 am - 5 pm M-F, Pacific Time.

            Answered on 4/2/2015 by Shawna from Nautilus Customer Care
        • Q:

          If i bought this product will your team put it together for me ?
          Asked on 3/26/2015 by Newfie from Kingston ontario canada

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            In home assembly for the TC5 TreadClimber is a service available for sale throughout the continental United States and most major metropolitan areas of Canada. If you purchase the assembly service with your machine, or even after it has been received, yes, our contracted team of assemblers will set up the machine for you.

            Answered on 3/27/2015 by Shawna from Nautilus Customer Care
        • Q:

          Can the belt pressure be adjusted so it is not so hard to push down? I am only 5 feet tall and my strides are not long enough to push down that hard and keep up with the stride I feel like I am going to fall off.
          Asked on 3/26/2015 by robin

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Hi Robin. If the walking belts on your TC5 are too tight, it can make it more difficult to push down on the treadles. However, to ensure that there isn't some other underlying cause that is making it too difficult, please call our Customer Care department at 1-800-605-3369 when you can be with your machine to troubleshoot. Our call center hours of operation are 6 am - 5 pm M-F Pacific Time, and any of our Customer Care agents will be happy to assist you further.

            Answered on 3/27/2015 by Shawna from Nautilus Customer Care
        • Q:

          When using my T5C I have no control of the rate of speed. Seems like when I start walking, the speed increases and i am unabe to keep up. Is there any way to adjust the tension so I can walk slower, ie. the belt rotates slower?
          Asked on 3/24/2015 by Terry

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            There is no way to control the speed on the TC5; it is determined entirely by you. Check to make sure that the belts aren't too loose. You should only be able to lift the belt about an inch. Thank you.

            Answered on 3/25/2015 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          i can do 2 mins., will it get easier or is there something wrong with the tredles, very hard to push down
          Asked on 3/18/2015 by sammy from MO

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            The TC5 is a very hard workout and it should get easier the more you use it. Thank you.

            Answered on 3/25/2015 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          My drive belt came off while I was walking on the TC5. How can I get it back on there easily? It won't stretch over far enough to slip the bolt on. Do you have a video on this?
          Asked on 3/14/2015 by TC5 Native

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Hi, it sounds like we need to do some troubleshooting with you. Please call Customer Care when you are by the machine so we can help. Our number is 800-605-3369 and our hours of operation are Mon - Fri, 6 am to 5 pm, PST. Thank you.

            Answered on 3/18/2015 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          I'd like to put this in a finished basement with a low ceiling, How much height will this add? I'm 6' tall & was wondering how high the ceiling would have to be. Thank you!
          Asked on 3/13/2015 by Shawn from NY

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            At their highest point, the treadles are 17 inches from the floor (43 cm). Add that to your height, plus a couple of inches for comfortable clearance, to calculate your minimum ceiling height.

            Answered on 3/18/2015 by Anonymous
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