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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
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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 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™.

Treadmill
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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Shipping Information for Bowflex® TreadClimber® TC5

Shipping Charges Per Address

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

Standard Delivery Standard Delivery

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.

 

General Shipping Information

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.

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Bowflex TreadClimber TC5
 
3.9

(based on 732 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (238)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (330)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (35)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sturdy base (532)
  • Easy to use (508)
  • Operates smoothly (412)
  • Quiet (246)
  • Easy to store (229)

Cons

  • Noisy (223)
  • Difficult to use (115)
  • Hard to store (86)
  • Wobbles under use (55)
  • Hard to assemble (8)

Best Uses

  • General fitness (548)
  • Weight loss (494)
  • Low impact exercise (460)
  • Distance / endurance (304)
  • Strength training (203)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (443), Rarely work out (165), Gym rat (86), Enthusiast (24), Competitive athlete (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (668), Yes (61)

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

 

Dont be Fooled

Okay so I used to live at the gym but my schedule changed and so I thought this would be the best way to get a good workout in from home. Big mistake. There...Read complete review

Okay so I used to live at the gym but my schedule changed and so I thought this would be the best way to get a good workout in from home. Big mistake. There are numerous problems with this machine. I was moving so I waited over 6 weeks to put together and I was over my return period or I would have returned it in a heartbeat. The display never has worked but the big problem is with NO MOTOR this is so difficult to use it knocks like your hitting the bottom because there is no hydraulic system it is bearings only. NO MOTOR so keeping the rythm very difficult you might as well march in place. It is not fun I know workouts aren't supposed to be fun but they aren't supposed to feel impossible either. Something is just not right in my opinion with the design. As a single parent money is tight and this is very unfortunate for me. If your goinf to buy I would suggest the motor model or something else not this!!

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4.0

"It is definately a workout!"

By Sandy the new user

from Little River, SC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Operates Smoothly
  • Quiet
  • Sturdy Base

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Fitness
    • Low Impact Exercise
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

    Without the motor it is a hard workout when you first begin to use the machine but each day it seems to become easier. Definitely better then a treadmill!

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    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Mixed review

    By Turbo

    from Yakima, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Challenging Workout
    • Time Saver

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • General Fitness
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

    I like the convenience of having the TreadClimber in my own home. It is a little more noisy than I expected, and the instructions to put it together were not complete in hooking up the monitor. Once i had it put together correctly, I was excited to begin getting into a routine. The workouts are more challenging than I thought, so I have worked up to 12 minutes at a time. I like that there is no electrical outlet needed.

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    • No

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    4.0

    GOOD WORKOUT!

    By POPPY

    from WEST BLOOMFIELD MICHIGAN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Operates Smoothly
    • Sturdy Base

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

    It is more difficult to operate than the commercials imply. It will require time to use as an aerobic trainer.

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    • No

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    4.0

    It's been Great

    By Kathie

    from Jacksonville FL

    About Me Rarely Work Out

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Operates Smoothly
    • Sturdy Base

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness
      • Low Impact Exercise
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      I have gotten started, at the moment I can only do 5 minutes at a time, but that is better than the 3 a week ago. The TC5 is a little hard to get started on but once you do it is a WOW !

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      • No

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      5.0

      Look forward to working out

      By Bobbie

      from Small town, Vermont

      About Me Rarely Work Out

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Operates Smoothly
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

      • Difficult To Move
      • Heavy To Move

      Best Uses

      • General Fitness
      • Low Impact Exercise
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      I use the tread climber 40 min a day/ 6 days a week. It is a great work out without hurting and I actually look forward to using it!The only issue- was the tread belts began raveling when I first started using it. I called customer service and they took care of it and sent me new belts and replacement instructions.
      This is a perfect time for me to catch up on TV shows and watch movies and it make the time go by fast. Love,love the Tread climber!

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      • No

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      3.0

      ok product

      By ladyhawk

      from memphis tn

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Store
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      tread a little jerky but good work out

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      • No

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      5.0

      Just what I wanted in a workout machine.

      By xrunner

      from McCormick, SC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • No Motor To Wear Out
      • Operates Smoothly
      • Quiet
      • Sturdy Base

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

        Bought right before I had back surgery. Didn't get to use for awhile. Wanted something that was low impact I could use at home. It is wonderful and is exactly what I wanted. It is challenging for me and gives me a good work out.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Quiet and intense workout!

        By Scarlette a happy wife

        from Yuma AZ

        About Me Rarely Work Out

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Haven't Found One Yet

        Best Uses

        • Improve My Overall Health

        Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

        Am homebound since my husbands stroke this will keep me healthy for the both of us. Use it daily in small amounts to increase my endurance and still provide care for us both. The best of both worlds exercise and happiness. No negative comments, to report.

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        • No

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        4.0

        good things

        By linda

        from lasvegas nv

        About Me Rarely Work Out

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

        need therapy and lose weight. mostly for knee therapy

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        • No

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        5.0

        Lovin' It!

        By GettingInShapeInDenver

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Operates Smoothly
        • Sturdy Base

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Fitness
          • Low Impact Exercise
          • Weight Loss

          Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

          So happy that I paid to get it assembled - much quicker than I could have done on my own and the the person who installed it showed me the ins and outs of how to use this since it is powered by your own body. Great workout - feel it immediately. I highly recommend it!

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          • No

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          • Q:

            What happens after I purchase it and decide that I don't like it? How does it get shipped back?
            Asked on 10/27/2014 by none

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              In the event you decide to return your TC5 TreadClimber, you would contact our Customer Care department to obtain a Return Authorization. You would receive a full refund of the purchase price for the machine, less shipping, either outbound to you or back to us. In other words, return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.

              Answered on 10/28/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            I am 4' 11". Would this machine be to tall for me to use comfortably?
            Asked on 10/21/2014 by desta from Apple Valley, MN

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Hi Desta! There isn't a minimum height requirement for using the Bowflex TC5 TreadClimber so yes, there should not be a reason why you couldn't use this machine.

              Answered on 10/23/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            I noticed on the TC20 it helps with triceps and abs. will I get the same results with a TC 5?
            Asked on 10/20/2014 by Rita at a loss from Horsham, PA

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Hi Rita! You will get the same type of workout with the TC5 as you will with the TC20. You have the potential to get an even better workout on the TC5 in some cases because it is manually operated rather than motor-driven, so the user must expend more energy on the TC5 to use the machine than you do on the TC20.

              Answered on 10/21/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            I have bad knees. I can barely tolerate 5 minutes on an elliptical. How would the TreadClimber affect my knees compared to the elliptical?
            Asked on 10/4/2014 by GiGi from Hickory NC

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Hi GiGi! 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 10/6/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Will it come with an attachment clip that you clip on to your shirt to avoid getting hurt? Because I know treadmills will have them.
            Asked on 10/2/2014 by Mindy from Aurora Co

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Mindy! No, the TC5 TreadClimber doesn't come with a safety key/tether. The TC5 is a manually operated machine, so if you stop walking on it, the belts stop automatically.

              Answered on 10/2/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Can you change the angle of the treads, like make it a steeper walk?
            Asked on 9/19/2014 by Angel from United States

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Hi Angel! No, I'm sorry, but the angle of the treadles on all of our current models of TreadClimber, including the TC5, are fixed at around a 12% incline.

              Answered on 9/22/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            How much does the TC5 weight? Jeff, Florida
            Asked on 9/15/2014 by Jeff from Ocala Fl

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Jeff! The assembled weight of the TreadClimber TC5 is 163lbs.

              Answered on 9/18/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Do you have refurbished tc5's....
            Asked on 9/12/2014 by jeff

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Hi Jeff! I am sorry, but Nautilus is not equipped to inspect, repair or refurbish and resell equipment that has been sold, used and returned. Because of this, any items that have been previously used are not resold. You may be able to locate a retailer in your area that provides items of this nature.

              Answered on 9/17/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Hello
            I see that none of the tread climbers fold up for storage...can we look forward to this model maybe having that feature in the future?? We have 5 kids and limited space and would like to be able to store it when not in use...
            Thank you!
            Asked on 9/8/2014 by Roxana from Tampa

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              While it does not fold up, the footprint of the TreadClimber is not much larger than a folded up treadmill. For this reason, our TreadClimbers have never needed this feature. We do appreciate your feedback, as we are always trying to find out what would make the machine easier to use!

              Answered on 9/11/2014 by AH from Vancouver, WA
          • Q:

            How difficult is the setup do tools needed come with the delivery price?
            Asked on 9/4/2014 by jeff from virginia

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