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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.

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List Price: $1,199.00
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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*

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.

 

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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 775 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (255)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (344)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (36)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sturdy base (561)
  • Easy to use (539)
  • Operates smoothly (438)
  • Quiet (263)
  • Easy to store (241)

Cons

  • Noisy (232)
  • Difficult to use (119)
  • Hard to store (90)
  • Wobbles under use (59)
  • Hard to assemble (8)

Best Uses

  • General fitness (579)
  • Weight loss (523)
  • Low impact exercise (491)
  • Distance / endurance (317)
  • Strength training (212)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (467), Rarely work out (172), Gym rat (94), Enthusiast (28), Competitive athlete (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (703), Yes (69)

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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4.0

I recommend this product

By D

from Michigan

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Fitness
    • Low Impact Exercise
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

    The TC5 is relatively small, so it can fit almost anywhere. I live in an apartment, so it's nice and compact enough that it doesn't take up too much room. It's quiet, only making the noise of belts moving, which is great for an apartment setting. It's easy to use and a great workout. So far, I haven't found anything that I don't like about it. Assembly wasn't the greatest, but not too difficult either.

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    • No

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    4.0

    My Thoughts

    By No nickname

    from Bellevue, NE

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Sturdy Base

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Low Impact Exercise

    Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

    I bought this because it is 3 machines in one. Putting it together was not bad. I put the lubricant on the treadles like book said. I notice it is more noisy than I thought it would be. Don't know if it will get quieter the more I use it or not. I have checked the book to see if there was something that needed lubricating but there wasn't anything. I like it except for the high noise level.

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    • Yes

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    3.0

    Easy to use, timely assembly

    By Bek

    from Texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Sturdy Base

    Cons

    • Hard To Store
    • Timely Assembly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      The machine is good but if I had it to do over again I would have requested assembly assistance. There are a lot of parts to put together that takes time and some parts are awkward to reach and see.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      I love My TreadClimber

      By LmButler

      from Ogden,Utah

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Store
      • Easy To Use
      • Operates Smoothly

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

      I think it was a great investment

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      • No

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      5.0

      Another great Bowflex machine

      By Bob

      from Woodb

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

        Once I got the pace down it was very easy to use. Great machine.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I love it

        By Janet

        from Arkport, New York

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

          I thought it was going to be easy. I work out on my treadmill a lot. I figured that I would just jump right on and do the 30min. with no problems. The first day I made it to 10 min. . That about killed me. The second day I did 15min. Not an easy workout by any means but I love it. The best thing about it is that my knees don't ache afterward. I am so glad I bought it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good,solid workout machine

          By Flying Elvis

          from DuBois, PA

          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:

            A great tool to stay/get in running shape during the winter months or as an adjunct to running.

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            • No

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            1.0

            Very disappointed - not easy to use

            By Disappointed

            from Boca Raton, FL

            About Me Rarely Work Out

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Noisy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

              Not easy to use...hurts the knees.

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              • No

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              4.0

              I really like my Tread Climber

              By grandma

              from Fenton, MI

              About Me Rarely Work Out

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Fitness
                • Low Impact Exercise
                • Strength Training

                Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

                I start slowly to work my way up to the recommended 15 minutes at a time. I was a little concerned due to the left side of the tread fraying but after reading the owner's manual think I have solved the problem. I like that I can use the machine at my pace. I do appreciate the nonmotorized TC5

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                • No

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                3.0

                Effective but Loud

                By FitMommy

                from PA

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Noisy

                  Best Uses

                  • General Fitness
                  • Low Impact Exercise
                  • Weight Loss

                  Comments about Bowflex TreadClimber TC5:

                  I have had to get the TC5 repaired twice in my first two weeks of use. I use this product every day and it is a good workout but I haven't seen dramatic weight loss yet, but hopefully a few more weeks and it will come off. I use it about 20 minutes a day and have lost 6 pounds in two weeks...not a bad start, if you can get past the noise it's great.

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                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    What are the demensions on the TC5? I would like to know what size of an area that it will fit in a room?
                    Asked on 2/10/2015 by Glen from Keokuk, Iowa

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Glen, here are the dimensions: 43.1" L x 27" W x 52.8" H (109 x 69 x 134 cm). Thank you.

                      Answered on 2/12/2015 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    I need to move my Treadclimber to a different level in my home. How can we dis-assmeble for ease of moving?
                    Asked on 2/8/2015 by Sherry from United States

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can you run on this or any of the other TreadClimber models(TC5,10 or 20)? Or can you only walk? Also, I am 5'9" and my husband is 5'11", would we be able to use this comfortably? Thank you.
                    Asked on 2/7/2015 by puffdoggie93

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      It is not possible to run on any of our TreadClimber models because of the dual treadles. The walking surface isn't big enough on either treadle to accommodate a running pace. Also, the treadles cannot be locked to prevent them from moving up and down. The TreadClimbers are walking machines only. Based on your heights, I would recommend the TC20 as a better choice, because it has longer treadles to accommodate a longer stride.

                      Answered on 2/9/2015 by Shawna from Nautilus Customer Care
                  • Q:

                    Does the TC5 have the ability to add more resistance
                    Asked on 2/3/2015 by SB

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hello, SB! No, I'm sorry, but there isn't any way to increase the resistance on the TC5 TreadClimber.

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

                    We have had the treadclimber for about two years and now it seams to barely move when you walk on it. It will actually go up and down before the treads will actually move. I tried looking up the problem but could not find the answer.
                    Asked on 2/3/2015 by David from Bethlehem, PA

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi David. From what you've described, we would be able to best help you by speaking with you by telephone when you can be with your machine and have some time to troubleshoot. This way we can identify the cause of the problem and provide you with a resolution. Please call Customer Care at 1-800-605-3369 for further assistance. Our call center hours of operation are 6 am - 5 pm M-F, Pacific Time.

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

                    Is there a telephone number or email we can contact to arrange for our new Bowflex to be put together?

                    Thanks,

                    Susan
                    Asked on 2/3/2015 by Susan from United States

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Susan! Yes, Nautilus does offer in home assembly services for the Bowflex TC5 TreadClimber. Please call Customer Care at 1-800-605-3369 to obtain a price quote or place an order for the assembly. If you've already purchased the assembly service and need to speak with the assembly company directly, we can address this as well when you call in. Our call center hours of operation are 6 am - 5 pm M-F, Pacific Time.

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

                    I'm 5'11" and my husband is 6'2". Would this treadclimber be ok or would you recommend another one?
                    Asked on 1/31/2015 by Nancy

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Nancy! Function-wise, the machine should work for the both of you. However, the determining factor will be how long your husband's stride is. The length of the treadles on the TC5 (and on the TC10) is 40 inches, whereas the TC20 has a longer treadle length at 44 inches, allowing it to accommodate a longer stride.

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

                    I saw on the internet that the TC10 not only works legs and thighs but helps with working your core as well, is this also true for the TC5? Or does it only focus on the legs and thighs?
                    Asked on 1/30/2015 by D

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi! All of our TreadClimbers will work your core. Thank you.

                      Answered on 1/30/2015 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    how much does the TC5 weigh?
                    Asked on 1/29/2015 by none

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      The TC5 weighs 163 lbs (74 kg). Thank you.

                      Answered on 1/30/2015 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    Hello, I am interested in the Tc5 self-motorized model because I'm seeking a similarly "natural " feel to self generated, very slow walking outdoors. My one concern is the amount of strength required to generate and maintain a particular speed. Due to my weak core muscles, I'll need to begin very very slow to start until my core strength increases. Will the TC5 be too difficult to generate without forcing myself out of alignment? Or, can I self generate, keeping my core intact taking slow small steps? Thanks so much - I'm optimistic about your product. Also if I have to upgrade at your recommendation to the motorized product, how much more space does it take up?
                    Asked on 1/29/2015 by Amy from 91302

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Amy! The best way to get this answered it to call either our Sales Team or Customer Care. The Sales call would be no pressure. Sales number is 800-250-7762 and Customer Care is 800-605-3369. Thank you.

                      Answered on 1/29/2015 by Anonymous
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