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FITWITHIN Posts: 26,009
11/14/13 7:25 P

Yes, I have a Bowflex TreadCclimber and I haven't had any problems with it at all. It's a great machine to have, plus it can be used in 3 different was for exercise. One is the treadmill, second as an elliptical and TreadClimber. I feel the reason that it kept breaking in the gym setting, because the amount of people using it, and just maybe it's not built for that. Just my opinion. Or maybe they needed to get a different model TreadClimber.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (252,096)
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11/14/13 6:46 P

we have that one too, Janie. I love it.

We've had it for years and had no problems. That's why I was kind of surprised about the all the problems with the Tread Climbers at the Y. Of course, the regular Bowflex has no motorized parts, so it doesn't have as much that CAN go wrong.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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11/14/13 3:29 P

We had them at my gym as well but they couldn't get regular maintenance done on them, so they got rid of them. If you order one make sure you check the warranty and who can fix it in your area...get that in writing.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (588,471)
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11/13/13 10:16 P

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I don't have a treadmill from bowflex, but I do have a regular bowflex machine for the entire body.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
11/13/13 9:10 P

I don't-things like that don't motivate me

LKS2GAB2 SparkPoints: (37,765)
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11/13/13 8:26 P

I bought one quite a few years ago because I had used it at the gym and loved it. I still love it today. I like that I can use it with independent treads which makes it a lot harder work out than a regular treadmill. You can also lock the treads so that it works like a regular treadmill which is great for when my back hurts, or in this case have a broken arm but am still able to exercise.

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11/13/13 2:24 P

they had 2 at the YMCA - I loved them, BUT

they were the least popular cardio machines, and they were the ones that broke down the fastest. The Y got rid of both machines because replacement parts were not available.

I'd love to have one, but no way am I paying that kind of $ for something that didn't last very long at all

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,535
11/13/13 2:07 P

I have sort of always wanted one, but when I found out they were $1000 on sale. I gave up on that dream.

Not good for runners. You cannot run on them. I think the fastest it will go is 5 MPH. Which is fine for me. Not for one of my family members that runs regularly and can run at 10 MPH or greater.

SCOOTZ42 Posts: 21
11/13/13 12:54 P

I have seen all the hype about this piece of equipment and was wondering what the true reviews are. I am interested in buying but have heard different reviews some not to good.
I am over 300 lbs so I need to know if it is solid, sturdy and will hold up to me working out on it.

Thank you

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