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A New Way to Workout: Nautilus TreadClimber

Move over elliptical, there is a new machine in town. If you are looking for an intense but low impact workout, the Nautilus Treadclimber might just become your new favorite piece of cardio equipment. This new machine combines low-impact walking with gradual hill climbing. A mix of a treadmill, elliptical and stair-climber, all rolled into one. The end result of this three way hybridization is that you can burn calories twice as fast as walking on a treadmill while exercising at the same pace.

The machine has two separate treadmills, or treadles, one for each foot. The treadles also move up and down. Nautilus likens the experience to walking up a sand dune. The TreadClimber could be just another way to bring the beach experience home when vacation is over. The TreadClimber also reduces stress on ankles, hips and knees. To see it in action check out the video at Nautilus.

It certainly looks oddly challenging - I can't wait to try it!

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mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 8 years
We have this at my gym and first I was really intimidated by it, but then I found out that my boyfriend's 50 year old mother is a fan so I HAD to try it! It's fab! It takes a little getting used to because it's uneven but now I love to adjust the inclines. I haven't tried running on it yet but that's my next step for sure!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I'm sooo in love w/ this machine! I haven't tried it however it sounds just like what I've been wanting from a workout. I have to try this soon!
maggie1183 maggie1183 8 years
I'm really resistant to any gym equipment that requires coordination, so I was skeptical about the treadclimber. I tried it about a month ago, and seriously have not looked back since!! It really is a hard workout - I was sweating within about five minutes - and is a little hard to get used to, but the challenge is worth it. With far less impact than my previous running regimen, my legs and booty look great!! I totally, totally recommend this to everyone. For those who don't have great balance, though, make sure you hold onto the sides, because it is a bit tricky at first.
JBlondie JBlondie 8 years
You can already purchse the Nautilus Treadclimber for homes...my parents bought one about 2 years ago!
steiner9818 steiner9818 8 years
easily my favorite machine at the gym... ellipticals and treadmills bore me easily so i had been on a stairstepper kick. like a stairstepper, the slower pace gets a better burn and lets you last a lot longer on the machine (when the gym's not packed)... but unlike the stairstepper it doesn't allow you to get lazy (ie: lean on the handles) and takes a lot of focus to keep in time with the treadles... honestly, as soon as nautilus allows these for residential purchase, i'm on it
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 8 years
We have had this for a while at our gym and its a pain in the butt... you really have to get used to the way everything moves and if you lose balance easy its not for you. The workout is good it actually makes you sweat but I would rather jump on a stair stepper or a crosstrainer.
JBlondie JBlondie 8 years
My mom and dad have one of these and let me tell you....it's a hard work out!!! I run 6 days a week and by the end of my 40 min, I was dripping sweat (sorry, graphic). Your calves and thighs are sore the next day, which I like. It feels like you are walking through heavy dirt or sand. I really recommend this machine, especially for people you can't run or do high-impact aerobics! If you have anymore questions...
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
whoa i saw this last night on tv and wanted to try it right away!!! has anyone tried it out?
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 8 years
This looks great. I love the elliptical machine, but this seems to take it to a completely different level. If it burns more calories I'd be willing to give it a go at least once!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
This looks great! I am so ready for a change in my routine and this would be perfect--and challenging.
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 8 years
looks like a challenge but i wldnt mind workin on this in the mornings- threadmills can get dull.
millarci millarci 8 years
That looks awesome! I've been using the arc trainer and treadmill for years, so this would be a nice change of pace. I hope they put it in my fitness center one day!
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