Bowflex Treadmills: Take Your Run to the Next Level in the Comfort of Your Home

Posted On Feb 24, 2022 By Bowflex Insider Team

The coldest time of year in the northern hemisphere is during the month of February. If you’re someone who loves running in the great outdoors, it can be difficult to muster the interest let alone find the time when frigid temperatures hit below freezing and the sun sets at 5 p.m. Running in cold weather also calls for multiple layers of clothing, protection for your hands, ears and head, and safety gear so you can be easily seen on roadways/paths.

It’s safe to say that running outdoors in the winter calls for extra time, preparation – and motivation.

For most of us, cold weather means we are spending more time inside and are also likely feeling unmotivated to adventure into the dark, cold outside world – which can equal less exercise. Let’s face it, cuddling up on your couch with a warm cup of tea and your favorite TV show sounds much more appealing. However, the benefits of staying active especially in the cold winter months include more energy for your day-to-day activities, improved sleep, and enhanced quality of life.

Rainy weather.

In addition to impacting your physical health, the lack of daylight can also influence our mental health. Anyone can be affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) – a type of depression characterized by the changing of seasons and brought on by less sunlight. Solutions such as light therapy, practicing mindfulness, and working out can help support your emotional well-being and happiness.

While staying active is important year-round, it is especially important during the winter season.

Amid the cold, dark and rainy weather, indoor cardio machines, such as Bowflex treadmills, can help fill the gap in your outdoor workout routine and fire up your motivation. By bringing your run indoors, you have full control – you can choose the temperature, speed, incline, music, and entertainment – no excuses. Oh, and you won’t need to wear several layers of clothing.

Bowflex Treadmill 22 & Treadmill 10.

Not Your Average Treadmill

Whether you opt for the Bowflex Treadmill 10 or the Bowflex Treadmill 22, you’ll be set up for workout success in your home gym. Designed for comfort and convenience, Bowflex treadmills offer Comfort Tech™ deck cushioning for a softer landing and an extra spring in your step. An incline treadmill allows you to level up the intensity of your run or walk with an extra-wide running path that stimulates the high roads and the low ones too. On both of the Bowflex models, the motorized incline can go as high as 20% or as low as a -5% incline. Both treadmills also offer the option to track your heart rate zone by using either the heart rate contact grips or Bluetooth-enabled heart rate armband.

While treadmills typically have a large footprint and can be harder to fit in small spaces, the Bowflex SoftDrop™ folding system reduces the treadmill’s overall footprint by more than 40% when not in use.

Both treadmills are equipped with a built-in adjustable HD touchscreen (either 10” or 22” based on model) and endless workout possibilities when combined with the a JRNY membership.

A person using JRNY on a Treadmill 22 console.

Based on an initial fitness assessment, the JRNY digital fitness platform uses machine learning to create personalized workouts by curating individualized and trainer-led exercises – with new workouts added weekly. Additionally, JRNY provides access to Explore the World content, including more than 50 routes from around the world, which automatically adjust to your speed in real-time. So, if you miss running through your neighborhood, now you can take run through Amsterdam or Florence, Italy. If you’re easily bored during a workout, you can access your own entertainment subscriptions like HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ so you can stay entertained during your run, all while keeping your workout metrics on-screen. These features can also help keep you motivated, especially if seasonal affective disorder gets you down.

Not only does the JRNY experience allow for an enhanced workout with your favorite entertainment platforms, but it also assesses your fitness level, creates daily adaptive workouts that automatically adjust as you improve over time, and provides coaching and feedback that guides you through your workouts – all from the built-in touchscreen. The touchscreen also allows for the option to view workout metrics while on the treadmill or from your smartphone or tablet by downloading the JRNY app.

JRNY screen featuring dumbbell workout videos.

In addition to product-specific workouts, the JRNY digital fitness platform also provides off-product, whole-body workouts, including strength, yoga, stretch, and Pilates – all workouts are tracked and saved in your JRNY journal. These workouts vary in length and intensity and can be overlayed with JRNY Radio. Having a variety of workouts to choose from will keep you from getting bored with indoor workouts and ensure that you are taking care of both your physical and mental health.

Bowflex is currently offering a complimentary one-year JRNY membership ($149 value) – no purchase necessary.

If you’re torn between which treadmill is for you, below are highlights of the Bowflex Treadmill 22 and Bowflex Treadmill 10. You can also use the Bowflex Treadmill comparison chart to see the features of both side-by-side.

A woman using a Treadmill 22.

Bowflex Treadmill 22

  • Built-in JRNY experience and 1-year JRNY membership ($149 value) included with purchase
  • 22" immersive console
  • Adjustable HD touchscreen (Wi-Fi connection required)
  • 0 – 12 mph feature
  • -5% – 20% motorized incline
  • 22" W x 60" L running path
  • Handrail controls for speed and incline
  • Comfort Tech deck cushioning
  • SoftDrop folding system
  • Built-in fan to help you stay cool
  • Bluetooth enabled for smart devices and heart rate monitors (Heart rate armband included)
A man using a Treadmill 10.

Bowflex Treadmill 10

  • Built-in JRNY experience and one-year JRNY membership ($149 value) included with purchase
  • 10" interactive console
  • Adjustable HD touchscreen (Wi-Fi connection required)
  • 0 – 12 mph
  • -5% – 15% motorized incline
  • 22" W x 60" L running path
  • Handrail controls for speed and incline
  • Comfort Tech deck cushioning
  • SoftDrop folding system
  • Built-in fan to help you stay cool
  • Bluetooth enabled for smart devices and heart rate monitors (Heart rate armband included)

Ultimately with either treadmill, we can guarantee that you will have a successful workout and feel motivated to explore new workouts every day of the week that are 100% personalized to you – thanks to JRNY. While the cold weather can bring you down, you can still get that runner’s high running indoors on your treadmill.

Shop and compare Bowflex Treadmills.