TreadClimber Tip: How to Work Your Way Up to 30 Minutes

Video Transcript:

Hi, I'm Tom Holland, BowFlex Fitness Advisor. This is how to work up to 30 minutes on the BowFlex TreadClimber.

Now many of you out there are just starting a fitness routine. You just bought the TreadClimber, you're all excited to use, it you get it home, you get on it, and you can't go as long as you thought you could. That's okay. And that's what we're going to talk about today. Really quickly, how to build up to 30 minutes.

So Daisy's just going to start walking. So she's going to hit start, a quick start. The great thing about the TreadClimber is you can just hit that button and go. And she's going to start walking slowly. Okay? And on a scale of 1 to 10, I would recommend you start at about a four to five intensity - so very comfortable pace. You're just getting started. Okay? No one can really start a fitness program and start doing 30 minutes, 60 minutes. That's a lot! So what I want you to do is get on, start it. You'll see she's going in a nice comfortable pace.

She's getting acclimated to it. It's a little different than a treadmill. Right? So you want to get used to that motion. The treadles - you want to feel the different feeling that that has, you want to start slowly. So I want to emphasize that over and over - start slowly. And listen, I have people tell me all the time they got the TreadClimber and they got on it, and they'll say I just got on it for four minutes or just got on it for five minutes and that's all they could do.That's awesome! That's where you start. Right? Four minutes is more - and it's four minutes more than you did yesterday. So if you can do four minutes that's great. You know what you do? You do four minutes, you get off, and you come back tomorrow and you do another four minutes. So you're going to start slowly; you're going to build up.

Don't think that you're going to get 30 minutes or 20 minutes or even 10 minutes the first time. Most people start somewhere else and you should too. So what I want you to do is: start the TreadClimber, get on it, get used to it. It takes some time to get that different feeling. That's the great thing - the TreadClimber is a little different. That's what makes it so powerful. We've taken walking and we've made it more efficient. You're going to burn more calories, that's a little more challenging. So I don't want you to get discouraged. It's different than a treadmill. Two miles per hour on a TreadClimber feels totally different than two miles per hour on a treadmill, and that's the beauty of it. So give yourself time to get stronger. Give yourself time to build up.

Keep a journal if you can. You get on day number one and you go two minutes, I want you to write down two minutes. And tomorrow I want you to come back, and I want you to try to do two minutes again. And what you're going to see is over time you get stronger. Over time you're going to get longer workouts in. You're going to feel better. You're going to get more acclimated to the motion. But you have to give it time. And you'll see again Daisy is going at a nice comfortable pace. I don't want you to start out too hard. I don't want you to go too fast. I just want you to move - that's what it's all about - is building up, feeling good about yourself, getting used to the machine. And every day if you can, you either try to hit the goal that you did the day before or add 30 seconds, add a minute... and over time (you may give yourself a full month) adding a minute or 30 seconds every day, until you build up to 30.

Give yourself time and I promise the more you use it the stronger you get. Start small, start slowly. Build up over time and I guarantee you before you know it you'll be doing 30 minutes on the TreadClimber. For more quick workouts just like this please subscribe to our channel.