The Latest Incline Trainer Reviews
High Incline trainers are a new take on the traditional treadmill – with some amazing benefits. You can burn from 3 – 5 times the calories on these machines vs. a regular treadmill – so you lose weight very fast.
Plus some of them offer high inclines – and declines as well, adding a new dimension to your training.
And with more incline trainers on the market every year, prices are coming down, making these machines more affordable than they used to be.
The following are the most popular 2014 incline trainer reviews. Click on the links for more information about each trainer:
The X9i is the most popular Nordictrack incline trainer right now – and one of the best incline trainer values on the market.
You can burn up to 5 times the calories on this treadmill that goes from 0 – 40% incline. To add some crosstraining in, you also get a 6% decline.
Nordictrack has also added a longer 60 inch belt – which makes this a great treadmill for runners or taller users.
Plus it also comes with a touch-screen, full color, built-in web browser.
At 10 inches it’s one of the largest web browsers that Nordictrack makes.
So you can surf the net, read emails or watch youtube videos as you walk.
Plus it comes with iFit LIVE built-in – so you can use the iFit features (download new workouts, map out new trails to run with Googlemaps, etc.) without having to buy the iFit module.
The X11 has similar features as the X9 that help to burn calories ultra fast – 40% incline and 6% decline. It also has the full-color 10 inch web browser, wireless heart rate monitor, longer belt, iPod dock etc.
But it steps up and adds a tougher motor (4.25 vs 3.0 HP) along with a heavier machine weight and longer warranty. So it’s basically built to take longer, more intense workouts.
For most people, the X11 might be overkill. But if you want a more commercial-grade incline trainer, built to take a pounding, this is a good option.
This is the premium model in the Bowflex Treadclimber lineup – with all the bells and whistles. It has longer treadles (2 smaller treadbelts) than the other models, which makes it a great choice for taller users.
It’s also the only Treadclimber with a backlit console and heart rate monitoring to keep you in your target fat-burning zone.
The TC20 can also track and store information for 2 different users and you also get several built-in workouts to keep you challenged.
While it’s not the cheapest incline trainer on the market, if you want a top of the line Treadclimber, this one is it.
According to Bowflex, this is their most popular Treadclimber model. And it’s also the most affordable motorized Treadclimber as well, replacing the older TC5000 model.
It comes with a rear step platform that isn’t included in the TC5 – which makes it easier to get on and off the machine. The console is fairly simple and not backlit. But it does have 4 separate windows to show your workouts stats at the same time.
The TC10 can track the stats for 1 user and also comes with the free Bowflex weight loss program.
This is the most affordable model and the first Treadclimber for under $1000. It is non-motorized which makes it very quiet running. It works kind of like a manual treadmill where your feet power the belt.
The console is simple with 1 window toggling back and forth between your different workout stats. It’s also not backlit.
The TC5 also comes with the Bowflex weight loss program.
This is a specialized incline trainer from Proform that gives you up to 20% incline and special Boston Marathon training programs via iFit LIVE.
You also get a 6% decline to add even more crosstraining. The Boston Marathon treadmill intracts with iFit LIVE to show you scenes from the Boston Marathon and mimics the actual race on the screen.
The console is very streamlined and surprisingly does not have a heart rate hand sensor as most treadmills do. Also, be aware that you really do need to buy the iFit LIVE subscription to get full use out of this incline trainer.