Thank you for purchasing our product, please save these instructions. Please do not perform or attempt any
customizing, adjustments, repair or maintenance that is not described in this manual.
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the leading fitness manufacturers in the world and is backed by one of the most comprehensive warranties available.
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years to come. If not purchased direct from Spirit Fitness, the local dealership where you purchased this Stepper is your
administrator for all Spirit Fitness warranty and service needs. Their responsibility is to provide you with the technical
knowledge and service personnel to make your experience more informed and any difficulties easier to remedy.
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Important Safety Instructions
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock:
Always unplug this appliance from the electrical outlet
immediately after using and before cleaning.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons, install the Stepper on a flat level surface with access to a 110volt, 5-amp grounded outlet with only the Stepper plugged into the circuit.
Do not operate Stepper on deeply padded, plush or
shag carpet. Damage to both carpet and Stepper
may result.
Keep children away from the Stepper. There are
obvious pinch points and other caution areas that can
cause harm.
Keep hands away from all moving parts.
Never operate the Stepper if it has a damaged cord
or plug. If the Stepper is not working properly, call your
Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not operate where aerosol spray products are
being used or where oxygen is being administered.
Sparks from the motor may ignite a highly gaseous
Never drop or insert any object into any openings.
Do not use outdoors.
To disconnect, turn all controls to the off position, then
remove the plug from the outlet.
Do not attempt to use your Stepper for any purpose
other than for the purpose it is intended.
The hand pulse sensors are not medical devices.
Their purpose is to provide you with an approximate
measurement in relation to your target heart rate. Use
of a chest transmitter strap (sold separately) is a much
more accurate method of heart rate analysis. Various
factors, including the user’s movement, may affect the
accuracy of heart rate readings. The pulse sensors are
intended only as exercise aids in determining heart rate
trends in general.
Wear proper shoes. High heels, dress shoes, sandals
or bare feet are not suitable for use on your Stepper.
Quality athletic shoes are recommended to avoid
leg fatigue.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons with
reduced physical, sensory or metal capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Keep children under the age of 13 away from this
Important Electrical Instructions
NEVER remove any cover without first disconnecting AC power.
If voltage varies by ten percent (10%) or more, the performance
of your Stepper may be affected. Such conditions are not covered
under your warranty. If you suspect the voltage is low, contact your
local power company or a licensed electrician for proper testing.
NEVER expose this Stepper to rain or moisture. This product
is NOT designed for use outdoors, near a pool or spa, or in any
other high humidity environment. The operating temperature
specification is 40 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity is 95%
non-condensing (no water drops forming on surfaces).
Circuit Breakers: Some circuit breakers used in homes are not
rated for high inrush currents that can occur when a Stepper
is first turned on or even during use. If your Stepper is tripping
the house circuit breaker (even though it is the proper current
rating) but the circuit breaker on the Stepper itself does not trip,
you will need to replace the home breaker with a high inrush
type. This is not a warranty defect. This is a condition we as a
manufacture have no ability to control. This part is available through
most electrical supply stores. Examples: Grainger part # 1D237, or
available online at www.squared.com part #QO120HM.The electrical
outlet used should have a dedicated 5 amp circuit breaker.
Grounding Instructions
This product must be grounded. If the Stepper should
malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least
resistance for electric current, reducing the risk of electric shock.
This product is equipped with a cord having an equipmentgrounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate
outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with
all local codes and ordinances.
DANGER - Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are
in doubt as to whether the product is properly grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with the product if it will
not fit the outlet; have a proper outlet installed by a qualified
This product is for use on a nominal 110-volt/5 amp
dedicated circuit, and has a grounding plug that looks like the
plug illustrated below. A temporary adapter that looks like
the adapter illustrated below may be used to connect this
plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown below if a properly
grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adapter
should be used only until a properly grounded outlet,
(shown below) can be installed by a qualified electrician. The
green colored rigid ear-lug, or the like, extending from the
adapter, must be connected to a permanent ground such
as a properly grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the
adapter is used, it must be held in place by a metal screw.
Important Operation Instructions
NEVER operate this Stepper without reading and completely understanding the results of any operational change you
request from the computer.
Understand that changes in resistance do not occur immediately. Set your desired resistance level on the computer
console and release the adjustment key. The computer will obey the command gradually.
Use caution while participating in other activities while pedaling on your Stepper; such as watching television, reading,
etc. These distractions may cause you to lose balance which may result in serious injury.
Do not use excessive pressure on console control keys. They are precision set to function properly with little finger
Record Your Serial Number
Serial Number Location
Please record the serial number of this fitness product in the space provided
Serial Number:
Register Your Purchase
The self-addressed product registration card must be completed in full and returned to Spirit Fitness.
You can also go to https://www.spiritfitness.com/commercialwarrantyregistration.html under the
Support tab to register online.
1. Cut the straps, then lift the box over the unit and unpack.
2. Carefully remove all parts from the carton and inspect for any damage or missing parts.
If parts are damaged or missing, contact your dealer immediately.
3. Locate the hardware package. Remove the tools first. Remove the hardware for each
step as needed to avoid confusion. The numbers in the instructions that are in parenthesis (#) are the item number from the assembly drawing for reference.
‰‰ 13/14m/m_Wrench (116)
‰‰ 12/14m/m_Wrench (117)
‰‰ Phillips Head Screw Driver (118)
‰‰ L Allen Wrench-M8 (119)
‰‰ L Allen Wrench-M6 (120)
‰‰ 1 Main Frame
‰‰ 1 Console Mast
‰‰ 2 Console Mast Cover (Left and Right)
‰‰ 4 Handle Bar Tubing
‰‰ 4 Levelers
‰‰ 1 Rear Stabilizer
‰‰ 1 Console
‰‰ 2 Foot Pedals
‰‰ 1 Power Cord
‰‰ 2 Transport Wheels
‰‰ 1 Water Bottle Holder
‰‰ 1 Hardware Kit
1. Use L Allen Wrench (119) to remove two
3/8”x3/4”_Socket Head Cap Bolts tightening
the Side Back (17) onto the mounting plate on
the Main Frame. Take the Side Back apart and
throw the rest away.
1. Attach Rear Stabilizer with handle (11) to
mounting plate on the main frame and secure
with two 3/8” × 3-3/4”_Hex Head Bolts (78),
two Ø10 × 2T_Spring Washers (108) and 3/8”
× 23 × 2.0T_Curved Washers (106) by using
13/14mm_Wrench (116).
2. P
ull the tie on Computer Cable (2) to have
Computer Cable (31) go through the mast
from bottom and out of the mast on top. Secure
the Console Mast on the mounting plate on
the Main Frame with four 3/8” × 3/4”_Socket
Head Cap Bolts(81), four Ø10 × 2T_Spring
Washers (108) and four Ø3/8” × Ø19 × 1.5T_
Flat Washers (100) by using L Allen Wrench
3. Attach Handgrip Connecting Plate A (13) to Handgrip
Connecting Plate B of Upper Handgrip and Console Mast.
Secure with two 3/8” × UNC16 × 2” Button Head Socket
Bolts (76) and two 3/8”x23x2T Curved Washers (106) by using
13/14mm Wrench (116)..
1. Put Upper Left Handgrip(15) with orientation
of 90 degree bending at front onto Connecting
Plate B on Console Mast (2) and temporarily hold
it with a 3/8”x3/4” Hex Head Bolt (75) together
with a 3/8”x23x2T Curved Washer (106) on the
Connecting plate B (do not tighten completely).
Then insert one of Handgrip Connecting Tube
(10) to connect with Upper Left Handgrip at the
107-degree-bending end and temporarily with two
3/8” x3/4” Button Head Socket Bolts (75) with
L Allen Wrench-M6(120). Then attach the bottom
end of Handgrip Connecting Tube to the U-shape
mounting at left side of Rear Stabilizer with handle (11).
Use two 3/8” x 2-1/4”Hex Head Bolts (77) together
with two 3/8” x 19 x 1.5T Flat Washers (100), two
3/8”x23x2T Curved Washers (106) and two 3/8”
× 7TNyloc Nuts (93) to tighten by using 13/14mm
Wrench (116) and 12/14mm Wrench (117). Tighten
and secure all other bolts.
2. R
epeat process for Upper Right Handgrip(16) and the
other Handgrip Connecting Tube (10) with the same
amount of hardware on the right side.
Phillips Head Screw Driver (118).
1. M
atch Left Console Mast Cover (57) with
Right Console Mast Cover (58) on top of
left and right Chain Covers and around the
Console Mast and secure with three Ø4 × 15L_
Sheet Metal Screws by using the Phillips Head
Screw Driver (118).
4. Secure the Drink Bottle Holder on the Console Mast with two
M5 × 10m/m Phillips Head Screws (83) by using the Phillips
Head Screw Driver (118).
5. P
lug in two Ø40 × Ø80_Oval End Caps (52) with plastic hammer onto both ends of the Front Stabilizer.
2. Match Left and Right Handgrip Caps (68, 69)
together on the U-shape mounting at left side of
Rear Stabilizer with handle and use the Phillips
Head Screw Driver (118) to tighten two Phillips Head Screws (83) and secure. Match Left
and Right Handgrip Caps (68, 69) together on
U-shape mounting at right side of Rear Stabilizer
with handle and repeat the process above.
3. T
ake off the tie from the Computer Cable (31)
and plug it into the Console Assembly (30)
together with the two Handpulse Assembly (33)
cables. Place the Console on the mounting plat
of the Console Mast and secure with four M5 ×
10m/m_ Phillips Head Screws (83) by using the
Fan to keep
you cool
Large Blue-LED
Matrix Window
Ten innovative
programs offer a
variety of work-outs
Heart Rate % Profile
Message Center
Control Buttons
Convenient cargo
compartment for
keys, phone, or
MP3 player
When the A.C. power cord is connected to the Stepper, the console will automatically power up. In
stand-by mode the console display will turn off. To turn the console on press any key. When initially
powered on the console will perform an internal self-test. During this time all the lights will turn on.
When the lights go off, the Message Center will show the software version (i.e.: VER 1.0). The window
shows the distance total and total hours of use. The odometer will remain displayed for only a few
seconds then the console will go to the start up display. The dot matrix display will be scrolling through
the different profiles of the programs and the Message Center will be scrolling the start up message.
You may now begin to use the console.
Quick Start
This is the quickest way to start a workout. After the console powers up you just press the Start key
to begin. This will initiate the Quick Start mode. In Quick Start the Time will count up from zero, all
workout data will start to accrue and the workload may be adjusted manually by pressing the Up and
Down buttons. The dot matrix display will show a ¼ mile (0.4km) track display or just the bottom row
lit at first, depending on how the display button has been set (see Basic information below). As you
increase the workload more rows will light indicating a harder workout. The Stepper will get harder
to pedal as the rows increase. The dot matrix has 24 columns of lights and each column represents 1
minute. At the end of the 24th column (or 24 minutes of work) the display will wrap around and start
at the first column again.
There are 20 levels of resistance – displayed as 10 rows of lights - available for plenty of variety. The
first 5 levels are very easy workloads, and the changes between levels are set to a good progression
for de-conditioned users. Levels 5-10 are more challenging but the increases from one level to the next
remain small. Levels 10-15 start getting tough as the levels jump more dramatically. Levels 15-20 are
extremely hard and are good for short interval peaks and elite athletic training.
Basic Information
The Dot Matrix, or Profile Window, has two display modes. When you begin a program the dot matrix
will display the workout Profile. To the left of the dot matrix there is a button labeled Display. Pressing
this button once will switch the display to show a quarter mile track. If the Display button is pressed
again the dot matrix will switch back and forth between Track and Profile mode every few seconds. To
turn off the scan mode press the Display key again. This will return you to the profile display mode.
The Message Window will initially be displaying Time and Distance information. On the bottom left
of the Message Window is a button labeled Display. Each time this Display button is pressed the
next set of information will appear, four windows in all. In order: Time and Distance, Pulse and Kcal
(Calories), Speed in RPM and MPH, Work Level and Watts, then METs. If the Display button is
pressed during the METs display the Scan light will come on and the Message Window will show
each set of data for four seconds then switch to the next set of data in a continuous loop. Pressing the
Display button again will bring you back to the beginning.
Below the Dot matrix display is a Heart Icon and a Bar Graph. The Stepper has a built in heart
rate monitoring system. Simply grasping the hand pulse sensors, or wearing a heart rate chest belt
transmitter, will start the Heart Icon blinking (this may take a few seconds). The Message Window will
display your heart rate, or Pulse, in beats per minute. The Bar Graph represents the percentage of your
maximum heart rate you are currently achieving. NOTE: You must enter your age during program setup
for the Bar Graph to be accurate. Refer to Heart Rate section for details about these features and how
they can help you work out more efficiently.
The Stop/Reset button actually has several functions. Pressing the Stop/Reset key once during a
program will pause the program for 5 minutes (when you stop pedaling without AC power the display
will turn off but the memory will be saved for 5 minutes just like the pause mode). If you need to get
a drink, answer the phone, or any of the many things that could interrupt your workout, this is a great
feature. To resume your workout during Pause just press the Start key or start pedaling. If the Stop/
Reset button is pressed twice during a workout the program will end and the console will return
to the start up screen. If the Stop/Reset key is held down for 3 seconds the console will perform
a complete Reset. During data entry for a program the Stop/Reset key performs a Previous Screen
function. This allows you to go back one step in the programming each time you press the Stop/Reset
The Program Keys are used to preview each program. When you first turn the console on you may
press each program key to preview what the program profile looks like. If you decide that you want
to try a program, press the corresponding program key and then press the Enter key to select the
program and enter into the data-setup mode.
The program keys also act as a Number Key Pad when you are in the data-setup mode. Under each
program key is a number. If you are setting new data such as age, weight etc., you can use these keys to
enter the numbers quickly.
The console includes a built-in fan to help keep you cool. To turn the fan on press the key on the right
side, front of the console.
Programming The Console
Each of the programs can be customized with your personal information and changed to suit your
needs. Some of the information asked for is necessary to ensure the readouts are correct. You will be
asked for your Age and Weight. Entering your Age ensures that the Heart Rate bar graph shows
the correct number. Your Age is also necessary during the Heart Rate control program to ensure the
correct settings are in the program for your Age. Otherwise the work settings could be too high or
low for you; entering your Weight aides in calculating a more correct Calorie reading. Although we
cannot provide an exact calorie count we do want to be as close as possible.
CALORIE NOTE: Calorie readings on every piece of exercise equipment, whether it is in a gym or at home, are not
accurate and tend to vary widely. They are meant only as a guide to monitor your progress from workout to workout. The
only way to measure your calorie burn accurately is in a clinical setting connected to a host of machines. This is because
every person is different and burns calories at a different rate. Some good news is that you will continue to burn calories at
an accelerated rate for at least an hour after you have finished exercising!
Entering A Program & Changing Settings
When you enter a program (by pressing a program key, then Enter key) you have the option of
entering your own personal settings. If you want to workout without entering new settings then just
press the Start key. This will bypass the programming of data and take you directly to the start of your
workout. If you want to change the personal settings then just follow the instructions in the Message
Window. If you start a program without changing the settings the default - or pre-saved – settings will
be used.
The Manual program works as the name implies, manually. This means that you control the workload
yourself and not the computer. To start the Manual program follow the instructions below or just press
the Manual button then the Enter button and follow the directions in the
Message Window.
1. Press the Manual key then press the Enter key.
2. The Message Window will ask you to enter your Age. You may enter your Age, using the Up and Down keys or the
numeric key pad, then press the Enter key to accept the new number and proceed on to the next screen.
3. You are now asked to enter your Weight. You may adjust the Weight number using the Up and Down keys, or the
numeric key pad, then press enter to continue.
4. The next setting is Time. You may adjust the Time and press enter to continue.
5. Now you are finished editing the settings and can begin your workout by pressing the Start key. You can also go back
and modify your settings by pressing the Enter key.
NOTE: At any time during the editing of data you can press the Stop key to go back one level, or screen.
6. The program automatically starts you at level one. This is the easiest level and it is a good idea to stay at level one for a
while to warm up. If you want to increase the work load at any time press the Up key; the Down key will decrease the
7. During the Manual program you will be able to scroll through the data in the Message Window by pressing the
adjacent Display key. You may also switch between the profile display and a quarter mile track by pressing the Display
key adjacent to the dot matrix display.
8. When the program ends you may press Start to begin the same program again or Stop to exit the program, or
you can save the program you just completed as a custom program by pressing the Custom key and following the
instructions in the Message Window.
Preset Programs
The Stepper has seven different programs that have been designed for a variety of workouts. These five
programs have factory preset work level profiles for achieving different goals.
This program follows a triangle or pyramid type of gradual progression from approximately 10% of maximum effort (the level
that you chose before starting this program) up to a maximum effort which lasts for 10% of the total workout time, then a
gradual regression of resistance back to approximately 10% of maximum effort
This program follows a quick progression up to the maximum resistance level (default or user input level) that is sustained for
2/3 of the workout. This program will challenge your ability to sustain your energy output for an extended period of time.
This program presents a quick progression up to near maximum resistance level (default or user input level). It has slight
fluctuations up and down to allow your heart rate to elevate, and then recover repeatedly, before beginning a quick cool
down. This will build up your heart muscle and increase blood flow and lung capacity
This program has a gradual progression of resistance up to 100% of maximum effort that is sustained for 25% of workout
duration. This will help build strength and muscular endurance in the lower body and glutes. A brief cool down follows.
This program takes you through high levels of intensity followed by recovery periods of low intensity. This program utilizes
and develops your “Fast Twitch” muscle fibers which are used when performing tasks that are intense and short in duration.
These deplete your oxygen level and spike your heart rate, followed by periods of recovery and heart rate drop to
replenish oxygen. Your cardiovascular system gets programmed to use oxygen more efficiently.
Programming Preset Programs
1. Select the desired program button then press the Enter key.
2. The Message Window will ask you to enter your Age. You may adjust the age setting, using the Up and Down keys,
then press the Enter key to accept the new number and proceed on to the next screen.
3. You are now asked to enter your Weight. You may adjust the weight number using the Up and Down keys, then press
Enter to continue.
4. Next is Time. You may adjust the Time and press Enter to continue.
5. Now you are asked to adjust the Max Level. This is the peak exertion level you will experience during the program (at
the top of the hill). Adjust the level and then press Enter.
6. Now you are finished editing the settings and can begin your workout by pressing the Start key. You can also go back
and modify your settings by pressing the Stop key to go back one level, or screen.
7. If you want to increase or decrease the workload at any time during the program press the Up or Down key. This
will change the workload settings of the entire profile, although the profile picture on the screen will not change. The
reason for this is so that you can see the entire profile at all times. If the profile picture is changed it will look distorted
and not a true representation of the actual profile. When you make a change to the workload, the Message Window
will show the current column, and program maximum, levels of work.
8. During the program you will be able to scroll through the data in the Message Window by pressing the Display key
next to the Message Window.
9. When the program ends the Message Window will show a summary of your workout. The summary will be displayed
for a short time then the console will return to the start-up display.
Custom User Defined Programs
The Custom Program allows you to build and save a custom program. You can build your own custom
program by following the instructions below or you can save any other preset program you complete
as a custom program. The Custom Program allows you to further personalize it by adding your facility
1. Press the Custom key. The Message Window will show a welcome message; if you had previously saved a program
the message will contain the name you gave it. Then press the Enter key to begin programming.
2. When you press Enter, the Message Window will show “Name – A”, if there is no name saved. If the name “Custom
Workout” had been previously saved the Message
Window will show “Name – Custom Workout” and the C in Custom will be blinking. If there is a name saved you can
change it or you may press the Stop key to keep the name and continue to the next step. If you want to enter a name
use the Up and/or the Down key to change the first letter then press Enter to save the first letter and continue to
the next letter. When you have finished entering the name press the Stop key to save the name and continue to the
next step.
3. The Message Window will ask you to enter your Age. You may enter your Age, using the Up and Down keys or the
numeric key pad, then press the Enter key to accept the new number and proceed on to the next screen.
4. You are now asked to enter your Weight. You may adjust the Weight number using the Up and Down keys or the
numeric key pad then press enter to continue.
5. Next is Time. You may adjust the Time and press Enter to continue.
6. Now you are asked to adjust the Max Level. This is the peak exertion level you will experience during the program.
Adjust the level and then press Enter.
7. Now the first column will be blinking and you are asked to adjust the level for the first segment of the workout. When
you finish adjusting the first segment, or if you don’t want to change, then press Enter to continue to the next segment.
8. The next segment will show the same level as the previously adjusted segment. Repeat the same process as the last
segment then press Enter. Continue this process until all twenty segments have been set.
9. The Message Window will then tell you to press Enter to save the program. After saving the program the Message
Window says “New program saved” then will give you the option to start or modify the program. Pressing Stop will
exit to the start up screen.
10. If you want to increase or decrease the workload at any time during the program press the Up or Down key. This will
only affect the workload for the present position in the profile. When the profile changes to the next column it will
return to the preset work level.
11. During the User 1 or User 2 program you will be able to scroll through the data in the Message Window by pressing
the adjacent Display key, switch between the profile display and a quarter mile track by pressing the Display key
adjacent to the matrix, use the heart rate monitoring features and can switch to heart rate Auto-Pilot mode. See Heart
Rate section for details of this feature).
Heart Rate Programs
The old motto, “no pain, no gain”, is a myth that has been overpowered by the benefits of exercising
comfortably. A great deal of this success has been promoted by the use of heart rate monitors. With
the proper use of a heart rate monitor, many people find that their usual choice of exercise intensity
was either too high or too low and exercise is much more enjoyable by maintaining their heart rate in
the desired benefit range.
To determine the benefit range in which you wish to train, you must first determine your Maximum
Heart Rate. This can be accomplished by using the following formula: 220 minus your age. This will give
you the Maximum Heart Rate (MHR)for someone of your age. To determine the effective heart rate
range for specific goals you simply calculate a percentage of your MHR. Your Heart rate training zone is
50% to 90% of your maximum heart rate. 60% of your MHR is the recommended for burning fat while
80% is recommended for strengthening the cardio vascular
system. This 60% to 80% is the zone to stay in for maximum
For someone who is 40 years old their
target heart rate zone is calculated:
220 – 40 = 180 (maximum heart rate)
180 x .6 = 108 beats per minute (60% of maximum)
180 X .8 = 144 beats per minute (80% of maximum)
So for a 40 year old the training zone would
be 108 to 144 beats per minute.
If you enter your age during programming the console will perform this calculation automatically.
Entering your age is used for the Heart Rate programs. After calculating your MHR you can decide
upon which goal you would like to pursue.
The two most popular reasons for, or goals, of exercise are cardiovascular fitness (training for the heart
and lungs) and weight control. The black columns on the chart above represent the MHR for a person
whose age is listed at the bottom of each column. The training heart rate, for either cardiovascular
fitness or weight loss, is represented by two different lines that cut diagonally through the chart. A
definition of the lines’ goal is in the bottom left-hand corner of the chart. If your goal is cardiovascular
fitness or if it is weight loss, it can be achieved by training at 80% or 60%, respectively, of your MHR
on a schedule approved by your physician. Consult your physician before participating in any exercise
With all Spirit Fitness Heart Rate programs you may use the heart rate monitor feature without using
the Heart Rate program. This function can be used during manual mode or during any of the nine
different programs. The Heart Rate program automatically controls resistance at the pedals.
Rate of Perceived Exertion
Heart rate is important but listening to your body also has a lot of advantages. There are more
variables involved in how hard you should workout than just heart rate. Your stress level, physical health,
emotional health, temperature, humidity, the time of day, the last time you ate and what you ate, all
contribute to the intensity at which you should workout. If you listen to your body, it will tell you all of
these things.
The rate of perceived exertion (RPE), also know as the Borg scale, was developed by Swedish
physiologist G.A.V. Borg. This scale rates exercise intensity from 6 to 20 depending upon how you feel
or the perception of your effort.
The scale is as follows:
Rating Perception of Effort
6 Minimal
7 Very, very light
8 Very, very light +
9 Very light
10 Very light +
11 Fairly light
12 Comfortable
13 Somewhat hard
14 Somewhat hard +
15 Hard
16 Hard +
17 Very hard
18 Very hard +
19 Very, very hard
20 Maximal
You can get an approximate heart rate level for each rating by simply adding a zero to each rating. For example a
rating of 12 will result in an approximate heart rate of 120 beats per minute. Your RPE will vary depending up the
factors discussed earlier. That is the major benefit of this type of training. If your body is strong and rested, you will feel
strong and your pace will feel easier. When your body is in this condition, you are able to train harder and the RPE will
support this. If you are feeling tired and sluggish, it is because your body needs a break. In this condition, your pace will
feel harder. Again, this will show up in your RPE and you will train at the proper level for that day.
Wearing The Chest Strap
*Not Included
1. Attach the transmitter to the elastic strap using the interlocking key.
2. Adjust the strap as tightly as possible as long as the strap is not too tight to remain
3. Position the transmitter with the logo centered in the middle of your torso facing away
from your chest (some people must position the transmitter slightly left of center). Attach
the final end of the elastic strap by inserting the round end and, using the locking parts,
secure the transmitter and strap around your chest.
4. Position the transmitter directly below the pectoral muscles.
5. Sweat is the best conductor to measure very minute heart beat electrical signals.
However, plain water can also be used to pre-wet the electrodes (2 ribbed oval areas on
the reverse side of the belt and both sides of the transmitter). It’s also recommended that
you wear the transmitter strap a few minutes before your work out. Some users, because of body chemistry, have a
more difficult time in achieving a strong, steady signal at the beginning. After “warming up”, this problem lessens.
6. Your workout must be within range - distance between transmitter/receiver – to achieve a strong steady signal. The
length of range may vary somewhat but generally stay close enough to the console to maintain good, strong, reliable
readings. Wearing the transmitter directly on bare skin assures you of proper operation. If you wish, you may wear the
transmitter over a shirt. To do so, wet the areas of the shirt that the electrodes will rest upon.
Note:The transmitter is automatically activated when it detects activity from the user’s heart. Additionally, it automatically deactivates when it
does not receive any activity. Although the transmitter is water resistant, moisture can have the effect of creating false signals, so you should take
precautions to completely dry the transmitter after use to prolong battery life (estimated transmitter battery life is 2500 hours).The replacement
battery is Panasonic CR2032.
Erratic Operation
Caution! Do not use this Stepper for Heart Rate programs unless a steady, solid Actual Heart Rate
value is being displayed. High, wild, random numbers being displayed indicate a problem.
Areas to look for interference which may cause erratic heart rate:
Microwave ovens, TV’s, small appliances, etc.
Fluorescent lights.
Some household security systems.
Perimeter fence for a pet.
Some people have problems with the transmitter picking up a signal from their skin. If you have problems try wearing
the transmitter upside down. Normally the transmitter will be oriented so the Spirit Fitness logo is right side up.
6. The antenna that picks up your heart rate is very sensitive. If there is an outside noise source, turning the whole
machine 90 degrees may de-tune the interference.
7. Another Individual wearing a transmitter within 3’ of your machine’s console.
If you continue to experience problems contact your dealer.
Heart Rate Program Operation
To start the HR program follow the instructions below or just press the HR key then the Enter button
and follow the directions in the Message Window.
1. Press the HR key then press the Enter key.
2. The message window will ask you to enter your Age. You may enter your Age, using the Up/Down keys or the numeric
key pad, then press the Enter key to accept the new number and proceed on to the next screen.
3. You are now asked to enter your Weight. You may adjust the Weight number using the Up/Down keys or the numeric
key pad, then press Enter to continue.
4. Next is Time. You may adjust the Time and press Enter to continue.
5. Now you are asked to adjust your target Heart Rate. This is the heart rate level you will try to maintain during the
program. Adjust the value and then press Enter.
6. Now you are finished editing the settings and can begin your workout by pressing the Start key. You can also go back
and modify your settings by pressing the Enter key. Note: At any time during the editing of data you can press the Stop
key to go back one level, or screen.
7. If you want to increase or decrease the resistance at any time during the program press the Up/Down key. This will
allow you to change your target heart rate at any time during the program.
8. The program will automatically increase or decrease the amount of resistance, depending on whether your heart rate is
above or below your target.
9. During the HR program you will be able to scroll through the data in the Message Window by pressing the adjacent
Display key.
10. When the program ends you may press Start to begin the same program again or Stop to exit the program or
you can save the program you just completed as a custom user program by pressing a User key and following the
instructions in the Message Window.
Engineering Mode
Maintenance Menu in console software:
The console has built in maintenance/diagnostic software. The software will allow you to change the console
settings from English to Metric and turn off the beeping of the speaker when a key is pressed for example. To
enter the Maintenance menu (may be called Engineering mode, depending on version) press and hold down
the Start, Stop and Enter keys. Keep holding the keys down for about 5 seconds and the message window will
display ENGINEERING MODE MENU PRESS ENTER. Press the enter button to access the menu below:
a. Key test(will allow you to test all the keys to make sure they are functioning)
b. Display test (tests all the display functions)
c. Functions (Press enter to access settings)
i. Sleep mode (Turn on to have the console power down automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity)
ii. Pause Mode (Turn on allow 5 minutes of pause, turn off to have the console pause indefinitely)
iii. ODO reset (reset the odometer)
iv. Units (Set to English or Metric display readings)
v. Beep (Turn on or off the beep when a key is pressed)
vi. D/A test (tests the brake resistance)
d. Security (Allows you to lock the keypad so no unauthorized use is allowed)
1. Wipe down all areas in the sweat path with a damp cloth after each workout.
2. If a squeak, thump, clicking or rough feeling develops the main cause is most likely one of two reasons:
I. The hardware was not sufficiently tightened during assembly. All bolts that were installed
during assembly need to be tightened as much as possible. It may be necessary to use a larger wrench than the
one provided if you cannot tighten the bolts sufficiently. I cannot stress this point enough; 90% of calls to the
service department for noise issues can be traced to loose hardware.
II. The crank arm nut needs to be retightened
III. If squeaks or other noises persist, check that the unit is properly leveled. There are 2 leveling pads on the bottom
of the rear stabilizer, use a 14mm wrench (or adjustable wrench) to adjust the levelers.
Stepper Warranty - Effective December 22, 2015
Spirit Fitness, Inc. (Spirit Fitness) warrants all its Stepper parts for a period of time listed below from the date of retail sale, as determined by sale receipt,
or in the absence of a sales receipt eighteen (18) months from the original factory shipping date. Spirit Fitness’ responsibilities include providing new or
remanufactured parts, at Spirit Fitness’ option, and technical support to our independent dealers and servicing organizations. In the absence of a dealer or
service organization, these warranties will be administered by Spirit Fitness directly to a consumer. The warranty period applies to the
following components:
Light Commercial (5 Hours use or less in a non-dues paying facility)
5 Years
5 Years
2 Years
10 Years
10 Years
2 Years
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household or Light Commercial use (see restrictions above), and the consumer/facility is responsible for
the items listed below:
1. The warranty registration card must be completed and returned to the address listed on the card within 10 days of the original purchase to validate
the manufacturer’s limited warranty.
2. Proper use of the Stepper in accordance with the instructions provided in this manual
3. Proper installation in accordance with instructions provided with the Stepper and with all local electric codes.
4. Expenses for making the Stepper accessible for servicing, including any item that was not part of the Stepper at the time it was shipped from the
5. Damages to the Stepper finish during shipping, installation or following installation.
6. Routine maintenance of this unit as specified in this manual.
This warranty does not cover the following:
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to
2. Service call reimbursement to the consumer. Service call reimbursement to the dealer that does not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship
or material, for units that are beyond the warranty period, for units that are beyond the service call reimbursement period, for Stepper not requiring
component replacement, or Stepper not in ordinary household or light commercial use.
3. Damages caused by services performed by persons other than authorized Spirit Fitness service companies; use of parts other than original Spirit
Fitness parts; or external causes such as corrosion, discoloration of paint or plastic, alterations, modifications, abuse, misuse, accident, improper
maintenance, inadequate power supply, or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered.
Products that have been: sold, transferred, bartered, or given to a third party.
Products that do not have a warranty registration card on file at Spirit Fitness. Spirit Fitness reserves the right to request proof of purchase if no
warranty record exists for the product.
Product use in any environment other than a residential setting or non-dues paying facility with 5 hours use or less per day.
Warranties outside of the United States may vary. Please contact your local dealer for details.
Keep your bill of sale. Twelve (12) months from the date on the bill of sale or eighteen (18) months from the date of factory shipping as determined by
the serial number establishes the labor warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all
receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty must
be obtained by following these steps, in order:
1. Contact your selling authorized Spirit Fitness dealer. OR
2. Contact your local authorized Spirit Fitness service organization.
3. If there is a question as to where to obtain service, contact our service department at (870) 935-1107.
4. Spirit Fitness’ obligation under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing, at Spirit Fitness’ option, the product through one of our authorized
service centers. All repairs must be preauthorized by Spirit Fitness. If the product is shipped to a service center freight charges to and from the
service center will be the customer’s responsibility. For replacement parts shipped while the product is under warranty, the customer will be
responsible for shipping and handling charges. For in-home service, the customer will be responsible for a trip charge. There will be an additional trip
charge if the customer is located over 100 miles from the nearest service center.
5. The owner is responsible for adequate packaging upon return to Spirit Fitness. Spirit Fitness is not responsible for damages in shipping. Make all freight
damage claims with the appropriate freight carrier. DO NOT SHIP ANY UNIT TO OUR FACTORY WITHOUT A RETURN AUTHORIZATION
NUMBER. All units arriving without a return authorization number will be refused.
6. For any further information, or to contact our service department by mail, send your correspondence to:
Spirit Fitness, Inc.
P.O. Box 2037
Jonesboro, AR 72402-2037
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Spirit Fitness, Inc. This
warranty applies only in the 48 contiguous United States. NOTE: This does not apply to Alaska or Hawaii.
Spirit Fitness
3000 Nestle Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
CS800 Owners Manual
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Revision: 12. .23. 2015
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