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ision Fitness began as the fitness
division of Trek® Bicycle Company,
one of the world’s largest manufacturers of quality outdoor bicycles. At
Trek, we pioneered the development of the smoothest and quietest exercise bikes available. In 1996,
Vision Fitness was spun off by the former Trek
Fitness management team to continue to bring to
market innovative fitness products. We offer our customers the same combination of quality, value, and
performance that has made our founding company
the most asked for bicycle brand in America.
Our goal is to provide you with the fitness tools you
need to create a better, healthier life. Like our award
winning exercise bikes, our treadmills are designed
for uncompromising long term performance. The
T8200 and T8100 folding treadmills are simply the
most solid, well-built folding treadmills you’ll find,
while the T8500 provides you with the most spacious
Heavy Gauge Steel Frame
q Simply lift the treadmills you’re
considering to determine the
comparative gauge of steel used
2 hp D.C. Motor
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2 hp continuous duty (not peak rating)
Insulation rating of F or H
Ball bearings on both ends of shaft
Accessible motor brushes
PWM Motor Controller
q Fuseless current limit
q No stall performance
Program Profile Levels
Prewaxed Phenolic Coated Deck
considering. The more boxes you check,
q Does not require frequent lubrication
2-Ply Belt
q Lays flatter and will not stretch
as much as a 1-Ply
2.5” Roller
We invite you to walk or run on any of our treadmills
Crowned Roller Belt Tracking
Nathan Pyles
q Are quieter than belt guides and
will not cause belt fraying or curling
ISO Quality Manufacturer
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Thank you
Greg Waters
checklist (left) to better understand the
differences in the treadmills you are
running surface of any home treadmill.
yourself the joy of exercise.
is a large investment. Use the
q Programs have both level and
time set options
q Reduces wear on belt and entire
drive system
q Uses larger, top grade bearings
at your local Vision Fitness dealer and experience for
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e recognize that a treadmill
State of the art quality manufacturing
facility and procedures
44 point inspection checklist included
with every treadmill
the more likely the treadmill you are
considering will hold up to years of use.
Nearly all the quality features listed are
found on far more expensive health club
treadmills, for the very same reason
you want these features on your home
model - long product life with minimal
service and maintenance.
before you buy
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FEATURE
quality control
COMPONENT
FRAME
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treadmills is performed with
consistency and precision in
an ISO 9001 Quality Certified
facility. ISO standards are
an internationally recognized
quality methodology designed
to assure the highest standards
of production.
In addition, each treadmill goes through a final
detailed 44 point inspection.
Important standards such
as vibration and decibel read12
ings are taken to assure only
the highest quality treadmill
is shipped. A copy of each
inspection sheet is included
with every treadmill.
T8200
T8400
Heavy Gauge Steel Welded Frame Heavy Gauge Steel Welded Frame
Heavy Gauge Steel Welded Frame
RUNNING
AREA
54” x 16.5”
54” x 16.5”
54” x 20”
DIMENSIONS
62” Long x 30” Wide
62” Long x 30” Wide
75” Long x 28” Wide
FOLDED
DIMENSIONS
22” x 30”
22” x 30”
N/A
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Final assembly of our
T8100
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F E A T U VR IES I O N F I T N E S S T R E A D M I L L S
HANDLEBARS
Side Mount
Side Mount
Front Bar
Side Bars Optional
Xtra Heavy Duty Steel
Welded Frame
60” x 20”
79” Long x 28” Wide
N/A
Front Bar
Side Bars Included
MOTOR
2 hp Continuous Duty
Leeson Motor
2 hp Continuous Duty
Leeson Motor
2 hp Continuous Duty
Leeson Motor
2 hp Continuous Duty
Baldor Motor
MOTOR
CONTROL
Digital Concepts
PWM with Fuseless
Current Limit
Digital Concepts
PWM with Fuseless
Current Limit
Digital Concepts
PWM with Fuseless
Current Limit
Digital Concepts
PWM with Fuseless
Current Limit
ELEVATION
0 to 10%
Toggle Control
No Elevation Display
700 lb. Thrust Motor
0 to 10%
Push Button
Elevation Display
700 lb. Thrust Motor
0 to 10%
Push Button
Elevation Display
700 lb. Thrust Motor
0 to 12%
Push Button
Elevation Display
700 lb. Thrust Motor
DECK
Low Maintenance
Prewaxed Phenolic
Single Side Coat
Low Maintenance
Prewaxed Phenolic
Single Side Coat
Low Maintenance
Prewaxed Phenolic
Single Side Coat
Low Maintenance
Prewaxed Phenolic
Both Sides Coated
8 Elastomer Cushions
Hidden
8 Elastomer Cushions
Hidden
CUSHIONING
8 Elastomer Cushions
8 Elastomer Cushions
BELT
ROLLERS
BELT TRACKING
54” x 16.5”
2.1mm 2-Ply
54” x 16.5”
2.1mm 2-Ply
54” x 20”
2.1mm 2-Ply
2.5” Crowned with Large
O.D. Bearing
2.5” Crowned with Large
O.D. Bearing
2.5” Crowned with Large
O.D. Bearing
Crowned Roller
Quiet & Non-fraying
Crowned Roller
Quiet & Non-fraying
Crowned Roller
Quiet & Non-fraying
PROGRAMS
19 Total
19 Total
9 Levels of 2 Profiles
9 Levels of 2 Profiles
plus Manual
plus Manual
Intervals•Speed Change
Intervals•Speed Change
Weight Loss•Speed Change Weight Loss•Speed Change
USER WEIGHT
CAPACITY
46 Total
9 Levels of 5 Profiles
plus Manual
Intervals•Speed Change
Weight Loss•Speed Change
Weight Loss•Elevation Change
5-K Run•Elevation Change
10-K Run•Elevation Change
275 lbs.
275 lbs.
275 lbs.
Lifetime Frame
3 Year Motor
2 Year Electronic/Parts
Lifetime Frame
3 Year Motor
2 Year Electronic/Parts
Lifetime Frame
3 Year Motor
2 Year Electronic/Parts
60” x 20”
2.1mm 2-Ply
SELECTING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT FOR YOU 2
BENEFITS OF HOME EXERCISE 3
NO-COMPROMISE DESIGN 4
T8500 & T8400 - FULL PLATFORM TREADMILLS 6
T8200 & T8100 - FOLDING TREADMILLS 8
BASIC FITNESS GUIDELINES 10
USING A HEART RATE MONITOR 11
SPECIFICATIONS
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QUALITY FEATURE CHECKLIST 13
2.5” Crowned with Large
O.D. Bearing
Crowned Roller
Quiet & Non-fraying
46 Total
9 Levels of 5 Profiles
plus Manual
Intervals•Speed Change
Weight Loss•Speed Change
Weight Loss•Elevation Change
5-K Run•Elevation Change
10-K Run•Elevation Change
325 lbs.
All specifications are subject to change.
HOME
WARRANTY
table of contents
T8500
Lifetime Frame
3 Year Motor
2 Year Electronic/Parts
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All our products
are designed with
the realities of
home exercise
in mind.
using a heart rate monitor
selecting the right equipment for you
n WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT WILL YOU USE? Don’t be overly concerned about which type
of equipment is ‘best’. Nearly all types of aerobic equipment will deliver a beneficial
workout. The more important question is this - Which type of equipment will you use?
Walking and running are America’s #1 participation activities with over 67 million people
participating last year. A treadmill lets you bring your favorite outdoor activity indoors.
n IS IT BOTH AFFORDABLE AND GOOD QUALITY? Some types of equipment such as treadmills
deliver a good workout, but are inherently more expensive than other types of fitness
products. Since treadmill prices vary over a wide range, make sure no shortcuts have
been taken by reviewing our No-Compromise Design section.
b u r n e d
p e r
700
c a l o r i e s
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900
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n WARRANTY AND DEALER SUPPORT? Vision Fitness offers a limited lifetime warranty on
the frame, a three-year motor, and a two-year parts and electronics warranty for home
use. We’re that confident in our quality. Should service be needed, your local dealer is
qualified to perform any necessary repairs.
Treadmill
800
Stepper
take the easy street One big plus about
Ski
Machine
500
is lower than on any other type of indoor equipment including
rate of perceived exertion
low
high
RATE
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75%
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60%
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age
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more likely to workout longer and stay with your fitness
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VISION FITNESS HEART MONITORS
A Vision Fitness heart rate monitor can be used with or without our
treadmill. A heart rate monitor is a convenient tool for monitoring your
workout as well as your fitness progress over time. By monitoring your
heart rate, you have the information you need to workout smart.
All Vision Fitness
Heart Rate Monitors
Feature:
n ECG Accurate Heart Rate
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n Wireless Telemetric Design
n Easy to Read Display
n Replaceable Batteries
feels less strenuous for equivalent calorie expenditures, you are
program. In short, you’ll find it easier and more enjoyable to
400
ZONE
working out on a treadmill is that the perceived exertion level
cross country ski machines. Because a workout on a treadmill
600
TRAINING
beats per minute
n TRY IT FIRST. Always try a new fitness product first. Spend 5 minutes or more on the
equipment to make sure it fits you and that the motion is fluid and natural, not awkward.
Also, make sure the levels can be adjusted to meet your needs.
The American Heart Association recommends that you exercise 3 to 4 days
per week at 60 to 75% of your maximum heart rate to maintain cardiovascular
fitness. By monitoring your heart rate while you exercise, you can achieve
the optimally beneficial workout in the minimum amount of time.
Our Full Function
VF-III Pictured Here
Also Includes:
n Backlight Display
n Stopwatch
n Day & Date Calendar
n Audio & Visual Alarm
n High/Low Target Alarm Settings
n Clock
keep fit on a treadmill.
Zeni et al. “Energy Expenditure With Indoor Exercise Machines” Journal of American
Medical Association 275.18 (1996): 1424.
ASK YOUR DEALER FOR OTHER
POPULAR ACCESSORIES:
Water Bottles • Vision Fitness Caps • Sweat Shirts • Polo Shirts
benefits of home exercise
basic fitness guidelines*
S T R E T C H
F I R S T Before beginning
your workout, spend a few minutes doing gentle stretching
exercises.
W A R M
U P The first 2 to 5 minutes of a workout
should be devoted to warming up. The warm up will gradually
prepare your muscles for the more vigorous workout.
THE HEART OF YOUR WORKOUT
The American Heart Association recommends that you exercise at
least 3 to 4 times per week to maintain cardiovascular fitness. If you
have other fitness goals, such as weight loss or athletic conditioning,
you will achieve your goal faster working out 5 to 6 times per week.
how often?
For aerobic conditioning benefits, it’s recommended that you exercise
from 24 to 32 minutes per session. Be sure to start slowly and gradually
increase your time. If your primary fitness goal is weight loss, longer
sessions at lower intensities have been found to be most effective.
how long?
Always begin an exercise program at low intensities. Aerobic exercise
does not have to be painful to be effective. If while exercising you are too
winded to maintain a conversation without gasping, you are working
out too hard.
how hard?
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e recommend participating in a variety of aerobic activities. The variety will
keep you more involved and more likely to sustain your fitness program over
time. Vision Fitness treadmill and exercise bikes are both excellent tools to
keep you involved and healthy enough to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities - whether
it’s walking, cycling, in-line skating, or skiing.
The most important thing is to stay consistently active. In fact, the US Surgeon
General recently issued a warning stating that lack of regular exercise is a
recognized health risk.
Further advantages of having a quality
fitness product in your home:
independence Your workouts are not weather or
daylight dependent.
control You control your schedule, you
control the intensity - you control your health.
timesaver Combine your workout with
other activities such as watching television.
Eliminate the drive time to and from the health
club.
C O O L
D O W N Use a lower speed setting at the
end of your workout to gradually lower your heart rate. A
cool down period allows your heart to adjust to the decreased
more family Time is what
we have the least of. No difficult trade-offs
or balancing acts are necessary - You can have
more family time while you workout.
*Always consult your physician before beginning an exercise program. The owner’s
manual you receive with your purchase covers these guidelines in more detail.
safety Workout comfortably in the safety of your own home.
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