SOLE
MX SERIES ELLIPTICAL
OWNER’S MANUAL
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THIS ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE
OPERATING YOUR NEW ELLIPTICAL!
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions............................................................................................1
Beginning Your Personal Fitness Program............................................................................2
Workout Features...................................................................................................................4
Display Description.................................................................................................................5
Button Description........................................................................................................6
Program Descriptions.....................................................................................................7
Programming Your Display Monitor.......................................................................................9
Heart Rate Control Programs................................................................................................10
Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty.........................................................................................11
ATTENTION - THIS ELLIPTICAL IS INTENDED FOR RESIDENTIAL AND / OR
LIGHT INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY AND IS WARRANTED FOR THAT APPLICATION.
ANY OTHER APPLICATION VOIDS THIS WARRANTY IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING!
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
■ Do not operate elliptical on deeply padded, plush or shag carpet. Damage to both
carpet and elliptical may result.
■ Keep children away from the elliptical. There are obvious pinch points and other
caution areas that can cause harm.
■ Keep hands away from all moving parts.
■ Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
■ Never drop or insert any object into any openings.
■ Do not use outdoors.
■ Do not attempt to use your elliptical for any purpose other than for the purpose it is
intended.
■ Wear proper shoes. High heels, dress shoes, sandals or bare feet are not suitable
to be used on your elliptical. Quality athletic shoes are recommended to avoid leg
fatigue.
■ Always consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you
are taking medication which may affect your heart rate, a physician’s advice is
absolutely essential.
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Beginning Your Personal Fitness Program
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ALWAYS consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
The key factors to avoid soreness are:
(1) Ample Stretching
(2) Low Impact Exercise
(3) Avoiding Overexertion
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Stretching gives your body’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and soft tissue the oppor-
tunity to gradually achieve the rigors that will be exerted during normal exercise. Follow
the chart for some basic stretching exercises that will give you more flexibility and reduce exercise-related soreness. Choose other stretching exercises that are comfortable for you. All stretching exercises should be performed in a controlled manner. Do
not perform any of these stretches if it is uncomfortable.
●
When you walk, jog, or run, the surface below you has the possibility to impact your
joints and connective tissue with a factor of up to 2 to 4 times your body weight. In a 10
minute workout session on the Sole Flex Trax you will contract every working muscle
over 300 times. Your muscles can tolerate the repeated contractions because there is
no impact and the smooth, guided resistance minimizes post exercise muscle soreness.
●
The key to decreasing soreness and maintaining a healthy, vital exercise program is
to carefully pace yourself when you or your physician plans your routine. The antiquated phrase “no pain, no gain” has been soundly defeated and the rallying cry of
today’s exerciser is “if there is pain, slow down or stop”. If you feel that you are working
too hard or breathing too heavy; reduce your workload. Most people who have been
inactive and/or have added extra pounds, made the decisions that deteriorated their
health over a long period of time. In many cases, a decline in an individual’s health and
fitness takes many years or even decades to occur. Exercise is a lifestyle, not a fad or
program you can finish in thirty days. Research tells us that a person who performs a
less intense exercise regularly is many times more likely to exercise consistently. Develop a routine that is both enjoyable and entertaining and you are well on your way to a
healthier and more satisfying life.
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Figure 1
Figure 1 - Arm & Shoulders Stretch
Raise the left elbow and lower the right
elbow. If your hands cannot meet, reach
back as far as possible and hold for 10
seconds. Reverse arms and repeat.
Figure 2 - Lower Back Stretch
Cross legs in front of your torso. Reach
forward with your arms and hold for 10
seconds.
Figure 3 - Lower Back Stretch
Pull both knees as tight as possible to your
torso. Raise your head and hold for 10
seconds.
Figure 4 - Groin Stretch
Put the heels of your feet together. Lean
forward and hold for 15 seconds.
Figure 5 - Quadriceps Stretch
Raise your foot from the floor and hold it
with your opposite hand. Hold for 15 seconds. Reverse position and stretch opposite leg.
Figure 6 - Hamstring Stretch
With knees bent, lean forward from the
waist. Do not lock your knees. Hold for
15 seconds.
Figure 7 - Calf and Achilles Tendon
Stretch
Lean against the wall pushing your hips
toward the wall. Keep the heel of the back
foot firmly on the floor and point your toes
toward the wall. Hold for 15 seconds.
Reverse position and stretch opposite leg.
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Proper Body Positioning on the Sole Flex Trax
When you step onto the foot pedals, simply stand in an upright position. You do not
need to lean forward or bend at the waist to grab the arm / grab bars
Workout Features of the Sole Flex Trax
■ Total Body Conditioning - The Sole Flex Trax is designed to provide you with an
upper and lower body workout. It is a cardiovascular, non-impact workout that tones
your arms, chest, back, hips, legs and glutes, and it burns more calories and fat than
other one dimensional cardiovascular machines.
■ Elliptical motion - The elliptical, non-impact motion stimulates the normal pattern
that your body would go through while walking, jogging or running.
■ Forward and reverse motion - The Sole Flex Trax allows you to move forward or
reverse throughout all the programs. You can go forward or reverse at any time
during your workout. To go forward, simulate a walking motion. Press down and
forward on the foot pedal that is higher. For reverse, step backward and downward
on the foot pedal that is higher. Please note that the reverse motion is more difficult
at higher levels, so you may want to first decrease your resistance level.
■ Pushing and pulling with both your arms and legs - The Sole Flex Trax allows you
to gain the effect of “Total Body Exercise” since you are exercising both your arms and
your legs. To get more benefit of the upper body component, concentrate on pushing
and pulling with your arms. This motion will also assist your legs during the higher
resistance levels of a course.
■ Muscle usage - The Sole Flex Trax tones your arms, chest, back, hips, legs and
glutes. It allows you to increase your resistance level and your speed to enhance the
workout for both your upper and lower body. Sample the various courses to find the
best combination for you.
■ Range of speed - The Sole Flex Trax allows you to go at your own pace during a
workout. There is no goal speed. On the average, people workout between 3 and 5
miles per hour.
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Display Description
Your Sole Flex Trax is equipped with a programmable monitor to help you track your
progress and motivate you to reach your fitness goals.
This monitor provides 7 preset programs designed to help you reach your fitness goals.
Choose your program, set the time limit and begin exercising - your monitor will then
show your pulse*, approximate calories burned, elapsed time, speed and distance
traveled.
Functions and Features:
TIME: Shows your elapsed workout time in minutes and seconds. Your monitor will
automatically count up from 0:00 to 99:59 in one second intervals. You may also program your monitor to count down from a set value by using the ▲ and ▼ buttons (see
“Program Your Display Monitor” for setup information).
SPEED: Displays your workout speed in miles / hours.
DISTANCE: Displays the cumulative distance traveled during each workout up to a
maximum of 99.9 miles. The distance will be displayed in hundredths of a mile until you
reach 10 miles. Then distance will be displayed in tenths of a mile. Example 0.00 9.99, then 10.0 - 99.9 miles.
CALORIES: Your monitor will estimate the cumulative calories burned up to any given
time during your workout. Calorie expenditure on your monitor is based on realistic
expectations; however, your computer is not individually programmable for all necessary variables to accurately monitor actual calories burned.
AGE: Your monitor will ask you to enter your age (10 to 99 years) when you select
either of the heart rate, interactive programs, program 7 or 8. The default age is 20
years. (see Program Your Monitor for setup information).
HEART RATE: Your monitor displays your pulse rate in beats per minute during your
workout*. After your workout, the monitor will display the average heart rate that you
maintained during your session.
*if using Sole’s optional Pulse Grip, or wearing a chest strap heart rate transmitter (Polar, Cardio
Sport or equivalent).
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Button Description
▲
These keys allow you to increase or decrease a selected parameter. In addition,
they will allow you to scroll through the exercise profile choices.
▲
ENTER
This key allows you to set / choose a specific setup parameter.
START
STOP
This key allows you to start or stop a specific function of the monitor.
SELECT
This key instructs the monitor to scan displayed Time, Speed, Distance, Calories,
and when applicable, Heart Rate.
This key allows you to select a specific, desired display, function.
▲
▲
SCAN
SCAN
ENTER
START
STOP
SELECT
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Program Descriptions
Programs
All Sole ellipticals are equipped with eight different programs that are designed to add
variety to your workout and to help you achieve your exercise goals. You may vary the
resistance in each program by changing the difficulty level or vary the speed by modifying your pace. All preset programs come prepackaged with warm up and cool down
periods at the beginning and end of each program to help you exercise properly. Each
segment (vertical bar graph) is one minute. The vertical bar graph that is flashing
indicates what segment you are working out on.
Definition of the Preset Programs
(1) Manual - Manual has no change in the level of resistance. You control the intensity
of your workout.
(2) Hill Climb - Hill Climb begins with a low resistance which gradually increases as
you move throughout the course.
(3) Health Walk - This program is like a walk in the park with minimal changes in resistance. The perfect beginning workout.
(4) Plateau - This challenging workout begins with low resistance and quickly increases
and maintains a steady level of resistance.
(5) Versa Training - This course alternates between low and high intensities. Be
prepared for a cardiovascular ride.
(6) Random - Variety in your workouts can often keep you motivated to keep going.
This course randomly generates various resistance levels throughout your workout.
(7) Interactive Fat Burner - This program utilizes Sole’s optional Pulse Grip* feature to
help keep your heart rate between 55% and 70% of your target heart rate, providing the
greatest fat-burning benefits.
(8) Interactive Cardio - Like the fat burner program, Interactive Cardio utilizes Sole’s
optional Pulse Grip* to maintain your heart rate between 70% and 85% of your maximum target heart rate to improve your cardiovascular system.
*Polar, Cardio Sport or equivalent brand heart rate transmitter chest strap may also be used.
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Flag lights indicating eight programs.
o
Manual
o
Hillclimb
o
Health
Walk
o
Plateau
o
Versa
Training
o
Random
o
Interactive
Fat Burn
o
Interactive
Cardio
Time
Dot Matrix Display
Age
Choose PROGRAM using
ARROWS ▲
▼.
Press ENTER.
Speed
Distance
Enter TIME by using
ARROWS ▲
▼.
Press ENTER
Calories
Enter AGE by using
ARROWS▲
▼ .
Press ENTER.
Heart
Rate
Press START and
begin workout.
Press ENTER.
Press SCAN to monitor all functions or SELECT to monitor a specific function.
Use ARROWS to increase or decrease your workout level during exercise.
To reset display, hold START / STOP until zeros appear in the data window.
Window displaying Time, Age, Speed, Distance, Calories and Heart Rate.
■ This window will scan if SCAN key is pressed.
■ The window will also remain on a particular mode with
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SELECT
key choice.
Program Your Display Monitor
Display will light if any of the following occur:
(1) When initial power is applied.
(2) Begin activating / moving foot peddles.
(3) Press any of six keys.
When display is initially lit:
(1) Three rows of dot matrix will light.
(2) Small lower display will show 0:00 (Time).
(3) Eight program flag lights will flash.
(4) Time flag light will be on.
Note: Display will automatically go blank (off) if not operated after 5 minutes.
Unit is ready to begin operation.
To Operate: (Display must be lit)
STEP 1: Choose a program by using the arrows ▲ . Then press
ENTER
.
▲
Note: If no time is entered all programs count up to 99:59. Each segment (vertical
bar) is one minute. You may skip step 2 if elapsed countdown time is not desired.
STEP 2: Time flag and lower rectangular display will begin to flash. If an elapsed
countdown is desired, use ▲ arrows to adjust. Then press ENTER . Five minutes is minimum workout.
▲
STEP 3: If not choosing Interactive Fat Burner or Interactive Cardio, press
begin workout.
START
STOP
to
To Stop / Change a Workout:
■ Simply stop exercising and press START
STOP key. Clock will stop (hold) for 5 minutes.
START
Press STOP to continue from displayed time.
■ You may use ▲ arrows to change to another program. Clock will reset to 0:00.
▲
■ Walk away. Display will blank out in 5 minutes.
It is not necessary to unplug the unit from the wall / power input.
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Heart Rate Control Programs
These two programs require Sole’s optional Pulse Grip or wireless chest strap transmitter
(Polar type for example). Your Sole dealer has information on wireless chest straps.
If you choose a heart rate control program, the monitor will require an age input to
calculate your target zone.
■ Refer to Step 2 “Entering Time”. Press
ENTER
■ Use ▲ arrows to adjust to your age. Press
key while in time to select your age.
ENTER
key to program this value.
▲
Caution: Do not begin a heart rate control workout without proper age input. The
monitor defaults to age 20 and controls the elliptical tension (to raise / lower heart rate)
based on that value.
Heart Rate Monitor Only:
You may use the Sole computer display as a heart rate monitor (not control) only. Using
Sole’s optional Pulse Grip or wireless transmitter chest strap as you would in the two
heart rate control programs (7-8). To display the heart rate value, press SCAN key. For the
heart rate value to be constantly displayed use SELECT key to choose heart rate.
Pulse Grip Option:
Four stainless steel inserts (grips) are part of the Pulse Grip system. To work properly
you must use both hands.
Heart Rate Display Window:
Heart rate is only displayed while the computer is “running”. That means the clock is
“running” or any row of the dot matrix is flashing.
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Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
Effective October 1, 2003
ELLIPTICAL WARRANTY
Sole Fitness warrants all its elliptical parts for a period of one (1) year from the date of retail sale, as determined by sale receipt,
or eighteen (18) months from the original factory shipping date, whichever comes first. Sole’s responsibilities include providing
new or remanufactured parts, at Sole’s 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 Sole directly to a consumer. An
extended warranty period applies to the following components:
Frame / Lower Drive
Electronics / Linkage
Residential
Lifetime
5 Years
Light Institutional
3 Years
3 Years
NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer 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 elliptical in accordance with the instructions provided in this manual, including belt tracking.
3. Proper installation by an authorized Sole servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the elliptical and with all local
electric codes.
4. Expenses for making the elliptical accessible for servicing, including any item that was not part of the elliptical at the time it
was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to the elliptical finish during shipping, installation or following installation.
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL, COLLATERAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
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 ellipticals not requiring component replacement, or ellipticals not in ordinary household use.
3. Damages caused by services performed by persons other than authorized Sole servicers; use of parts other than original
Sole parts; or external causes such as 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.
5. Products that have been sold, transferred, bartered, or given to a third party.
6. Products that do not have a warranty registration card on file at Sole Fitness. Sole reserves the right to request proof of
purchase if no warranty record exists for the product.
7. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITYAND/OR FITNESS FORA PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SERVICE
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 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 Sole dealer. OR
2. Contact your local authorized Sole service organization.
3. If there is a question as to where to obtain service, contact our service department at (870) 935-1107.
4. If no local service is available, Sole will repair or replace the parts, at Sole’s option, within the warranty period at no charge
for parts. All transportation costs, both to our factory and upon return to the owner, are the responsibility of the owner. The
owner is responsible for adequate packaging upon return to Sole. Sole 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.
5. For any further information, or to contact our service department by mail, send your correspondence to:
For treadmills purchased from Galyan’s: OR
For treadmills purchased directly from Sole:
Galyan’s Trading Company, Inc.
Sole Fitness
2437 E Main St.
52 E. Exchange Pl
Plainfield, IN 46168
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
800-425-9267
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by
Sole Fitness. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Canada.
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How many family members?_____
Male____ Female____ Both____
Who will use the elliptical?
Why did you purchase an ellipticall?
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How important is each feature?
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Where did you learn about ellipticals?
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Name of store or company where purchased:
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DATE OF PURCHASE
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CITY
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ADDRESS
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PLEASE SEND IN THE ATTACHED WARRANTY CARD WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS OF PURCHASE TO REGISTER YOUR ELLIPTICAL
WITH SOLE FITNESS. MADE IN THE USA. Thank you for your business! PLEASE MAIL WARRANTY CARD TO: SOLE
FITNESS, 52 E. EXCHANGE PL, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
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