OWNER’S MANUAL For video assembly instructions, visit: merrithew.com/eq-assembly Please review this important assembly, safety and warranty information about your new Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Tower Trainer™ and keep it handy for future reference. Part Identification for the Tower Trainer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Inner Cover 24 Right Upright 25 Push-Thru Bar 26Push-Pin 27 Fuzzy Hanging Straps [fig. A] 28 Right Sliding Stability Bar Holder 29 Spring-loaded Pin 30 Sliding Stability Bar 31 Padded Sliding Stability Bar Sleeve 32 Rolldown Spring (Black) 33 Single D-ring Strap [fig. B] 34 Leg Springs (White) [fig. C] 35 Padded Long Spine Straps [fig. C] 36 Push-Thru Spring (Blue) 37 Vinyl Spring Cover [fig. D] 38 Locking Spring Clip [fig. D] 39 Bolt-on Wheels [fig. E] Eyehook Upper Tube Assembly Safety Chain Spring Clip Large Securing Knob Light Arm Springs (Yellow) Left Sliding Stability Bar Holder Roll-Down Bar Foam Grip Handles Left Upright Wheel Cap Outer Cover Base Frame Main Frame Handle Strap Round Feet Serial Number Sticker (see pg. 5 for detail) Extension Frame Raised Extension Mat Raised Main Mat Locking Knob Raised Base Mat ™ 32. 31. 30. 29. 28. 26. Hardware Identification QTY 40 Screw, Round Head (M4 x 20mm) 4 41 42 43 44 2 2 4 8 45 Acorn Nut (M8 x 1.25) 4 46 Nylock Nut (M8 x 1.25) 12 47 Washer (M8) 48 Arc Washer (M8) 16 49 Lock Washer (M8) 4 Bolt, Bolt, Bolt, Bolt, 25. Button Button Button Button Head Head Head Head (M8 (M8 (M8 (M8 x x x x 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 x x x x 50mm) 55mm) 60mm) 76mm) 24. 17 17. 23. 22. 21. 8 20. 19. 18. 16. Covered by one or more of the following patents and/or patent applications: US 8,057,371 B2, 7,878,954 B2, US Application No. 11/329,252, US Application No. 12/233,968, US Application No. 60/642,985, PCT International Application No. 2006000814. 2 Tower Trainer ™ Owner’s Manual A 27 1. 2. 3. 4. 33 5. C 6. 7. 8. 34 35 9. D 10 36 37 11 12 38 13 E 14 15 39 REQUIRED TOOLS: 1/4" (6mm) hex key combination wrench merrithew.com 3 IMPORTANT! This manual contains important assembly, safety and warranty information. Read the manual carefully before using your new Tower Trainer™ and keep the manual on hand for future reference. UNSAFE OR IMPROPER USE OF THIS EQUIPMENT BY FAILING TO READ AND COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS AND WARNINGS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. It is impossible to predict every situation and condition that can occur while using your Tower Trainer. Merrithew Health & Fitness™ makes no representation about the safe use of the Tower Trainer under all conditions. There are risks associated with the use of any exercise equipment that cannot be predicted or avoided, and you assume the responsibility for that risk. Please ensure that you and your clients/patients have received proper instruction regarding the correct and safe use of Merrithew Health & Fitness equipment. We recommend cautious assembly and usage and wish you many hours of safe and effective exercise. User Guidelines The Tower Trainer is a multifunctional piece of equipment that can be used for Pilates, dance and traditional fitness training. It is a portable unit that can be folded for storage, then laid out flat when in use. The Trainer comes equipped with a full compliment of springs, straps and a safety chain. The springs can be attached to various locations on the frame, or on the straps hooked around the sliding bar. Be sure your spring clips are completely closed and secure. For inexperienced or first-time users, the Tower Trainer should only be used under the supervision of a trained professional. This manual includes general guidelines for setup and usage. To get the most out of your Tower Trainer, Merrithew Health & Fitness offers instructional DVDs and manuals. Personalized training is offered through our Licensed and Corporate Training Centers. Visit merrithew.com for more information. For questions or technical assistance, email email@example.com Safety Instructions WARNING: As with any athletic activity, the use of exercise equipment involves risk of injury, damage and/or death. By choosing to use Merrithew Health & Fitness equipment, you and/or your clients/patients assume responsibility for that risk, not the people who sold you the equipment, distribute and/or manufacture it. w We recommend that two people be available for assembly of this product. w Set up and operate the Tower Trainer on a solid level surface. Do not position the Tower Trainer on loose rugs or uneven surfaces. w Make sure that adequate space is available for access to and around the Tower Trainer. w Ensure that the Main Frame is secured properly on the Base Frame with the locking knobs before using the Tower Trainer. w Always make sure that the Dowel Holder is adjusted to the same height with Spring Pins in parallel holes in Uprights. w Always choose the workout which best fits your physical strength and flexibility level. Know your limits and train within them. Always use common sense when exercising. w Do not wear loose clothing while using the Tower Trainer. w Be careful to maintain your balance while using, mounting, dismounting or assembling the Tower Trainer, loss of balance may result in a fall and serious injury. w The Tower Trainer should not be used by persons weighing over 250 lbs (113 kgs). w The Tower Trainer should be used by only one person at a time. Mechanical Safety Check Proper maintenance and timely replacement of your equipment or component parts is your responsibility as it helps reduce the risk of injury. Conduct a regular inspection of the following: Daily w Clean all surface areas after each use, using a soft cloth and gentle cleanser. Weekly w Check all springs and spring clips for wear and damage and replace as needed. Monthly Ensure all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. w Care & Cleaning Wipe vinyl surfaces with a mixture of water and tea tree oil, a natural disinfectant. Yearly w Replace all spring clips. Add 5ml or 1tsp of tea tree oil to a 1L or 1qt spray bottle of water. Every 2 Years A mixture of mild soap and water may be used to remove more persistent dirt. Ensure cleaner does not leave an oily residue, or make surfaces slippery. w Clean all metal surface areas as required, using a soft cloth and gentle cleaner. 4 Ensure eyehooks are securely fastened. w Tower Trainer ™ Owner’s Manual Replace all springs. REPLACE ALL SPRINGS EVERY 24 MONTHS AND SPRING CLIPS EVERY 12 MONTHS OR AS NEEDED WITHIN THAT PERIOD. FAILURE TO PERFORM RECOMMENDED SAFETY CHECKS, OR USING THE MACHINE WITH IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED, BROKEN OR WORN PARTS, COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. IMPORTANT! PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ASSEMBLE ON YOUR OWN. THIS IS, AT MINIMUM, A JOB FOR TWO PEOPLE. PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE BEGINNING ASSEMBLY. For assistance or any missing parts: Call: T oll-free in North America 1-800-910-0001 Toll-free in United Kingdom 0800-328-5676 or Place all parts from the box in a cleared area and position them on the floor in front of you. Remove all packing material from your area and place them back into the box. Do not dispose of the packing materials until assembly is completed. To prevent unsafe or improper use, please read each step carefully before beginning. Please refer to the assembly instructions included in this Owner’s Manual for initial Assembly Instructions and Part Identification. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Assembly Instructions 1Attach the bolt-on wheels  to the base frame  by inserting the button head bolts  and arc washer , secure with arc washer  and nylock nut . 7 28 step 3 29 10 2Attach the left  and the right uprights  to the base frame  by inserting the button head bolts  and arc washers  from top and secure with arc washers  and nylock nut  from bottom. Do not tighten the bolts until step 6. NOTE: The correct positions of the holes and eyehooks on the left upright and right upright in the illustration. The holes face away from the raised base mat  and the eyehooks face to the outside. 3Pull the spring-loaded pin  then slide the right sliding stability bar holder  onto the right upright . Release the spring-loaded pin so it catches in one of the adjustment holes and locks the holder in place. Repeat with the left sliding stability bar holder  and left upright . Position the left and right sliding stability bar holders so they are the same distance from the top of the left and right uprights. NOTE: The correct position of the eyehooks on the sliding stability bar holders in the illustration. The eyehooks face to the outside. 44 step 2 48 24 13 22 17 48 Serial Number Placement 48 44 46 39 step 1 merrithew.com 5 Assembly Instructions cont’d 4Attach the sliding stability bar  to the left and right sliding stability bar holders [7, 28] with button head bolts , lock washers  and acorn nuts . Do not tighten the bolts until Step 6. NOTE: The padded stability sleeve can easily be removed 6Tighten the button head bolts  to secure the sliding stability bar . Tighten the button head bolts  to secure the left and right upright [10, 24]. 7Attach the outer cover  and inner cover  to the right upright  with round head screws . Repeat on other side. by undoing the zipper. 5Insert the upper tube assembly  into the left and right uprights [10, 24] and secure with the large securing knobs . NOTE: The correct position of the holes and eyehooks  on the upper tube assembly  in the illustration below. 2. 1. 5. step 5 step 6 43. 7. step 4 28. 30. 49. 45. 10 24. 23 step 7 44. 40. 6 Tower Trainer ™ Owner’s Manual 12 Assembly Instructions 8Place the main frame  with the mat side face down. Attach the extension frame  by placing it (mat side up) on top of the mat frame, aligning hinge brackets. Use button head bolts , washers  and nylock nuts  to secure together. cont’d 9U nfold the extension frame  from the main frame  and turn the mat side face up. Attach the Main frame  to the base frame  with button head bolts , washers , and nylock nuts . Lock the main frame  and the base frame  together with the locking knobs . 21 47 46 41 13 step 8 step 9 46 47 42 18 14 merrithew.com 7 Safety & Usage SLIDING STABILITY BAR ADJUSTMENT SET-UP FOR THE PUSH-THRU BAR To adjust the height of the Sliding Stability Bar , pull out on the spring-loaded pins  and carefully slide the bar to the desired location. Release the pins and ensure they are fully locked in one of the holes. The bar also comes with a soft padded covering to increase comfort and usability. Attach the push-thru bar  to the top adjustment hole in the uprights [10, 24] with two upper push-pins . NOTE: Always make sure that the sliding stability bar holders [7, 28] are adjusted so the bar is parallel with the mat. Attach the safety chain  to the eyehook  on the top of the upper tube assembly . For some exercises, the push-thru bar  should be up and secured in position with the safety chain . The push-thru bar  can be used as a foot bar for some exercises. Attach the push-thru bar (25) to the lowest adjustment hole in the upright [10, 24] with two upper push-pins . Lock the push-thru bar  to the uprights [10, 24] with two lower push-pins . Note: w 1. w 2. 3. w There are three adjustment holes in the uprights that allow you to attach the push-thru bar  at one of the different heights. Refer to the inset illustration. Push down the button on the “T” end of the push-pins  to release. Then you can insert the push-pin  into the adjustment hole. Always make sure the safety chain  is connected when the push-thru bar  is in use in the rotating positions. 7. 30. 29. 28. 10 26 25. 24. 8 Tower Trainer ™ Owner’s Manual Safety & Usage CONT’D USING THE PUSH-THRU BAR SPRINGS FROM ABOVE SPRINGS FROM BELOW When doing exercises that require the spring resistance to come from above the bar, attach the push-thru spring  to the eyehook on the upper side of the push-thru bar  with the locking spring clip . Attach the other end of the push-thru spring  to one of the eyehooks  on the upper tube assembly  with the spring clip . CAUTION! If using the push-thru bar with springs from below, attach safety chain first. CAUTION: To prevent accidental injury, never put your face (or another body part) above the push-thru or roll-down bars while spotting an exercise. 2. 1. 4. 1. W hen using the push-thru bar  with the push-thru spring  attached from below for bottom load exercises, connect one end of the safety chain  to one of the eyehooks  on the upper tube assembly  with the spring clip . Connect the other end of the chain to the eyehook on the push-thru bar  with the spring clip  as per illustration below. 2. H ook the spring to the eyehooks located at the base on the other side of the upright [10 or 24] with the spring clip ; see illustration below. Ensure that the vinyl spring cover  which covers the push-thru spring  is moved over the lower part of the spring to avoid catching the user’s hair or clothing, and to keep the spring from coming into contact with the upholstered raised mat. 3. A ttach the push-thru spring  to the loop on the underside of the push-thru bar  with the locking spring clip , as per illustration below. Be sure that the safety chain is always connected to the push-thru bar when in use with springs from below. 36. 3. 38. 25. 25. 4. 38. 36. 10. 37. 24. 4. merrithew.com 9 2. 1. 4. 9. 6. 6. 38. 38. 8. 24. 10. LIGHT ARM SPRINGS (yellow) Attach light arm springs  to eyehooks at desired height with the spring clip . Attach the other ends of the springs to the foam grip handles  with the locking spring clips . Ensure the spring clips are completely closed and secured. Roll-Down Bar The roll-down bar  attaches via the rolldown springs  to the eyehooks  on the upper tube assembly  between the two uprights [10, 24] with the spring clip . Attach the arm springs  to the roll-down bar  with the locking spring clip . Ensure the spring clips are completely closed and secure. 4. 38. 35. 34. LEG SPRINGS (white) Attach leg springs  to eyehooks at desired height with the spring clips . Attach the other ends of the springs to the padded long-spine straps  with the locking spring clips . Ensure the spring clips are completely closed and secured. 10 Tower Trainer ™ Owner’s Manual Storage & Mobility WARNING: When folding or unfolding the Tower Trainer™, Moving keep all children away from the Tower Trainer and make sure hands and feet are clear of any folding or pinch point. To move the Tower Trainer, it must be folded. The push-thru bar must be locked down. While on the wheeled side of the folded Tower Trainer, grasp the upper tube assembly  with one hand, place your foot against the base frame , and hold the upright with your other hand. Pull the Tower Trainer toward you while holding the base steady with your foot until the wheels come in contact with the floor. Then roll the Tower Trainer while holding the upper tube assembly  and right upright  to steady and guide the Tower Trainer. FOLDing a. M ove any attached accessories to the back side of the tower so the mats can fold up against the sliding stability bar . b. Ensure upper and lower push-pins (26) are inserted with the push thru bar (25) locked down. c. Remove the locking knobs  to unlock the main frame . storing d. W ith one hand on one of the handle straps  on the raised main mat , and one hand on the extension frame , slowly lift the main frame  and extension frame . The extension frame  will fold down against the main frame  as you lift. Store the Tower Trainer in a clean, dry place. e. W hen both frames are in the most vertical position possible, parallel to the left and right uprights [10, 24], secure the main frame  to the left and right uprights [10, 24] with the locking knobs . 2. UNFOLDing a. U nscrew the locking knobs  from the uprights completely. b. With one hand on the handle strap  of the raised main mat , and one hand on the extension frame , carefully extend it completely to rest on the floor. 15. c. R eplace the locking knobs  securing the main frame  to the base frame  and fully tighten for security. 16/18 26. 14/20. 25. 21 24. 13. To order, visit merrithew.com/replacementparts or email email@example.com merrithew.com 11 Replacement Parts ROLL-DOWN Down BAR with SPRINGS (black) & clips PUSH-THRU SPRINGS (blue) SINGLE D-RING STRAP FOAM GRIP HANDLES PADDED LONG SPINE STRAPS Connecter for attaching springs to stability bar. Cushioned and rounded, these provide extra comfort. Also available without padding. PADDED SLIDING STABILITY BAR SLEEVE LEG SPRINGS (white) ARM SPRINGS (Yellow) Shown with padded long spine straps attached. (sold separately) Shown with foam grip handles attached. (sold separately) FUZZY HANGING STRAPS LOCKING KNOB Large securing knob Soft and woolly, these add extra comfort and security for specific exercises. Use to lock in folded or unfolded position. Use to secure upper tube assembly to uprights. REPLACEMENT SPRING PACKAGE For use with push-thru bar. Springs should be replaced every 24 months, or as needed within that period. A complete spring replacement package is available for the Tower Trainer and includes: w roll-down springs (2) wspring clips w leg springs (2) (carabiners) (17) w arm springs (2) wlocking spring w push-thru springs (2) clips (3) Removable covering adds cushioning to sliding stability bar. 12 Tower Trainer ™ Owner’s Manual Replacement Parts cont’d push-pin SAFETY CHAIN Used to secure push-thru bar. For use with push-thru bar. NON-Locking SPRING CLIP & Locking SPRING CLIP Locking spring clips are required when using push-thru bar with springs from below. Optional Items GRIPPER MATS FOAM CUSHIONS TPE pilates PAD Non-slip rubber mats are handy to increase traction and prevent slipping. Available in three sizes. Used for comfort and additional support when performing a wide variety of exercises. Non-slip eco-friendly pads can help establish correct alignment and positioning or to provide cushioned support. REFORMER BOX Arc Barrel Used to facilitate or vary exercises. Ideal to increase or decrease challenge and to assist rehab clients. A gripper mat can be wrapped around push-thru bar, roll-down bar, uprights or placed on upholstered bed. PADDED PLATFORM EXTENDER Can be used on the upholstered bed for seated or standing exercises. MAPLE & Metal ROLL-UP POLE EXTENSION STRAPS Assists alignment of the knee joint. Provides added scapular awareness. (sold separately) To order, visit merrithew.com/replacementparts or email firstname.lastname@example.org merrithew.com 13 CAUTION IMPROPER USE OF EXERCISE EQUIPMENT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. TO REDUCE RISK, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING: w w w w w w w w w Before starting any exercise program, consult a physician. Before using the equipment, read and follow Safety instructions in this Manual and obtain thorough instruction from a qualified trainer. The Tower Trainer™ must be used under the supervision of a trained professional. Use equipment only for intended exercises. Ensure the equipment is properly adjusted for your size and ability level. When springs are used, ensure spring clips are fully closed at both ends of springs. A spring clip that is only half closed risks coming undone and detaching with high force. When using the push-thru bar with spring from below, locking spring clips must be used to attach to the frame or uprights, and the safety chain must be attached. When using the push-thru bar, a trained professional must keep a hand on the bar at all times. Stop exercising if you experience chest pain, feel faint, have difficulty breathing or experience musculoskeletal discomfort. Warranty Merrithew Health & Fitness Tower trainer Merrithew Health & Fitness™ warrants that this equipment is free of manufacturing defects in workmanship and materials, subject to the terms below. This warranty becomes effective at the invoice date of the original purchase. Parts repaired or replaced under the terms of this warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. This warranty applies to equipment only: wwhile it remains in the possession of the original purchaser and proof of purchase is demonstrated w if claims are made within the warranty period w if upgrades are made as required by Merrithew Health & Fitness THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE NULL AND VOID if: the equipment is for any other purpose other than as intended w all safety and usage guidelines are not followed as specified w equipment failure is a result of improper maintenance w equipment has been subjected to accident, misuse, abuse, improper service, or any modification not authorized by Merrithew Health & Fitness w This warranty does not cover damage to the finish of any Merrithew Health & Fitness equipment, or shipping charges, customs clearance fees (if applicable) or any costs incurred in installing repaired or replacement parts shipped under the provisions of this warranty. five (5) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY Merrithew Health & Fitness will, at its option, repair or replace any of the parts listed below, provided that the part(s) fail due to a defect in workmanship or materials: w vertical bars and overhead frame w components of the frame and related welding w Keep body, clothing and hair free from all moving parts. w Do not use if equipment appears worn, broken or damaged. TWO (2) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY Do not attempt to repair equipment yourself without consulting Merrithew Health & Fitness™. Merrithew Health & Fitness will replace springs that fail for any reason, provided such failure is reported to Merrithew Health & Fitness within a period of two years from the invoice date of the original purchase. We recommend that springs be changed every two (2) years. w w w w Do not allow children to use or be around equipment without adult supervision. All springs must be replaced every 24 months or as needed within that period. All spring clips must be replaced every 12 months or as needed within that period. ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY On other parts and components. We recommend that spring clips be changed annually. 90-DAY FABRIC WARRANTY The vinyl fabric upholstery will be replaced if it fails to give normal wear for 90 days after delivery. Proof of damage may be required. This warranty does not cover cuts, burns, stains, soiling, pet damage or damage caused by other unreasonable use. This warranty does not apply to fabrics cleaned with abrasive, corrosive or chemical cleansers. If the identical fabric is not available, Merrithew Health & Fitness will provide an equivalent fabric. DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF REMEDIES Repair or replacement of defective parts is your exclusive remedy under the terms of this limited warranty. In the event of parts availability issues, Merrithew Health & Fitness will not be responsible for any consequential or incidental damages arising from the breach of either this limited warranty or any applicable implied warranty, or for failure or damage resulting from acts of nature, improper care and maintenance, accident, alteration, replacement of parts by anyone other than Merrithew Health & Fitness, misuse, transportation, abuse, hostile environments (inclement weather, acts of nature), improper installation or installation not in accordance with local codes or printed instructions. This limited warranty is the sole express warranty given by Merrithew Health & Fitness. No product performance, specification or description wherever appearing is warranted by Merrithew Health & Fitness except to the extent set forth in this limited warranty. Any implied warranty protection arising under the laws of any state, province or territory including implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or use, is hereby limited in duration to the duration of this limited warranty. Neither distributors, dealers, web resellers, nor the retailers selling this product have any authority to make any additional warranties or to promise remedies in addition to or inconsistent with those stated above. Merrithew Health & Fitness maximum liability, in any event, shall not exceed the purchase price of the product paid by the original purchaser. 14 Tower Trainer ™ Owner’s Manual Expand Your Repertoire Increase your expertise with DVD Instruction This DVD focuses on the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES while using the various components of the Tower Trainer to develop core stability and improve flexibility. Enjoy this hybrid workout of Pilates and traditional fitness moves that increase overall strength and conditioning. ® ™ We offer almost limitless exercise challenges in our clear and detailed repertoire of instructional DVDs. For a full listing visit merrithew.com/shop/dvds Take advantage of our training tools Tower Trainer™ Wall Chart: This full-size wall chart depicts exercises featured in the STOTT PILATES® Programming on the Tower Trainer™ and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training on the Tower Trainer™ programs. Each exercise is described with name, equipment accessories, one photo, as well as suggested repetitions. Our Wall Charts are printed with vegetable-based inks on FSC paper. A step-by-step exercise guide for the Tower Trainer repertoire can be downloaded by visiting merrithew.com/guide size: 27"x 39" Get the most out of your equipment with ongoing training! For over 25 years, we have been committed to developing effective and responsible exercise through unique, high‑integrity fitness programs. Our signature STOTT PILATES® education method is unparalleled in the industry. Our new ZEN•GA™, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and Total Barre™ programs offer additional repertoire to add challenge to your workouts. We invite you to join our worldwide community of elite fitness professionals—with The Professional’s Choice™ in Pilates & Mindful Movement Education. Courses and workshops are offered worldwide. Explore merrithew.com/education/training for courses and workshops near you. Contact Us Today: visit merrithew.com call toll-free N orth America 1-800-910-0001 United Kingdom 0800-328-5676 or International +1-416-482-4050 merrithew.com 15 IMPORTANT Go to merrithew.com/warranty to activate your warranty! Get the benefits: wEnsure wMake wIn that you’ll be able to repair it under warranty should you encounter a problem. warranty service fast and efficient by having your information in our records. the unlikely event of a replacement or safety notice, we’ll be able to contact you immediately. wProof wStay of purchase for insurance purposes in the event of a loss due to fire, flood or theft. informed of any product updates. Can’t get online? Please fill out the warranty card enclosed with this product, and return to us. This is your Tower Trainer™ Serial Number: 2200 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON M4S 2C6 phone 416-482-4050 fax 416-482-2742 email email@example.com website merrithew.com P00215 PM-2082XA OCT 14 ™/® Trademark or registered trademark of Merrithew Corporation, used under license. Printed in Canada. All rights reserved. Please keep this manual in a safe place.