ProForm 525E PFTL49101 User`s manual
Model No. PFTL49101
Write the serial number in the space above for future reference.
As a manufacturer, we are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction. If you have questions, or if there are missing parts, we will guarantee complete satisfaction through direct assistance from our factory.
TO AVOID UNNECESSARY DE-
LAYS, PLEASE CALL DIRECT TO
OUR TOLL-FREE CUSTOMER
HOT LINE. The trained technicians on our customer hot line will provide immediate assistance, free of charge to you.
CUSTOMER HOT LINE:
Mon.–Fri., 6 a.m.–6 p.m. MST
Read all precautions and instructions in this manual before using this equipment. Save this manual for future reference.
Visit our website at www.proform.com
new products, prizes, fitness tips, and much more!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
TROUBLE-SHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
CONDITIONING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
Note: An EXPLODED DRAWING and a PART LIST are attached in the center of this manual. Save the
EXPLODED DRAWING and PART LIST for future reference.
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the following important precautions and information before operating the treadmill.
1. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all users of this treadmill are adequately informed of all warnings and precautions.
2. Use the treadmill only as described.
3. Place the treadmill on a level surface, with eight feet of clearance behind it. Do not place the treadmill on a surface that blocks any air openings. To protect the floor or carpet from damage, place a mat under the treadmill.
4. Keep the treadmill indoors, away from moisture and dust. Do not put the treadmill in a garage or covered patio, or near water.
5. Do not operate the treadmill where aerosol products are used or where oxygen is being administered.
6. Keep children under the age of 12 and pets away from the treadmill at all times.
Athletic support clothes are recommended for both men and women. Always wear athletic shoes. Never use the treadmill with bare feet, wearing only stockings, or in sandals.
10. When connecting the power cord (see page 7), plug the power cord into a surge suppressor
(not included) and plug the surge suppressor into a grounded circuit capable of carrying 15 or more amps. No other appliance should be on the same circuit. Do not use an extension cord.
11. Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor that is UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor (TVSS). The surge suppressor must have a UL suppressed voltage rating of
400 volts or less and a minimum surge dissipation of 450 joules. The surge suppressor must be electrically rated for 120 volts AC and
15 amps. To purchase a surge suppressor, see your local PROFORM dealer or call 1-800-999-
3756 and order part number 146148.
7. The treadmill should be used only by persons weighing 250 pounds or less.
12. Keep the power cord and the surge suppressor away from heated surfaces.
8. Never allow more than one person on the treadmill at a time.
9. Wear appropriate exercise clothing when using the treadmill. Do not wear loose clothing that could become caught in the treadmill.
13. Never move the walking belt while the power is turned off. Do not operate the treadmill if the power cord or plug is damaged, or if the treadmill is not working properly. (See BE-
FORE YOU BEGIN on page 4 if the treadmill is not working properly.)
14. Never start the treadmill while you are standing on the walking belt. Always hold the handrails while using the treadmill.
treadmill until it is properly assembled. (See
ASSEMBLY on pages 5 and 6, and HOW TO
FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL on page
10.) You must be able to safely lift 45 pounds
(20 kg) to raise, lower, or move the treadmill.
15. Do not perform exercises with the hand weights at speeds faster than a walk. Using weights and not holding the handrails may compromise your ability to maintain your balance. Exercises using weights should be attempted only by experienced users.
20. When folding or moving the treadmill, make sure that the storage latch is fully closed.
21. Inspect and tighten all parts of the treadmill every three months.
16. The treadmill is capable of high speeds.
Adjust the speed in small increments to avoid sudden jumps in speed.
17. Never leave the treadmill unattended while it is running. Always remove the key and unplug the power cord when the treadmill is not in use.
18. The pulse sensor is not a medical device.
Various factors, including the user's movement, may affect the accuracy of heart rate readings. The pulse sensor is intended only as an exercise aid in determining heart rate trends in general.
22. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
Always unplug the power cord immediately after use, before cleaning the treadmill, and before performing the maintenance and adjustment procedures described in this manual. Never remove the motor hood unless instructed to do so by an authorized service representative. Servicing other than the procedures in this manual should be performed by an authorized service representative only.
19. Do not attempt to raise, lower, or move the
24. This treadmill is intended for in-home use only. Do not use this treadmill in any commercial, rental, or institutional setting.
Before beginning this or any exercise program, consult your physician. This is especially important for persons over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems.
Read all instructions before using. ICON assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained by or through the use of this product.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The decal shown below has been placed on your treadmill. If it is missing or illegible, please call our Customer Service
Department, toll-free, to order a free replacement decal (see
ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS on the back cover of this manual). Apply the decal in the location shown.
Note: Decal is shown at 38% of actual size.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Thank you for selecting the PROFORM ® 525E treadmill. The PROFORM 525E combines advanced technology with innovative design to let you enjoy an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise in the convenience and privacy of your home. And when you’re not exercising, the PROFORM 525E can be folded up, re-quiring less than half the floor space of other treadmills.
For your benefit, read this manual carefully before
using the treadmill. If you have additional questions, please call our Customer Service Department toll-free at 1-800-999-3756, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.
until 6 p.m. Mountain Time (excluding holidays). To help us assist you, please note the product model number and serial number before calling. The model number of the treadmill is PFTL49101. The serial number can be found on a decal attached to the treadmill
(see the front cover of this manual for the location).
Before reading further, please familiarize yourself with the parts that are labeled in the drawing below.
Water Bottle Holder
(Bottle not included)
Cushioned Walking Platform for maximum exercise comfort
Assembly requires two people. Set the treadmill in a cleared area and remove all packing materials. Do not dispose of the packing materials until assembly is completed. Assembly requires the included allen wrench
and your own phillips screwdriver , two adjustable wrenches ters , and a rubber mallet .
Note: The underside of the treadmill walking belt is coated with high-performance lubricant. During shipping, a small amount of lubricant may be transferred to the top of the walking belt or the shipping carton. This is a normal condition and does not affect treadmill performance. If there is lubricant on top of the walking belt, simply wipe off the lubricant with a soft cloth and a mild, non-abrasive cleaner.
Handrail Bolt (91)–2
Handrail Washer (92)–2
Handrail Nut (47)–2
Wheel Nut (22)–2
1. With the help of a second person, carefully raise the
Uprights (11) until the treadmill is in the position shown.
Rack Bolt (89)–2
Wheel Bolt (36)–2
2a.Check to see if the Wheels (37) are attached to the
Extension Legs (34). If the Wheels are attached, go to step 2b. If they are not attached, attach a Wheel to each
Extension Leg with a Wheel Bolt (36) and a Wheel Nut
(22) as shown. Tighten the Wheel Bolts only until
they are snug; do not overtighten them.
2b.Insert one of the Extension Legs (34) into the treadmill as shown. Make sure that the Base Pad (40) is on the indicated side. Note: It may be helpful to tip the Uprights
(11) in the direction shown by the arrow as you insert the Extension Leg. To fully insert the Extension Leg, it may be necessary to tap it with a mallet.
Attach the Extension Leg (34) with an Extension Leg
Screw (53). Note: If there are short and long Extension
Leg Screws, use the long Screw. Make sure to push
on the head of the Screw while tightening it.
Attach the other Extension Leg (34) in the same way.
3. Attach the Weight Rack (90) to the Uprights (11) with the two Rack Washers (41) and Rack Bolts (89). Note: If necessary, spread the Uprights apart to align the holes in the
Weight Rack with the holes in the Upright.
Insert the Right Handrail (88) into the upper end of the right Upright (11), with the lower end of the Handrail on the side of the Extension Leg (34) as shown. Have a second person hold the Right Handrail until step 4 is completed.
4. With the help of a second person, lower the Uprights (11) until the Left and Right Handrails (1, 88) are resting on the floor. Attach the lower end of the Right Handrail (88) to the Extension Leg (34) with a Handrail Bolt (91), a
Handrail Washer (92), and a Handrail Nut (47) as shown.
Note: It may be necessary to push on the lower end of the Handrail to align the hole in the Handrail with the hole in the Extension Leg.
Attach the Left Handrail to the left Extension Leg (not shown) as described above.
Raise the Uprights (11) to the position shown in step 3.
5. Cut and remove the plastic tie on the right Upright (11).
Place the Console Base (46) on the Uprights (11) (only the right Upright is shown). Wrap the cable tie around the
Wires (21) or pull the Wires through the cable tie loop.
Pull the cable tie tight and cut off the end of the cable tie.
Connect the two Wires (21) to the two connectors in the
Console Base (46). Important: Make sure that the
Wires are fully inserted. WARNING: Do not disconnect or connect the Wires while the treadmill power
cord is plugged in. Loosely thread four Screws (33) into the Uprights and the Console Base. After all four Screws have been started, tighten the Screws until they are
snug; do not overtighten the Screws.
6. Attach the Storage Latch (14) to the left Upright (11) with two Screws (33). Be careful not to overtighten the
Place the 3-lb. Weights (79) in the center slots of the
Weight Rack (90), the 2-lb. Weights (not shown) next, and the 1-lb. Weights (not shown) in the outer slots.
7. Make sure that all parts are tightened before you use the treadmill. Keep the included allen wrench in a secure place. The allen wrench is used to adjust the walking belt (see page 13). To protect the floor or carpet, place a mat under the treadmill.
OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT
THE PERFORMANT LUBE TM WALKING BELT
Your treadmill features a walking belt coated with
PERFORMANT LUBE TM , a high-performance lubricant.
IMPORTANT: Never apply silicone spray or other substances to the walking belt or the walking platform. Such substances will deteriorate the walking belt and cause excessive wear.
HOW TO PLUG IN THE POWER CORD
This product is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in drawing 1 below. A temporary adapter that looks like the adapter illustrated in drawing 2 may be used to connect the surge suppressor to a 2-pole receptacle as shown in drawing 2 if a properly grounded outlet is not available.
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in an increased 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 electrician.
Grounded Outlet Box
Your treadmill, like any other type of sophisticated electronic equipment, can be seriously damaged by sudden voltage changes in your home’s power.
Voltage surges, spikes, and noise interference can result from weather conditions or from other appliances being turned on or off. To decrease the possibility of
your treadmill being damaged, always use a surge suppressor with your treadmill (see drawing 1 at the right).
To purchase a surge suppressor, see your local
PROFORM dealer or call toll-free 1-800-999-3756
and order part number 146148. Use only a singleoutlet surge suppressor that is UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor (TVSS). The surge suppressor must have a UL suppressed voltage rating of 400 volts or less and a minimum surge dissipation of
450 joules. The surge suppressor must be electrically rated for 120 volts AC and 15 amps.
This product must be grounded. If it should malfunction or break down, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. Plug the power cord into a surge suppressor,
and plug the surge suppressor into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Important: The treadmill is not compatible with
Grounded Outlet Box
The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded outlet (drawing 1) 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. Some 2-pole receptacle outlet box
covers are not grounded. Contact a qualified electrician to determine if the outlet box cover is grounded before using an adapter.
DIAGRAM OF THE CONSOLE
Displays Incline Control
Before operating the console, read the following precautions.
• Do not stand on the walking belt when turning on the power.
• Always wear the clip (see the drawing above) while using the treadmill. When the key is removed from the console, the walking belt will stop.
• Adjust the speed in small increments.
• The training zones marked beside the speed control are general guidelines only. See page
14 for more information.
• To reduce the possibility of electric shock, keep the console dry. Avoid spilling liquids on the console. Use only a sealable water bottle.
The console requires three "AA" batteries (not included). Alkaline batteries are recommended. To install batteries, open the battery cover as shown below.
Press the batteries into the battery compartment, with the negative (–) ends of the batteries touching the
Cover Tab springs. Close the battery cover, push up on the tab, and then push the tab forward as shown. Be sure that the tab locks into place.
STEP-BY-STEP CONSOLE OPERATION
Before operating the console, make sure that the power cord is properly plugged in. (See HOW TO
PLUG IN THE POWER CORD on page 7.)
Next, step onto the foot rails of the treadmill. Find the clip attached to the key (see the drawing above), and slide the clip onto the waistband of your clothing. Test
the clip by carefully taking a few steps backward until the key is pulled from the console. If the key is not pulled from the console, adjust the position of the clip as needed.
Follow the steps on page 9 to operate the console.
Insert the key fully into the power switch.
Note: Inserting the key will not turn on the displays. The displays will turn on when the
ON/RESET button is pressed or when the walking belt is started. If you just installed batteries, the displays will already be on.
Reset the console and start the walking belt.
Slide the speed control to the
RESET position. Note: Each
time the walking belt is stopped, the speed control must be moved to the RESET position before the walking belt can be restarted.
Next, slowly slide the speed control until the walking belt begins to move at slow speed.
Carefully step onto the walking belt and begin exercising.
Change the speed of the walking belt as desired by moving the speed control.
To stop the walking belt, step onto the foot rails and slide the speed control to the RESET position.
Follow your progress with the four displays.
TIME display—This display shows the elapsed time.
This display shows the distance that you have walked or run, in miles.
SPEED display—This display shows the speed of the walking belt, in miles per hour. fat calories you have burned. (See FAT BURNING on page 14.) Every seven seconds, the display will change from one number to the other, as indicated by the mode arrows. This display also shows your pulse when the pulse sensor is used (see step 4).
The displays can be reset, if desired, by pressing the
Measure your pulse, if desired.
To measure your pulse, stand on the foot rails and place your thumb on the pulse sensor as shown. The pulse sensor is pressure activated—fully press it
Pulse Sensor down. Do not press
too hard, or the circulation in your thumb will be restricted, and
your pulse will not be
detected. Next, raise your thumb slightly until the heart-shaped indicator in the pulse display flashes steadily. Hold your thumb at this level. After a few seconds, three dashes will appear in the display and your pulse will be shown. Hold your thumb on the sensor for another 15 seconds for the most accurate reading.
If the displayed pulse appears to be too high or too low, or if your pulse is not displayed, lift your thumb off the sensor and allow the display to reset. Press down again on the sensor as described above. Make sure that your thumb is positioned as shown, and that you are applying the proper amount of pressure to the pulse sensor. Try the sensor several times until you become familiar with it. Remember to stand still while measuring your pulse.
Adjust the incline of the treadmill as desired.
To change the incline, press the top or bottom of the incline control until the desired incline level is reached.
display—This display shows the approximate numbers of calories and
Turn off the power.
To turn off the power, simply wait for about four
minutes. If the walking belt is stationary and the console buttons are not pressed for four minutes, the power will turn off automatically. Remove the key from the console.
HOW TO USE THE HAND WEIGHTS
To exercise your upper body as you walk on the treadmill, hold the 1-pound weights at your sides or press the weights above your head. To increase the intensity of your exercise, use the 2-pound or 3-pound weights. The hand weights can be stored in the weight rack.
WARNING: Do not use the hand weights at speeds faster than a walk. Using weights and not holding the handrails may compromise your ability to maintain your balance.
Exercises using weights should be attempted only by experienced users.
HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL
HOW TO FOLD THE TREADMILL FOR STORAGE
Before folding the treadmill, unplug the power cord. Caution:
You must be able to safely lift 45 pounds (20 kg) in order to raise, lower, or move the treadmill.
1. Hold the treadmill with your hands in the locations shown at the right. To decrease the possibility of injury, bend
your legs and keep your back straight. As you raise the treadmill, make sure to lift with your legs rather
than your back. Raise the treadmill about halfway to the vertical position.
2. Move your right hand to the position shown and hold the treadmill firmly. Raise the treadmill until the storage latch closes over the catch. Make sure that the storage latch
is fully engaged over the catch.
To protect the floor or carpet from damage, place a mat under the treadmill. Keep the treadmill out of direct sunlight. Do not leave the treadmill in the storage position in temperatures above 85° Fahrenheit.
HOW TO MOVE THE TREADMILL
Before moving the treadmill, convert the treadmill to the storage position as described above. Make sure that the stor-
age latch is closed fully over the catch.
1. Hold the upper ends of the handrails. Place one foot on the base as shown.
2. Tilt the treadmill back until it rolls freely on the front wheels. Carefully move the treadmill to the desired location. To reduce the risk of injury, use extreme caution
while moving the treadmill. Do not move the treadmill over an uneven surface.
3. Place one foot on the base, and carefully lower the treadmill until it is resting in the storage position.
HOW TO LOWER THE TREADMILL FOR USE
1. Hold the upper end of the treadmill with your right hand as shown. Using your left thumb, press the storage latch and hold it. Pivot the treadmill until the frame and foot rail are past the storage latch.
2. Hold the treadmill firmly with both hands, and lower the treadmill to the floor. Do not drop the treadmill frame to
the floor. To decrease the possibility of injury, bend your legs and keep your back straight.
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Most treadmill problems can be solved by following the steps below. Find the symptom that applies, and follow the steps listed. If further assistance is needed, please call our Customer Service Department tollfree at 1-800-999-3756, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mountain Time (excluding holidays).
PROBLEM: The power does not turn on
SOLUTION: a. Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a surge suppressor, and that the surge suppressor is plugged into a properly grounded outlet (see page 7). Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor that is UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor (TVSS). The surge suppressor must have a UL suppressed voltage rating of 400 volts or less and a minimum surge dissipation of
450 joules. The surge suppressor must be electrically rated for 120 volts AC and 15 amps.
Important: The treadmill is not compatible with GFCI-equipped outlets. b. After the power cord has been plugged in, make sure that the key is fully inserted into the console.
c. Check the circuit breaker located on the treadmill frame near the power cord. If the switch protrudes as shown, the circuit breaker has tripped. To reset the circuit breaker, wait for five minutes and then press the switch back in. c
PROBLEM: The power turns off during use
SOLUTION: a. Check the circuit breaker located on the treadmill frame near the power cord (see the drawing above). If the circuit breaker has tripped, wait for five minutes and then press the switch back in.
b. Make sure that the power cord is plugged in.
c. Remove the key from the console. Reinsert the key fully into the console.
d. If the treadmill still will not run, please call our Customer Service Department, toll-free.
PROBLEM: The displays of the console do not function properly
SOLUTION: a. Check the batteries in the console. If the batteries need to be replaced, see “BATTERY
INSTALLATION” on page 8. Most problems are the result of drained batteries. b. Remove the screws from the hood, and carefully remove the hood. Locate the Reed Switch (76) and the
Magnet (93) on the left side of the Pulley (77). Turn the Pulley until the Magnet is aligned with the Reed
Switch. Make sure that there is a gap of about 1/8”
between the Magnet and the Reed Switch. If necessary, loosen the Screw (17) and move the Reed
Switch slightly. Retighten the Screw. Re-attach the hood, and run the treadmill for a few minutes to check for a correct speed reading.
4. SYMPTOM: THE WALKING BELT SLOWS WHEN WALKED ON
a. Use only a UL-listed surge suppressor, rated at 15 amps, with a 14-gauge cord of five feet or less in length. b. If the walking belt is overtightened, treadmill performance may decrease and the walking belt may be permanently damaged.
Remove the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the allen wrench, turn both rear roller adjustment bolts counterclockwise, 1/4 of a turn. When the walking belt is properly tightened, you should be able to lift each side of the walking belt 2 to 3 inches off the walking platform. The center of the walking belt should just touch the walking platform. Be careful to keep the walking belt centered. Plug in the power cord, insert the key and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is properly tightened.
Rear Roller Adjustment Bolts c. If the walking belt still slows when walked on, please call our Customer Service Department, toll-free.
5. SYMPTOM: THE WALKING BELT IS OFF-CENTER
a. If the walking belt has shifted to the left, first remove the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the allen wrench, turn the left rear roller adjustment bolt clockwise, and the right bolt counterclockwise, 1/4 of a turn each. Be careful not to overtighten the walking belt. Plug in the power cord, insert the key and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is centered. a b. If the walking belt has shifted to the right, first remove the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the allen wrench, turn the left rear roller adjustment bolt counterclockwise, and the right bolt clockwise, 1/4 of a turn each. Be careful not to overtighten the walking belt. Plug in the power cord, insert the key and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is centered.
c. If the walking belt slips when walked on, first remove the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the allen wrench, turn both rear roller adjustment bolts clockwise, 1/4 of a turn.
When the walking belt is correctly tightened, you should be able to lift each side of the walking belt 2 to 3 inches off the walking platform. Be careful to keep the walking belt centered. Plug in the power cord, insert the key and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is properly tightened.
Before beginning this or any exercise program, consult your physician. This is especially important for individuals over the age of 35 or individuals with pre-existing health problems.
The pulse sensor is not a medical device.
Various factors, including the user's movement, may affect the accuracy of heart rate readings. The pulse sensor is intended only as an exercise aid in determining heart rate trends in general.
the first few minutes of exercise, your body uses easily accessible carbohydrate calories for energy. Only after the first few minutes does your body begin to use stored fat calories for energy. If your goal is to burn fat, adjust the speed and incline of the treadmill until your heart rate is near one of the lower two numbers in your training zone. It may also be helpful to set the speed control on the console to FAT BURN to help you maintain the proper intensity level. (See page 9.)
The following guidelines will help you to plan your exercise program. For more detailed exercise information, obtain a reputable book or consult your physician.
If your goal is to strengthen your cardiovascular system, your exercise must be “aerobic.” Aerobic exercise is activity that requires large amounts of oxygen for prolonged periods of time. This increases the demand on the heart to pump blood to the muscles, and on the lungs to oxygenate the blood. For aerobic exercise, adjust the speed and incline of the treadmill until your heart rate is near the higher number in your training zone. It may also be helpful to set the speed control on the console to AEROBIC to help you maintain the proper intensity level. (See page 9.)
Whether your goal is to burn fat or to strengthen your cardiovascular system, the key to achieving the desired results is to exercise with the proper intensity. The proper intensity level can be found by using your heart rate as a guide. The chart below shows recommended heart rates for fat burning and aerobic exercise.
High Performance Athletic Conditioning
If your goal is high performance athletic conditioning, set the speed control on the console to PERFOR-
MANCE to help you maintain the proper intensity level.
(See page 9.) Note: During the first few weeks of your exercise program, keep your heart rate near the low end of your training zone.
To find the proper heart rate for you, first find your age on the left side of the chart (ages are rounded off to the nearest ten years). Next, find the three numbers to the right of your age. The three numbers are your
“training zone.” The lower two numbers are recommended heart rates for fat burning; the higher number is the recommended heart rate for aerobic exercise.
To burn fat effectively, you must exercise at a relatively low intensity level for a sustained period of time. During
Each workout should include the following three parts:
Warming Up—Start each workout with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching and light exercise. A proper warm-up increases your body temperature, heart rate, and circulation in preparation for exercise.
Training Zone Exercise—After warming up, increase the intensity of your exercise until your heart rate is in your training zone for 20 to 60 minutes. (During the first few weeks of your exercise program, do not keep your heart rate in your training zone for longer than 20 minutes.)
Cooling Down—Finish each workout with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching to cool down. This will increase the flexibility of your muscles and will help to prevent postexercise problems.
To maintain or improve your condition, complete three workouts each week, with at least one day of rest between workouts. After a few months of regular exercise, you may complete up to five workouts each week if desired. The key to success is to make exercise a regular and enjoyable part of your everyday life.
The correct form for several basic stretches is described below. Move slowly as you stretch—never bounce.
1. Toe Touch Stretch
Stand with your knees bent slightly and slowly bend forward from your hips. Allow your back and shoulders to relax as you reach down toward your toes as far as possible. Hold for 15 counts, then relax. Repeat 3 times. Stretches: Hamstrings, back of knees and back.
2. Hamstring Stretch
Sit with one leg extended. Bring the sole of the opposite foot toward you and rest it against the inner thigh of your extended leg. Reach toward your toes as far as possible. Hold for 15 counts, then relax. Repeat 3 times for each leg. Stretches:
Hamstrings, lower back and groin.
3. Calf/Achilles Stretch
With one leg in front of the other, reach forward and place your hands against a wall. Keep your back leg straight and your back foot flat on the floor. Bend your front leg, lean forward and move your hips toward the wall. Hold for 15 counts, then relax.
Repeat 3 times for each leg. To cause further stretching of the achilles tendons, bend your back leg as well. Stretches:
Calves, achilles tendons and ankles.
4. Quadriceps Stretch
With one hand against a wall for balance, reach back and grasp one foot with your other hand. Bring your heel as close to your buttocks as possible. Hold for 15 counts, then relax.
Repeat 3 times for each leg. Stretches: Quadriceps and hip muscles.
5. Inner Thigh Stretch
Sit with the soles of your feet together and your knees outward.
Pull your feet toward your groin area as far as possible. Hold for 15 counts, then relax. Repeat 3 times. Stretches:
Quadriceps and hip muscles.
ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS
To order replacement parts, simply call our Customer Service Department toll-free at 1-800-999-3756, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mountain Time (excluding holidays). To help us assist you, please be prepared to give the following information when calling:
• The MODEL NUMBER of the product (PFTL49101).
• The NAME of the product (PROFORM ® 525E treadmill).
• The SERIAL NUMBER of the product (see the front cover of this manual).
• The KEY NUMBER and DESCRIPTION of the desired part(s) (see the PART LIST and the EXPLODED DRAW-
ING in the center of this manual).
PROFORM is a registered trademark of ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (ICON), warrants this product to be free from defects in workmanship and material, under normal use and service conditions, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase. This warranty extends only to the original purchaser. ICON's obligation under this warranty is limited to replacing or repairing, at ICON's option, the product through one of its authorized service centers.
All repairs for which warranty claims are made must be pre-authorized by ICON. This warranty does not extend to any product or damage to a product caused by or attributable to freight damage, abuse, misuse, improper or abnormal usage or repairs not provided by an ICON authorized service center, products used for commercial or rental purposes, or products used as store display models. No other warranty beyond that specifically set forth above is authorized by ICON.
ICON is not responsible or liable for indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the product or damages with respect to any economic loss, loss of property, loss of revenues or profits, loss of enjoyment or use, costs of removal, installation or other consequential damages of whatsoever nature. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, the above limitation may not apply to you.
The warranty extended hereunder is in lieu of any and all other warranties and any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in its scope and duration to the terms set forth herein. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. Accordingly, the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC., 1500 S. 1000 W., LOGAN, UT 84321-9813
Part No. 172492 R1200A Printed in USA © 2000 ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
REMOVE THIS EXPLODED DRAWING
AND PART LIST FROM THE MANUAL
Save this EXPLODED DRAWING and PART LIST for future reference.
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice. For information about ordering replacement parts, see the back cover of the User’s Manual.
PART LIST—Model No. PFTL49101
Key No. Qty.
Incline Leg Pivot Bolt
Left Foot Rail
Speed Control Knob
Frame Spacer (Left)
8” Cable Tie
Incline Leg Pivot Nut
Wheel Nut/Motor Pivot Nut
Motor Swivel Bolt
Motor Tension Nut
Motor Tension Star Washer
Motor Tension Washer
Motor Tension Bolt
Incline Stop Bracket
Hood Shield Plug
Wheel Nut/Lift Nut
Reed Switch Clip
* Includes all parts shown in the box
# These parts are not illustrated
Key No. Qty.
Front Roller Adj. Bolt
Extension Leg Screw
Power Cord Grommet
Frame Pivot Washer
Frame Pivot Bolt
Motor Belly Pan
Cable Tie Clamp
Rear Platform Screw
Belly Pan Fastener
Incline Wire Harness
Incline Wheel Bolt
Front Hood Screw
Rear Roller Adj. Bolt
Extension Leg Assembly
Right Foot Rail
8” White Wire, Pigtail
4” Blue Wire, M/F
4” Red Wire, M/F
EXPLODED DRAWING—Model No. PFTL49101
* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project