Dodge 2008 LX/DX-49 Magnum SRT8 Automobile User Manual

HZ SERIES
R52HR
Recumbent Bike User’s Guide
Table of Contents
IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RECUMBENT OPERATION & ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . .
CONSOLE FEATURES & DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PROGRAM PROFILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USING YOUR RACE PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USING YOUR THR ZONE 1 & 2 PROGRAMS . . . . . . . .
USING YOUR CUSTOM USER 1 & 2 PROGRAMS . . . .
PROGRAM CHARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
COMMON PRODUCT QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CONDITIONING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MONITORING YOUR HEART RATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HEART RATE CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WARM UP & COOL DOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WEEKLY LOG SHEETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MONTHLY LOG SHEETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CAUTION
CAUTION
Read all precautions and instructions in this manual before using this equipment.
Save this manual for future reference.
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Important Precautions
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical product, basic precautions should always be followed. Read all instructions
before using this exercise product.
WARNING
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock or injury to persons:
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Use this exercise product for its intended use as described in this Owner's guide.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
Do not remove the recumbent bike’s side covers. Service should be performed only by an authorized
Horizon Fitness service provider.
Never operate this recumbent bike if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if
it has been damaged, or immersed in water.
Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not use outdoors.
Only use the power cord provided with your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike.
Never place the power cord under carpeting or place any object on top of the power cord, which
may pinch or damage it.
Unplug your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike before moving it.
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OTHER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HORIZON FITNESS RECUMBENT BIKE
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CAUTION
CAUTION!
• If you experience chest pains, nausea, dizziness or shortness of breath, stop exercising immediately
and consult your physician before continuing.
• Do not turn pedals by hand.
• Do not wear clothing that might catch on any part of the recumbent bike.
• Make sure handlebars are secure before each use.
• Read the owner's guide before operating this recumbent bike.
• Maintain a comfortable pace. Do not ‘sprint’ above 125 rpms on this machine.
• To maintain balance it is recommended to keep a grip on the handlebars while exercising, mounting or dismounting the machine.
OPERATION
It is essential that your recumbent bike is used only indoors, in a climate controlled room. If your
recumbent bike has been exposed to colder temperatures or high moisture climates, it is strongly recommended that the recumbent bike is warmed up to room temperature before first time use. Failure
to do so may cause premature electronic failure.
CHILDREN
• Keep children off of your recumbent bike at all times.
• When the recumbent bike is in use, young children and pets should be kept at least 10 feet away.
CLEANING
• Clean with soap and slightly damp cloth only. Never use solvents.
WEIGHT CAPACITY
• 275 lbs
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CAUTION!
BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM, ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN. IF YOU
EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, NAUSEA, DIZZINESS OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH,
STOP EXERCISING AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE CONTINUING.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE USE!
ASSEMBLY
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CAUTION
CAUTION! There are several areas during the assembly process of a Horizon Fitness recumbent
bike that special attention must be paid. It is very important to follow the assembly instructions correctly and to make sure all parts are firmly tightened. If the assembly instructions are not followed
correctly, the recumbent bike could have frame parts that are not tightened and will seem loose and
may cause irritating noises. To prevent damage to the recumbent bike, the assembly instructions
must be reviewed and corrective actions should be taken.
Before proceeding, find your recumbent bike’s serial number and model name located on the
front foot tube and enter it in the space provided below:
SERIAL NUMBER AND MODEL NAME LOCATION:
ENTER YOUR SERIAL NUMBER IN BOX BELOW:
Refer to this number when calling for service, and also enter this serial number on your
Warranty Card and in your own records. Be sure to read the Safety Instructions and complete
Owner’s Guide before using your new Horizon Fitness recumbent bike.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to Horizon Fitness within thirty days of purchase or registered online at www.horizonfitness.com, before a warranty claim can be processed. Please keep receipt
with owner’s guide as it may be required for a warranty claim. Make sure to send in warranty registration
card to validate your warranty.
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Before You Begin
CONGRATULATIONS! on choosing a Horizon Series recumbent bike.
You’ve taken an important step in developing and sustaining an exercise program! Your Horizon
Fitness recumbent bike is a tremendously effective tool for achieving your personal fitness goals.
Regular use of your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike can improve the quality of your life in so many
ways.
Here are just a few of the health benefits of aerobic exercise:
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Weight Loss
A Healthier Heart
Improved Muscle Tone
Increased Daily Energy Levels
Reduced Stress
Help In Countering Anxiety and Depression
An Improved Self Image
The key to reaping these benefits is to develop the exercise habit. Your new Horizon Fitness recumbent bike will help you eliminate the obstacles that prevent you from getting in your exercise time.
Inclement weather and darkness won't interfere with your workout when you use your Horizon Fitness
recumbent bike in the comfort of your home. This manual provides you with basic information for
using and enjoying your new machine. A more complete knowledge of your new Horizon Fitness
recumbent bike will assist you in realizing your goal of a healthy lifestyle.
Speakers
Console
Grip Pulse
Console
Mast
Seat Rail Boot
Fan
Console Mast
Boot
Seat Bottom
Seat Back
Front Foot
Tube
Transport
Wheel
Seat Lever
Pedal
Side Cover
Rear Foot Tube
Foot Pad
Handle Bar
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Assembly
UNPACKING
Unpack the product where you will be using it. Place the product on a level flat surface. It is recommended that you place a protective covering on your floor. Note: It is recommended that you apply
grease to the threads of each bolt as you assemble the product, to prevent loosening and noise. Also,
during each assembly step, ensure that ALL nuts and bolts are in place and partially threaded in
before completely tightening any ONE bolt.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN INJURY! Place your recumbent
bike on a level flat surface. It is recommended that you place a protective covering on your floor.
Parts (see illustration on previous page)
• 1 Rear Foot Tube
• 1 Handlebar Set
• 1 Seat Rail
• 1 Seat Back
• 1 Seat Frame
• 1 Console Mast
• 1 Console Mast Boot
• 2 Mobile Wheels
• 1 Console
• 2 Pedals
• 2 Wheel Sleeves
• 1 Power Supply
• 1 Seat Rail Boot
(contents listed below)
Tools (included)
• 5mm Allen Wrench/
Phillips Screw Driver
• 13/15mm Flat Wrench
CONTACT HORIZON FITNESS CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER; TOLL FREE @ 1-800-244-4192
OR VISIT www.horizonfitness.com
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HARDWARE
A) 40mm Bolt
Quantity: 8
D) 15mm Bolt
Quantity: 10
B) 20mm Bolt
Quantity: 2
E) 12mm Screw
Quantity: 2
F) Arc Washer
Quantity: 8
I) 15/13mm Flat Wrench
Quantity: 1
H) 5mm Allen
Wrench/Phillips
Screw Driver
Quantity: 1
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C) 29mm Bolt
Quantity: 2
G) 14mm Washer
Quantity: 2
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STEP 1:
ATTACH MOBILE WHEELS AND
WHEEL SLEEVES
STEP 2:
ATTACH REAR FOOT TUBE
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STEP 3:
ATTACH SEAT BOTTOM
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STEP 4:
ATTACH SEAT BACK
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STEP 5:
ATTACH HANDLEBAR SET
STEP 6:
ATTACH LEFT FOOT PEDAL
(TURN COUNTER CLOCKWISE)
AND ATTACH RIGHT FOOT
PEDAL (TURN CLOCKWISE)
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STEP 7:
ATTACH SEAT RAIL AND SEAT BOOT
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STEP 8:
ATTACH CONSOLE MAST
NOTE: AVOID PINCHING CONSOLE CORD
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STEP 9:
ATTACH CONSOLE (Bolt is Pre-Attached)
NOTE: AVOID PINCHING CONSOLE CORD
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Recumbent Operation & Adjustment
POWER
Your programmable recumbent bike is powered by a power supply. The power supply must be plugged
into the power jack, which is located in the front of the machine near the front foot tube.
LEVELING
The recumbent bike should be level for optimum use. Once you have placed the recumbent bike
where you intend to use it, raise or lower the adjustable leveler located under the rear portion of the
side cover. Once you have leveled the recumbent bike, lock the levelers in place by tightening the
wing nuts against the frame.
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MOVING
Your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike has a pair of transport wheels built into the front of the frame.
To move, firmly grasp the vertical seat post and one of the side handlebars. Carefully lift and roll.
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CAUTION
CAUTION!
Our recumbent bikes are well built and heavy, weighing up to 150lbs.! Use care and
additional help if necessary when moving.
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Console Features & Display
QUICK START UP
Simply press the 'Start" button to begin exercising. The program will automatically default to the
Manual program unless another program is selected.
CD/MP3 Player Holder
RESET
Press and hold the Stop button to reset the console.
LOCATING THE SPEAKER INPUT JACK
Compatible with CD/MP3, AM/FM and cassette, etc.
Speaker Input Jack
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TIME
Shown as Minutes:Seconds. View the time remaining or the time elapsed in
your workout.
DISTANCE
Shown as Miles. View the accumulated distance during your workout.
CALORIES
Shown as total accumulated calories burned during your workout.
RPM
Shown as Revolutions per Minute. Improve striding technique while reducing
leg muscle fatigue by striding between 60 & 70 RPM.
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RESISTANCE
During a workout, the amount of resistance can be adjusted by pressing the
plus ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons or the quick resistance keys on the console. The
resistance levels vary from level 1 to 20 quick speed keys (level 1 being the
easiest and level 20 being the most difficult).
WATTS
A measurement of your expending energy. May be used to evaluate and quantify your fitness progress over time.
HEART RATE
Shown as Beats per Minute. You can monitor your heart rate at any time during your workout by holding the heart rate grips or wearing the chest transmitter.
PROFILE
Allows you to view your program intensity while you exercise.
Each horizontal row of bars represents 2 resistance levels.
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CHOOSING A PROGRAM
With the program text scrolling, press the arrow keys to scroll through the different programs. Press
enter to choose your desired program. Once you choose your program, you will see the resistance
level scrolling across the screen.
CHOOSING A RESISTANCE
With the resistance text scrolling, press the arrow keys or quick resistance keys to scroll through the
different resistance levels. Press enter to choose your desired resistance. Once you choose your
resistance, you will see the time scrolling across the screen.
CHOOSING A TIME
With the time text scrolling, press the arrow keys to scroll through the different times. Press enter to
choose your desired time. Once you choose your time, press the ‘Enter’ button and begin your workout.
CHOOSING YOUR WEIGHT
With the weight text scrolling, press the arrow keys to scroll through the different weights. Press enter
to choose your desired weight. Once you choose your weight, press the ‘Start’ button and begin your
workout.
FINISHING YOUR WORKOUT
Press the 'Stop' button to pause your workout, press and hold to reset your workout. Remember to
gradually slow down your pace before stopping or pausing your workout. After you have finished your
workout, the console will retain the data from your workout for 30 seconds before resetting.
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Program Profiles
P1 MANUAL
Customized workouts, allowing the user to adjust resistance level to the user's preference.
P2 INTERVALS
Improves your strength, speed, and endurance by raising and lowering the resistance levels throughout your workout to involve both your heart and muscles.
P3 ROLLING
Maintains weight by gradually raising and lowering the resistance level to gradually raise and lower
your heart rate.
P4 WEIGHT LOSS
Promotes weight loss by raising and lowering the resistance level, while keeping you in your fat burning zone.
P5 TOUR
Simulates a gradual hill climb to strengthen your leg muscles and improve your cardiovascular health.
P6 RACE
A great motivational program for competitive individuals that allows the user to compete with a computer pacer to the finish line.
P7 THR ZONE 1
Benefits weight loss by maintaining an optimum exercise level to burn fat, while adjusting the resistance to keep you in your target heart rate zone.
P8 THR ZONE 2
Benefits weight loss by maintaining an optimum exercise level to burn fat, while adjusting the resistance to keep you in your target heart rate zone.
P9 CUSTOM USER PROGRAM 1
Customized workout, time defaults to 30 minutes.
P10 CUSTOM USER PROGRAM 2
Customized workout, time defaults to 30 minutes.
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USING YOUR RACE PROGRAM
Your Race Program is designed to add motivation to a workout by allowing you to compete against a
selected pacer. To use your Race Program, follow these instructions:
1.
Choose the Race program by either pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons. Press ‘Enter’.
2.
Choose the desired Pace (average speed) using the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons. There are a total of
16 Pace levels to choose from, ranging from 15mph to 30 mph in increments of 1mph, with
15mph being the lowest and 30mph being the highest. Once the desired Pace is selected,
press ‘Enter’.
3.
Choose the desired Distance by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons. Press ‘Enter’.
4.
Choose your weight by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons. Press ‘Enter’.
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Press ‘Start’ and begin your Race Program.
The time of the program will default accordingly to the pace (average speed) and distance that you
entered. After the Race Program has started, press the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons or the quick resistance
keys to adjust your resistance (levels 1-20). Your goal in this program is to beat the pacer to the finish line by covering an equal distance at a faster pace.
The top row of bars shows the computer pacer position. The bottom row of bars indicates your position. If you trail the pacer, you should pedal at a faster speed to catch and pass the pacer.
If you beat the pacer to the finish line, the screen will flash “You Win” and the program will end.
Note: If you beat the pacer to the finish line, you will complete the program before the projected finish time. If the pacer beats you to the finish line, the entire program time will elapse.
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USING YOUR THR ZONE 1 & 2 PROGRAMS
The THR zone program is designed to keep the user at an optimum exercise level, while adjusting the
resistance levels to keep the user at a target heart rate. To choose the THR zone program, follow these
instructions.
1. Choose the THR zone program by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons. Press ‘Enter’.
2. Determine your target THR zone by using the heart rate chart (reference target heart rate THR zone
chart in table of contents). Choose your target pulse zone by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons. Your
target THR zone should be set at a number that you will be able to exercise throughout the majority of
your workout.
3. The THR zone program will have a 5 minute warm-up period before it will start adjusting the resistance levels to get you to your target pulse zone.
4. After the 5 minute warm-up period, the resistance levels will increase gradually to get the user to
the selected target THR zone. Once the user is at the target pulse zone; plus or minus 5 beats, the
resistance level will remain at the current resistance level.
5. If the actual heart rate of the user is above the target THR zone, the resistance levels will gradually
begin decreasing to keep the user in the target pulse zone. If the user is more than 25 beats above the
target THR zone, the console will shut down for safety purposes.
6. The last 5 minutes of the program will be dedicated to a cool-down period. At this time, the program
will gradually decrease the resistance level to give the user a smooth and easy cool down.
Note: The chest strap is required to use the Target THR zone Program
CHEST STRAP TRANSMITTER PLACEMENT AND MOISTENING THE ELECTRODES
Apply Moisture Here
Backside of Chest Transmitter
Logo
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USING YOUR CUSTOM USER 1 & 2 PROGRAMS
Your Custom User 1 & 2 programs are designed to allow you to create your own programming, with
the ability to save your program settings for future workouts. To use your Custom User 1 & 2 program,
follow these instructions:
1.
Once the Custom User 1 & 2 program has been selected, press ‘Enter’.
2.
Choose your desired time using the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ button and press ‘Enter’.
3.
Choose your desired speed using the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ button and press ‘Enter’. You will need to
select a speed for all 15 segments, pressing ‘Enter’ after each segment.
4.
Once you have chosen your desired resistance level for all 15 segments, press ‘Start’ to begin
your program. At this time, your program has been successfully saved into memory, and can be
used for future workouts.
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To reset your program information and delete it from memory, press and hold the ‘Enter’ button for 5 seconds once you have selected the Custom User 1 & 2 program in the start menu.
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While using your saved program in the Custom User 1 & 2 program, you are able to adjust the
resistance, but any changes will not be saved.
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Program Charts
P2 INTERVALS
Resistance
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
Warm Up
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1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
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14
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2
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5
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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2
2
3
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5
5
6
6
Program segments
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14
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2
2
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5
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6
10
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12
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14
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2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
12
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
13
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
14
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
Cool Down
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1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
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3
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10
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9
10
11
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6
7
8
9
10
11
12
4
4
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
5
5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
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Program segments
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7
8
6
5
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6
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8
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10
9
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10
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12
11
10
13
12
11
14
13
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15
14
13
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3
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4
5
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7
8
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10
11
12
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15
5
6
7
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9
10
11
12
13
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Cool Down
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3
5
3
6
4
7
4
7
5
8
5
8
6
9
6
10
7
11
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P3 ROLLING
Resistance
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
Warm Up
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
4
3
5
4
5
4
6
5
7
5
8
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P4 WEIGHT LOSS
Resistance
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
Warm Up
3
4
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5
4
5
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6
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7
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10
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Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Resistance
distance
Warm Up
2
2
142
212
2
3
165
248
3
4
169
253
3
5
169
254
4
5
170
254
4
6
170
255
5
7
171
256
5
8
171
257
6
8
172
257
6
9
376
502
2
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
4
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
5
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Program segments
6
7
8
2
3
4
3
4
5
4
5
6
5
6
7
6
7
8
7
8
9
8
9
10
9
10
11
10
11
12
11
12
13
9
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
10
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
11
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
12
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
14
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Cool Down
2
2
3
2
4
3
5
3
5
4
6
4
7
5
8
5
8
6
9
6
P5 TOUR
Resistance
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
1
3
283
4
330
5
337
6
338
7
339
8
340
9
341
10
342
11
343
12
374
2
4
256
5
295
6
308
7
327
8
256
9
295
10
308
11
327
12
327
13
327
3
3
113
4
129
5
142
6
187
7
113
8
129
9
142
10
187
11
187
12
187
4
5
387
6
466
7
484
8
500
9
387
10
466
11
484
12
500
13
500
14
500
Program segments
5
6
7
3
4
5
91
351
333
4
5
6
97
369
431
5
6
7
97
389
441
6
7
8
106
416
462
7
8
9
91
351
333
8
9
10
97
369
431
9
10
11
97
389
441
10
11
12
106
416
462
11
12
13
106
416
462
12
13
14
106
416
462
Distance = MPH
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8
4
301
5
407
6
413
7
430
8
433
430
435
431
435
432
440
433
450
434
475
9
5
301
6
339
7
349
8
373
9
375
380
1
380
2
385
3
390
4
400
10
3
165
4
179
5
187
6
201
7
205
8
208
9
210
10
215
11
220
12
225
11
5
288
6
368
7
376
8
393
9
405
10
410
11
415
12
425
13
460
14
482
12
3
434
4
548
5
560
6
572
7
575
8
578
9
580
10
585
11
590
12
600
13
4
312
5
349
6
373
7
396
8
400
9
405
10
410
11
415
12
420
13
425
14
4
310
5
376
6
383
7
401
8
410
9
415
10
425
11
430
12
435
13
450
15
3
150
4
166
5
172
6
178
7
180
8
190
9
200
10
205
11
210
12
220
Cool Down Total distance
2
2
4841
113
300
3
2
5718
125
332
4
3
5905
129
344
5
3
6192
134
356
5
4
5772
135
360
6
4
6096
143
380
7
5
6233
150
400
8
5
6431
154
410
8
6
6522
158
420
9
6
7147
180
440
Maintenance & Troubleshooting Procedures
WHAT KIND OF ROUTINE MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED?
We use sealed bearings throughout our bikes so lubrication is not needed. The most important maintenance step is to simply wipe your perspiration off the bike after each use.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY HORIZON FITNESS RECUMBENT BIKE?
Clean with soap and water cleaners only. Never use solvents on plastic parts.
Cleanliness of your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike and its operating environment will keep maintenance problems and service calls to a minimum. For this reason, Horizon Fitness recommends that
the following preventive maintenance schedule be followed.
AFTER EACH USE (DAILY)
• Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
WARNING
WARNING!
To remove power from the recumbent bike, the power cord must be disconnected from the wall outlet.
• Never use solvents, as they can cause damage to the recumbent bike.
• Inspect the power cord. If the power cord is damaged, contact Horizon Fitness.
• Make sure the power cord is not underneath the recumbent bike or in any other area where it can
become pinched or cut.
EVERY WEEK
Clean underneath the recumbent bike, following these steps:
• Unplug the power cord at the wall outlet.
• Move the recumbent bike to a remote location.
• Wipe or vacuum any dust particles or other objects that may have accumulated underneath the
recumbent bike.
• Return the recumbent bike to its previous position.
EVERY MONTH
• Inspect all assembly bolts and pedals on the machine for proper tightness.
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Your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike is designed to be reliable and maintenance free. However, if you
do experience problems with your recumbent bike, please reference the troubleshooting guide listed
below.
PROBLEM: There is no display on the console.
SOLUTION: Check all connections or remove the console and verify that the console cable is
attached properly, making sure that the cable is securely inserted into the console.
PROBLEM: The recumbent bike makes a squeaking or chirping noise.
SOLUTION: Loosen all bolts attached during the assembly process, grease the threads and tighten
again.
PROBLEM: The resistance levels seem to be incorrect, seeming too hard or too easy.
SOLUTION: Reset the console and allow the resistance to reset to the default position. Restart the
console and retry the resistance levels.
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PROBLEM: Erratic or inconsistent heart rate readout.
SOLUTION: This is often caused by dry electrodes or a loose chest strap. Moisture on the rubber
electrodes is required for proper operation. Try a more generous coating of water on the electrodes
and tightening the chest strap.
Check your exercise environment for sources of interference such as high power lines, large motors,
etc.
You may experience an erratic readout under the following conditions:
• Gripping the heart rate handlebars too tight. Try to maintain moderate pressure while holding onto
the heart rate handlebars.
• Constant movement and vibration due to constantly holding the heart rate grips while exercising.
• When you are breathing heavily during a workout.
• When your hands are constricted by wearing a ring.
• When your hands are dry or cold. Try moistening your palms or rubbing them together to warm.
• Anyone with heavy arrhythmia.
• Anyone with arteriosclerosis or peripheral circulation disorder.
• Anyone whose skin on the measuring palms is especially thick.
Note: Outside interference sources such as computers, motors and fluorescent lights may cause the
heart rate reading to be erratic.
If the above troubleshooting section does not remedy the problem,
discontinue use and turn the power off.
DO NOT RETURN TO THE STORE, PLEASE CONTACT THE
HORIZON FITNESS CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER
TOLLFREE @ 1-800-244-4192.
www.horizonfitness.com
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Common Product Questions
ARE THE SOUNDS MY RECUMBENT BIKE MAKES NORMAL?
Our recumbent bikes are some of the quietest available because they use belt drives and friction free
magnetic resistance. We use the highest grade bearings and belts to minimize noise. However,
because the resistance system itself is so quiet, you will occasionally hear other slight mechanical
noises. Unlike older, louder technologies, there are no fans, friction belts, or alternator noises to
mask these sounds on our recumbent bikes. These mechanical noises, which may or may not be
intermittent, are normal and are caused by the transfer of significant amounts of energy to a rapidly
spinning flywheel. All bearings, belts and other rotating parts will generate some noise which will
transmit through the casing and frame. It is also normal for these sounds to change slightly during a
workout and over time because of thermal expansion of the parts.
WHY IS THE RECUMBENT BIKE I HAD DELIVERED LOUDER THAN THE ONE AT THE STORE?
All fitness products seem quieter in a large store showroom because there is generally more background noise than in your home. Also, there will be less reverberation on a carpeted concrete floor
than on a wood overlay floor. Sometimes a heavy rubber mat will help reduce reverberation through
the floor. If a fitness product is placed close to a wall, there will be more reflected noise.
HOW LONG WILL THE DRIVE BELT LAST?
The computer modeling we have done indicated virtually thousands of maintenance free hours. Belts
are now commonly used in far more demanding applications such as motorcycle drives.
CAN I MOVE THE RECUMBENT BIKE EASILY ONCE IT IS ASSEMBLED?
Your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike has a pair of transport wheels built into the front foot. It is easy
to move your recumbent bike by rolling it on the front transport wheels. It is important that you place
your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike in a comfortable and inviting room. Your recumbent bike is
designed to use minimal floor space. Many people will place their recumbent bikes facing the TV or a
picture window. If at all possible, avoid putting your recumbent bike in a unfinished basement. To
make exercise a desirable daily activity for you, the recumbent bike should be in a attractive setting.
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Conditioning Guidelines
Always consult your physician before beginning an exercise program.
HOW OFTEN?
The American Heart Association recommends that you exercise at least 3 to 4 days per week to maintain cardiovascular fitness. If you have other goals such as weight or fat loss, you will achieve your goal
faster with more frequent exercise. Whether it’s 3 days or 6 days, remember that your ultimate goal
should be to make exercise a lifetime habit. Many people are successful staying with a fitness program
if they set aside a specific time of day to exercise. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in the morning before
your shower, during lunch hour or while watching the evening news. What’s more important is that it’s
a time that allows you to keep a schedule, and a time when you won’t be interrupted. If you are to be
successful with your fitness program, you have to make it a priority in your life. So decide on a time,
pull out your day planner and pencil in your exercise times for the next month!
HOW LONG?
For aerobic exercise benefits, it’s recommended that you exercise from between 24 and 32 minutes per
session. But start slowly and gradually increase your exercise times. If you’ve been sedentary during the
past year, it may be a good idea to keep your exercise times to as little as five minutes initially. Your
body will need time to adjust to the new activity. If your goal is weight loss, a longer exercise session
at lower intensities has been found to be most effective. A workout time of 48 minutes or more is recommended for best weight loss results.
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Monitoring Your Heart Rate
FEEDBACK
Your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike offers two heart rate feedback options (chest strap not included). You may choose to use the heart rate handlebars, or the chest transmitter for a hands free workout.
HEART RATE HANDLEBAR
Place the palm of your hands directly on the heart rate handlebars. Both hands must grip the bars for
your heart rate to register. When griping the handlebars, do not grip tightly. Holding the grips tightly
may elevate your blood pressure. Try to maintain moderate pressure while holding onto the heart rate
handlebars. It is recommended that you hold the handlebars only long enough to see your heart rate
readout on the console. You may experience an erratic readout if consistently holding the handlebars.
TELEMETRIC CHEST TRANSMITTER (Not included)
Prior to wearing the chest transmitter on your chest, moisten the two rubber electrodes with water.
Center the chest strap just below the breast or pectoral muscles, directly over your sternum, with the
logo facing out. Note: The chest strap must be tight and properly placed to receive an accurate and
consistent readout. If the chest strap is too loose, or positioned improperly, you may receive an erratic or inconsistent heart rate readout.
If you have any problems with the heart rate function please refer to in the troubleshooting section.
WARNING
WARNING!
The heart rate function is not a medical device. Various factors may affect the accuracy of your heart
rate reading. The heart rate reading is intended only as an exercise aid.
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Heart Rate Chart
TARGET HEART RATE ZONE
Your ‘Target Heart Rate Zone’ is a percentage of your maximum heart rate. Target Zones will vary for
each individual, depending on age, current level of conditioning, and personal fitness goals. The
American Heart Association recommends working-out at a ‘Target Heart Rate Zone’ of between 60%
and 75% of your maximum heart rate. See the chart below for convenient reference. Example for a
42-year old user: find AGE along the bottom of the chart (round to 40), follow AGE column up to the
TARGET ZONE BAR. RESULTS: 60% of maximum Hear Rate = 108 Beats Per Minute, 75% of maximum Heart Rate = 135 Beat Per Minute.
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HOW HARD?
How hard you workout is also determined by your goals. If you use your Horizon Fitness recumbent
bike to prepare for a 5K race, you will probably work out at a higher intensity than if your goal is general fitness. Regardless of your long term goals, always begin an exercise program at low intensity.
Aerobic exercise does not have to be painful to be beneficial! There are two ways to measure your
exercise intensity. The first is by monitoring your heart rate, and the second is by evaluating your perceived exertion level (this is simpler than it sounds!). Note: Always consult your physician before
beginning an exercise program.
PERCEIVED EXERTION LEVEL
The second and simpler way to gauge your exercise intensity is to evaluate your perceived exertion
level. While exercising if you are too winded to maintain a conversation without gasping, you are
working out too hard. A good rule of thumb is to work to the point of exhilaration, not exhaustion. If
you cannot catch your breath, it’s time to slow down. Always be aware of other warning signs of
overexertion.
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Developing A Fitness Program
TIPS
STRETCH FIRST
Before using your Horizon Fitness product, it is best to take a few minutes doing a few gentle stretching exercises. Stretching prior to exercise will improve flexibility and reduce chances of exercise related injury. Ease into each of these stretches with a slow gentle motion. Do not stretch to the point of
pain. Make sure not to bounce while doing these stretches.
WALL PUSH
Stand near a wall with the toes of one foot about 18" from the wall, and the other foot about 12"
behind the other foot. Lean forward, pushing against the wall with your palms. Keep your heels flat
and hold this position for a count of 15 seconds. Make sure that you do not bounce while stretching.
Alternate positions of your feet and repeat for a total of 8 repetitions.
STANDING QUADRICEPS STRETCH
Using a wall to provide balance, grasp your left ankle with your left hand and hold your foot against
the back of your thigh for a count of 15 seconds. Repeat with your right ankle and hand, and continue
alternating for a total of 8 repetitions.
SEATED TOE TOUCH
Sit on the floor with your legs together and straight out in front of you. Do not lock your knees.
Extend your fingers towards your toes and hold for a count of 15 seconds. Make sure that you do not
bounce while stretching. Sit upright again. Repeat for a total of 8 repetitions.
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Warm Up & Cool Down
THE IMPORTANCE OF WARM UP AND COOL DOWN
WARM UP
The first 2 to 5 minutes of a workout should be devoted to warming up. The warm-up will limber your
muscles and prepare them for more strenuous exercise. Make sure that you warm-up on your Horizon
Fitness product at a slow pace.
COOL DOWN
Never stop exercising suddenly! A cool-down period allows your heart to readjust to the decreased
demand. Make sure that your cool down period consists of a very slow pace to allow your heart rate to
lower. After the cool-down, repeat the stretching exercises to loosen and relax your muscles.
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Achieving Your Fitness Goals
An important step in developing a long term fitness program is to determine your goals. Is your primary goal for exercising on your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike to lose weight? Improve muscle?
Burn Stress? Prepare for the spring racing schedule? Knowing what your goals are will help you develop a more successful exercise program. Below are some common exercise goals:
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Weight Loss
Improve Body Shape and Tone
Increased Energy Level
Improved Sports Performance
Improved Cardiovascular Endurance
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Weight Maintenance
Strengthen Leg Muscles
Improved Sleep Patterns
Stress Reduction
If possible try to define your personal goals in precise, measurable terms, and then put your goals in
writing. The more specific you can be, the easier it will be to track your progress. If your goals are
long term, divide them up into monthly and weekly segments. Longer term goals can lose some of the
immediate motivation benefits. Short term goals are easier to achieve. Your Horizon Fitness recumbent bike console provides you with several readouts that can be used to record your progress. You
can track Distance, Calories or Time. Time is the most important and useful of test functions.
KEEPING AN EXERCISE DIARY
Photocopy the weekly and monthly log sheets on the following pages to make your personal exercise
log book. As time goes by you’ll be able to look back with pride at the work you’ve done. As your fitness improves, you can look back and see how far you’ve come.
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Weekly Log Sheets
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Monthly Log Sheets
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Limited Warranty
FRAME - LIFETIME
Horizon Fitness warrants the frame against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
BRAKE - 10 YEARS
Horizon Fitness warrants the brake against defects in workmanship and materials for the ten
years of the original owner.
ELECTRONICS & PARTS - 1 YEAR
Horizon Fitness warrants the electronic components and all original parts for a period of one year
from the date of original purchase, so long as the device remains in the possession of the original
owner.
LABOR - 1 YEAR
Horizon Fitness shall cover the labor cost for the repair of the device for a period of one year
from the date of the original purchase, so long as the device remains in the possession of the
original owner.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This warranty applies only to the original owner and is not transferable. This warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective frame, electronic component, or defective part and is
the sole remedy of the warranty. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, improper assembly or maintenance, or installation of parts or accessories not originally intended or compatible with
the recumbent bike as sold. The warranty does not apply to damage or failure due to accident, abuse,
corrosion, discoloration of paint or plastic, or neglect. Horizon Fitness shall not be responsible for
incidental or consequential damages. All returns must be pre-authorized by Horizon Fitness. Horizon
Fitness’ obligation under this warranty is limited to replacing or repairing, at Horizon Fitness’ option,
the product at one of its authorized service centers. An Horizon Fitness authorized service center
must receive all products for which a warranty claim is made. These products must be received with
all freight and other transportation charges prepaid, accompanied by sufficient proof of purchase.
Parts and electronic components reconditioned to As New Condition by Horizon Fitness or its vendors
may sometimes be supplied as warranty replacement parts and constitute fulfillment of warranty
terms. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and your rights may vary from state to state. This
warranty is applicable to sales made only by Horizon Fitness, its affiliates, subsidiaries and authorized
distributors of Horizon Fitness products within the U.S. and Canada.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to Horizon Fitness within thirty days of purchase or registered online at www.horizonfitness.com, before a warranty claim can be processed. Please keep receipt
with owner’s guide as it may be required for a warranty claim. Make sure to send in warranty registration
card to validate your warranty.
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HORIZON FITNESS | 800 BURTON BOULEVARD | DEFOREST, WI 53532
Phone 1-800-244-4192 Fax 1-608-842-1660
www.horizonfitness.com
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