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Endurance
Horizon Fitness
800 Burton Blvd DeForest, Wisconsin 53532
Customer Assistance Center: 1.888.993.3199
Fax: 1.608.842.1660 or www.horizonfitness.com
Rev. 1.1
S E R I E S
ELLIPTICAL OWNER’S GUIDE
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LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY
FRAME - LIFETIME
Horizon Fitness warrants the frame against defects in workmanship and
materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
BRAKE - LIFETIME
Horizon Fitness warrants the brake against defects in workmanship and
materials for the lifetime 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 - 90 DAYS
Horizon Fitness shall cover the labor cost for the repair of the device for a
period of ninety days 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 elliptical trainer 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
GETTING STARTED/POWER
FOLDING/UNFOLDING
MOVING/FOOT POSITION
KNOW YOUR ELLIPTICAL (Endurance 200)
QUICK START UP (Endurance 200)
PROGRAMMING (Endurance 200)
DISPLAY (Endurance 200)
KNOW YOUR ELLIPTICAL (Endurance 300)
QUICK START UP (Endurance 300)
DISPLAY (Endurance 300)
CHOOSING A PROGRAM, RESISTANCE, TIME,
WEIGHT & FINISH A WORKOUT
PROGRAM PROFILES
USING YOUR PULSE ZoneTM PROGRAM
MONITORING YOUR HEART RATE
PULSE ZoneTM CHART
TROUBLESHOOTING
COMMON PRODUCT QUESTIONS
EXERCISE GUIDELINES
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM &
WARM UP & COOL DOWN
FITNESS GOALS
WEEKLY LOG SHEETS
MONTHLY LOG SHEETS
HOME USE WARRANTY
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WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to Horizon Fitness or register on
line at www.horizonfitness.com, before a warranty claim can be processed.
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CAUTION
Read all precautions and instructions in this manual before using this equipment.
Save this manual for future reference.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
MONTHLY LOG SHEET
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical product, basic precautions should always be followed.
Read all instructions before using this exercise product.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock or injury to persons:
• Use this exercise product for its intended use as described in this Owner's
guide. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacture.
• Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
• Do not remove the elliptical trainer's side covers. Service should be performed
only by an authorized Horizon Fitness service provider.
• Never operate this elliptical trainer 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 Elliptical Trainer.
• 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 Elliptical Trainer before moving it.
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WEEKLY LOG SHEET
OTHER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HORIZON FITNESS
ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
CAUTION!
• If you experience chest pains, nausea, dizziness or shortness of breath, stop
exercising immediately and consult your physician before continuing.
• Do not turn pedal arms by hand.
• Do not wear clothing that might catch on any part of the elliptical trainer.
• Make sure handlebars are secure before each use.
• Read the owner's guide before operating this elliptical trainer.
• Maintain a comfortable pace. Do not ‘sprint’ above 80 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 elliptical trainer is used only indoors, in a climate controlled room. If your elliptical trainer has been exposed to colder temperatures or
high moisture climates, it is strongly recommended that the elliptical trainer 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 elliptical trainer at all times.
• When the elliptical 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.
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CONGRATULATIONS! on choosing a Horizon Fitness Elliptical Trainer.
You’ve taken an important step in developing and sustaining an exercise program!
Your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer is a tremendously effective tool for achieving your personal fitness goals. Regular use of your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer 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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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 Elliptical
Trainer 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:
Weight Loss
A Healthier Heart
Improved Muscle Tone
Increased Daily Energy Levels
Reduced Stress
Help In Countering Anxiety
and Depression
• An Improved Self Image
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The key to reaping these benefits is to develop the exercise habit. Your new
Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer 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 elliptical trainer 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 elliptical trainer will assist you in realizing your goal of a healthy
lifestyle.
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 Elliptical Trainer
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.
CAUTION: BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM, ALWAYS CONSULT
KEEPING AN EXERCISE DIARY
YOUR PHYSICIAN. IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, NAUSEA, DIZZINESS OR
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN
BEFORE CONTINUING.
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
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.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE USE!
ASSEMBLY
CAUTION! There are several areas during the assembly process of a Horizon
Fitness elliptical trainer 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 elliptical
trainer could have frame parts that are not tightened and will seem loose and may
cause irritating noises. To prevent damage to the elliptical trainer, the assembly
instructions must be reviewed and corrective actions should be taken.
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DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM
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.
Before proceeding, find your elliptical trainer’s serial number and model name
located under the console mast boot and enter it in the space provided below:
SERIAL NUMBER AND MODEL NAME LOCATION:
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.
ENTER YOUR SERIAL NUMBER IN BOX BELOW:
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.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WARM UP
AND COOL DOWN
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 elliptical trainer.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
WARM UP
The first 2 to 5 minutes of a workout should be devoted to warming up. The warmup 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
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to Horizon Fitness within thirty days
of purchase or registered on line 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 valuate your warranty.
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 listed above to loosen and relax your muscles.
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GETTING STARTED
POWER
The console on your endurance 200 is powered by 2 AA batteries, which are
replaceable through the back side of the console. Your elliptical itself, is powered by you.
Your programmable endurance 300 elliptical trainer 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.
HOW HARD?
How hard you workout is also determined by your goals. If you use your Horizon
Fitness Elliptical Trainer to prepare for a 5K run, 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 (see page 27), 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.
LEVELING
The elliptical trainer should be level for optimum use. Once you have placed the
elliptical trainer where you intend to use it, raise or lower the adjustable levelers
located on the outside of each pedal arm. Once you have leveled the elliptical trainer, lock the levelers in place by tightening the wing nuts against the frame.
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ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
WHAT KIND OF ROUTINE MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED?
We use sealed bearings throughout our ellipticals so lubrication is not needed. The
most important maintenance step is to simply wipe your perspiration off the trainer after each use.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY HORIZON FITNESS
ELLIPTICAL TRAINER?
Clean with soap and water cleaners only. Never use solvents on plastic parts.
Cleanliness of your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer 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)
Turn off the elliptical trainer with the on/off switch, and unplug the power cord
from the wall outlet.
WARNING!
To remove power from the elliptical, the power cord must be disconnected from
the wall outlet. (Endurance 300 only)
• Wipe down the elliptical trainer with a damp cloth. Never use solvents, as they
can cause damage to the elliptical.
• Inspect the power cord. If the power cord is damaged, contact Horizon Fitness.
• Make sure the power cord is not underneath the elliptical trainer or in any other
area where it can become pinched or cut.
FOLDING YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
Note: It is important to always follow the correct order of steps when folding your
elliptical trainer.
STEP 1: The first step is to position the elliptical pedal arms in the proper position. The pedal arms can be positioned in two different positions for convenience.
The first position is to rotate the left pedal arm so that it is in the backmost position (the left pedal arm wheel should be positioned at the rear of the elliptical
trainer). The second position would be to rotate the right pedal arm in the backmost position.
STEP 2: Carefully raise both the pedal arm (in the backmost position) and guide
rail simultaneously.
STEP 3: Press and hold the lock latch button located underneath the guide rail
end cap. Align the lock latch with the lock latch receiver located underneath the
pedal arm. Insert the lock latch receiver into the lock latch. Release the lock latch
button once the lock latch is secure.
STEP 4: Repeat process for alternate side.
UNFOLDING YOUR ELLIPTICAL
TRAINER
Note: It is important to always follow the correct order of steps when unfolding
your elliptical trainer.
EVERY WEEK
Clean underneath the elliptical, following these steps:
• Turn off the elliptical trainer with the on/off switch.
• Then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet. (Endurance 300 only)
• Move the elliptical trainer to a remote location.
• Wipe or vacuum any dust particles or other objects that may have accumulated
underneath the elliptical.
• Return the elliptical trainer to its previous position.
STEP 1:
Firmly grasp both the left pedal arm and guide rail. Press and release
the lock latch receiver from the lock latch. Carefully lower the pedal arm and guide
rail, standing to the side to avoid any accidental release of the alternate pedal arm
and guide rail.
STEP 2: Repeat process for alternate side.
EVERY MONTH
• Inspect all assembly bolts and pedals on the machine for proper tightness.
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MOVING
EXERCISE GUIDELINES
Your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer has a pair of transport wheels built into the
front of the frame. With the treadmill in the folded position and bracing one foot
against the front foot tube, carefully pull back on the console mast and roll the
elliptical to the desired position.
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.
CAUTION! Our elliptical trainers are well built and heavy, weighing up to
200lbs.! Use care and additional help if necessary when moving.
FOOT POSITION
When using your elliptical trainer, you may notice that your heel raises off of the
foot pad. This is a natural walking or running motion and you should not try to
prevent this.
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COMMON PRODUCT QUESTIONS
KNOW YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
ARE THE SOUNDS MY ELLIPTICAL TRAINER MAKES NORMAL?
Our elliptical trainers 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 elliptical trainers. 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.
CONSOLE
HANDLE BAR
GRIP PULSE
WHY IS THE ELLIPTICAL TRAINER 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.
TENSION KNOB
CONSOLE MAST
BOOT
CONSOLE
MAST
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 TRAINER EASILY ONCE IT IS ASSEMBLED?
Your Horizon Fitness Elliptical Trainer has a pair of transport wheels built into the
front legs. It is easy to move your Elliptical Trainer by rolling it on the front transport wheels. It is important that you place your Horizon Fitness Elliptical Trainer in
a comfortable and inviting room. Your Elliptical Trainer is designed to use minimal
floor space. Many people will place their Elliptical Trainers facing the TV or a picture window. If at all possible, avoid putting your Elliptical Trainer in a unfinished
basement. To make exercise a desirable daily activity for you, the Elliptical Trainer
should be in a attractive setting.
FOOT PAD
PEDAL ARM
FRONT FOOT
TUBE
GUIDE RAIL
TRANSPORT WHEEL
LOCK LATCH
HANDLE BAR
LINK
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LOCK LATCH
RECEIVER
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QUICK START UP
Simply begin exercising. The console will automatically begin counting up and
tracking your information.
PROBLEM: Erratic or Inconsistent Readout.
SOLUTION: This is often caused by dry
electrodes or a loose chest strap
(Endurance 300 only). 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.
RESET
Press and hold the select button on the console.
mph/km CONVERSION
The speed readout on the console automatically defaults to mph when installing
the batteries. To convert the speed readout to kilometers, press and hold the
‘Select’ button for three seconds. At this time, the time display should register
0:00. Continue to press the ‘Select’ button for an additional 2 seconds until the
time display registers 0:00 once again. The console should now be set for km.
To switch back to mph, simply remove the batteries in the console.
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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 @ 1-888-993-3199.
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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR
ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
Your Horizon Fitness elliptical is designed to be reliable and maintenance free.
However, if you do experience problems with your elliptical, please reference the
troubleshooting guide listed below.
PROBLEM: There is no display on the console.
SOLUTION: Remove the console and verify that
PROGRAMMING
SELECTING OPTIONAL FEEDBACK
Press the ‘SELECT’ button on the console to scroll through and view your speed,
time, distance, odometer, calories, and pulse.
the console cable is attached
properly, making sure that the cable is securely inserted into the console.
PROBLEM: The elliptical trainer 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.
HEART RATE TROUBLESHOOTING
STARTING YOUR WORKOUT
Start pedaling, the console will automaticlly begin counting down.
PROBLEM: There is no heart rate reading
SOLUTION: If you are using the chest strap,
there may be a poor connection
between the electrodes and the skin. Remoisten the electrodes with water.
SOLUTION: The chest strap may not be positioned properly. Reposition the
chest strap. It may be necessary to experiment with the fit and position of the
chest strap.
SOLUTION: Verify that the distance between the chest strap and the console is
not beyond the recommended range of 36 inches.
SOLUTION: The battery in the chest strap may be dead. Take the chest strap
to a jewelry store or return to Horizon Fitness for a battery replacement.
SCAN FUNCTION
During a workout, you can view alternate information such as speed, distance,
calories, accumulated distance (odometer), and heart rate by pressing the ‘select’
button. To continuously scan through all alternate readouts, press the ‘select’ button until both scan and time are displayed. This will automatically allow the console to scan through all alternate readouts.
FINISHING YOUR WORKOUT
Remember to gradually slow down your pace before stopping your workout. The
machine will not stop moving if you stop your feet abruptly. After you have finished your workout, the console will ‘beep’ several times to let you know your
workout is finished.
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DISPLAY
P U L S E Z o n e TM C H A R T
TIME
Shown as Minutes:Seconds. View the time
remaining or the time elapsed in your workout.
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 42year 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.
DISTANCE
Shown as Miles. View the accumulated distance
during your workout.
SPEED
Shown as your speed in miles per hour.
ODOMETER
Shows your accumulated distance for all your
previous workouts. It will continue to track this
distance until the batteries die or are pulled out.
CALORIES
Shown as total accumulated calories burned during your workout.
PULSE
Shown as Beats Per Minute. Used to
monitor your heart rate during your
workout (displayed when contact is
made with both grips. Pulse can only
be viewed while on the pulse screen).
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MONITORING YOUR HEART RATE
KNOW YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
FEEDBACK
Your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer offers two heart rate feedback options. You
may choose to use the heart rate handlebars, or the chest transmitter for a hands
free workout. (endurance 300 only)
CONSOLE
HEART RATE HANDLEBAR
HANDLE BAR
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.
GRIP PULSE
TELEMETRIC CHEST TRANSMITTER
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 Horizon Fitness 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.
CONSOLE MAST
BOOT
CONSOLE
MAST
If you have any problems with the heart rate function please refer to (pages 29 &
30) in the troubleshooting section.
FOOT PAD
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.
PEDAL ARM
FRONT FOOT
TUBE
GUIDE RAIL
TRANSPORT WHEEL
LOCK LATCH
HANDLE BAR
LINK
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RECEIVER
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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.
U S I N G Y O U R P U L S E Z o n e TM
PROGRAM
The Pulse 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 Pulse Zone Program, follow these instructions.
1. Choose the Pulse Zone Program by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons or by
pressing the number 16 quick resistance button. Press ‘Enter’.
2. Determine your target Pulse Zone by using the heart rate chart (reference target heart rate Pulse Zone chart in table of contents). Choose your target pulse zone
by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons. Your target pulse zone should be set at a
number that you will be able to exercise throughout the majority of your workout.
3. The Pulse 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 pulse 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 pulse 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 pulse 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.
RESET
Press and hold the Stop button to reset the Elliptical Trainer.
NOTE: The chest strap is required to use the Target Pulse Zone Program
CHEST STRAP TRANSMITTER PLACEMENT AND
MOISTENING THE ELECTRODES
APPLY MOISTURE HERE
BACKSIDE OF CHEST TRANSMITTER
LOGO
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PROGRAM PROFILES
DISPLAY
TIME
MANUAL
Shown as Minutes:Seconds. View the time
remaining or the time elapsed in your workout.
Customized workouts, allowing the user to adjust
resistance level to the user's preference.
INTERVALS
Improves your strength, speed, and endurance by
raising and lowering the resistance levels throughout your workout to involve both your heart and
muscles.
DISTANCE
Shown as Miles. View the accumulated distance
during your workout.
ROLLING
Maintains weight by gradually raising and lowering
the resistance level to gradually raise and lower
your heart rate.
CALORIES
WEIGHT LOSS
Shown as total accumulated calories burned during your workout.
Promotes weight loss by raising and lowering the
resistance level, while keeping you in your fat burning zone.
MOUNTAIN
Improves performance and stamina by raising the
resistance level to high peaks to simulate the most
difficult outdoor terrains.
RPM
Shown as Revolutions per Minute. Improve striding technique while reducing leg muscle fatigue
by striding between 60 & 70 RPM.
THR ZoneTM
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.
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CHOOSING A PROGRAM
DISPLAY
To choose a program, press the quick
program key. The program profile lights
will show you which program you have
selected. Once you choose a program,
wait for 5 seconds and you will see the
resistance level flashing in the Resistance
window.
RESISTANCE
During a workout, the amount of resistance can
be adjusted by pressing the plus (+) or minus (-)
buttons on the console. The resistance levels
vary from level 1 to 16 (level 1 being the easiest
and level 16 being the most difficult).
CHOOSING A RESISTANCE
With the resistance level flashing, press
the plus (+) or minus (-) buttons to adjust
your resistance level. Once you choose a
resistance level, wait for 5 seconds and
you will see the time flashing in the Time
window.
WATTS
A measurement of your expending energy. May
be used to evaluate and quantify your fitness
progress over time.
CHOOSING A TIME
With the time flashing, press the plus (+)
or minus (-) buttons to adjust your program time. Once you choose your time,
press the 'Start' button and begin you
workout.
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.
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. The machine will not stop moving if you stop your feet abruptly. After
you have finished your workout, the console will retain the data from your workout for 45 seconds before resetting.
PROFILE
Allows you to view your program intensity
while you exercise. Each horizontal row of
LED’s represents 2 resistance levels.
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CHOOSING A PROGRAM
DISPLAY
To choose a program, press the quick
program key. The program profile lights
will show you which program you have
selected. Once you choose a program,
wait for 5 seconds and you will see the
resistance level flashing in the Resistance
window.
RESISTANCE
During a workout, the amount of resistance can
be adjusted by pressing the plus (+) or minus (-)
buttons on the console. The resistance levels
vary from level 1 to 16 (level 1 being the easiest
and level 16 being the most difficult).
CHOOSING A RESISTANCE
With the resistance level flashing, press
the plus (+) or minus (-) buttons to adjust
your resistance level. Once you choose a
resistance level, wait for 5 seconds and
you will see the time flashing in the Time
window.
WATTS
A measurement of your expending energy. May
be used to evaluate and quantify your fitness
progress over time.
CHOOSING A TIME
With the time flashing, press the plus (+)
or minus (-) buttons to adjust your program time. Once you choose your time,
press the 'Start' button and begin you
workout.
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.
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. The machine will not stop moving if you stop your feet abruptly. After
you have finished your workout, the console will retain the data from your workout for 45 seconds before resetting.
PROFILE
Allows you to view your program intensity
while you exercise. Each horizontal row of
LED’s represents 2 resistance levels.
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PROGRAM PROFILES
DISPLAY
TIME
MANUAL
Shown as Minutes:Seconds. View the time
remaining or the time elapsed in your workout.
Customized workouts, allowing the user to adjust
resistance level to the user's preference.
INTERVALS
Improves your strength, speed, and endurance by
raising and lowering the resistance levels throughout your workout to involve both your heart and
muscles.
DISTANCE
Shown as Miles. View the accumulated distance
during your workout.
ROLLING
Maintains weight by gradually raising and lowering
the resistance level to gradually raise and lower
your heart rate.
CALORIES
WEIGHT LOSS
Shown as total accumulated calories burned during your workout.
Promotes weight loss by raising and lowering the
resistance level, while keeping you in your fat burning zone.
MOUNTAIN
Improves performance and stamina by raising the
resistance level to high peaks to simulate the most
difficult outdoor terrains.
RPM
Shown as Revolutions per Minute. Improve striding technique while reducing leg muscle fatigue
by striding between 60 & 70 RPM.
THR ZoneTM
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.
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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.
U S I N G Y O U R P U L S E Z o n e TM
PROGRAM
The Pulse 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 Pulse Zone Program, follow these instructions.
1. Choose the Pulse Zone Program by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons or by
pressing the number 16 quick resistance button. Press ‘Enter’.
2. Determine your target Pulse Zone by using the heart rate chart (reference target heart rate Pulse Zone chart in table of contents). Choose your target pulse zone
by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ buttons. Your target pulse zone should be set at a
number that you will be able to exercise throughout the majority of your workout.
3. The Pulse 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 pulse 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 pulse 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 pulse 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.
RESET
Press and hold the Stop button to reset the Elliptical Trainer.
NOTE: The chest strap is required to use the Target Pulse Zone Program
CHEST STRAP TRANSMITTER PLACEMENT AND
MOISTENING THE ELECTRODES
APPLY MOISTURE HERE
BACKSIDE OF CHEST TRANSMITTER
LOGO
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MONITORING YOUR HEART RATE
KNOW YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
FEEDBACK
Your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer offers two heart rate feedback options. You
may choose to use the heart rate handlebars, or the chest transmitter for a hands
free workout. (endurance 300 only)
CONSOLE
HEART RATE HANDLEBAR
HANDLE BAR
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.
GRIP PULSE
TELEMETRIC CHEST TRANSMITTER
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 Horizon Fitness 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.
CONSOLE MAST
BOOT
CONSOLE
MAST
If you have any problems with the heart rate function please refer to (pages 29 &
30) in the troubleshooting section.
FOOT PAD
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.
PEDAL ARM
FRONT FOOT
TUBE
GUIDE RAIL
TRANSPORT WHEEL
LOCK LATCH
HANDLE BAR
LINK
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RECEIVER
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DISPLAY
P U L S E Z o n e TM C H A R T
TIME
Shown as Minutes:Seconds. View the time
remaining or the time elapsed in your workout.
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 42year 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.
DISTANCE
Shown as Miles. View the accumulated distance
during your workout.
SPEED
Shown as your speed in miles per hour.
ODOMETER
Shows your accumulated distance for all your
previous workouts. It will continue to track this
distance until the batteries die or are pulled out.
CALORIES
Shown as total accumulated calories burned during your workout.
PULSE
Shown as Beats Per Minute. Used to
monitor your heart rate during your
workout (displayed when contact is
made with both grips. Pulse can only
be viewed while on the pulse screen).
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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR
ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
Your Horizon Fitness elliptical is designed to be reliable and maintenance free.
However, if you do experience problems with your elliptical, please reference the
troubleshooting guide listed below.
PROBLEM: There is no display on the console.
SOLUTION: Remove the console and verify that
PROGRAMMING
SELECTING OPTIONAL FEEDBACK
Press the ‘SELECT’ button on the console to scroll through and view your speed,
time, distance, odometer, calories, and pulse.
the console cable is attached
properly, making sure that the cable is securely inserted into the console.
PROBLEM: The elliptical trainer 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.
HEART RATE TROUBLESHOOTING
STARTING YOUR WORKOUT
Start pedaling, the console will automaticlly begin counting down.
PROBLEM: There is no heart rate reading
SOLUTION: If you are using the chest strap,
there may be a poor connection
between the electrodes and the skin. Remoisten the electrodes with water.
SOLUTION: The chest strap may not be positioned properly. Reposition the
chest strap. It may be necessary to experiment with the fit and position of the
chest strap.
SOLUTION: Verify that the distance between the chest strap and the console is
not beyond the recommended range of 36 inches.
SOLUTION: The battery in the chest strap may be dead. Take the chest strap
to a jewelry store or return to Horizon Fitness for a battery replacement.
SCAN FUNCTION
During a workout, you can view alternate information such as speed, distance,
calories, accumulated distance (odometer), and heart rate by pressing the ‘select’
button. To continuously scan through all alternate readouts, press the ‘select’ button until both scan and time are displayed. This will automatically allow the console to scan through all alternate readouts.
FINISHING YOUR WORKOUT
Remember to gradually slow down your pace before stopping your workout. The
machine will not stop moving if you stop your feet abruptly. After you have finished your workout, the console will ‘beep’ several times to let you know your
workout is finished.
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QUICK START UP
Simply begin exercising. The console will automatically begin counting up and
tracking your information.
PROBLEM: Erratic or Inconsistent Readout.
SOLUTION: This is often caused by dry
electrodes or a loose chest strap
(Endurance 300 only). 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.
RESET
Press and hold the select button on the console.
mph/km CONVERSION
The speed readout on the console automatically defaults to mph when installing
the batteries. To convert the speed readout to kilometers, press and hold the
‘Select’ button for three seconds. At this time, the time display should register
0:00. Continue to press the ‘Select’ button for an additional 2 seconds until the
time display registers 0:00 once again. The console should now be set for km.
To switch back to mph, simply remove the batteries in the console.
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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 @ 1-888-993-3199.
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COMMON PRODUCT QUESTIONS
KNOW YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
ARE THE SOUNDS MY ELLIPTICAL TRAINER MAKES NORMAL?
Our elliptical trainers 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 elliptical trainers. 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.
CONSOLE
HANDLE BAR
GRIP PULSE
WHY IS THE ELLIPTICAL TRAINER 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.
TENSION KNOB
CONSOLE MAST
BOOT
CONSOLE
MAST
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 TRAINER EASILY ONCE IT IS ASSEMBLED?
Your Horizon Fitness Elliptical Trainer has a pair of transport wheels built into the
front legs. It is easy to move your Elliptical Trainer by rolling it on the front transport wheels. It is important that you place your Horizon Fitness Elliptical Trainer in
a comfortable and inviting room. Your Elliptical Trainer is designed to use minimal
floor space. Many people will place their Elliptical Trainers facing the TV or a picture window. If at all possible, avoid putting your Elliptical Trainer in a unfinished
basement. To make exercise a desirable daily activity for you, the Elliptical Trainer
should be in a attractive setting.
FOOT PAD
PEDAL ARM
FRONT FOOT
TUBE
GUIDE RAIL
TRANSPORT WHEEL
LOCK LATCH
HANDLE BAR
LINK
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RECEIVER
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MOVING
EXERCISE GUIDELINES
Your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer has a pair of transport wheels built into the
front of the frame. With the treadmill in the folded position and bracing one foot
against the front foot tube, carefully pull back on the console mast and roll the
elliptical to the desired position.
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.
CAUTION! Our elliptical trainers are well built and heavy, weighing up to
200lbs.! Use care and additional help if necessary when moving.
FOOT POSITION
When using your elliptical trainer, you may notice that your heel raises off of the
foot pad. This is a natural walking or running motion and you should not try to
prevent this.
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ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
WHAT KIND OF ROUTINE MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED?
We use sealed bearings throughout our ellipticals so lubrication is not needed. The
most important maintenance step is to simply wipe your perspiration off the trainer after each use.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY HORIZON FITNESS
ELLIPTICAL TRAINER?
Clean with soap and water cleaners only. Never use solvents on plastic parts.
Cleanliness of your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer 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)
Turn off the elliptical trainer with the on/off switch, and unplug the power cord
from the wall outlet.
WARNING!
To remove power from the elliptical, the power cord must be disconnected from
the wall outlet. (Endurance 300 only)
• Wipe down the elliptical trainer with a damp cloth. Never use solvents, as they
can cause damage to the elliptical.
• Inspect the power cord. If the power cord is damaged, contact Horizon Fitness.
• Make sure the power cord is not underneath the elliptical trainer or in any other
area where it can become pinched or cut.
FOLDING YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
Note: It is important to always follow the correct order of steps when folding your
elliptical trainer.
STEP 1: The first step is to position the elliptical pedal arms in the proper position. The pedal arms can be positioned in two different positions for convenience.
The first position is to rotate the left pedal arm so that it is in the backmost position (the left pedal arm wheel should be positioned at the rear of the elliptical
trainer). The second position would be to rotate the right pedal arm in the backmost position.
STEP 2: Carefully raise both the pedal arm (in the backmost position) and guide
rail simultaneously.
STEP 3: Press and hold the lock latch button located underneath the guide rail
end cap. Align the lock latch with the lock latch receiver located underneath the
pedal arm. Insert the lock latch receiver into the lock latch. Release the lock latch
button once the lock latch is secure.
STEP 4: Repeat process for alternate side.
UNFOLDING YOUR ELLIPTICAL
TRAINER
Note: It is important to always follow the correct order of steps when unfolding
your elliptical trainer.
EVERY WEEK
Clean underneath the elliptical, following these steps:
• Turn off the elliptical trainer with the on/off switch.
• Then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet. (Endurance 300 only)
• Move the elliptical trainer to a remote location.
• Wipe or vacuum any dust particles or other objects that may have accumulated
underneath the elliptical.
• Return the elliptical trainer to its previous position.
STEP 1:
Firmly grasp both the left pedal arm and guide rail. Press and release
the lock latch receiver from the lock latch. Carefully lower the pedal arm and guide
rail, standing to the side to avoid any accidental release of the alternate pedal arm
and guide rail.
STEP 2: Repeat process for alternate side.
EVERY MONTH
• Inspect all assembly bolts and pedals on the machine for proper tightness.
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GETTING STARTED
POWER
The console on your endurance 200 is powered by 2 AA batteries, which are
replaceable through the back side of the console. Your elliptical itself, is powered by you.
Your programmable endurance 300 elliptical trainer 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.
HOW HARD?
How hard you workout is also determined by your goals. If you use your Horizon
Fitness Elliptical Trainer to prepare for a 5K run, 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 (see page 27), 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.
LEVELING
The elliptical trainer should be level for optimum use. Once you have placed the
elliptical trainer where you intend to use it, raise or lower the adjustable levelers
located on the outside of each pedal arm. Once you have leveled the elliptical trainer, lock the levelers in place by tightening the wing nuts against the frame.
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DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM
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.
Before proceeding, find your elliptical trainer’s serial number and model name
located under the console mast boot and enter it in the space provided below:
SERIAL NUMBER AND MODEL NAME LOCATION:
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.
ENTER YOUR SERIAL NUMBER IN BOX BELOW:
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.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WARM UP
AND COOL DOWN
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 elliptical trainer.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
WARM UP
The first 2 to 5 minutes of a workout should be devoted to warming up. The warmup 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
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to Horizon Fitness within thirty days
of purchase or registered on line 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 valuate your warranty.
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 listed above to loosen and relax your muscles.
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CONGRATULATIONS! on choosing a Horizon Fitness Elliptical Trainer.
You’ve taken an important step in developing and sustaining an exercise program!
Your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer is a tremendously effective tool for achieving your personal fitness goals. Regular use of your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer 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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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 Elliptical
Trainer 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:
Weight Loss
A Healthier Heart
Improved Muscle Tone
Increased Daily Energy Levels
Reduced Stress
Help In Countering Anxiety
and Depression
• An Improved Self Image
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The key to reaping these benefits is to develop the exercise habit. Your new
Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer 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 elliptical trainer 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 elliptical trainer will assist you in realizing your goal of a healthy
lifestyle.
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 Elliptical Trainer
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.
CAUTION: BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM, ALWAYS CONSULT
KEEPING AN EXERCISE DIARY
YOUR PHYSICIAN. IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, NAUSEA, DIZZINESS OR
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN
BEFORE CONTINUING.
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
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.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE USE!
ASSEMBLY
CAUTION! There are several areas during the assembly process of a Horizon
Fitness elliptical trainer 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 elliptical
trainer could have frame parts that are not tightened and will seem loose and may
cause irritating noises. To prevent damage to the elliptical trainer, the assembly
instructions must be reviewed and corrective actions should be taken.
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WEEKLY LOG SHEET
OTHER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HORIZON FITNESS
ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
CAUTION!
• If you experience chest pains, nausea, dizziness or shortness of breath, stop
exercising immediately and consult your physician before continuing.
• Do not turn pedal arms by hand.
• Do not wear clothing that might catch on any part of the elliptical trainer.
• Make sure handlebars are secure before each use.
• Read the owner's guide before operating this elliptical trainer.
• Maintain a comfortable pace. Do not ‘sprint’ above 80 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 elliptical trainer is used only indoors, in a climate controlled room. If your elliptical trainer has been exposed to colder temperatures or
high moisture climates, it is strongly recommended that the elliptical trainer 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 elliptical trainer at all times.
• When the elliptical 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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
MONTHLY LOG SHEET
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical product, basic precautions should always be followed.
Read all instructions before using this exercise product.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock or injury to persons:
• Use this exercise product for its intended use as described in this Owner's
guide. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacture.
• Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
• Do not remove the elliptical trainer's side covers. Service should be performed
only by an authorized Horizon Fitness service provider.
• Never operate this elliptical trainer 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 Elliptical Trainer.
• 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 Elliptical Trainer before moving it.
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LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY
FRAME - LIFETIME
Horizon Fitness warrants the frame against defects in workmanship and
materials for the lifetime of the original owner.
BRAKE - LIFETIME
Horizon Fitness warrants the brake against defects in workmanship and
materials for the lifetime 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 - 90 DAYS
Horizon Fitness shall cover the labor cost for the repair of the device for a
period of ninety days 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 elliptical trainer 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
GETTING STARTED/POWER
FOLDING/UNFOLDING
MOVING/FOOT POSITION
KNOW YOUR ELLIPTICAL (Endurance 200)
QUICK START UP (Endurance 200)
PROGRAMMING (Endurance 200)
DISPLAY (Endurance 200)
KNOW YOUR ELLIPTICAL (Endurance 300)
QUICK START UP (Endurance 300)
DISPLAY (Endurance 300)
CHOOSING A PROGRAM, RESISTANCE, TIME,
WEIGHT & FINISH A WORKOUT
PROGRAM PROFILES
USING YOUR PULSE ZoneTM PROGRAM
MONITORING YOUR HEART RATE
PULSE ZoneTM CHART
TROUBLESHOOTING
COMMON PRODUCT QUESTIONS
EXERCISE GUIDELINES
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM &
WARM UP & COOL DOWN
FITNESS GOALS
WEEKLY LOG SHEETS
MONTHLY LOG SHEETS
HOME USE WARRANTY
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WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to Horizon Fitness or register on
line at www.horizonfitness.com, before a warranty claim can be processed.
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CAUTION
Read all precautions and instructions in this manual before using this equipment.
Save this manual for future reference.
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Horizon Fitness
800 Burton Blvd DeForest, Wisconsin 53532
Customer Assistance Center: 1.888.993.3199
Fax: 1.608.842.1660 or www.horizonfitness.com
Rev. 2.0
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ELLIPTICAL OWNER’S GUIDE
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