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EXERCISE BIKE
OWNER’S MANUAL
126 Upright
226 Recumbent
PN 001-6893 Rev B (08/2006)
OWNER’S MANUAL
CONGRATULATIONS!
Thank you for making the Schwinn® bike a part of your exercise and fitness
activities. For years to come, you’ll be able to rely on Schwinn® craftsmanship
and durability as you pursue your personal fitness goals.
This Schwinn® bike should enable you to shape and monitor your workouts to:
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Increase your energy level
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Increase cardiovascular and aerobic fitness
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Increase lower body muscle strength
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Decrease your overall percentage of body fat
Whether you are just getting started in an exercise program or are already
in good shape, this Schwinn® bike is designed to be an efficient, easy and
fun way to achieve an enhanced level of fitness. You can pedal your way to
a slimmer and healthier body. The on-board digital computer enables you
to accurately monitor your progress by tracking time, speed, distance and
approximate Calories burned. This Owner’s Manual contains all the information you need to operate and enjoy your Schwinn® exercise bike. Also
included are general fitness guidelines. Please read this Owner’s Manual in
its entirety before getting onto the bike and working out. So let’s get started.
Take your time and have fun!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Precautions .................................................................................4
Important Safety Instructions ............................................4
Safety Warning Labels ........................................................5
Features
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Operation
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How to use the Schwinn® exercise bike ......................... 10
How to use the Schwinn® exercise bike computer ........ 12
Maintenance ..........................................................................................24
Moving your Schwinn® exercise bike ..............................24
Leveling your Schwinn® exercise bike .............................24
Maintenance .....................................................................24
Fitness Guidelines ................................................................................25
Exercise and Health .........................................................25
Your New Home Fitness Program ....................................25
Steps to Getting Started ..................................................26
Components of Fitness ....................................................27
Cardiovascular Fitness ......................................................27
Muscular Strength ............................................................27
Flexibility ...........................................................................28
Nutrition ............................................................................29
Understand Caloric Balance .............................................29
Eat a Variety of Foods .......................................................29
Drink Water .......................................................................29
Eat More Often / Portions ................................................29
Monitoring Your Intensity .................................................30
Training Zones ..................................................................30
Beating the Dropout Odds ...............................................32
Suggested Readings ........................................................33
Workout Log .........................................................................................35
Schwinn® Fitness Limited Warranty ..................................................37
Contact Information .............................................................................39
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SAFEGUARDS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The following definition applies to the word “Warning” found throughout this
manual:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
PRIOR TO USING THIS EQUIPMENT, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
WARNINGS:
1. Read and understand the complete Owner's Manual.
2. Read and understand all Warnings on this machine.
3. Keep children away from this machine and / or supervise them closely if
they are near the machine or present during its operation. This machine
is not suitable as a children’s toy. There is a natural tendency for children
to want to play on exercise equipment, and parents and others in charge
of children should be aware of their respective responsibilities. Moving
parts that may appear to present obvious hazards to adults may not appear
to do so to children.
4. Consult a physician prior to commencing an exercise program. If, at any
time, you feel faint or dizzy, or experience pain, stop and consult your
physician.
5. Inspect this machine for loose parts or signs of wear. Pay special attention
to the seat, pedals, and crank arms. Do not use if found in this condition.
Contact Nautilus Customer Service.
6. This exercise machine is for consumer users only.
7. Set up and operate this exercise machine on a solid level surface.
8. This machine contains moving parts. Use Caution. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry.
9. Care should be taken when mounting and dismounting the exercise
bicycle.
10. This machine is designed for a user weight limit of 300 lb. (136 kg). Do not
use if you are over this weight.
11. Set up the machine so that there is a free area of 19.7 inches ( 0.5 m) on all
sides of the machine. Keep third parties out of this area when the machine
is in use.
12. Operate the machine in the manner described in this manual. It can be
hazardous to over exert yourself during exercise.
13. Make sure that all positional adjustment devices are securely engaged.
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SAFEGUARDS
SAFETY WARNING LABELS
BEFORE USING YOUR PRODUCT: The following safety warnings are located
in site-specific areas on the Schwinn Exercise Bike Model 126 and 226.
Please read all safety precautions and warning information prior to using
your product. Be sure to replace any warning label if damaged, illegible or
missing. If you do not have, or cannot find, or need to replace a warning
label, please call 1-800-864-1270 to obtain a new label.
Label 1: "1. Keep children away.
2. Prior to use, read and understand the Owner's Manual.
3. Injury or death is possible if Caution is not used while using this
machine.
4. The maximum user weight for this machine is 300 lb. (136 kg).
5. Replace any "Caution", "Warning" or "Danger" label that is illegible, damaged or removed.
6. This machine is for home use only."
Location:
Affixed to the console mast just below the computer.
Label 1
Model 126
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SAFEGUARDS
Label 1
Model 226
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FEATURES
THE REVOLUTIONARY SCHWINN® BIOFIT™ COMFORT
SYSTEM
The unique and revolutionary Schwinn® BioFit™ Comfort System is
designed specifically to ensure that each point of contact and user-interface
with the bike provides the user with proper ergonomic and bio-mechanical
positioning, superior comfort, the ultimate in functionality, and is fully customizable to fit each user’s unique and specific needs.
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FEATURES
 The Schwinn® BioFit™ console is tilt-adjustable for a
customizable viewing angle to accommodate various
workout environments, positions and intensities
 Schwinn® BioFit™ wide seats offer stability, comfort,
and support
 Schwinn® BioFit™ pedals provide proper alignment for
efficient pedaling
 Handlebar slider mechanism contributes to an ideal
user interface position (Offered on upright models)
 Seat slider mechanism ensures optimum seat height
and fore/aft adjustment (Offered on upright models)
 Lumbar support can be adjusted for improved lower
back support (Offered on recumbent models)
Other features:
 Multi-program and feature-packed computer with 16
levels of resistance will keep you motivated and help
you achieve your fitness goals
 The Schwinn® BioFit™ recumbent frame is a user-
friendly design that allows you to easily get on and off
the bike without having to step over a high seat rail
 Grip heart rate for monitoring your workouts
 High-quality, chrome-plated seat tube looks good in any
room in the house
 Oversized rear stabilizer tube for rock-solid steadiness
 Drive train features a strong and durable 3-piece crank,
super quiet 6-groove drive belt and oversized, perimeter
weighted, 20 lb. (9 kg) flywheel provide the ultimate in
true “road” feel
 Transport wheels give you the versatility to move your
workouts to the family room while watching the kids or
the den while enjoying your favorite tv program
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OPERATION
HOW TO USE THE SCHWINN® EXERCISE BIKE
 Seat adjustment
Proper seat adjustment helps ensure maximum exercise efficiency and comfort,
while reducing the risk of injury.
1. Place one pedal in the forward position and center the ball of your foot over the
center of the pedal. Your leg should be slightly bent at the knee.
2. If your leg is too straight or your foot cannot touch the pedal, you will need
to move the seat down on the upright bike or forward on the recumbent bike.
If your leg is bent too much, you will need to move the seat up on the upright
bike or backward on the recumbent bike.
3. Adjust the upright seat height by first dismounting the bike, then pulling out
the adjustment knob on the seat tube and releasing the locking pin. Lower or
raise the seat to the desired height. Release the seat knob, engaging the locking pin. Be sure that the pin is fully secured in a seat post hole. To adjust the
recumbent seat, pull the seat knob outward with your right hand to release the
seat. Slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. The knob will
“pop” up into the next hole; turn the knob to ensure a tight fit.
4. The upright bike also features a combination fore / aft and micro seat height
adjustment slider. To move the seat closer to, or away from the console, loosen
the knob, slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired position and retighten. Because of the unique angled design of the slider it also functions as a
micro seat height adjustment. Using this feature in combination with the poppin adjustment on the seat tube enables you to fine tune the proper seat height
for optimum comfort and performance.
 Foot positioning/pedal strap adjustment
Place the ball of each foot on the pedals. Rotate the pedals until one foot is
within arms reach. Then, reach down carefully and fasten the rubber strap over
your shoe and secure it to the pedal by slipping the nub at the end of the pedal
through one of the slots in the strap. Pull down on the strap until it snaps into
place. Repeat for the other foot. Point your toes and knees directly forward to
ensure maximum pedal efficiency. Pedal straps can be left in place for subsequent workouts.
 Handlebar Adjustment
The upright bike offers an adjustable reach handlebar to ensure a variety of
comfortable workout positions. To adjust the reach of the handlebars, loosen
the knob, slide the handlebars in or out to the desired position and re-tighten.
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 Console Adjustment
The upright and recumbent bikes both feature a tilt-adjustable console that enables
you to customize your own viewing angle. To adjust the console tilt position,
loosen the knob, move the console to one of the three available tilt positions
and re-tighten.
 Resistance adjustment
Using the console, you have control over the levels of resistance integrated
into your workout. Typically, lower resistance levels enable you to move at a
faster pace, placing increased demand on your cardiovascular system. Higher
resistance levels will typically deliver more of a muscle / endurance workout at
lower RPMs. But everyone is different! So experiment and find the beginning of
resistance that is comfortable for you.
 Lower body workout
Once you are in position and sitting comfortably, slowly begin pedaling, with
your arms relaxed and with your hands resting on the hand grips. Pedal at an
easy pace, at a low resistance level until you feel comfortable and secure. As
you feel more comfortable, experiment with the range of resistance levels available via the console.
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OPERATION
HOW TO USE THE SCHWINN® EXERCISE BIKE COMPUTER
Using the Computer
Your Schwinn® bike is equipped with a versatile computer console which
includes:
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Quick Start
1 Manual program
6 profile programs
Calorie Goal
BMI (Body Mass Index)
Recovery Mode
Results Mode
This console provides you with important information about your workout as
well as controlling the resistance levels. The following sections will describe
how to utilize the many functions provided by this computer. Keep this manual accessible for future reference, as you will want to experiment with the
various functions while you become familiar with the bike.
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Computer Console Design
Before we discuss using the specific functions of the computer, let’s get
familiar with the display, the different features, and various buttons located
on the console.
Computer Features
 LCD Display
The large LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen located in the center of the
console is your information center. This display is divided into sections that
provide information about your workout and any preset information you may
have input into the computer. The display provides a large main window that
indicates the PROGRAM selection and RESISTANCE LEVEL. The smaller
windows across the bottom show INTERVAL TIME and TIME, RPM and
WATTS, DISTANCE, and HEART (PULSE) RATE. The next larger window on the
right side of the display shows SPEED and CALORIES, ENGLISH or METRIC
operating mode, and the CYCLIST ICON with spinning wheels relative to
your SPEED. The icon also indicates that the program is running.
The large main area of the display shows the program profile you are using.
Within this profile are “bricks”, or rectangles, that are stacked vertically and
indicate the relative resistance level and course profile. The computer is
capable of offering 16 different levels of resistance. One “brick” represents
the lowest level and eight “bricks” represent the highest level. You can view
the level you are exercising in by referencing the Level numbers displayed on
the left and right side of the “brick” display. Levels 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and
15 display on the left side and Levels 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 display on
the right. The highest value displayed is the resistance level you are working
out in.
In addition, you will notice that there are 12 columns of these “bricks” lined
up horizontally across the bottom of the center of the display. Each Profile
Program is 50 columns or “intervals” long so each of these columns or
“intervals” represents one fiftieth of your workout time. For example, if you
enter a workout time of 25 minutes, each column or “interval” time will last
a duration of 30 seconds. Since the display shows the first 12 columns of
your workout program, as you progress through the workout, the program
will scroll to the left. The flashing “bricks” on the leftmost column let you
know where you are in your workout and other columns to the right show
the upcoming course profile.
The Manual program will display in the 12 interval columns as viewed on the
LCD screen and do not scroll as you advance through the workout.
 Alphanumeric Display
Within the LCD display the computer features a “message center” that
prompts you to input specific data and values to make the bike easy to operate and gets you to your workout quickly.
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USING THE 126/226 COMPUTER
 LCD Display Descriptions
TIME
Displays the workout TIME. The TIME will count down from the
TIME you entered when beginning the program and shows the TIME
remaining for your workout.
INTERVAL TIME Displays the INTERVAL TIME. The INTERVAL TIME will count down
showing the TIME remaining before the program moves to the
next column.
RPM
Displays the current pedal RPM (revolutions per minute).
WATTS
Displays the current power you are producing at a given resistance
level. A WATT is a measure of workload similar to horsepower (in
fact 1 horsepower is equal to 746 Watts).
DISTANCE
Displays the estimated DISTANCE traveled (Miles or Kilometers).
PULSE
Displays your current heart rate BPM (beats per minute). You must
grip each Heart Rate contact sensor pod to enable the computer to
detect your heart rate.
SPEED
Displays the estimated SPEED (Miles or Kilometers / hour).
CALORIES
Displays the estimated CALORIES you have burned during the exercise.
 Console Buttons and Button Functions
START / PAUSE Used to start and pause the workout. When in a program pressing
this button will pause the workout. Press this button again to restart
the clock and the program where you left off.
UP / DOWN
Used to change resistance level or to adjust values such as program
time etc.
ENTER
Confirms or enters your selection.
SCAN
These 3 buttons enable the user to alternately view Interval Time or
Time, RPM or Watts, and Speed or Calories.
RESET
Pressing
RESET in the program mode will bring you back to the
“ENTER PROGRAM” screen. Holding the RESET button down
for 2 seconds will reset the console and perform the “Power Up” step.
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QUICK START
When the screen displays “ENTER PROGRAM”, pressing this
will start the Manual Program. This is a “one-touch” way of starting
the Manual Program.
RESULTS
Press this button to end the program and see the summary results of
your workout: Total Time, Total Distance, Average Speed, Average
Watts, Average Pulse and Total Calories. Once you press this button
your workout will end. You cannot go back and resume your workout
where you left off. See START / PAUSE above for information
regarding pausing then resuming your workout.
RECOVERY
Press this button to measure and obtain your heart rate recovery
score. See section “Recovery Test”.
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USING THE 126/226 COMPUTER
 Auto Shut-Off (Sleep Mode)
The console will automatically shut off in approximately 2 minutes without
use or input. There is no on/off switch. (Press any button to power up the
console and “ENTER PROGRAM” appears in the alphanumeric display.)
 Information Mode
The computer enables you to switch between English or Metric units by
pressing and holding the UP and DOWN buttons simultaneously for 3
seconds. Use the UP or DOWN button to select “ENGLISH” or “METRIC”
and press ENTER to confirm. The computer will enter the Information
Mode. In the Information Mode, by following the displayed menu and
prompts, you will be able to:
Select ENGLISH measurement units which sets the computer for:
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Miles
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Miles/hour
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Pounds
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Inches
Or
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select METRIC measurement units which sets the computer for:
Kilometers
Kilometers/hour
Kilograms
Centimeters
See Total Distance
See Total Hours
Press ENTER and then the software version will display. Press ENTER again
to exit the Information Mode and the computer will bring you to the “ENTER
PROGRAM” mode.
 Grip Heart Rate
This Schwinn® bike is equipped with grip heart rate sensors located on
the handlebars. You must contact these sensors with both hands so the
computer can detect your pulse. The computer uses information detected
by the grip heart rate sensors for many of the software features. Make sure
you are griping the pods and look for the flashing “heart” icon and pulse
rate located on the lower right portion of the LCD display (to the left of the
CYCLIST icon) indicating that a pulse signal is being received. If there is no
display please see the section titled “IMPORTANT Things You Should Know
Before Exercising” for more information.
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SOFTWARE FEATURES
Quick Start:
This is a “one-touch” way of starting the Manual Program.
1 Manual Program:
You manually adjust the resistance level during your workout to make the
program easier or more challenging.
6 Profile programs:
The computer offers a variety of fun and exciting profile programs to keep
you motivated and on track to achieving your fitness goals:
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Program
Program
Program
Program
Program
Program
1 Ride in the Park
2 Plateau
3 Strength Intervals
4 Ramp Interval
5 Pikes Peak
6 Cross-Training
Calorie Goal:
The Calorie Goal feature lets you select an amount of Calories you would like
to burn during your workout.
When selecting “CALORIE GOAL”, use the UP and DOWN buttons to select
the amount of Calories you wish to “burn” from 10 to 990. Each increment
will change the Calories by 10. Confirm your selected value by pressing the
ENTER button.
The console will prompt you to choose a profile program. Use the UP or
DOWN buttons to select a profile program and press the ENTER button to
confirm your selection. During the program the Calorie display will count
down from the number of Calories you entered to 0.
BMI (Body Mass Index) Measurement:
BMI is a useful tool that shows the relationship between weight and height
that is associated with body fat and health risk. The table below gives a general rating and BMI score:
Underweight
Normal
Overweight
Obesity
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BMI
Below 18.5
18.5 – 24.9
25.0 – 29.9
30.0 and above
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There are limitations however. It may overestimate body fat in athletes and
others who have a muscular build. It may also underestimate body fat in
older persons and others who have lost muscle mass.
When choosing the BMI program you will be prompted to enter your height
and weight and the computer will calculate and display your Body Mass
Index. The console will display “IDEAL BMI RANGE”. The ideal or normal
range is 18.5 – 24.9. The console will also display your ideal weight range for
your height.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta,
GA. The CDC is an agency of the federal Department of Health and
Human Services.
CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BMI
AND THE WEIGHT THAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOU.
Recovery Test:
Recovery Test shows how quickly your heart recovers from an exercise state to
a more restful state. Improved recovery is an indicator of increasing fitness.
For the console to perform the Recovery Test two things must happen. You
must press the RECOVERY button, AND, the console must be displaying
your heart rate. When both of these situations occur, then the console will
perform the Recovery Test.
The console will show “01:00 STOP” and the time will begin to count down.
Stop exercising but continue to grip the heart rate sensors. After 5 seconds,
the display will show “00:55 RELAX” and will continue to count down to
00:00. For the entire minute the console will also show your heart rate. You
must grip the heart rate sensors for the duration of the test.
The display will continue to show “RELAX” and your heart rate until the clock
counts down to 00:00. The console will then calculate your recovery score.
Recovery Score = Your heart rate at 1:00 (the beginning of the test) minus
your heart rate at 00:00 (the end of the test)
The display will show “SCORE (Recovery Score)”. This will remain on the
display for 5 seconds; then you can press RESULTS to view a summary of
your workout and end the program you are working out in, or press START
to resume working out where you left off.
The higher the Recovery Test score value, the quicker your heart rate is returning
to a more restful state and is an indication of improving fitness. By recording
these values over time you can see the trend toward better health!
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When you press the RECOVERY button and there is no heart rate signal
or display, the console will show “NEED HR” and the HEART RATE ICON
on the display will blink. This message will show for 5 seconds, then the
Program will resume. You must see your heart rate on the display and then
you must push the RECOVERY button again to perform the test.
Helpful Tip: For a more relevant score, try to obtain a steady heart rate for
3 minutes before pressing the RECOVERY button. This will be easier to
achieve, and obtain the best result, in the Quick Start or Manual program so
you can control level of resistance.
***Please note: The RECOVERY button does not function when you are in
the BMI program.
Results Mode:
When you complete a program, the Results Mode will automatically display
and show your basic workout statistics. Manually pressing this button during
your workout will also end the program and then give you your basic workout
statistics. You cannot return to your workout after pressing this button.
To have the option of either ending your workout and seeing your workout
results, or pausing your workout so you can return to where you left off, perform the following steps:
To STOP or PAUSE the program: Press the START / PAUSE button to
pause your workout. The display will show “PRESS RESULT OR PRESS
START”. Then if you press the RESULTS button the computer will show
your workout results and end the program, or if you press START / PAUSE
the computer will resume the program where you left off.
In Results Mode the console will display:
“GREAT JOB” This will hold for approximately 3 seconds.
“YOUR RESULTS” This will hold for approximately 3 seconds
The display will show the following workout results:
SPEED: showing Average Speed
TIME: showing Total Time
DISTANCE: showing Total Distance
CALORIES: showing Total Calories
WATTS: showing Average Watts
HEART RATE: showing Average Heart Rate.
Pressing the RESET button will bring you back to the “ENTER PROGRAM”
mode. After 60 seconds the console will automatically return to the “ENTER
PROGRAM” mode.
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A.
The values calculated or measured by the computer are for
exercise reference purposes only, NOT FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES.
Please consult your physician before starting any exercise
program. He or she can help establish the exercise frequency,
intensity, (including determining your maximum and minimum
heart rate and target heart rate zones) and the exercise time
appropriate for your particular age and condition. If you have
any pain or tightness in your chest, an irregular heart beat,
shortness of breath, feel faint or have any discomfort while you
exercise, STOP! Consult your physician before continuing.
B.
Pulse rate — The pulse rate will be displayed after the system has
detected 4 stable pulse signals. Pulse rate is then updated after
receiving every two signals.
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IMPORTANT Things You Should Know Before Exercising
***Please Note: If your heart rate goes above 199, the “1” will
flash. So a heart rate of 224 will be displayed as 124, and the 1
will be flashing***
C.
Pulse rate readout — While the grip heart rate feature is a quick
and convenient way to check your heart rate, it is generally not as
accurate as a wireless transmitter belt and is subject to occasional
mis-readings and interference. You may, from time to time find
inconsistencies with the heart rate display on your display console.
There are many external factors that can affect the heart rate display.
Some factors that influence the reliability of the heart rate signal
include the environment where the equipment is used and even
the physiology of the users themselves. Electromagnetic interference
produced by such items as televisions, computers, microwave
ovens, cellular and cordless telephones and fluorescent lights can
also have an effect on the heart rate display on your equipment.
By moving the product away from such items, you may be able to
avoid many heart rate display problems.
D.
Resistance Control — You can control the resistance of the bike
by using the UP or DOWN buttons. You increase the resistance by
pressing the UP button or decrease the resistance by pressing
DOWN button. You will notice a slight lag in time while the electronic
brake adjusts to your input, so make sure to allow for this and
don’t over-compensate.
E.
Sleep Mode - The console will enter a “Sleep” mode and the system
will turn off automatically if there is no input for approximately 2
minutes. Press any button to return the computer to its pre“Sleep” state or press and hold the RESET button for 2 seconds
to clear the computer.
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CONSOLE OPERATION
 Console Operation – Quick Start
QUICK START: Press QUICK START to take you immediately to the Manual
program. Resistance level will be Level 1. Time will start from 00:00 and
count up.
Changing Levels: You can increase or decrease the resistance level by
pressing the UP or DOWN buttons at any time. Once the resistance level
reaches Level 16, the UP button becomes inoperative. In other words, the
resistance level cannot be changed from Level 16 to Level 1 by pressing the
UP button. Likewise, the console will not change from Level 1 to Level 16
by pressing the DOWN button.
To STOP or PAUSE the program: Press the START / PAUSE button to
pause your workout. The display will show “PRESS RESULT OR PRESS
START”. Then if you press the RESULTS button the computer will show
your workout results and end the program, or if you press START / PAUSE
the computer will resume the program where you left off.
 Console Operation – Manual program
Select Program: Press any button to power up the console and “ENTER
PROGRAM” appears in the alphanumeric display. To access the Manual program, scroll through the display by using the UP or DOWN buttons until you
reach “MANUAL”, then press ENTER.
Enter Level: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTER LEVEL”, (1 – 16). Select the desired resistance level by using the
UP or DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection. The
default resistance level will be the last level a user entered (previous workout).
Enter Time: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTER TIME”. Select the desired Time by using the UP or DOWN buttons
and then press ENTER to confirm your selection. The default Time will be
the last Time a user entered (previous workout). The minimum time you can
enter is 2:00.
Enter Weight: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTRWEIGHT (lbs. or kgs.)”. Select the appropriate weight by using the
UP or DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
Start: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to “PRESS
START”. “MANUAL” will display confirming you are about to start the
“MANUAL” program. You can now begin exercising!
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Changing Levels: You can increase or decrease the resistance level by
pressing the UP or DOWN buttons at any time.
To STOP or PAUSE the program: Press the START / PAUSE button to
stop or pause your workout. The display will show “PRESS RESULT OR
PRESS START”. Then if you press the RESULTS button the computer will
show your workout results and end the program, or if you press START /
PAUSE the computer will resume the program where you left off.
 Console Operation – Selecting a profile program
Select Program: Press any button to power up the console and “ENTER
PROGRAM” appears in the alphanumeric display. To access the profile
programs, scroll through the display by using the UP or DOWN buttons
until you reach “PROGRAMS”, then press ENTER. The program profile and
name will appear in the display. Use the UP or DOWN buttons to select
your desired program. Press ENTER to confirm your selection.
Enter Level: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTER LEVEL”, (1 – 16). Select the desired resistance level by using the
UP or DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection. The
default resistance level will be the last level a user entered (previous workout).
Enter Time: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTER TIME”. Select the desired Time by using the UP or DOWN buttons
and then press ENTER to confirm your selection. The default Time will be
the last Time a user entered (previous workout). The minimum time you can
enter is 2:00.
Enter Weight: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTRWEIGHT (lbs. or kgs.)”. Select the appropriate weight by using the
UP or DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
Start: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to “PRESS
START”. The preset program you selected will display confirming your
selected program. You can now begin exercising!
To STOP or PAUSE the program: Press the START / PAUSE button to
pause your workout. The display will show “PRESS RESULT OR PRESS
START”. Then if you press the RESULTS button the computer will show
your workout results and end the program, or if you press START / PAUSE
the computer will resume the program where you left off.
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OPERATION
 Console Operation – “CALORIE GOAL”
“CALORIE GOAL” enables you to select an amount of Calories you would
like to burn and lets you choose a preset program to achieve that goal.
Your exercise is complete when the Calories count down to 0.
Select Program: Press any button to power up the console and “ENTER
PROGRAM” appears in the alphanumeric display. To access Calorie Goal,
scroll through the display by using the UP or DOWN buttons until you reach
“CALORIE GOAL” then press ENTER.
Enter Calories: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTER CALS”. Select the desired Calories to burn by using the UP or
DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection. Next, a
profile program and name will appear in the display. Use the UP or DOWN
buttons to select your desired profile program. Press ENTER to confirm your
selection.
Enter Level: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTER LEVEL”, (1 – 16). Select the desired resistance level by using the
UP or DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection. The
default resistance level will be the last level a user entered (previous workout).
Enter Weight: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTRWEIGHT (lbs. or kgs.)”. Select the appropriate weight by using the
UP or DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
Start: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to “PRESS
START”. “CALORIE GOAL” will display confirming your selection. You can
now begin exercising!
Time will begin counting up and Calories will begin counting down from
your preset Calorie Goal value until the display reaches 0. When you have
reached your Calorie Goal the computer will display “GREAT JOB”, then
“YOUR RESULTS”. The display will show a summary of your workout: Total
Time, Total Distance, Average Speed, Average Watts, Average Pulse, and Total
Calories.
Changing Levels: You can increase or decrease the resistance level by
pressing the UP or DOWN buttons at any time.
To STOP or PAUSE the program: Press the START / PAUSE button to
pause your workout. The display will show “PRESS RESULT OR PRESS
START”. Then if you press the RESULTS button the computer will show
your workout results and end the program, or if you press START / PAUSE
the computer will resume the program where you left off.
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 Console Operation – “BMI” (Body Mass Index)
BMI is a useful tool that shows the relationship between weight and
height that is associated with body fat and health risk.
Select Program: Press any button to power up the console and “ENTER
PROGRAM” appears in the alphanumeric display. To access BMI, scroll
through the display by using the UP or DOWN buttons until you reach “BMI”
then press ENTER.
Enter Weight: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTRWEIGHT (lbs. or kgs)”. Select the appropriate weight by using the
UP or DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
Enter Height: You will then be prompted in the alphanumeric display to
“ENTRHEIGHT (in. or cent.)”. Select the appropriate height by using the UP
or DOWN buttons and then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
The computer will calculate and display your Body Mass Index.
Then the Ideal BMI will display: 18.5 to 24.9
Then your ideal weight will display.
***Please note: The BMI program is a special program that requires certain
specific input so certain buttons become inoperative while in the BMI
program. The following buttons only work during the set-up phase of the
program and become inoperative after you start the program:
START / PAUSE button
ENTER button
UP or DOWN buttons
RESULTS button
RECOVERY button
CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BMI
AND THE WEIGHT THAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOU.
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MAINTENANCE OF YOUR SCHWINN®
EXERCISE BIKE
Fig. A
 Moving your Exercise Bike
To move the recumbent bike, carefully but securely
lift the rear end of the bike and slowly steer the bike
to the desired location (Fig A).
To move the upright bike, carefully but securely pull
the handlebars toward you while gently pushing the
front of the bike downward and slowly steer the bike
to the desired location (Fig B). Be gentle while moving the unit as any sharp impact directly or indirectly to the computer can affect computer operation.
 Leveling your Exercise Bike
Levelers are located on each side of the rear stabilizer.
Rotate the knob on the top of each stabilizer end cap
in the direction of the "+" to raise the leveler foot and
rotate the knob in the direction of the "-" to lower the
stabilizer foot. Check to make sure the bike is level
and stable before beginning to exercise. Repeat the
above as necessary.
Fig. B
 Maintenance
Disconnect power supply before maintaining or
servicing the bike. Use a damp cloth to wipe your
bike and computer free of sweat. Inspect the bike
before each use. Replace all parts at the first sign
of wear or damage. Call your authorized Schwinn®
Fitness products distributor if you have any questions
on the proper use or maintenance of this equipment
or contact Nautilus Customer Service at 1-800-NAUTILUS (628-8458).
The safety level provided by the design of this equipment can only be maintained
when the equipment is regularly examined for damage and wear. Inoperable
components should be replaced immediately or the equipment be put out of use until
it is repaired. Only Nautilus-trained or Nautilus-authorized personnel should carry out,
extensions, readjustments, modifications, or repairs.
Daily: Before each use inspect for loose, broken, damaged or worn parts. Do not use
if found in this condition; repair or replace.
Weekly: Check for smooth seat slider, handlebar slider, and console tilt operation. Wipe
any dust, dirt, or grime from the surfaces. If needed, sparingly apply a thin coating of
silicone lube to ease operation.
Monthly: Check pedals and crank arms and tighten as necessary. Check all bolts and
screws and tighten as necessary.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damaging the finish on your bike and computer, never use a
petroleum-based solvent when cleaning. Avoid getting excessive moisture on the computer.
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FITNESS GUIDELINES
 Exercise and Health
It is not a secret that lack of exercise is increasingly becoming a major health issue.
Obesity is on the rise, and being overweight can contribute to an increased risk in heart
attack, diabetes, high blood pressure and other life threatening illnesses.
Most people do not get enough activity during the day to make up for the time they
spend at their desks, driving their cars or sitting in front of their televisions. We have
learned that exercising is not simply something we must do to look good and have a
great body. Exercise is a requirement for health, and overall wellness, not to mention it
can help you feel great!
The good news is that we are seeing more and more research that indicates we don’t
have to work out intensely to see the benefits. Sure, it is great if you can work out
for 30-40 minutes at a time, five days a week. But it is not essential. Shorter bouts of
exercise can have a great effect (especially if you are just starting out), and a little bit of
exercise at a time is much better than none at all.
And what is really exciting is that research indicates that whether you are young or old,
people who work out at light to moderate intensities may have an easier time sticking to
their exercise programs than those people who work out harder and more often.
So, you do not need to be an athlete or a fitness ”die-hard” to benefit from exercise…
you just need to get started, work out at levels that are comfortable and enjoyable to
you and stick with it!
 Your New Home Fitness Program
There are many great reasons why home exercise equipment has increased in
popularity over the years, but topping the list is convenience. For any fitness program to
be successful, it must be something you will stick to on a regular basis. With home
exercise equipment, you can roll out of bed, put on a pair of sweats and start working out
while the coffee is brewing. No getting in the car and having to drive to the health club.
No standing in line waiting for the equipment to become available.
And there is the comfort and safety factor. Who wants to walk or run outside when
it is dark or is raining? Or try to ride a bike in the middle of heavy traffic? With your
home exercise equipment, you can exercise in the comfort and security of your airconditioned home.
Privacy and cleanliness are also important. Now you can exercise without feeling
rushed or that anyone is looking at you (which is great if you are embarrassed about
carrying around a few extra pounds). No more sharing sweaty equipment, or wondering if
you will catch athlete’s foot in the health club shower.
The biggest advantage, however, may simply be the time factor. With work schedules
ever-changing and busy family obligations, a home gym offers the benefit of being able
to work out when it is most convenient for you. No classes to time your schedule around,
or peak times to avoid. This is especially convenient if you have children at home.
It couldn’t be easier!
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STEPS TO GETTING STARTED
Once you have made the commitment to start exercising at home, here are
some suggestions that may help you stay motivated.
The first step is the most difficult. Any new habit is difficult to establish at
first, but it can be done. Be patient, and plan to start slow and easy. Less is
more when you are first starting out … don’t overdo it!
Get a physical exam. If you have been inactive for several years or new to
an exercise program, be sure to ask your doctor before beginning any exercise
program. Especially if you are over 30, have health problems or have a history of
heart disease in your family.
Plan for your home fitness center. Set aside an area or a room in your
house or apartment that is exclusively for fitness, and make sure that it is as
comfortable as possible, so you’ll enjoy using it. If you like music, watching
television or looking outside while exercising, make sure these things are
accessible. Remember, if you don’t enjoy the space you are exercising in,
you won’t be motivated to continue your program.
Find an exercise buddy. Research has shown that starting an exercise program with someone can increase your chances of sticking to it. If you have a
buddy that is also starting a program, you can encourage, motivate and challenge each other.
Make fitness a part of your schedule. Include it in your daily planner just as
you would any other appointment. Plan ahead for the week so that you can
be sure to fit it in. Even if you are pressed for time one day, a little exercise is better than none at all. Do what you can to fit it in, even if you have
less time than you hoped for.
Use positive affirmations. Affirmations will help you program your
subconscious to accept new beliefs. Saying to yourself a couple of times a
day, “I am living a healthier lifestyle by exercising several times per week at
home,” can help you stay on track.
Set goals. Setting goals can be helpful in keeping you motivated, but remember to keep them realistic. Short-term and long-term goals can make this
easier. How many days do you want to exercise this week? How many workouts would you like to have done in 90 days or a year?
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COMPONENTS OF FITNESS
Over the past 25 years, many people have focused on walking, running, cycling,
swimming and other types of aerobic activity as their only means of exercise.
However, we have learned that two other components of fitness are just as
important. These other two components are muscle strength and flexibility. So
in addition to having a strong heart and lungs, we also need to be able to pick
up a full bag of groceries and tie our shoes without having to sit down.
When developing your home fitness program, it is only appropriate that you
develop all three components in order to achieve balanced overall fitness. Let’s
take a look at all three components:
Cardiovascular fitness is training the heart and lungs to be stronger and
deliver more oxygen throughout your body with less effort. It can help reduce
the risk of heart disease, and help you manage your weight. It is the cornerstone
of fitness, and can be achieved in many ways such as walking or running on
the treadmill or outdoors, climbing stairs, cycling, or using a StairMaster® or
swimming in the pool or ocean.
For many years, it was suggested that moderate level cardiovascular activity
(activities that make you sweat and breathe and a moderate pace) should be
done 3 – 4 days a week for 15 – 45 minutes at a time. It is now recommended that
you attempt to do some cardiovascular activity EVERY day, if possible.
The good news is that the cardiovascular activity does not need to be moderately intensive everyday, nor does it need to be sustained for 15 – 45 minutes at a time.
So while it is ideal to challenge your heart and lungs by doing something like a
strong power walk every other day for 15 – 45 minutes, it is more important to
make sure you do at least a little bit of cardiovascular activity every day, even if
you don’t do it for very long or very intensely.
For example, you might try using your Schwinn® exercise bicycle for a scheduled, moderate level workout for 20 – 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday,
Friday and Sunday (see the intensity monitoring section for further details on
how hard to workout). On the other days, you might try going for a leisurely
stroll 10 minutes in the morning and in the evening (or whenever you can fit it
in).
Whatever you do, just make sure you get your body moving, and your heart
and lungs pumping for some period of time every day.
Muscular Strength is training your muscles to remain strong using resistance
such as dumbbells, elastic tubing or your body weight. In the past decade,
we have learned that building or maintaining muscular strength is extremely
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important for a balanced fitness program. And it is especially important as we
get older.
We have learned through a variety of studies that those individuals who just
train aerobically (without strength training) do maintain their cardiovascular
endurance over the years, but they generally lose lean muscle mass as they
get older. However, those individuals who combine strength training and cardiovascular training can maintain their lean body mass as they get older. What
this means is that if you just do cardiovascular activity, your body will naturally
lose muscle mass as you get older, and that means that you will actually get
“fatter” as you age, unless you incorporate strength training.
We have also learned that consistent strength training helps maintain bone and
muscle mass as we get older. For women, strength training (along with cardiovascular training) may also protect against post-menopausal bone loss and
osteoporosis in their later years.
And strength training is not complicated. It is recommended that you do 8 – 12
repetitions of 8 – 10 major muscle groups at least 2 days a week. However,
you don’t have to do all these exercises at once. You can break them up into
shorter workouts throughout the day. For example, you can do just upper body
exercises in the morning, and your lower body exercises in the evening. Or,
you can alternate strength exercises with cardiovascular exercise (often known
as circuit training) by switching back and forth every couple of minutes.
The best part is you don’t need complicated equipment or fancy machines. You
can do everything you need to do with a simple pair of dumbbells, or you can
try Nautilus' new SelectTech® dumbbells, which provide you a wide variety of
weight options in a revolutionary all-in-one dumbbell. You can use elastic tubing,
or simply do body weight exercises such as push-ups or lunges.
Flexibility is being able to bend, reach, twist and turn with comfort and ease
as we perform daily tasks, play or exercise. It is perhaps the most ignored
component of fitness, but certainly the easiest one to incorporate into our daily
lives because it can be done anywhere and almost at any time.
To maintain your flexibility, you simply need to stretch. This could be as simple as
reaching for your toes, or reaching overhead when you wake up in the morning. Or maybe you enjoy it so much that you would be interested in trying the
Nautilus® yoga workout video. You can even incorporate stretching into your
strength training workouts by stretching the muscles you have used immediately after you have completed your exercise set.
Like cardiovascular training, it is recommended that you stretch every day.
However, you do not need to create a formalized program. You can simply
make sure that you stretch your major muscle groups throughout the day.
Make sure you include your thighs, calves, hamstrings, back, chest, neck and
shoulders.
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Do what feels good, but also remember to mix it up. Don’t just do traditional
“reach and hold” stretches. Also, try gently moving through a range of motion
that is comfortable to you. For example, you don’t have to stretch your neck
simply by pulling on your head with your hand. You can also just rotate the
neck slowly around and look side to side.
NUTRITION
Of course, every good health and fitness program will also include a good
nutrition component. Good nutrition is likely the most important factor in maintaining ideal body weight and managing weight loss.
There are a variety of schools of thought regarding which nutrition program,
diet or eating plan is best. While we do not promote or endorse any particular
one, here are some things to consider that will help you get on the road to a
healthy diet:
Understand Caloric Balance. How many Calories you intake, and how many
Calories you burn off will determine whether you will gain or lose weight day
to day. It is impossible to achieve weight loss without some sort of “Caloric
deficit” that can be obtained through cutting Calories, or burning off more than
you take in. The wisest approach is to do a little of both – cutting Calories and
exercising. It is the only proven long-term weight management program
that is successful. You should ensure that you are consuming at least 1,200
Calories per day total. A total weight loss of no more than 2 lbs. per week is
recommended for long-term weight management.
Eat a variety of foods. Regardless of your eating plan, you should be sure
to include a variety of foods in your diet, maximizing your intake of fruits and
vegetables whenever possible. Colorful meals and snacks that are divided
amongst the 4 food groups will ensure that you obtain the nutrients needed
for your body to function at optimal levels. Any diet that focuses on just one
food group source or processed foods can be unhealthy in the long run, and
should be avoided. Don’t focus too much on any particular meal or snack, but
rather on your overall intake of a variety of different foods during any given
day.
Drink water. Our bodies are made up of over 70% water, and most of us
don’t drink enough. Carry water with you everywhere you go, and drink as
often as you can. This helps the body function at optimum levels, and can significantly help with weight management.
Eat more often and be mindful of your portions. Research has shown that
it can be helpful to eat smaller meals more often versus 3 larger meals a day
if you are looking to promote healthy weight maintenance or weight loss. And
we have discovered that many portions we eat are much larger than necessary, and can be laden with Calories. So, try snacking more and not eating so
many large meals, and share your snacks or food with others (or break your
portions in half) to help manage your Caloric intake.
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MONITORING YOUR INTENSITY
When you are doing cardiovascular workouts, it is important that you work
at the appropriate intensities when you are first starting out. It is also important
that you workout at a variety of intensities after you have built a fitness base.
Research in recent years has indicated that one of the best ways to monitor
your cardiovascular intensity is to pay close attention to how you are feeling
when you workout. Most individuals can do a very good job of choosing the
correct intensities if they simply categorize how they feel into one of four
intensity “zones.”
These zones could be described the following ways:
Zone
Description
1
Easy
Warm-up
Cool-down
2
Challenging, but comfortable
Steady endurance pace
3
Challenging, and slightly uncomfortable
Race pace
Borderline out of breath
4
Breathless
Not maximum, but winded
Can’t keep the pace for very long
When you are first starting out, you should exclusively work in the Zone 1
and Zone 2 intensities. After a few weeks, you can occasionally incorporate
Zone 3 and Zone 4 intensities for short periods of time. Remember, when
you begin to incorporate Zone 3 and Zone 4 intensities, you will find that you
will likely have to drop down to Zone 1 intensities shortly thereafter as brief
recovery periods.
For variety, you can spend a little bit of time in each of the four Zones during
one workout, and then spend your time in just one Zone during the next
workout.
Prenatal woman should always remain at Zone 1 and Zone 2 intensities, and
anyone unaware of their current medical condition should also avoid Zone 3
and Zone 4 without prior clearance from their doctor.
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These Zones can be translated into target heart rate numbers if your home
fitness product has a grip or telemetric heart rate counter. Research has
shown the best way to do this is not to establish heart rate numbers based
upon age, but rather based upon how you feel.
The following chart will allow you to log your heart rate numbers based upon
how you feel when working out. Simply log the heart rate numbers you find
when you feel you are working at each of the specific intensities.
A. Zone
Description
Your Heart Rate
Approximate
Percentage of
Maximum Heart
Rate
1
Easy
Warm-Up
Cool-down
Insert the heart
rate you get when you
are working in Zone 1
50%-65%
2
Challenging, but
comfortable
Steady endurance
pace
Insert the heart
rate you get when you
are working in Zone 2
65%-75%
3
Challenging and
uncomfortable
Race pace
Insert the heart rate
you get when you are
working in Zone 3
75%-85%
4
Breathless
Not maximum,
but winded
Can’t keep the pace
for very long
Insert the heart rate
you get when you are
working in Zone 4
85%-95%
As you get in better shape, the heart rate number you obtain for each zone
will get higher and higher, which means your heart is able to handle higher
intensities. Or you may find that your numbers don’t change, but you are able
to stay in Zone 3 and Zone 4 longer than you used to.
Don’t get too attached to any specific number or target heart rate. If you train
properly, you will notice numbers that used to be difficult have now become
easier. You will also notice that if you are sick or over-tired, you may find that
numbers that usually feel fairly easy are one day much harder, and it is a
good sign to take a break. If you notice that numbers that are usually very
challenging are one day fairly easy, then it is a good time to push yourself.
Listening to your body, and using your heart rate numbers (when available) will
enable you to keep track of your intensity and see your progress as you train.
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BEATING THE DROPOUT ODDS
The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health summarizes a
few main points:
1.
2.
3.
Regular physical activity offers substantial improvements in health
and well-being for a majority of Americans.
If you exercise regularly, you’ll reduce your risk of heart attack,
cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and even the
common cold.
Regular exercise, regardless of the intensity, can help you control
stress, sleep problems and depression.
The benefits of exercise and activity are AMAZING! And yet, only 22 percent
of Americans engage in exercise for 20 minutes a day. And even among individuals who begin exercise programs, the dropout rate is about 50 percent.
So, how do you beat these odds? The answer appears to be in how your
start and maintain your exercise program as well as how you create a habit
of exercise.
Why are you starting an exercise program? For most individuals, it is to lose
weight and look better, which are great reasons. However, since changes in
your body shape and size can be gradual, and won’t happen overnight, it is
important to focus on other benefits so that you will remain motivated.
Thrive on the energy that exercise gives you. Watch your health risks scores
go down. Pay attention to how much easier everyday activity is. Notice how
much better you are sleeping. These kind of additional benefits will continue to
keep you motivated if you make them just as important to you as weight loss.
Additionally, try not to view exercise as punishment. Look at it as an investment
in your health. If you don’t feel motivated to work out one day, think of something that is appealing to you that is active, and change your workout. Try not
to let your workout become routine or mundane, and always remember that
some exercise is better than none at all. So, if you feel you are not motivated
to continue, stop your workout early, or skip a day. It just might be the thing
you need to get you excited about your next workout.
Possibly the most important thing is to keep progressing your exercise program
slowly. Big increases in time or intensity can set you up for injury, and cause
you to drop out. Unless you are a world-class athlete, there is no reason to
workout at world-class levels. Remember to give yourself some days off and
get proper rest.
Finally, try to anticipate lapses. If you are traveling, or your schedule is
becoming busier, and you are fearful you may get off track, try planning
ahead. For example, book a hotel that has a workout facility or change up
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your workout so that you keep your interest high and your boredom low. The
bottom line is you must be creative and innovative to keep up your fitness program. With some imagination and planning, it is easy to do.
Exercise is one of life’s joys. It energizes you, helps you look and feel better
and puts you on the road to better health. Your home fitness equipment and
gym is worth its weight in gold. Congratulations on making the choice to get
started!
Suggested Reading:
The Complete Home Fitness Handbook by Edmund Burke, Human Kinetics
Publisher.
Full Body Flexibility by Jay Blahnik, Human Kinetics Publisher.
Building Strength and Stamina by Wayne Wescott, PhD, Human Kinetics
Publisher.
Cross-Training for Dummies by Tony Ryan and Martica Heaner, For Dummies
Publisher.
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WORKOUT LOG
SCHWINN® EXERCISE BIKE WORKOUT LOG
Keeping a log of your workouts is a good way to track your progress toward
your goals and is an excellent visual indicator of your increased level of
physical fitness. A workout log is also an outstanding tool to help keep you
motivated! Seeing your weekly, monthly or even yearly accomplishments of:
how much time you spent exercising on your bike, the number of Calories you
burned and the distance you rode, is not only fun, but gives you a sense of
pride and achievement knowing that you are on your way to a healthier, more
active, and energetic lifestyle!
Example:
Date
Time
Total
Time
Calories
Total
Calories
Total
Distance Distance
Jan. 1
20:00
20:00
100
100
5
5
Jan. 2
21:00
41:00
150
250
6.5
11.5
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WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY FOR EXERCISE PRODUCTS
All Schwinn® exercise products are warranted to the retail purchaser to be free from defects
in materials and workmanship. Warranty coverage valid to the original purchaser only and proof
of purchase will be required. Any product sold or placed in an application not recommended by
Nautilus, Inc. will void any warranty coverage set forth by Schwinn® Fitness warranty policies and
procedures.
TIME PERIOD
Residential Environment:
10 years on frame
1 year on mechanical and electrical
6 months on wear items
90 days on labor
This warranty excludes wear items that need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
1. Any component on original equipment which carries a separate consumer warranty of the parts
supplier.
2. Normal wear and tear.
3. Any damage, failure or loss caused by accident, misuse, neglect, abuse, improper assembly,
improper maintenance, or failure to follow instructions or warnings in the Owner’s Manual.
4. Use of products in a manner or environment for which they were not designed.
LIMITATIONS
The foregoing warranties are in lieu of and exclude all other warranties not expressly set forth
herein, whether express or implied by operation of law or otherwise, including, but not limited to,
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Nautilus, Inc. shall in no event be
liable for incidental or consequential losses, damages or expenses in connection with its exercise
products. Nautilus, Inc.’s liability hereunder is expressly limited to the replacement of goods not
complying with this warranty or, at Nautilus, Inc.’s election, to the repayment of an amount of the
purchase price of the exercise product in question. Some states do not permit the exclusion or
limitation of implied warranties or incidental or consequential damages, so the preceding limitations
and exclusions may not apply to you.
PROCEDURES
Warranty service will be performed by Nautilus, Inc. or an authorized Schwinn® Fitness Dealer. The
original purchaser must provide proof of purchase. Service calls and/or transportation to and from
the Authorized Schwinn® Dealer is the responsibility of the purchaser.
1. Nautilus, Inc. will have the option to repair or replace any exercise product(s), which require warranty service.
2. Nautilus, Inc. will replace any equipment frame that is structurally defective with a new frame or
replace the unit with a unit of equal value. Nautilus, Inc. is not responsible for labor charges in
replacing defective frames.
3. In the event a product cannot be repaired, Nautilus, Inc. will apply a limited credit reimbursement
toward another Schwinn® exercise product of equal or greater value.
4. Nautilus, Inc. is not responsible for dealer labor charges for component changeovers completed
after the labor-related warranty period(s) stated herein.
5. If you elect to repair an exercise product or part yourself, using the services of someone other
than Nautilus, Inc. or an Authorized Schwinn® Fitness Dealer, or use a replacement part not
supplied by Nautilus, Inc., Nautilus, Inc. shall not be liable for any cost, damage, failure or loss
caused by the use of such unauthorized service or parts.
6. See your Authorized Schwinn® Fitness Dealer for service or write to:
Nautilus, Inc.
16400 SE Nautilus Drive
Vancouver, Washington, USA 98683
Or call 1-800-NAUTILUS (628-8458) for assistance or questions.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS
If you need assistance, please have both the serial number of your machine
and the date of purchase available when you contact the appropriate Nautilus
office listed below. For technical assistance and a list of distributors in your
area, please call or fax one of the following numbers.
WORLDWIDE CUSTOMER SERVICE:
• NORTH AMERICA OFFICE
Nautilus, Inc.
World Headquarters
16400 S.E. Nautilus Drive
Vancouver, Washington, USA 98683
Phone: 800-NAUTILUS (628-8458)
Email: cstech@nautilus.com
Fax: 877-686-6466
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE:
• INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
Nautilus International S.A.
Rue Jean Prouvé 6
1762 Givisiez / Switzerland
Tel: + 41-26-460-77-77
Fax: + 41-26-460-77-70
Email: technics@nautilus.com
INTERNATIONAL OFFICES:
• SWITZERLAND OFFICE
Nautilus Switzerland S.A.
Tel: + 41-26-460-77-66
Fax: + 41-26-460-77-60
• GERMANY and AUSTRIA OFFICE
Nautilus GmbH
Tel: +49-2204-610-27
Fax: +49-2204-628-90
• ITALY OFFICE
Nautilus Italy s.r.l.
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