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O w n e r’s
Guide
X6200HRT, X6200, AND X6100
FOLDING ELLIPTICAL TRAINERS
C ongratulations on choosing a VISION FITNESS Elliptical Trainer. You’ve
taken an important step in developing and sustaining an exercise program!
Your Elliptical Trainer is a tremendously effective tool for achieving your
personal fitness goals. Regular use of your 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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Weight Loss
A Healthier Heart
Improved Muscle Tone
Increased Daily Energy Levels
Reduced Stress
Help in Countering Anxiety and Depression
An Improved Self Image
The key to reaping these benefits is to develop the exercise habit. Your
new Elliptical Trainer will help you eliminate the obstacles that prevent you
from getting in your exercise time. Snow and rain and darkness won't
interfere with your workout when you have your Elliptical Trainer in the
comfort of your home. This Owner’s Guide provides you with basic
information on starting an exercise program. A more complete knowledge
of your new Elliptical Trainer will assist you in realizing your goal of a
healthy lifestyle.
Please contact your authorized VISION FITNESS retailer should service be
required. If a question or problem arises which cannot be handled by your
VISION FITNESS retailer, please contact us:
VISION FITNESS
500 South CP Avenue
P.O. Box 280
Lake Mills, WI 53551
Ph: 1.800.335.4348
Fax: 1.920.648.3373
www.visionfitness.com
Table of Contents
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CONSOLE
DISPLAY CONSOLE OVERVIEW . . . . 36
DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS . . 37
THE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM . . . 41
USING THE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . 42
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . 4
ASSEMBLY & MOVING . . . . . . . . . . . 6
PLACEMENT, STABILIZING, &
POWER SUPPLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
FOLDING YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER . 8
CONTACT HEART RATE . . . . . . . . . . 11
ALL MODELS
ALL MODELS
GENERAL
CONSOLE
PROGRAM OVERVIEWS . . . . . . . . . 28
USING THE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . 30
USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM . . . 32
USING THE RACE PROGRAM . . . . . . 33
SET PACER SPEED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
GENERAL
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ENGINEERING MODE
(X6200 AND X6200HRT ONLY) . . . 44
ENGINEERING MODE
(X6100 ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
SERVICE AND TROUBLESHOOTING . . 47
HOME WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
CORPORATE WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . 52
DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM . 54
EXERCISE GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . 55
TARGET HEART RATE . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION . . . . 57
BALANCED FITNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
STRETCHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
WEEKLY WORKOUT LOGS . . . . . . . . 62
MONTHLY WORKOUT LOGS . . . . . . 64
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CONSOLE
DISPLAY CONSOLE OVERVIEW . . . . 12
DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS . . 13
PROGRAM OVERVIEWS . . . . . . . . . 16
USING THE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . 20
USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM . . . 21
USING HEART RATE TRAINING . . . . . 22
USING THE HEART RATE STRAP . . . . 23
ALL HRT® PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . 24
USING CUSTOM PROGRAMS . . . . . . 26
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CONSOLE
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DUAL-ACTION
HANDLEBARS
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FOOT PAD
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GUIDE RAIL
SIDE STABILIZER
PEDAL ARM
FRONT FOOT &
TRANSPORT WHEELS
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FOLDING ELLIPTICAL TRAINERS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical product, basic precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
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. Only use attachments recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
• Do not remove the Elliptical Trainer sidecovers. Service should be
performed only by an authorized VISION FITNESS retailer.
• Never operate this Elliptical Trainer if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it
is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or immersed in water.
Please contact your authorized VISION FITNESS retailer for service.
• Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not use outdoors.
• To disconnect, turn the switch to the OFF position, then remove plug
from outlet.
• Only use the power cord provided with your VISION FITNESS Elliptical
Trainer.
• Never place the power cord under carpeting or place any object on
top of the power cord that may pinch and damage it.
• Unplug your Elliptical Trainer before moving it.
CHILDREN
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Keep children off your Elliptical Trainer at all times.
When the Elliptical Trainer is in use, young children and pets should be
kept at least 10 feet away.
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OTHER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR VISION 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 wear loose clothing that might catch on any part of the Elliptical
Trainer.
• Read this Owner’s Guide before operating this Elliptical Trainer.
CLEANING
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Clean only with soap and a slightly damp cloth; never use solvents.
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ASSEMBLY
It is recommended, when possible, that an authorized VISION FITNESS
retailer assemble your Elliptical Trainer. If you have elected to assemble this
product yourself, for your safety, please read and follow each of the steps
in the enclosed assembly instructions. If you have any questions regarding
any component or function of your Elliptical Trainer, contact your retailer.
MOVING
Your VISION FITNESS Elliptical Trainer has transport wheels included for
ease of mobility. To move, firmly grasp the console mast handlebars, tilt
the machine toward you, and roll on the front transport wheels. When
tilting, you may need to use your foot supported against the front support
tube to prevent the machine from rolling forward.
CAUTION: Our Elliptical Trainers are well built and heavy, weighing up to
200 pounds. Use care and additional help if necessary.
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PLACEMENT IN YOUR HOME
Please follow the safety instructions to place the Elliptical Trainer in the
location where it will best be used. It is important that you place your
Elliptical Trainer in a comfortable and inviting room. Avoid putting your
Elliptical Trainer in an unfinished basement or undesirable setting. Exercise
adherence will be achieved only if you exercise in an attractive setting.
STABILIZING THE ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
After positioning the Elliptical Trainer
in its intended location, check its
stability by attempting to rock it side
to side. Excessive rocking or
wobbling indicates that your
Elliptical Trainer needs to be leveled.
Your Elliptical Trainer has levelers
located under the guide rails and
under the side stabilizers. Determine
which leveler is not resting
completely on the floor. Loosen the
wing nut to the base of the leveler to
allow the leveler to rotate. Now
rotate the leveler to the left or right
until the Elliptical Trainer is stable.
Lock the adjustment by tightening the
wing nut against the stabilizer or
guide rail.
POWER SUPPLY
Your Elliptical Trainer uses a wall mount external power supply. Use only
the power supply provided with your Elliptical Trainer. If you misplace this
power supply, please contact your authorized VISION FITNESS retailer for
an original replacement. Use of the wrong power supply may cause
damage to your Elliptical Trainer.
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FOLDING YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
It is important to always follow steps in the correct order when folding your
Elliptical Trainer.
STEP 1: On the left side of the machine, locate the arrow on the side cover
that points to the four o’clock position of the disk. Rotate the disk so that
the arrow is pointing to the disk axle (the point where the disk and pedal
arm connect.)
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STEP 2: Move to the right side of the machine. Simultaneously lift both the
pedal arm and the guide rail upon which the pedal arm rests to the vertical
position (image A). The locking device, which is mounted to the guide rail,
should now be aligned with the cylinder on the backside of the pedal arm.
Firmly push the guide rail so it locks in place (image B) with the pedal arm.
Check to be sure it is secure before proceeding.
If secure, move to the left side and lift the pedal arm and guide rail into
place and lock them into position.
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STEP 3: To unfold your Elliptical Trainer, push the recessed lock button,
found on the underside of the guide rail (image C), to release the lock. Pull
the guide rail away from the pedal arm, and lower both to the floor.
Repeat this step on the opposite side to completely unfold your Elliptical
Trainer.
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CONTACT HEART RATE
HAND PULSE HEART RATE SENSORS
The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors are included on each product to monitor
your heart rate. To use, grasp the sensors with a comfortable grip during
your workout. The console will display your heart rate. Although your
signal will be displayed immediately, it may take the system a few seconds
to zero in on your actual heart rate.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE
DISPLAY CONSOLE OVERVIEW
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The computerized display allows the user to select a workout that meets
their desired fitness goals. It also allows the user to monitor the progress
and feedback of each workout so they can track improvements in overall
fitness over time.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
A. START/HOLD TO RESET
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Press the START button to begin a MANUAL workout immediately without
having to set individual information. When the program begins, you
have the ability to adjust resistance levels with the ARROW buttons.
Feedback information will be calculated using default settings.
PAUSE: If you need to PAUSE your program during a workout, pressing
the START button will PAUSE your program for two minutes. Pressing
START will return you to your workout.
RESET: If you need to RESET the console during your workout, you can
do so by holding down the START button for three seconds or until the
display resets.
B. ENTER/HOLD TO SCAN
This button is used after entering each piece of information in setup
such as Age, Weight, or Level.
SCAN: When exercising in a program, pressing the ENTER button will
allow you to SCAN the feedback display views. This is true for both
the large message/feedback window and the Heart Rate feedback
window. If you hold down the ENTER button for three seconds during
your workout, the SCAN function will automatically alternate
feedback display views.
C. ARROW BUTTONS
These buttons are used to change values in setup mode prior to your workout.
During your workout, they are used to change workout levels. In HRT®
programs, they are used to change your target heart rate.
D. PROGRAM BUTTONS
These buttons provide quick access to your favorite workouts. There is
no need to scroll through the programs to find the one you want.
Simply press the program button you want and you begin user setup.
CHANGE ON THE FLY: You can change your program “on the fly” by
simply pressing another program button.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
E. PROFILE DISPLAY
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This window provides a dot matrix profile of the workout segments
you are about to complete as well as the ones you have already
completed, and the level of resistance for each segment.
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MESSAGE/FEEDBACK WINDOW
This window provides step-by-step instructions in the setup mode, and
instructions, feedback or motivational messages during your workout and
at the end of your workout.
FEEDBACK: During your workout, this window displays exercise
feedback about your workout, including:
TIME: the time elapsed or the time remaining in your workout.
SPEED: the pedaling speed in miles or kilometers per hour.
DISTANCE: the total distance traveled in miles or kilometers since
the start of your workout.
RPM: the stride rate or Revolutions Per Minute (RPM); one
revolution is two full strides.
WATTS: measurement of workload; one watt is equal to six
kilogram-meters per minute.
CALORIES: an estimate of calories burned since the beginning of
the workout.
LEVEL: the current resistance level of your workout.
METS: a measurement of oxygen consumption; one MET equals
the approximate amount of oxygen consumed per minute by a
person at rest.
G. HEART RATE/HRT FEEDBACK WINDOW
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This window provides feedback on your current Heart Rate and the
percent of your predicted maximum heart rate (% Heart Rate). It also
includes your Target Heart Rate when using one of the HRT® programs
on the 200HRT products.
ON/OFF SWITCH Turn your Elliptical Trainer off if you will not use it for an
extended period of time.
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THE 200HRT SERIES PROGRAMS
PROGRAM OVERVIEWS
MANUAL is a user-controlled program in which
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the resistance remains at a set level unless you
decide to change it.
INTERVAL is an efficient workout that
strengthens your cardiovascular system by
alternating work intervals and recovery
intervals. Be sure to challenge yourself with
intense work intervals.
WEIGHT LOSS is a program designed to target
your stored body fat. This program is generally
used at a slightly lower resistance level but
runs for longer durations than other programs.
CONSTANT WATTS is a program that lets you
exercise at a set work level. As you increase
your stride rate (your RPM), your resistance
will decrease; as you decrease your stride
rate, your resistance will increase.
SPRINT 8 is an anaerobically-based interval
program. It is effective in recruiting fast twitch
muscle fibers and improving athletic
performance.
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HRT CARDIO is a high-intensity program that keeps you at the upper range
of your predicted maximum heart rate and promotes cardiovascular
endurance and maximum calorie burning. The user must grasp the hand
pulse sensors or wear a telemetric heart rate chest strap during use. The
program will automatically adjust resistance to keep you at 80% of your
predicted maximum heart rate.
HRT WEIGHT LOSS is a lower intensity workout that will help your body burn
a higher percentage of calories from your body’s fat reserves. The user
must grasp the hand pulse sensors or wear a telemetric heart rate chest
strap during use. The program will automatically adjust resistance to keep
you at 65% of your predicted maximum heart rate.
HRT INTERVAL alternates between effort intervals of 80% and 70% of your
predicted maximum heart rate. This program is designed to increase your
cardiovascular fitness capacity. The user must grasp the hand pulse
sensors or wear a telemetric heart rate chest strap during use.
HRT HILL increases your intensity level from 65%, to 70%, to 75%, to 80%
of your predicted maximum heart rate to promote cardiovascular strength
and endurance. The user must grasp the hand pulse sensors or wear a
telemetric heart rate chest strap during use.
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CUSTOM allows you to pre-set up to four workout profiles by setting the
workload of each segment in the program. You have the ability to save or
change the workouts whenever you wish.
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USING THE PROGRAMS
SELECTING EASY START
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The easiest way to begin
exercising is to simply press the
START button. You will begin
exercising at a MANUAL
resistance program in which you
can change the resistance levels to
meet your goals. Current default
settings will be used to determine
exercise feedback.
SELECTING A PROGRAM
Each program has its own
program button. Press the button of
the program you would like to use.
You can also use the arrow buttons
to scroll through the program
options and see the exercise
profiles for each of the programs.
ENTERING AGE
When prompted by the message
center to enter your age, use the
UP ▲ arrow or DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust displayed age to the correct
value.
This
information
is
necessary for the HRT® programs
and will affect your “% Heart Rate”
feedback.
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ENTERING TIME
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When prompted by the message
center to enter a time, use the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed exercise time
to a desired value.
ENTERING WEIGHT
When prompted by the message
center to enter weight, use the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed weight to
equal your current body weight.
This information is necessary to give
accurate exercise feedback for
calorie and MET calculations.
ENTERING LEVEL
When prompted by the message
center to enter level, use the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed resistance
level. There are 16 levels of
resistance to choose from in each
program. The resistance level varies
by program.
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The CONSTANT WATTS program will ask you to set the desired WATT
level instead of resistance levels. The WATT level will range from 40 to
250 in increments of five.
The HRT CARDIO and HRT WEIGHT LOSS programs will set your Target
Heart Rate in the place of resistance level. The console will display your Target
Heart Rate and give you the opportunity to adjust this value if you wish.
USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM
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The Sprint 8 program is an anaerobic interval program designed to build
muscle, improve speed, and naturally increase the release of Human
Growth Hormone (HGH) in your body. Producing HGH through exercise
and a proper diet has been shown as an effective way to burn fat and
build lean muscle mass according to Phil Campbell, author of Ready, Set,
Go! Synergy Fitness. Please go to Mr. Campbell’s website
www.readysetgofitness.com for more details about this radical new
approach to fitness.
The SPRINT 8 program features intense sprint intervals followed by
recovery intervals. The program includes the following phases:
1. WARM-UP should gradually increase your heart rate and increase
respiration and blood flow to working muscles. The warm-up is
controlled by the user to meet your specific needs.
2. INTERVAL TRAINING starts immediately after the warm-up with a
30-second Sprint interval. Seven Recovery Intervals of one minute
and 30 seconds will alternate with the eight 30-second Sprint
Intervals. The message display will prompt you to increase your
stride rate during the Sprint Interval and decrease stride rate during
the Recovery Interval. A difference of 20 to 30 RPM between
Sprint Interval and Recovery Interval is recommended.
3. COOL-DOWN helps return your body’s systems to resting levels. Less
demand is placed on your heart during recovery if an appropriate
cool-down is used following the exercise.
Due to the fact that this is a specialized training program, total workout time
is not displayed during the program. The interval time is displayed in the
time window instead. It takes only 20 minutes to complete the SPRINT 8
workout.
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USING HEART RATE TRAINING
WHAT IS HEART RATE TRAINING?
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Heart Rate Training means exercising at an intensity that keeps you in your
ideal heart rate zone. Your personal heart rate training zone depends on
your fitness goal, such as weight loss, cardiovascular endurance, or
strength building. Refer to page 56 for more information on heart rate
training zones. VISION FITNESS HRT® programs are set up to keep you
at an ideal heart rate based on your fitness goal. These programs
automatically adjust resistance based on your heart rate readings.
The 200HRT console features four programs (HRT Weight Loss, HRT Cardio,
HRT Interval, and HRT Hill) that offer the benefits of Heart Rate Training.
• These programs use the predicted maximum heart rate formula
(220 minus age) to determine your predicted maximum heart rate.
Some individuals have higher or lower maximum heart rates than
determined by this formula. The programs allow you to modify your
Target Heart Rate to achieve your personal goals.
HAND PULSE HEART RATE SENSORS
The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors are
included on each product to monitor
your heart rate. To use, grasp the
sensors with a comfortable grip
during your workout. The console
will display your heart rate. Although
your signal will be displayed
immediately, it may take the system a
few seconds to zero in on your
actual heart rate.
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NOTE: The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors will work for the HRT® programs,
but it is recommended to use the telemetric chest strap for an uninterrupted
signal and ease of use.
TELEMETRIC HEART RATE CHEST STRAP (AVAILABLE ON 200HRT ONLY)
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The wireless Telemetric Chest Strap uses a pair of electrodes on the
underside of the strap to send your heart rate signal to the console. Prior
to wearing the chest strap, moisten the two rubber electrode pads with
several drops of water. These electrodes must remain wet to provide an
accurate signal. We advise using the chest strap against your skin, but it
also functions through a thin layer of wet clothing.
STRAP PLACEMENT
Center the transmitter strap just below the breast or pectoral muscles,
directly over your sternum with the VISION FITNESS logo facing out. Adjust
the elastic strap so it is snug but comfortable enough for proper breathing.
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ALL HRT PROGRAMS
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During the workout, the user will grasp the hand pulse sensors or wear the
telemetric chest strap to send their heart rate signal to a receiver in the
console. The console will continuously monitor the heart rate, adjusting the
resistance level of the Elliptical Trainer to keep your heart rate within
several beats of your Target Heart Rate. By using the SCAN button, the
heart rate feedback window conveniently displays your Heart Rate,
% Heart Rate, and your Target Heart Rate to keep you informed about your
current heart rate. Each program will begin with a two-minute warm-up.
When the workout time has been completed, the console will begin a fiveminute cool-down. The user will be responsible for adjusting resistance to
meet their needs during the warm-up and cool-down.
ADJUSTING TARGET HEART RATE
While exercising in one of the HRT®
programs, you may decide the
Target Heart Rate needs to be
adjusted. To adjust your Target Heart
Rate, use the UP ▲ arrow or DOWN
▼ arrow. Push ENTER to select.
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HRT CARDIO
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The HRT CARDIO program is designed to maintain your heart rate at 80%
of your predicted maximum heart rate. It is intended to improve efficiency
and endurance of your cardiovascular system by working your heart, lungs
and circulatory systems. This is a great workout for anyone, but beginners
may want to start lower and build their way up to 80% of their predicted
maximum heart rate.
HRT WEIGHT LOSS
The HRT WEIGHT LOSS program is designed to maintain your heart rate
at 65% of your predicted maximum heart rate. The goal of this program
is to burn calories by using your body’s fat reserves as the primary fuel
during exercise and to improve the efficiency of your workout by
eliminating over-training or under-training. This is a great workout for
beginners.
HRT INTERVAL
The HRT INTERVAL program is designed to increase aerobic endurance
and your overall fitness level, increase endurance of muscle fibers, and
increase the amount of calories burned in your exercise session. This
program consists of alternating effort and recovery intervals. The Target
Heart Rate for your effort interval will be 80% of your predicted maximum
heart rate, while the Target Heart Rate for your recovery intervals will be
70% of your predicted maximum heart rate. The two-minute effort interval
begins when you reach your Target Heart Rate for that particular interval.
The recovery interval duration depends on the amount of time it takes to
get to your recovery heart rate.
HRT HILL
The HRT HILL program uses four different Target Heart Rates to build
cardiovascular strength and endurance. The resistance will adjust until your
rate reaches the Target Heart Rate for four separate hills. The hills will be
set at 65%, 70%, 75%, and 80% of your predicted maximum heart rate.
The program will keep you at each heart rate level for one minute from the
time the Target Heart Rate is reached. The program will repeat the series
of hills until the workout time is complete.
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USING CUSTOM PROGRAMS
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The CUSTOM programs allow four
separate workout choices to be set
and then stored for future use.
Setup for the CUSTOM programs
begins just as any other program.
The user will push the CUSTOM
program button, set age, set time,
and set weight. At this point, the
console will ask the user to select one of four CUSTOM programs. If the
programs have not yet been set, the user can follow these setup
instructions:
1. Use the arrows to select one of four CUSTOM programs.
2. Press ENTER to select.
3. The dot on the bottom left corner of the dot matrix will now be
flashing. Use the UP ▲ or DOWN ▼ arrow to adjust the resistance
of the first segment to your desired setting.
4. Push ENTER to select.
5. Continue setting each segment until all 16 segments have been set.
6. When you have pressed ENTER after the final segment, the
program will automatically begin.
Each program will remain saved in the console’s memory and can be used
over again.
If the CUSTOM programs have already been saved, you have two
options:
1. Press START to begin the program as it has been set.
2. Press ENTER to begin resetting each segment for a new program.
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THE 200 SERIES PROGRAMS
PROGRAM OVERVIEWS
MANUAL is a user-controlled program in which
the resistance remains at a set level unless you
decide to change it.
INTERVAL is an efficient workout that
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strengthens your cardiovascular system by
alternating work intervals and recovery
intervals. Be sure to challenge yourself with
intense work intervals.
WEIGHT LOSS is a program designed to target
your stored body fat. This program is generally
used at a slightly lower resistance level but
runs for longer durations than other programs.
CONSTANT WATTS is a program that lets you
exercise at a set work level. As you increase
your stride rate (your RPM), your resistance
will decrease; as you decrease your stride
rate, your resistance will increase.
SPRINT 8 is an anaerobically-based interval
program. It is effective in recruiting fast twitch
muscle fibers and improving athletic
performance.
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MOUNTAIN is a program designed to improve
your muscular strength and endurance along
with your cardiovascular endurance. It does
so by gradually increasing resistance until you
reach the top of the mountain.
ROLLING uses a series of hills to increase
cardiovascular endurance and physical capacity.
It is a great workout for burning calories.
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RANDOM features one of several preset profiles
that are randomly displayed when this
program is selected. It is an effective workout
that helps motivate with new challenges.
RACE is a competitive program that pits the
user versus a pre-set pacer. It requires
persistence and a consistent stride rate.
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USING THE PROGRAMS
SELECTING EASY START
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The easiest way to begin
exercising is to simply press the
START button. You will begin
exercising at a MANUAL
resistance program in which you
can change the resistance levels to
meet your goals. Current default
settings will be used to determine
exercise feedback.
SELECTING A PROGRAM
Each program has its own
program button. Press the button of
the program you would like to use.
You can also use the arrow buttons
to scroll through the program
options and see the exercise
profiles for each of the programs.
ENTERING AGE
When prompted by the message
center to enter your age, use the
UP ▲ arrow or DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust displayed age to the correct
value. This information will affect
your “% Heart Rate” feedback.
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ENTERING TIME
When prompted by the message
center to enter a time, use the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed exercise time
to a desired value.
ENTERING WEIGHT
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When prompted by the message
center to enter weight, use the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed weight to
equal your current body weight.
This information is necessary to give
accurate exercise feedback for
calorie and MET calculations.
ENTERING LEVEL
When prompted by the message
center to enter level, us the UP ▲
arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust the displayed resistance
level. There are 16 levels of
resistance to choose from in each
program. The maximum resistance
level varies by program.
The CONSTANT WATTS program will ask you to set the desired WATT
level instead of resistance levels. The WATT level will range from 40 to
250 in increments of five.
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USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM
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The Sprint 8 program is an anaerobic interval program designed to build
muscle, improve speed, and naturally increase the release of Human
Growth Hormone (HGH) in your body. Producing HGH through exercise
and a proper diet has been shown as an effective way to burn fat and
build lean muscle mass according to Phil Campbell, author of Ready, Set,
Go! Synergy Fitness. Please go to Mr. Campbell’s website
www.readysetgofitness.com for more details about this radical new
approach to fitness.
The SPRINT 8 program features intense sprint intervals followed by
recovery intervals. The program includes the following phases:
1. WARM-UP should gradually increase your heart rate and increase
respiration and blood flow to working muscles. The warm-up is
controlled by the user to meet your specific needs.
2. INTERVAL TRAINING starts immediately after the warm-up with a
30-second Sprint interval. Seven Recovery Intervals of one minute
and 30 seconds will alternate with the eight 30-second Sprint
Intervals. The message display will prompt you to increase your
stride rate during the Sprint Interval and decrease stride rate during
the Recovery Interval. A difference of 20 to 30 RPM between
Sprint Interval and Recovery Interval is recommended.
3. COOL-DOWN helps return your body’s systems to resting levels. Less
demand is placed on your heart during recovery if an appropriate
cool-down is used following the exercise.
Due to the fact that this is a specialized training program, total workout time
is not displayed during the program. The interval time is displayed in the
time window instead. It takes only 20 minutes to complete the SPRINT 8
workout.
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USING THE RACE PROGRAM
The RACE program is exclusive to the 200 Series console. It is a
motivating program that challenges you to compete against the console.
Setup for the RACE program is as follows:
SELECTING A PROGRAM
Push the RACE button on the
program keypad.
X6200
ENTERING AGE
When prompted by the message
center to enter your age, use the
UP ▲ arrow or DOWN ▼ arrow to
adjust displayed age to the correct
value. Push ENTER to select.
SET RACE DISTANCE
Use the UP ▲ arrow or DOWN ▼
arrow to adjust overall Race
Distance. Push ENTER to select.
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SET PACER SPEED
X6200
You determine the speed of your
opponent. Pacer speeds begin at
2.0 miles per hour (3 KPH) and
can be adjusted by half a mile per
hour (one KPH) increments up to
12 miles per hour (20 KPH). Use
the UP ▲ arrow or DOWN ▼
arrow to adjust Pacer speed. Push
ENTER to select.
SET WEIGHT
When prompted by the message
center to ENTER WEIGHT, use the
UP ▲ arrow and DOWN ▼ arrow
to adjust the displayed weight to
equal your current body weight.
Push ENTER to select.
The program will now begin. Please note that
the flashing light represents you, the user. Use
the UP ▲ arrow or DOWN ▼ arrow to
change gears.
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X6100
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100 SERIES CONSOLE
DISPLAY CONSOLE OVERVIEW
The computerized display allows the user to select a workout that meets
their desired fitness goals. It also allows the user to monitor the progress
and feedback of each workout, so they can track improvements in overall
fitness over time.
A
B
X6100
C
D
E
F
CAUTION!
IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, DIZZINESS, OR
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING IMMEDIATELY
AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE CONTINUING.
I N S TR U C T I O N S
1. Choose PROGRAM using arrows, press ENTER
2. Choose TIME using arrows, press ENTER
3. Choose WEIGHT using arrows, press ENTER
4. Choose LEVEL using arrows, press ENTER
5. Press START to begin
Press START at any time for EASY START
ENTER
START
RESISTANCE
H
PAUSE • HOLD TO RESET
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J
G
I
DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
A. POWER SWITCH
Turn off power to your console if your Elliptical Trainer will not be used
for an extended period of time.
B. MILES/KILOMETER SWITCH
Changes your exercise feedback to the English or Metric system.
C. BIKE OR ELLIPTICAL SWITCH
This console can be used on both products, so make sure the switch
is set to ELLIPTICAL mode.
D. PROFILE DISPLAY
This window provides an 8x12 block profile of the workout segments
you are about to complete or have completed and the level of
resistance for each segment. Each column represents 1/12 of your
total workout time. Each row represents two resistance levels.
X6100
E. MESSAGE WINDOW
This window provides step-by-step instructions in the setup mode,
feedback or motivational messages during your workout and at the
end of your workout.
F.
FEEDBACK DISPLAY
During your workout, this window displays exercise feedback about
your workout, including:
TIME: the time elapsed or the time remaining in your workout.
SPEED: the striding speed in miles or kilometers per hour.
DISTANCE: the total distance traveled in miles or kilometers since
the start of your workout.
RPM: the stride rate or Revolutions Per Minute (RPM).
WATTS: measurement of workload; one watt is equal to six
kilogram-meters per minute.
CALORIES: an estimate of calories burned since the start of the workout
LEVEL: the current resistance level of your workout.
HEART RATE: displays your heart rate in beats per minute when
using the hand pulse grips.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS (continued)
G. START/PAUSE/HOLD TO RESET BUTTON
Press the START button to begin exercising at the set default time. Press
START when instructed to by the scrolling LCD message center to
begin a program. When exercising, press the PAUSE button to pause
your workout.
H. UP ▲ BUTTON
Use this button in setup mode to change display values. During your
workout, use this button to increase resistance.
I.
DOWN ▼ BUTTON
Use this button in set-up mode to change display values. During your
workout, use this button to decrease resistance.
J. ENTER BUTTON
X6100
Use this button in setup mode to select your personal settings prior to
your workout. During your workout, use this button to toggle between
Watts feedback and Level feedback.
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THE 100 SERIES PROGRAMS
WORKOUT OVERVIEWS
EASY START
The quickest way to begin exercising. Simply press START and you will
skip the setup of specific workouts and begin exercising at a MANUAL
constant level workout. The resistance levels do not change automatically,
but you can adjust the resistance with the arrows as you choose.
NOTE: Because you did not go through setup mode, the computer will use
default values to calculate your feedback information.
X6100
MANUAL is a workout in which the resistance
level does not change unless you change it.
INTERVAL is an efficient workout that
strengthens your cardiovascular system by
alternating work intervals with recovery
intervals. Be sure to challenge yourself with
intense work intervals.
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WEIGHT LOSS is a program intended to target
your stored body fat. This program is
generally used at a slightly lower intensity, but
runs for longer durations than other programs
(30 to 60 minutes is recommended).
MOUNTAIN features gradual increases in
X6100
resistance to simulate riding through a
mountain range. This is a great program for
building strength and endurance.
CONSTANT WATTS is a program that lets the user
exercise at a set work level. As you increase
your pedal rate (RPM), your resistance will
decrease; if you decrease your pedal rate
(RPM), your resistance will increase.
SPRINT 8™ is an anaerobically-based interval
program. It is effective in recruiting fast twitch
muscle fibers and improving athletic
performance.
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USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM
The Sprint 8 program is an anaerobic interval program designed to build
muscle, improve speed, and naturally increase the release of Human
Growth Hormone (HGH) in your body. Producing HGH through exercise
and a proper diet has been shown as an effective way to burn fat and
build lean muscle mass according to Phil Campbell, author of Ready, Set,
Go! Synergy Fitness. Please go to Mr. Campbell’s website
www.readysetgofitness.com for more details about this radical new
approach to fitness.
X6100
The SPRINT 8 program features intense sprint intervals followed by
recovery intervals. The program includes the following phases:
1. WARM-UP should gradually increase your heart rate and increase
respiration and blood flow to working muscles. The warm-up is
controlled by the user to meet your specific needs.
2. INTERVAL TRAINING starts immediately after the warm-up with a
30-second Sprint interval. Seven Recovery Intervals of one minute
and 30 seconds will alternate with the eight 30-second Sprint
Intervals. The message display will prompt you to increase your
stride rate during the Sprint Interval and decrease stride rate during
the Recovery Interval. A difference of 20 to 30 RPM between
Sprint Interval and Recovery Interval is recommended.
3. COOL-DOWN helps return your body’s systems to resting levels. Less
demand is placed on your heart during recovery if an appropriate
cool-down is used following the exercise.
Due to the fact that this is a specialized training program, total workout time
is not displayed during the program. The interval time is displayed in the
time window instead. It takes only 20 minutes to complete the SPRINT 8
workout.
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USING THE PROGRAMS
CHOOSING EASY START
Easy Start is the fastest way to
begin exercising, as it allows you
to bypass the setup steps required
for the preset programs. Simply
press START and you will begin a
MANUAL, constant resistance
level workout. The resistance levels
will not change automatically, but
you can adjust the resistance by
using the arrow buttons.
CAUTION!
IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, DIZZINESS, OR
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING IMMEDIATELY
AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE CONTINUING.
INSTRUCTIONS
ENTER
1. Choose PROGRAM using arrows, press ENTER
2. Choose TIME using arrows, press ENTER
3. Choose WEIGHT using arrows, press ENTER
4. Choose LEVEL using arrows, press ENTER
5. Press START to begin
Press START at any time for EASY START
RESISTANCE
START
PAUSE • HOLD TO RESET
CHOOSING A PROGRAM
X6100
Press the UP ▲ or DOWN ▼
buttons to scroll through the
program selections (Interval,
Weight Loss, Mountain, Constant
Watts or Manual). When you
arrive at your chosen workout,
press the ENTER button.
CHOOSING DURATION
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The LCD message board will scroll
instructions for setting TIME. The
default time will be flashing in the
TIME window. Set the TIME using
the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons.
When you arrive at your chosen
workout duration, press the ENTER
button.
MANUAL
CAUTION!
IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, DIZZINESS, OR
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING IMMEDIATELY
AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE CONTINUING.
ENTER
START
RESISTANCE
• HOLD TO RESET
SET T
25:00
0.0
0
CAUTION!
IF YOU EXPERIENCE
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STO
AND CONSULT YOUR PHY
IN S TR UC TI O N S
OGRAM using arrows, press ENTER
E using arrows, press ENTER
GHT using arrows, press ENTER
EL using arrows, press ENTER
T to begin
any time for EASY START
CAUTION!
ENTER
START
RESISTANCE
PAUSE • HOLD TO RESET
CAUTIO
IGHT
0 150
0.00
0 0
CHOOSING WEIGHT
Your current body weight is
required to give more accurate
calorie feedback as you exercise.
The LCD message board will scroll
instructions for setting WEIGHT.
The default weight will be flashing
in the calories window. Set
WEIGHT using the UP ▲ and
DOWN ▼ buttons. When you
arrive at your current body weight,
press the ENTER button.
CHOOSING RESISTANCE LEVEL
RESISTANCE
START
• HOLD TO RESET
0.00
0 6
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, DIZZINESS, OR
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING IMMEDIATELY
AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE CONTINUING.
ENTER
RESISTANCE
START
• HOLD TO RESET
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
STARTING
Press START
workout.
ENTER
X6100
The LCD message board will scroll
instructions for setting LEVEL. The
default level will be flashing in the
LEVEL window. Set the LEVEL using
the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons.
When you arrive at your chosen
intensity level, press the ENTER
button.
NOTE: When using the CONSTANT
WATTS program, you will set your
program workload in place of the
level. The workload is measured in
WATTS and is adjustable in
increments of five, with a range of
40 to 300.
CAUTION!
IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, DIZZINESS, OR
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING IMMEDIATELY
AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE CONTINUING.
to
begin
your
IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, DIZZINES
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING IMMEDI
AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE CONTIN
INSTRUCTIONS
ose PROGRAM using arrows, press ENTER
ose TIME using arrows, press ENTER
ose WEIGHT using arrows, press ENTER
ose LEVEL using arrows, press ENTER
ss START to begin
TART at any time for EASY START
ENTER
START
PAUSE • HOLD TO RESET
RESISTANCE
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ENGINEERING MODE
(X6200 AND X6200HRT ONLY)
Engineering mode consists of eleven optional settings. Use the engineering
mode to enable certain features or displays on your Elliptical Trainer console.
ENTERING AND USING ENGINEERING MODE
• Press and hold the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons for approximately three
seconds.
• The console will beep and display engineering modes and optional
settings. Use the UP ▲ or DOWN ▼ buttons to scroll through the options.
Press the ENTER button to select the appropriate mode or setting.
OPTIONAL SETTINGS
SETTING
HARDWARE TEST
GENERAL
ACCUMULATED DISTANCE
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DESCRIPTION
TEST USED BY SERVICE TECHNICIANS TO TEST EDDIE CURRENT BRAKE SYSTEM.
MEASURES TOTAL DISTANCE IN MILES ON YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER.
ACCUMULATED TIME
MEASURES TOTAL TIME IN HOURS ON YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER.
DOT DISPLAY MODE
CONSOLE DISPLAY AVAILABLE WHEN YOUR ELLIPTICAL TRAINER IS NOT IN USE. TURN
ON OR OFF.
HRT TYPE MODE
USED BY SERVICE TECHNICIANS TO ASSURE PROGRAMMING FOR YOUR ELLIPTICAL
TRAINER IS CORRECT.
MACHINE MODE
USED BY SERVICE TECHNICIANS TO CHECK IF THE CONSOLE IS SET TO BIKE MODE OR
ELLIPTICAL MODE.
SPEED MODE
ALLOWS YOU TO SET EXERCISE FEEDBACK TO ENGLISH (MILES) OR METRIC
(KILOMETERS) SYSTEM.
BEEPER MODE
ALLOWS YOU TO TURN THE BEEPER ON OR OFF.
DEFAULT WEIGHT SET
ALLOWS YOU TO SET THE WEIGHT THAT THE COMPUTER WILL DEFAULT TO DURING SETUP.
DEFAULT AGE SET
ALLOWS YOU TO SET THE AGE THAT THE COMPUTER WILL DEFAULT TO DURING SETUP.
DEFAULT LEVEL SET
ALLOWS YOU TO SET THE LEVEL THAT THE COMPUTER WILL DEFAULT TO FOR ALL
PROGRAMS.
DEFAULT TIME SET
ALLOWS YOU TO SET THE TIME THAT THE COMPUTER WILL DEFAULT TO FOR ALL
PROGRAMS.
LED TEST
TEST USED BY SERVICE TECHNICIANS TO TEST LED DISPLAYS.
• Use the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons within each setting to change the setting.
• Press the ENTER button to save settings.
• To EXIT engineering mode press and hold the START button for three seconds.
ENGINEERING MODE
(X6100 ONLY)
Use this optional USER SET Mode to set default values or view
accumulated variables.
ENTERING AND USING USER SET MODE
• Press and hold the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons simultaneously for
five seconds.
• You will hear a series of beeps and the display will read USER SET.
You are now in USER SET Mode.
SETTING DEFAULT WORKOUT TIME
GENERAL
• Press START to change Default Time.
• The TIME (top left) window will be flashing the current default time.
Use the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons to change to your desired
default time.
• To save changes, press and hold START for approximately three
seconds.
• Push ENTER to go to Default Level.
SETTING DEFAULT RESISTANCE LEVEL
• The LEVEL (top right) window will be flashing the default resistance
level. Use the UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ buttons to change to your
desired default level.
• To save changes, press and hold START for approximately three
seconds.
• Press and hold ENTER for approximately three seconds to exit
default setting mode.
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ENGINEERING MODE (continued)
(X6100 ONLY)
VIEWING ACCUMULATED VARIABLES
• Accumulated Time is displayed in the SPEED (middle-left) window
and will show accumulated hours of use.
• Accumulated Distance is displayed in the DISTANCE (middle-right)
window and will show accumulated distance in miles or kilometers.
EXIT USER SET MODE
GENERAL
• To exit USER SET mode, press and hold ENTER for approximately
three seconds.
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SERVICE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TIPS
• Locate Elliptical Trainer in a cool, dry place.
• Make sure all bolts and fasteners are kept tight.
• Keep the display console free from fingerprints and salt build-up
caused by sweat.
• Use a cotton cloth with water and a mild cleaning product to clean
the Elliptical Trainer. Other fabrics, including paper towels, may
scratch the surface. Do not use ammonia or acid-based cleaners.
• Clean the housing thoroughly on a regular basis.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Follow the schedule below to ensure proper operation of the product.
WEEKLY
MONTHLY
DISPLAY CONSOLE
CLEAN
INSPECT
ANNUALLY
INSPECT
ALL BOLTS AND HARDWARE
FRAME
CLEAN
HANDLEBARS
CLEAN
GUIDE RAILS
CLEAN
INSPECT
INSPECT
INSPECT
ROLLER WHEELS
PLASTIC COVERS
CLEAN
FOOTPLATES
CLEAN
POWER CORD
BI-ANNUALLY
GENERAL
ITEM
INSPECT
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Our Elliptical Trainers are designed to be reliable and easy to use. If,
however, you have a problem, these troubleshooting steps may reveal the
cause.
PROBLEM: The console does not light up.
SOLUTION: Check to make sure the power switch located on the
backside of the console is turned on.
SOLUTION: Make sure the power adapter is plugged into the base of the
Elliptical Trainer.
SOLUTION: Make sure the wire harness is plugged into the back of the console.
GENERAL
PROBLEM: You feel a thump or hitch in the stride motion.
SOLUTION: Check assembly and tightness of all hardware.
SOLUTION: Wipe off the roller wheels. They could have taken on debris
that is causing the thump.
SOLUTION: Check the bolts and the bracket under the footplate. At times,
these can be over-tightened which cause friction to the pivoting footplate
and may lead to a thump or hitch.
NOTE: If the above steps fail to remedy the problem, discontinue use, turn
the power off and contact your retailer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HEART RATE MONITOR CHEST STRAP
200HRT ONLY
PROBLEM: No pulse reading appears.
SOLUTION: There may be a poor connection between the contact
pads and skin. Remoisten the contact pads.
SOLUTION: Transmitter is not properly positioned; reposition the chest strap.
SOLUTION: Verify that the distance between the transmitter and receiver
is not beyond the recommended range of 36 inches.
PROBLEM: There is an erratic pulse rate.
SOLUTION: Chest strap is too loose; readjust according to directions.
NOTE: It is possible that heart rate monitors will not function properly on
some people for a variety of reasons. It may be necessary to
experiment with the fit and position of the chest strap. Outside interference
sources such as computers, motors, electric dog fences, home security
systems, remote controls, CD players, fluorescent lights, etc., may cause
problems for heart rate monitors.
GENERAL
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LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY
VISION FITNESS extends the following exclusive, limited warranty, which shall
apply only to the use of the device in the home, for residential, non-commercial
purposes only. Any other use of the device shall void this warranty.
VISION FITNESS hereby extends the following limited warranties for the following
components of the device, for the time period indicated:
FRAME - LIFETIME VISION FITNESS warrants the Frame against defects in
workmanship and materials for the life of the product, so long as it remains in the
possession of the original owner.
ECB-PLUS™ BRAKE - LIFETIME VISION FITNESS warrants the ECB-PLUS™
Magnetic Brake against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the
product, so long as it remains in the possession of the original owner. Only the
Brake and Magnet assembly, and no other ancillary components or parts, are
covered by this lifetime warranty.
GENERAL
ELECTRONICS & PARTS - THREE YEARS VISION FITNESS warrants the Electronic
components and all original Parts (other than the ECB-PLUS™ Magnetic Brake)
against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of three years from the
date of original purchase, so long as the device remains in the possession of the
original owner.
LABOR - ONE YEAR VISION FITNESS shall cover the Labor cost for the repair of
the device 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.
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LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY (continued)
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
The exclusive remedy for any of the above warranties shall be repair or
replacement of defective Parts, or the supply of Labor to cure any defect,
provided that Labor shall be limited to one year. All Labor shall be supplied by the
local Retailer who sold the Product, and the Product must be located within that
Retailer’s service area. Products located outside the Retailer’s service area will not
be covered by the Labor warranty.
GENERAL
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,
ECB-PLUS™ Magnetic Brake, 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 Fitness Product as sold. The warranty
does not apply to damage or failure due to accident, abuse, corrosion,
discoloration of paint or plastic, or neglect. VISION FITNESS shall not be
responsible for incidental or consequential damages. Parts and Electronic
components reconditioned to As New Condition by VISION FITNESS or its
vendors may sometimes be supplied as warranty replacement parts and constitute
fulfillment of warranty terms. Any warranty replacement parts shall be warranted
for the remainder of the original warranty term.
VISION FITNESS expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied,
including but not limited to all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or of
merchantability. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and your rights may
vary from state to state.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to VISION FITNESS before a
warranty claim can be processed. You may also register via our website at
www.visionfitness.com. Inside the enclosed warranty card, you will find a
customer survey. Your care in completing the survey will be of value to us in
serving you in the future. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. We
are certain you will enjoy your new Elliptical Trainer. Thank you for selecting a
VISION FITNESS product.
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LIMITED CORPORATE WARRANTY
Up to 3 hours use per day
CORPORATE USES DEFINED VISION FITNESS warrants model X6200HRT and
X6200 for use in corporate facilities including: Hotels; Resorts; Police & Fire
Stations; Apartment Complexes; Corporate Fitness Centers; Hospitals;
Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinics, where average use is up to three hours
per day. Not warranted for private Health Clubs, YMCA’s or Schools.
FRAME, ECB-PLUS™ BRAKE, ELECTRONICS & PARTS - ONE YEAR
VISION FITNESS warrants the Frame, ECB-PLUS™ Magnetic Brake, Electronic
components and all original Parts against defects in workmanship and materials
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 - ONE YEAR VISION FITNESS shall cover the Labor cost for the repair
of the device 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.
GENERAL
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
The exclusive remedy for any of the above warranties shall be repair or
replacement of defective Parts, or the supply of Labor to cure any defect,
provided that Labor shall be limited to one year. All Labor shall be supplied by the
local Retailer who sold the Product, and the Product must be located within that
Retailer’s service area. Products located outside the Retailer’s service area will not
be covered by the Labor warranty.
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LIMITED CORPORATE WARRANTY (continued)
Up to 3 hours use per day
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,
ECB-PLUS™ Magnetic Brake, 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 Fitness Product as sold. The warranty
does not apply to damage or failure due to accident, abuse, corrosion,
discoloration of paint or plastic, or neglect. VISION FITNESS shall not be
responsible for incidental or consequential damages. Parts and Electronic
components reconditioned to As New Condition by VISION FITNESS or its
vendors may sometimes be supplied as warranty replacement parts and constitute
fulfillment of warranty terms. Any warranty replacement parts shall be warranted
for the remainder of the original warranty term.
VISION FITNESS expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied,
including but not limited to all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or of
merchantability. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and your rights may
vary from state to state.
GENERAL
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to VISION FITNESS before a
warranty claim can be processed. You may also register via our website at
www.visionfitness.com. Inside the enclosed warranty card, you will find a customer
survey. Your care in completing the survey will be of value to us in serving you in the
future. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. We are certain you will
enjoy your new Elliptical Trainer. Thank you for selecting a VISION FITNESS product.
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DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM
By purchasing this piece of VISION FITNESS exercise equipment, you
have made a commitment to exercise and now have the convenience of
exercising in your own home. Your new equipment offers the flexibility to
exercise at whatever time suits you best. It will be easier to maintain a
consistent exercise program that will help you achieve your fitness goals.
ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS
GENERAL
An important step in developing a long-term fitness program is to
determine your goals. Is your primary goal to lose weight? Improve muscle
tone? Relieve stress? Prepare for the spring racing schedule? Knowing
what your goals are will help you develop a more successful exercise
program. If possible, try to define your personal goals in precise,
measurable terms over specific periods of time. Examples of these goals
might include:
• Decrease your waistline by two inches over the next two months.
• Run the local 5K race this summer.
• Get 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least five days per week.
• Improve your race time by two minutes over the next year.
• Move from walking a mile to jogging a mile within the next three months.
The more specific the goal, the easier it will be to track your progress. If
your goals are long-term, divide them into monthly and weekly segments.
Long-term goals can lose some of the motivational benefits. Short-term
goals are easier to achieve and will allow you to see the progress you are
making. Every time you reach a goal, it is important to set a new goal.
This will lead to a healthier lifestyle and will provide the motivation that
you will need to move forward.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
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Now that you have set your exercise goals, it is time to write them down
and make an exercise schedule that will help you achieve them. By
keeping a fitness diary, you will stay motivated and know where you are
in terms of reaching your goals. As time goes on, you will be able to look
back with pride to see how far you’ve come. For your convenience, we
have included exercise log sheets at the end of this manual.
EXERCISE GUIDELINES
EXERCISE DURATION
A common question asked is, “how much exercise do I need?” We
recommend following the guidelines set up by the American College of
Sports Medicine (ACSM) for healthy aerobic activity.
• Exercise three to five days per week.
• Warm up for five to 10 minutes before aerobic activity.
• Maintain your exercise activity for 30 to 45 minutes.
• Gradually decrease the intensity of your workout, then stretch to
cool down during the last five to 10 minutes.
If weight loss is a major goal, participate in your aerobic activity at least
30 minutes for five days each week.
EXERCISE INTENSITY
GENERAL
The next question asked is, “how hard do I need to workout?” To reap the
most cardiovascular benefits from your workout, it is necessary to exercise
within a recommended intensity range. We recommend using one of two
methods to measure exercise intensity. These two methods are performed
by monitoring your exercise heart rate or by using the Rate of Perceived
Exertion (RPE).
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TARGET HEART RATE
GENERAL
Target Heart Rate is a percentage of your maximum heart rate. Target
Heart Rate will vary for each individual depending on age, current
level of conditioning, and personal fitness goals. Exercise heart rate
should range from 55% to 85% of your maximum heart rate. As a
point of reference, we use the predicted maximum heart rate formula
of (220 minus age) to determine your heart rate training zone. Please
use the following chart to determine your predicted Target Heart Rate.
EXAMPLE:
If you are a 30-year-old, your predicted maximum heart rate is 190 based
on the (220 minus age) formula.
220 – 30 = 190
Based on the chart above, your heart rate training zone is 104 to 161,
which is 55%–85% of 190.
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RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is one of the easiest ways to monitor
exercise intensity. By becoming familiar with the RPE scale, you can
continually assess your level of intensity and insure a level of exertion that
is comfortable. An increase in exercise intensity is directly related to
elevation in exercise heart rate. Consequently, RPE can be used alone or
together with heart rate when monitoring exercise intensity.
RPE SCALE
GENERAL
0
Nothing at all
.5
Very, very weak
1
Very weak
2
Weak
3
Moderate
4
Somewhat strong
5
Strong
6
7
Very strong
8
9
10
Very, very, strong
Maximal
The recommended RPE range during exercise for most people is between
3 (moderate) and 5 (strong). The RPE should be independent of your pace.
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BALANCED FITNESS
While cardiovascular exercise has been the primary method of fitness for
many programs over the years, it should not be the only method. Strength
Training and Flexibility Training have become more popular as exercise
has developed. Incorporating Strength and Flexibility Training into your
current exercise program will give you the balance you need to improve
your athletic performance, reduce susceptibility to injury, increase
metabolic rate, increase bone density, and reach your goals faster.
STRENGTH TRAINING
GENERAL
Strength Training was once known as an activity performed by young
males only. That has changed with the advances in scientific research on
Strength Training over the last 20 years or so. Research has proven that,
after age 30, we begin to lose muscle mass if we do not incorporate
Strength Training into our exercise program. With this decrease in muscle
mass, our ability to burn calories decreases, our physical ability to do
work decreases and our susceptibility to injuries increases. The good news
is that, with a proper Strength Training program, we can maintain or even
build muscle as we age. A proper Strength Training program will work the
muscle groups of the upper and lower body. There are now many options
available for Strength Training including: yoga, Pilates, selectorized
machines, free weights, stability balls or medicine balls, exercise tubing
and body weight exercises, just to name a few.
Recommendations for a minimum Strength Training program include:
FREQUENCY: Two to three days per week
VOLUME: One to three sets consisting of eight to 12 repetitions.
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STRETCHING
Flexibility Training is not associated with fitness as often as cardiovascular
exercise or Strength Training, even though it is just as important. A good
stretching program will help to maintain flexibility of the hips and lower
back. A flexible person will be less likely to injure themselves in common
activities, such as reaching, twisting and turning, or in uncommon activities
such as the annual softball tournament.
Before stretching, take a few minutes to warmup the muscles because
stretching a cold muscle can cause injury. Start your stretch slowly,
exhaling as you gently stretch the muscle. Try to hold each stretch 15 to
30 seconds. Don’t bounce when you stretch. Holding a stretch offers less
chance of injury. Don’t strain or push a muscle too far. If it hurts, ease up.
Here are a few stretches you can incorporate into your exercise program:
GENERAL
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 toward your
toes, exhaling as you go. Hold for
15 to 30 seconds. Return to the
start position, and repeat as
necessary.
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STANDING QUADRICEPS STRETCH
Using a wall to provide balance,
grasp your left ankle with your left
hand and hold to stretch. Your
knee should be pointing toward
the floor. Hold the stretch for 15 to
30 seconds. Repeat with your
right leg, and continue to alternate
as necessary.
STANDING CALF STRETCH
GENERAL
Standing about three to four feet
from the wall, take one step
forward with your right foot. Place
your hands on the wall in front of
you. Bend your right leg slowly,
using your movement to control the
amount of stretch in the left calf.
Your left heel should remain on the
ground. Slowly bring yourself
back to the starting position and
switch legs. Repeat as necessary.
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