Horizon Fitness HZ SERIES T35 User Manual

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HORIZON FITNESS | 800 BURTON BOULEVARD | DEFOREST, WI 53532

Phone 1-800-244-4192Fax1-608-842-1660www.horizonfitness.com

HZ SERIES

T25

T35

Treadmill User’s Guide

HZ Series. Rev. 1.1

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Limited Warranty

FRAME • LIFETIME

Horizon Fitness warrants the frame against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.

DRIVE MOTOR • 10 YEARS

Horizon Fitness warrants the drive motor against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of ten years from the date of purchase, so long as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.

ELEVATION MOTOR • 10 YEARS

Horizon Fitness warrants the elevation motor against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of ten years from the date of purchase, so long as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.

ELECTRONICS & PARTS • 1 YEAR

Horizon Fitness warrants the electronic components, finish and all original parts for a period of one year from the date of original purchase, so long as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.

LABOR • 1 YEAR

Horizon Fitness shall cover the labor cost for the repair of the device for a period of one year from the date of the original purchase, so long as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.

EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

This warranty applies only to the original owner and is not transferable. This warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective frame, motor, 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 Treadmill as sold. The warranty does not apply to damage or failure due to accident, abuse, corrosion, discoloration of paint or plastic, or neglect. Horizon Fitness shall not be responsible for incidental or consequential damages. All returns must be pre-authorizedby Horizon Fitness. Horizon Fitness’ obligation under this warranty is limited to replacing or repairing, at Horizon Fitness’ option, the product at one of its authorized service centers. An Horizon Fitness authorized service center must receive all products for which a warranty claim is made. These products must be received with all freight and other transportation charges prepaid, accompanied by sufficient proof of purchase. Parts and electronic components reconditioned to As New Condition by Horizon Fitness or its vendors may sometimes be supplied as warranty replacement parts and constitute fulfillment of warranty terms. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and your rights may vary from state to state. This warranty is applicable to sales made only by Horizon Fitness, its affiliates, subsidiaries and authorized distributors of Horizon Fitness products within the U.S. and Canada.

Table of Contents

IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 TREADMILL OPERATION & ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 CONSOLE FEATURES & DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 PROGRAM PROFILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 USING YOUR CUSTOM USER 1 PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 PROGRAM CHARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 TROUBLESHOOTING & MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 COMMON PRODUCT QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 CONDITIONING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 HEART RATE CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 WARM UP & COOL DOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 WEEKLY LOG SHEETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 MONTHLY LOG SHEETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

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CAUTION

CAUTION

Read all precautions and instructions in this manual before using this equipment. Save this manual for future reference.

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Important Precautions

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Read all instructions before using this Treadmill. When using an electrical product, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read all instructions before using this treadmill

WARNING

WARNING!

Connect this exercise product to a properly grounded outlet only. See grounding instructions.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

This product must be grounded. If a treadmill should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electrical current to reduce the risk of electrical shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equipment-groundingconductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances.

DANGER! Improper connection of theequipment-groundingconductor can result in a risk of

electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the product is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the product. If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

This product is for use on a nominal 120-voltcircuit, and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated below. A temporary adapter such as the one illustrated below may be used to connect this plug to a2-polereceptacle as shown, if a properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded outlet can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green colored rigid ear, lug, or the like extending from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the adapter is used, it must be held in place by a metal screw.

2-PoleOutlet In Grounded Box

3-PoleGrounded Outlet

Adapter

Grounded Treadmill Power Cord

Metal Grounding Screw

Monthly Log Sheets

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Weekly Log Sheet

WARNING

WARNING!

To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock or injury to persons:

• Never use the treadmill before securing the safety tether clip to your clothing.

• If you experience chest pains, nausea, dizziness, or shortness of breath, stop exercising immediately and consult your physician before continuing.

• Do not wear clothes that might catch on any part of the treadmill.

• Keep power cord away from heated surfaces.

• Keep children off of treadmill at all times.

• The treadmill should only be used on a level surface and is intended for indoor use only. The treadmill should not be placed in a garage, patio, or near water and should never be used while you are wet.

• Unplug treadmill before moving it.

• Treadmill should be plugged into a dedicated 20amp circuit.

• At no time should more than one person be on treadmill while in operation.

CHILDREN

• Keep children off your Treadmill at all times.

• When the Treadmill is in use, young children and pets should be kept at least 10 feet away.

CLEANING

• Clean with soap and slightly damp cloth only; never use solvents.

USER CAPACITY

• T25=275 lbs, T35=300 lbs

OTHER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HORIZON FITNESS TREADMILL

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CAUTION

CAUTION!

If you experience chest pains, nausea, dizziness or shortness of breath, stop exercising immediately and consult your physician before continuing.

• Do not wear clothing that might catch on any part of the Treadmill.

• Read this Owner’s Guide before operating this Treadmill.

OPERATION

To reduce the risk of damaging important components on your treadmill, it is strongly recommended that your treadmill is plugged into a dedicated 20amp outlet, without the use of an additional extension cord. It is essential that your treadmill is used only indoors, in a climate controlled room. If your treadmill has been exposed to colder temperatures or high moisture climates, it is strongly recommended that the treadmill is warmed up to room temperature before first time use. Failure to do so may cause premature electronic failure.

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CAUTION:

BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM, ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN. IF YOU EXPERIENCE CHEST PAINS, NAUSEA, DIZZINESS OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STOP EXERCISING AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE CONTINUING.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE USE!

ASSEMBLY

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CAUTION

CAUTION!

There are several areas during the assembly process of a treadmill that special attention must be paid. It is very important to follow the assembly instructions correctly and to make sure all parts are firmly tightened. If the assembly instructions are not followed correctly, the treadmill could have frame parts that are not tightened and will seem loose and may cause irritating noises. There should be no side-to-sideplay in the console masts or any forward and back play in the console assembly or handlebars. If there is any play in these areas, the treadmill has not been properly assembled. To prevent damage to the treadmill, the assembly instructions must be reviewed and corrective actions should be taken.

Before proceeding, find your treadmill’s serial number and model name located to the left of the on/off power switch and power cord and enter

it in the space provided below:

SERIAL NUMBER AND MODEL NAME LOCATION:

ENTER YOUR SERIAL NUMBER IN BOX BELOW:

Refer to this number when calling for service, and also enter this serial number on your Warranty Card and in your own records. Be sure to read the Safety Instructions and complete Owner’s Guide before using your new treadmill.

WARRANTY REGISTRATION

Your warranty card must be completed and sent to Horizon Fitness within thirty days of purchase or registered online at www.horizonfitness.com, before a warranty claim can be processed. Please keep receipt with owner’s guide as it may be required for a warranty claim. Make sure to send in warranty registration card to validate your warranty.

Achieving Your Fitness Goals

An important step in developing a long term fitness program is to determine your goals. Is your primary goal for exercising on your treadmill to lose weight? Improve muscle? Burn Stress? Prepare for the spring racing schedule? Knowing what your goals are will help you develop a more successful exercise program. Below are some common exercise goals:

• Weight Loss

• Weight Maintenance

• Improve Body Shape and Tone

• Strengthen Leg Muscles

• Increased Energy Level

• Improved Sleep Patterns

• Improved Sports Performance

• Stress Reduction

• Improved Cardiovascular Endurance

 

If possible try to define your personal goals in precise, measurable terms, and then put your goals in writing. The more specific you can be, the easier it will be to track your progress. If your goals are long term, divide them up into monthly and weekly segments. Longer term goals can lose some of the immediate motivation benefits. Short term goals are easier to achieve. Your treadmill console provides you with several readouts that can be used to record your progress. You can track Distance, Calories or Time. Time is the most important and useful of test functions.

KEEPING AN EXERCISE DAIRY

Photocopy the weekly and monthly log sheets on the following pages to make your personal exercise log book. As time goes by you’ll be able to look back with pride at the work you’ve done. As your fitness improves, you can look back and see how far you’ve come.

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Warm Up & Cool Down

THE IMPORTANCE OF WARM UP AND COOL DOWN WARM UP

The first 2 to 5 minutes of a workout should be devoted to warming up. The warm-upwill limber your muscles and prepare them for more strenuous exercise. Make sure that youwarm-upon your Horizon Fitness product at a slow pace.

COOL DOWN

Never stop exercising suddenly! A cool-downperiod allows your heart to readjust to the decreased demand. Make sure that your cool down period consists of a very slow pace to allow your heart rate to lower. After thecool-down,repeat the stretching exercises listed above to loosen and relax your muscles.

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Before You Begin

CONGRATULATIONS! on choosing a Horizon Series treadmill.

You’ve taken an important step in developing and sustaining an exercise program! Your treadmill is a tremendously effective tool for achieving your personal fitness goals. Regular use of your treadmill can improve the quality of your life in so many ways.

Here are just a few of the health benefits of aerobic exercise:

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 treadmill will help you eliminate the obstacles that prevent you from getting in your exercise time. Inclement weather and darkness won't interfere with your workout when you use your treadmill in the comfort of your home. This manual provides you with basic information for using and enjoying your new machine. A more complete knowledge of your new treadmill will assist you in realizing your goal of a healthy lifestyle.

Water Bottle Holder

Console

 

Upright Support

Grip Pulse Handle Bars

 

 

Touch Pad

 

Motor Cover

 

Side Rail

 

Roller End Cap

Transport Wheel

 

 

Running Belt

 

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Assembly

UNPACKING

Take caution when handling and transporting this unit. Never open box when it is on its side. Once the banding straps have been removed, do not lift or transport this unit unless it is fully assembled and in the upright folded position, with the lock latch secure. Unpack the unit where it will be used. The enclosed treadmill is equipped with high-pressureshocks and may spring open if mishandled. See owner’s guide for reference. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN INJURY! Place your treadmill on a level flat surface. It is recommended that you place a protective covering on your floor.

PARTS (see illustration on previous page)

1 Power Cord

1 Safety Key

2 Water Bottle Holders

Left and right outer console mast boots

1 Hardware Pack (contents listed below)

TOOLS (included)

5mm Allen Wrench/Phillips Screw Driver

Flat Wrench

8mm Allen Wrench or 6mm Allen Wrench

Note: It is recommended that you apply grease to the threads of each bolt as you assemble your treadmill, to prevent loosening and noise. Also, during each assembly step, ensure that ALL nuts and bolts are in place and partially threaded in before completely tightening any ONE bolt.

HARDWARE

A) Linkage Arm

 

B) Console Assembly

45mm bolt

 

Bracket

Quantity: 2

 

40mm bolt

 

 

Quantity: 2

 

C) Console Assembly

D) Console Mast Boot

 

Bracket

 

16mm bolt

 

13mm nylon nut

 

Quantity: 6

 

Quantity: 2

 

 

CONTACT HORIZON FITNESS CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER; TOLL FREE @ 1-800-244-4192OR VISIT www.horizonfitness.com

Developing A Fitness Program

TIPS

STRETCH FIRST

Before using your product, it is best to take a few minutes doing a few gentle stretching exercises. Stretching prior to exercise will improve flexibility and reduce chances of exercise related injury. Ease into each of these stretches with a slow gentle motion. Do not stretch to the point of pain. Make sure not to bounce while doing these stretches.

WALL PUSH

Stand near a wall with the toes of one foot about 18" from the wall, and the other foot about 12" behind the other foot. Lean forward, pushing against the wall with your palms. Keep your heels flat and hold this position for a count of 15 seconds. Make sure that you do not bounce while stretching. Alternate positions of your feet and repeat for a total of 8 repetitions.

STANDING QUADRICEPS STRETCH

Using a wall to provide balance, grasp your left ankle with your left hand and hold your foot against the back of your thigh for a count of 15 seconds. Repeat with your right ankle and hand, and continue alternating for a total of 8 repetitions.

SEATED TOE TOUCH

Sit on the floor with your legs together and straight out in front of you. Do not lock your knees. Extend your fingers towards your toes and hold for a count of 15 seconds. Make sure that you do not bounce while stretching. Sit upright again. Repeat for a total of 8 repetitions.

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Heart Rate Chart

TARGET ZONE

Your Target Zone is a percentage of your maximum heart rate. Target Zone will vary for each individual, depending on age, current level of conditioning, and personal fitness goals. The American Heart Association recommends working-outat a Target Heart Rate Zone of between 60% and 75% of your maximum heart rate. See the chart below for convenient reference.

EXAMPLE: for a 42-yearold user: find AGE along the bottom of the chart (round to 40), follow AGE column up to the TARGET ZONE BAR. RESULTS: 60% of maximum Hear Rate = 108 Beats Per Minute, 75% of maximum Heart Rate = 135 Beat Per Minute.

HEART RATE HANDLEBARS

Place the palm of your hands directly on the grip pulse handlebars. Both hands must grip the bars for your heart rate to register. When griping the pulse handlebars, do not grip tightly. Holding the grips tightly may elevate your blood pressure. Keep a loose, cupping hold. It is recommended that you hold the grip pulse handlebars only long enough to see your heart rate readout on the console. You may experience an erratic readout if consistently holding the grip pulse handlebars.

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STEP 1:

UNFOLD TREADMILL TO ITS UPRIGHT POSITION.

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STEP 2:

TIGHTEN BOLTS TO SECURE THE UPRIGHT SUPPORT.

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STEP 3:

 

LOCK CONSOLE INTO PLACE

STEP 4:

Note: Use caution to avoid pinching the console

ATTACH UPRIGHT SUPPORT COVERINGS.

cable.

 

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STEP 3:

ATTACH WATER BOTTLE HOLDERS AND SAFETY KEY.

YOU ARE NOW READY TO PLUG IN THE TREADMILL.

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Treadmill Operation & Adjustment

TURN POWER ON

Make sure that your treadmill is properly connected to a power outlet. The on/off switch is located next to the power cord. Flip this switch to the 'on' position, so that the switch is lit. You will hear a beep and the console will light up.

SAFETY KEY

Your treadmill will not start unless the safety key is placed on the safety key holder. Attach the clip end securely to your clothing. This safety key is designed to cut the power to the treadmill if you should fall. NEVER USE THE TREADMILL WITHOUT SECURING THE SAFETY KEY CLIP TO YOUR CLOTHING. PULL ON THE SAFETY KEY CLIP FIRST TO MAKE SURE IT WILL NOT COME OFF YOUR CLOTHING.

DO NOT STAND ON THE BELT

While you are preparing to use the treadmill, do not stand on the belt. Place your feet on the side rails before starting the treadmill. Start walking on the belt only after the belt has begun to move. Never start the treadmill at a fast running speed and attempt to jump on!

Conditioning Guidelines

Always consult your physician before beginning an exercise program.

HOW OFTEN?

The American Heart Association recommends that you exercise at least 3 to 4 days per week to maintain cardiovascular fitness. If you have other goals such as weight or fat loss, you will achieve your goal faster with more frequent exercise. Whether it’s 3 days or 6 days, remember that your ultimate goal should be to make exercise a lifetime habit. Many people are successful staying with a fitness program if they set aside a specific time of day to exercise. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in the morning before your shower, during lunch hour or while watching the evening news. What’s more important is that it’s a time that allows you to keep a schedule, and a time when you won’t be interrupted. If you are to be successful with your fitness program, you have to make it a priority in your life. So decide on a time, pull out your day planner and pencil in your exercise times for the next month!

HOW LONG?

For aerobic exercise benefits, it’s recommended that you exercise from between 24 and 32 minutes per session. But start slowly and gradually increase your exercise times. If you’ve been sedentary during the past year, it may be a good idea to keep your exercise times to as little as five minutes initially. Your body will need time to adjust to the new activity. If your goal is weight loss, a longer exercise session at lower intensities has been found to be most effective. A workout time of 48 minutes or more is recommended for best weight loss results.

HOW HARD?

How hard you workout is also determined by your goals. If you use your treadmill to prepare for a 5K run, you will probably work out at a higher intensity than if your goal is general fitness. Regardless of your long term goals, always begin an exercise program at low intensity. Aerobic exercise does not have to be painful to be beneficial! There are two ways to measure your exercise intensity. The first is by monitoring your heart rate, and the second is by evaluating your perceived exertion level (this is simpler than it sounds!).

PERCEIVED EXERTION LEVEL

The second and simpler way to gauge your exercise intensity is to evaluate your perceived exertion level. While exercising if you are too winded to maintain a conversation without gasping, you are working out too hard. A good rule of thumb is to work to the point of exhilaration, not exhaustion. If you cannot catch your breath, it’s time to slow down. Always be aware of other warning signs of overexertion.

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