Before using this product, it is essential to read this ENTIRE operation manual and ALL installation instructions. This will help in setting up the equipment quickly and in instructing others on how to use it correctly and safely. Avant toute utilisation de ce produit, il est indispensable de lire ce manuel d'utilisation dans son INTÉGRALITÉ, ainsi que TOUTES les instructions d'installations.
This Operation Manual describes the functions of the following products: See Section 7, titled Specifications, in this manual Statement of Purpose: The Life Fitness Lifecycle exercise bike is a machine that simulates the movements of riding a bicycle at various speeds and levels of resistance.
See Preventative Maintenance section for details. • Use the Life Fitness Lifecycle exercise bike only as directed in this manual. • If a Lifecycle exercise bike does not function properly after it has been dropped, damaged, or even partially immersed in water, contact Life Fitness Customer Support Services for assistance.
N'utilisez pas ce produit à l'extérieur, près d'une piscine ou dans endroits très humides. • Ne faites jamais fonctionner de produit Life Fitness dont les bouches d'aération seraient blo- quées. Maintenez-les exemptes de peluches, de cheveux ou de toute obstruction.
ETUP Read the entire Operation Manual before setting up the Lifecycle exercise bike. HERE TO LACE THE Following all safety instructions in Section 1.1, move the bike to the location in which it will be used. See Section 7, titled Specifications, for the dimensions of the footprint. Allow a distance of 8 to 12 inches, or 21 to 30 centimeters, between the bike and other objects or surfaces on either side.
The bike’s seat post can be adjusted in half-inch increments within a 13-inch range. A total of 26 height settings are possible. OW TO DJUST THE EDAL TRAPS The bike pedal straps keep the user’s shoes on the pedals during a workout. The straps should fit comfortably, but they also should be tight enough to prevent shoes from slipping at any point in the pedaling rotation.
ISPLAY ISPLAY ONSOLE The computerized display console on the Lifecycle exercise bike allows the user to tailor a work- out to personal fitness abilities and goals and to monitor progress. With this easy-to-use console, the user can track fitness improvement from one workout to the next. ONSOLE VERVIEW...
ISPLAY ONSOLE This section lists and describes the functions for the keys and display windows on the Lifecycle exercise bike console. See Section 4, titled The Workouts, for detailed information on using the console to set up workouts. START: Press this key to activate the console for programming a new workout. The activated console lights up and displays SELECT WORKOUT OR PRESS QUICK START.
ZONE TRAINING+: Press this key to select one of the workouts that target specific ranges, or zones, for maintaining a heart rate to achieve maximum exercise results. The following options may be accessed with this key: • HEART RATE HILL •...
MESSAGE CENTER: This window displays step-by-step instructions for setting up a work- out. During a workout, it displays statistics about the progress of the workout: • Heart Rate: the detected heart rate if the user is wearing the Polar heart rate chest strap or grasping the Lifepulse system sensors.
CCESSORY The accessory tray (A), which is mounted near the base of the console, provides dual storage trays with space for items such as water bottles, personal stereos, and cell phones. Additionally, an integrated reading rack for supporting a book or magazine (B) is located at the base of the uppper panel of the console.
That is the idea behind the Life Fitness heart rate zone training approach to exercise. Zone Training identifies an exerciser's ideal heart rate range, or zone, for burning fat or increasing cardiovascular fitness.
EART ONITORING IFEPULSE IGITAL EART ONITORING YSTEM The patented Lifepulse system sensors are the built-in heart rate monitoring system on the Life Fitness Lifecycle exercise bike. During a workout, grasp two of the four sensors (A and B) that are set into the handlebars. For an accurate reading, use a comfortable grip. The console dis- plays the heart rate after 10 to 40 seconds.
These elec- trodes are attached to a chest strap that the user wears during the workout. The chest strap is optional. To order it, call Life Fitness Customer Support Services. See Section 6.5, titled How to Obtain Product Service.
ORKOUTS ORKOUT VERVIEWS This section lists the Lifecycle exercise bike’s pre-programmed workouts. For more detailed informa- tion, see Section 4.2, titled Using the Workouts. QUICK START is the fastest way to begin exercising, and it bypasses the steps involved in selecting a specific workout program.
KILIMANJARO is a Hill workout in which the intensity levels gradually incline toward one ultimate peak and then gradually decline. INTERVAL is a Hill workout in which intensity levels rise and fall. The higher levels gradually incline toward a peak and then gradually decline. CASCADES is a two-peak workout in which intensity levels gradually increase and decrease.
ELECTING A ORKOUT For MANUAL, FAT BURN, CARDIO, and RANDOM: When prompted to select a workout, press the key labeled with the name of the desired workout. For HEART RATE HILL, HEART RATE INTERVAL, and EXTREME HEART RATE: When prompt- ed by the MESSAGE CENTER to select a workout, press the ZONE TRAINING+ key.
For WATTS, METS, CALORIE GOAL, DISTANCE GOAL, AEROBICS TRAINER, FIT TEST, MILITARY FITNESS TEST, and PERSONAL TRAINER WORKOUTS: When prompted by the MES- SAGE CENTER to select a workout, press the PERSONAL TRAINER key. The MESSAGE CENTER displays the name of a workout. Press ENTER to select the displayed workout; or continue to press the PERSONAL TRAINER key to display each of the other options.
ELECTING A Workouts can be programmed to target certain type of goals: • Calories • Distance • Time in zone The Calories Goal feature is designed to promote weight loss and weight control. The user sets a calorie goal during the workout setup. Once the goal is met, the workout automatically goes into a cool-down phase and ends afterward.To use this feature: 1.
5. Select a FAT BURN, CARDIO, HEART RATE HILL, HEART RATE INTERVAL, or EXTREME HEART RATE workout. 6. Enter age. 7. Accept or change the target heart rate* displayed by the MESSAGE CENTER. 8. Begin the workout. ELECTING A ORKOUT Two workout mode options on the Lifecycle exercise bike feature alternate ways to vary workouts.
Lifepulse system sensors.The higher target promotes cardiovascular improvement by placing a heavier workload on the heart muscle. The Life Fitness-patented HILL workout offers a variety of configurations for interval training. Intervals are periods of intense aerobic exercise separated by regular periods of lower-intensity exercise.
Interval Training is a series of increasingly steeper hills, alternating with valleys, or stints of recovery. The heart rate should rise to the high end of the target* zone. Check the heart rate at the end of this phase. Cool-down is a low-intensity phase that allows the body to begin removing lactic acid, and other exercise by-products, which build up in muscles and contribute to soreness.
EART This program combines the standard HILL workout profile with the concept of Heart Rate Zone Training. The default target heart rate* is calculated as 80 percent of the theoretical maximum † (HRmax), but the user can adjust the target rate during the workout setup. All hills and valleys are percentages of HRmax.
EART NTERVAL This program also combines the standard HILL workout profile with the concept of Heart Rate Zone Training. The default target heart rate* is calculated as 80 percent of the theoretical maxi- † (HRmax), but the user can adjust the target rate during the workout setup. The workout alternates between a hill, which brings the heart rate up to the target rate of 80 percent of HRmax, and a valley, which brings the heart rate down to 65 percent of HRmax.
XTREME EART This intense, varied workout is designed to help more experienced users to break through fitness improvement plateaus. The workout alternates between two target heart rates* as quickly as possi- ble. The effect is similar to that of running sprints. The user must wear a chest strap or grip the Lifepulse sensors throughout the workout.
ATTS This workout targets a rate of effort equal to a certain number of Watts. A Watt is a unit of power that measures the amount of mechanical work required to operate a device, such as a Lifecycle exercise bike. It is roughly equal to .25 calories per hour. The workout program automatically alters the intensity level to maintain the appropriate rate of effort.
Please note that the estimated VO2 max scores achieved will be 10 percent to15 percent lower on stationary exercise bikes than those achieved on other Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment. Stationary cycling has a higher rate of isolated muscle fatigue of the quadriceps when compared to walking/running on a treadmill, climbing on a stairclimber, or utilizing a cross-trainer.
Within each suggested range, these additional guidelines can be used: Lower Half of Range higher age lower weight shorter * in cases of excessive weight, use lower half of range The computer will not accept: heart rates less than 52 or greater than 200 beats per minute body weights less than 75 pounds (34 kg) or greater than 400 pounds (182 kg) ages below 10 or over 99 years data input that exceeds human potential...
Very Low <28 Life Fitness developed this rating scale based on VO2 max percentile distributions referenced in American College of Sports Medicine's "Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription" (6th Ed. 2000). It is designed to provide a qualitative description of a user's VO2 max estimation, and a means of assessing ini- tial fitness level and tracking improvement.
ITNESS The 95Ci exercise bike features an Air Force Physical Readiness Tests (PRT). This test is similar to the fit test workout, except that it does not have a preset time goal. The Air Force PRT is located in the Personal Trainer Workouts.
PTIONAL NTERING AND Fitness club managers and other authorized personnel can use the Optional Settings feature to change default settings, or to enable or disable certain programs or displays on the bike console. To enter the Optional Settings, while the unit is on, hold down the “5” key on the NUMERIC keypad, press CLEAR twice and press ENTER.
BOUT ERSONAL RAINER ORKOUTS Fitness club managers and other authorized personnel can create up to six custom workouts for the Lifecycle exercise bike, using the display console. Options include custom interval heart rate and hill workouts. Interval heart rate: The trainer can design a workout that sets a different target heart rate for each interval and adjusts the resistance to the user's heart rate.
ERVICE AND REVENTATIVE The Lifecycle Exercise Bike is backed by the engineering excellence of Life Fitness and is one of the most rugged and trouble-free pieces of exercise equipment on the market today. Commercial Life Fitness products have proven to be durable in health clubs, colleges, and military facilities the world over.
• The chest strap is battery-operated and will stop functioning when the battery runs out. Contact Life Fitness Customer Support Services for instructions on how to have the chest strap replaced. See section 6.5, titled How to Obtain Product Service.
ECYCLING THE When this Life Fitness product is about to be discarded at the end of its useful life, the rechargeable battery must first be removed and recycled. If an optional external power supply is present, it must be disconnected before the battery is removed. To access the battery, remove the right-side pedal crank and shroud.