CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for making the Schwinn ® bike a part of your exercise and fitness activities. For years to come, you’ll be able to rely on Schwinn ® craftsmanship and durability as you pursue your personal fitness goals. This Schwinn ® bike should enable you to shape and monitor your workouts to: ...
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The following deﬁnition applies to the word “Warning” found throughout this manual: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. PRIOR TO USING THIS EQUIPMENT, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING WARNINGS: 1.
SAFETY WARNING LABELS BEFORE USING YOUR PRODUCT: The following safety warnings are located in site-speciﬁc areas on the Schwinn Exercise Bike Model 126 and 226. Please read all safety precautions and warning information prior to using your product. Be sure to replace any warning label if damaged, illegible or missing.
Label 1 Model 226...
THE REVOLUTIONARY SCHWINN ® BIOFIT ™ COMFORT SYSTEM The unique and revolutionary Schwinn ® BioFit ™ Comfort System is designed specifically to ensure that each point of contact and user-interface with the bike provides the user with proper ergonomic and bio-mechanical positioning, superior comfort, the ultimate in functionality, and is fully cus- tomizable to fit each user’s unique and specific needs.
The Schwinn ® BioFit ™ console is tilt-adjustable for a customizable viewing angle to accommodate various workout environments, positions and intensities Schwinn ® BioFit ™ wide seats offer stability, comfort, and support Schwinn ® BioFit ™ pedals provide proper alignment for ...
HOW TO USE THE SCHWINN ® EXERCISE BIKE Seat adjustment Proper seat adjustment helps ensure maximum exercise efficiency and comfort, while reducing the risk of injury. 1. Place one pedal in the forward position and center the ball of your foot over the center of the pedal.
Console Adjustment The upright and recumbent bikes both feature a tilt-adjustable console that enables you to customize your own viewing angle. To adjust the console tilt position, loosen the knob, move the console to one of the three available tilt positions and re-tighten.
HOW TO USE THE SCHWINN ® EXERCISE BIKE COMPUTER Using the Computer Your Schwinn ® bike is equipped with a versatile computer console which includes: • Quick Start • 1 Manual program • 6 profile programs • Calorie Goal •...
Computer Console Design Before we discuss using the specific functions of the computer, let’s get familiar with the display, the different features, and various buttons located on the console. Computer Features LCD Display The large LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen located in the center of the console is your information center.
USING THE 126/226 COMPUTER LCD Display Descriptions TIME Displays the workout TIME. The TIME will count down from the TIME you entered when beginning the program and shows the TIME remaining for your workout. INTERVAL TIME Displays the INTERVAL TIME. The INTERVAL TIME will count down showing the TIME remaining before the program moves to the next column.
PROGRAM” mode. Grip Heart Rate This Schwinn ® bike is equipped with grip heart rate sensors located on the handlebars. You must contact these sensors with both hands so the computer can detect your pulse. The computer uses information detected by the grip heart rate sensors for many of the software features.
SOFTWARE FEATURES Quick Start: This is a “one-touch” way of starting the Manual Program. 1 Manual Program: You manually adjust the resistance level during your workout to make the program easier or more challenging. 6 Profile programs: The computer offers a variety of fun and exciting profile programs to keep you motivated and on track to achieving your fitness goals: Profile Program 1 Ride in the Park Profile Program 2 Plateau...
There are limitations however. It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build. It may also underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle mass. When choosing the BMI program you will be prompted to enter your height and weight and the computer will calculate and display your Body Mass Index.
When you press the RECOVERY button and there is no heart rate signal or display, the console will show “NEED HR” and the HEART RATE ICON on the display will blink. This message will show for 5 seconds, then the Program will resume.
IMPORTANT Things You Should Know Before Exercising The values calculated or measured by the computer are for exercise reference purposes only, NOT FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES. Please consult your physician before starting any exercise program. He or she can help establish the exercise frequency, intensity, (including determining your maximum and minimum heart rate and target heart rate zones) and the exercise time appropriate for your particular age and condition.
CONSOLE OPERATION Console Operation – Quick Start Press QUICK START to take you immediately to the Manual QUICK START: program. Resistance level will be Level 1. Time will start from 00:00 and count up. Changing Levels: You can increase or decrease the resistance level by pressing the UP or DOWN buttons at any time.
Changing Levels: You can increase or decrease the resistance level by pressing the UP or DOWN buttons at any time. To STOP or PAUSE the program: Press the START / PAUSE button to stop or pause your workout. The display will show “PRESS RESULT OR PRESS START”...
Console Operation – “CALORIE GOAL ” “CALORIE GOAL ” enables you to select an amount of Calories you would like to burn and lets you choose a preset program to achieve that goal. Your exercise is complete when the Calories count down to 0. Press any button to power up the console and “ENTER Select Program: PROGRAM”...
Console Operation – “BMI” (Body Mass Index) BMI is a useful tool that shows the relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk. Select Program: Press any button to power up the console and “ENTER PROGRAM”...
Inspect the bike before each use. Replace all parts at the first sign of wear or damage. Call your authorized Schwinn ® Fitness products distributor if you have any questions on the proper use or maintenance of this equipment or contact Nautilus Customer Service at 1-800-NAUTILUS (628-8458).
FITNESS GUIDELINES Exercise and Health It is not a secret that lack of exercise is increasingly becoming a major health issue. Obesity is on the rise, and being overweight can contribute to an increased risk in heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure and other life threatening illnesses. Most people do not get enough activity during the day to make up for the time they spend at their desks, driving their cars or sitting in front of their televisions.
STEPS TO GETTING STARTED Once you have made the commitment to start exercising at home, here are some suggestions that may help you stay motivated. The first step is the most difficult. Any new habit is difficult to establish at first, but it can be done.
For example, you might try using your Schwinn® exercise bicycle for a sched- uled, moderate level workout for 20 – 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (see the intensity monitoring section for further details on how hard to workout).
important for a balanced fitness program. And it is especially important as we get older. We have learned through a variety of studies that those individuals who just train aerobically (without strength training) do maintain their cardiovascular endurance over the years, but they generally lose lean muscle mass as they get older.
Do what feels good, but also remember to mix it up. Don’t just do traditional “reach and hold” stretches. Also, try gently moving through a range of motion that is comfortable to you. For example, you don’t have to stretch your neck simply by pulling on your head with your hand.
MONITORING YOUR INTENSITY When you are doing cardiovascular workouts, it is important that you work at the appropriate intensities when you are first starting out. It is also important that you workout at a variety of intensities after you have built a fitness base. Research in recent years has indicated that one of the best ways to monitor your cardiovascular intensity is to pay close attention to how you are feeling when you workout.
These Zones can be translated into target heart rate numbers if your home fitness product has a grip or telemetric heart rate counter. Research has shown the best way to do this is not to establish heart rate numbers based upon age, but rather based upon how you feel.
BEATING THE DROPOUT ODDS The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health summarizes a few main points: Regular physical activity offers substantial improvements in health and well-being for a majority of Americans. If you exercise regularly, you’ll reduce your risk of heart attack, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and even the common cold.
your workout so that you keep your interest high and your boredom low. The bottom line is you must be creative and innovative to keep up your fitness pro- gram. With some imagination and planning, it is easy to do. Exercise is one of life’s joys.
SCHWINN ® EXERCISE BIKE WORKOUT LOG Keeping a log of your workouts is a good way to track your progress toward your goals and is an excellent visual indicator of your increased level of physical fitness. A workout log is also an outstanding tool to help keep you...
LIMITED WARRANTY FOR EXERCISE PRODUCTS All Schwinn ® exercise products are warranted to the retail purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. Warranty coverage valid to the original purchaser only and proof of purchase will be required. Any product sold or placed in an application not recommended by Nautilus, Inc.
IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS If you need assistance, please have both the serial number of your machine and the date of purchase available when you contact the appropriate Nautilus ofﬁce listed below. For technical assistance and a list of distributors in your area, please call or fax one of the following numbers.