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Bowflex
3, 5 & 7 Series
®
Treadmills
Owner's Manual
P/N: 18571 Rev E (07/01/2007)

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    Bowflex 3, 5 & 7 Series ® Treadmills Owner's Manual P/N: 18571 Rev E (07/01/2007)

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    ® Bowflex Treadmills Product Features Console Motor Cover Motor Lever Release Treadmills Parts Reference Guide...

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    Preface You’ve just taken a big step towards improving your health and fitness. Your new Bowflex ® treadmill Congratulations! will help you lose weight, increase your cardiovascular efficiency and ultimately help you look and feel better than ever before. With its innovative features and programs, you’ll enjoy maximum workout variety – you can even use the built-in heart rate monitor to track your fitness progress.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Quick Start Taking Care of Your Treadmill To Stop Folding, Transporting & Unfolding your Treadmill 26 Programs 1-6 (Bowflex ® 3, 5, and 7 Series ) To fold the treadmill: Programs 7-12 (Bowflex® 5 Series Only) To transport the treadmill: Programs 7-16 (Bowflex®...

  • Page 5: Important Safety Precautions

    • The Bowflex® 3 Series has a maximum user weight limit of 275 lbs. (125 kgs). The Bowflex® 5 and 7 Series have a maximum user weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kgs). Do not use if you are over this weight.

  • Page 6: Grounding Instructions

    7 amps (220 Volt model). We recommend the use of a surge protector. Position the treadmill so that the wall plug is visible and accessible. If the Bowflex ® Treadmill power cord is damaged, it must be replaced with a new power cord from Nautilus, Inc. Please contact your local dealer or Nautilus, Inc.

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    Safety WarnInG LabeLS The following safety warnings are located on the Bowflex ® 3, 5, and 7 Series treadmills. 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.

  • Page 8: Emergency Stop Procedures

    Important Safety Precautions emergency Stop Procedures Your treadmill is equipped with a SAFETY KEY that can protect you from serious injury. The safety key uses a magnetic key to hold it in the proper position. Insert the safety key fully into the safety keyhole. ALWAYS CLIP THE SAFETY KEY CLIP TO YOUR CLOTHING DURING YOUR WORKOUT.

  • Page 9: Getting Started, Going Forward, How Often Should You Exercise, Suggested Workouts

    3 MPH (4.8 Km/h). • If you have a hard time reaching the breathe-hard intensity through speed increases, slightly increase the machine’s incline. A small increase in incline will raise the intensity of your workout. Using Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

  • Page 10: What To Wear, Stretching

    Hamstring – Stand on one leg and prop the other leg parallel to the ground on a table or cabinet top. Slide both hands toward the propped-up ankle as far as they’ll go. Repeat on other side. Good luck in achieving your fitness goals! The best time to start is NOW! Using Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

  • Page 11: Using Your Heart Rate Monitor Touch Heart Rate

    Press POWER to turn off the treadmill. How to Use your Chest Strap The Chest Strap is available for use with the Bowflex® 7 Series treadmills sold in the United States and Canada, along with all Bowflex® 3, 5 and 7 Series treadmills sold internationally.

  • Page 12: Quick Start

    For an immediate stop, press the POWER button, the STOP button or pull out the safety pull pin. CAUTION – THE BELT WILL STOP ABRUPTLY. Programs 1-6 (3 Series, 5 Series & 7 Series treadmills) P1 - Manual Mode 1. Press POWER; “ENTER WEIGHT” will scroll across display.

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    4. Select “1” Male or “2” Female. Press ENTER. 5. “ENTER AGE” will scroll across display and “34” will flash in TIME display. 6. Use the Up/Down ARROW keys or numeric keypad to set the users age (10-99). Press ENTER. How to Operate Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

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    30.4 or less 28.2 or less 25.4 or less 23.7 or less 1 The American College of Sports Medicine, Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 6th Edition, Lippincott WIlliams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2000, p. 77. How to Operate Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

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    5. Use the Up/Down ARROW keys or numeric keypad to set the desired distance goal (0.25 – 25.00 MI / 0.40 - 40.00 KM ). Press ENTER. 6. “PRESS START” will scroll across display prompting the user to begin workout. 7. Press START/PAUSE to start workout. How to Operate Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

  • Page 16: Custom User Programs

    8. The incline profile is shown in the dot matrix display and time will count down from the entered value until it reaches 00:00. 9. The treadmill will then enter the COOL DOWN MODE. How to Operate Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

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    Programs 7-16 for 7 Series treadmill P7 - Program, 5K run 1. Press POWER; “ENTER WEIGHT” will scroll across display. 2. Adjust weight using ARROW keys or numeric keypad (50- 300 lbs / 23-136 kgs). Press ENTER. 3. Use the Up/Down ARROW keys or numeric keypad to select P7 5K Run. Press ENTER.

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    5. Use the Up/Down ARROW keys or numeric keypad to set the desired distance goal (0.25 – 25.00 MI / 0.40 - 40 KM). Press ENTER. 6. “PRESS START” will scroll across display prompting the user to begin workout. 7. Press START/PAUSE to start workout. How to Operate Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

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    9. The Up/Down ARROW keys or numeric keypad may be used to select another target heart rate (70-200) if you desire. Press ENTER. 10. “PRESS START” will scroll across display prompting the user to begin workout. How to Operate Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

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    2. Adjust weight using ARROW keys or numeric keypad (50- 300 lbs / 23-136 kgs). Press ENTER. 3. Use the Up/Down ARROW keys or numeric keypad to select the User Programs P15 or P16. Press ENTER. How to Operate Your Bowflex® Treadmill...

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    Speed Keypad 0- (Bowflex 3, 5 & 7 Series) ® The Speed Keypad 0-9 is a multi-function keypad. During program setup, the Speed Key Pad (0-9) functions as a numeric keypad for data entry.

  • Page 22: Bowflex ® 7 Series Console, Bowflex ® 5 Series Console

    Understanding Your Bowflex Treadmill Features ® bowflex 7 Series Console ® bowflex 5 Series Console ® Understanding Your Treadmill Features...

  • Page 23: Understanding Your Treadmill Features, Time, Pace, Segment Time, Incline, Heart Rate, Distance, Speed, Calories

    Understanding Your Treadmill Features Time Time is displayed in the format 00:00. Time represents total time if time is counting up, or remaining time if time is counting down. (Time counts down if a workout time is entered at setup.) When time is counting up and reaches 99:59, it will roll over to 00:00.

  • Page 24: Treadmill Miles / Total Odometer, Elevation Gain, Average Speed, Average Heart Rate, Average Incline

    Treadmill Miles/Total Odometer The treadmill miles value is a cumulative value of total treadmill miles. It may be reset with a key press combination. Elevation Gain Elevation gain represents the total vertical distance traveled during the workout session (in feet or meters) based on distance and incline.

  • Page 25: Taking Care Of Your Treadmill, Folding, Transporting & Unfolding Your Treadmill, To Fold The Treadmill

    This treadmill has a folding mechanism; you must stop operation while folding and transporting. Make sure the power is off and the power cord is removed and unplugged before folding and transporting the treadmill. NOTE: initial assembly your Bowflex Treadmill must be calibrated before it can be After folded. See calibration instructions on page 26.

  • Page 26: Conversion To Metric, Bowflex 3, 5 And 7 Series Calibration, Lubricate Belt Message

    5. Repeat steps 1-4 to convert to miles per hour. bowflex 3, 5 and 7 Series Calibration DO NOT STAND ON BELT WHILE CALIBRATING. 1) While in a dormant stage with the safety in/on press and hold “ENTER and “POWER” for 3 seconds or until the word “CAL”...

  • Page 27: Keys

    Treadmill Maintenance Just like changing the oil in your car or replacing a filter in your home’s heating and cooling system, a little preventive maintenance will insure your treadmill will operate smoothly and quietly for years to come. Walking belt tension As walking belts tend to stretch slightly with use, the walking belt may occasionally need to be tightened.

  • Page 28: General Cleaning

    General Cleaning ALWAYS UNPLUG THE TREADMILL FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET BEFORE CLEANING, LUBRICATING, OR SERVICING THE UNIT. General cleaning of the treadmill will prolong the life of the treadmill and improve performance. Keep the unit clean by dusting regularly. Be sure to dust the exposed part of the deck on either side of the walking belt and also the side rails. For best performance, we recommend your treadmill be placed on a treadmill mat.

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    Walking belt and Deck Lubrication This treadmill is equipped with a pre-lubricated deck and belt system. The deck and belt friction may affect the function and life of your treadmill; we recommend periodic lubrication. We also recommend a periodic inspection of the deck surface under the walking belt.

  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Guide

    troubleshooting Guide PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Treadmill will not start Not plugged in Plug into three prong grounded outlet. Safety pull pin not inserted. Insert safety pull pin. Treadmill circuit breaker tripped. Reset circuit breaker. Elevation not accurate Out of calibration. Re-calibrate unit.

  • Page 32: Warranty Information

    **For warranty information outside of the United States or Canada, contact the International office listed in the Important Contact Numbers section of this manual. ** Warranty All Bowflex exercise products are warranted to the retail purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship ®...

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    Warranty service will be performed by Nautilus, Inc. or an authorized Bowflex Fitness Dealer. The original purchaser ® must provide proof of purchase. Service calls and/or transportation to and from the Authorized Bowflex Dealer is the ® responsibility of the purchaser.

  • Page 35: Important Contact Numbers

    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, Inc. office listed below. INTERNATIONAL OFFICES: OFFICES IN THE UNITED STATES: E-mail: customerservice@nautilus.com For technical assistance and a list of distributors in your area, please call or fax one of the following numbers.

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    2007 Nautilus, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nautilus, Inc. World Headquarters, 16400 S.E. Nautilus Drive, Vancouver, Washington USA 98683 © 1 - 800 -NAUTILUS ( 1-800-628-8458 ) Bowflex, and the Bowflex logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Nautilus, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective companies.

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3 series, 5 series

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