Treadmills for home use are one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment. The Image 10.0 Treadmill is easy to operate with speed and incline adjustments for workout variety. You can walk or jog on the treadmill while monitoring your pulse to ensure you are exercising within your target heart-rate range. As with most exercise equipment, safety is a concern. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends using a treadmill that has a safety key and the Image 10.0 fulfills this recommendation. The water bottle holder and book holder are located on the console for your convenience.
Wear comfortable clothing that is not loose, which may get caught in the machine. Put on supportive exercise shoes.
Dedicate a circuit for your treadmill. Plug the treadmill into a surge protector and then plug the surge protector into the wall.
Stand on the side foot-railings of the treadmill and hold onto the handrails. Insert the safety key into your waistband so it will automatically shut off the treadmill if you should fall. Insert the other half of the safety key into the treadmill's display if you are ready to exercise.
Select whether you want your distance displayed in miles or kilometers. Press and hold the stop button and then insert the safety key. Press the arrow up, speed, button to display either an "E" for English miles or an "M" for metric kilometers. Remove the safety key and reinsert it to set your choice.
Choose the manual mode if you want to be in control of the speed and the incline adjustments. Press the start button or the up arrow to begin moving the belt. Step onto the belt one foot at a time and begin walking slowly.
Set the speed and incline to match your workout goals.
Choose one of the four personal trainer workouts if you want the treadmill to change the speed and incline for you. Press the mode button to view the various programs, the length and the fastest speed. Select the one that matches your fitness level. Push the start button to begin the program.
Walk with good posture. Keep your chest high, your stomach pulled in, your back straight and your stride comfortable.
Monitor your pulse during your workout by pressing your thumb onto the sensor. Read the display on the pulse indicator next to the calorie count. Leave your thumb on the sensor for at least 15 seconds for an accurate reading.
Set the incline to the lowest setting and the speed to the slowest pace when you finish your workout. Press the stop button. Remove the key from your waistband and the console. Disconnect the treadmill from the power surge protector.
Fold up your treadmill for easy storage. Grasp the left and right corners of the platform next to the belt. Bend your knees and as you stand, lift the deck approximately halfway off the floor. Switch your grip and place your right hand on the left corner. Grasp the latch knob with your left hand and push it to the left to open the latch. Push the treadmill to a vertical position and then release the latch knob.
Move your folded treadmill by holding onto the handrails. Place your right foot against the right wheel. Tip the treadmill toward you so it rests on the wheels. Roll the treadmill into the storage location.
Revers Steps 11 and 12 when you unfold your treadmill for use.