A treadmill is one of the most common pieces of exercise equipment. It provides a cardiovascular workout that improves your heart and respiratory systems, burns calories and reduces high blood pressure. The Pro-Form Crosswalk 525 Advanced treadmill is a machine designed for at-home use. Instead of providing only a lower-body exercise, the Pro-Form 525 has arm bars with resistance that you move as you walk. The bars provide additional strengthening and calorie-burning benefits.
Position the treadmill on a flat indoor surface that is away from moisture, heat and aerosol or oxygen products. Plug the treadmill into a surge protector. Plug the surge protector into the wall in an outlet that has a designated circuit for the treadmill.
Stand on the foot rails of the platform so the belt is between both feet. Hold onto the handrails as you get into position. Locate the clip hanging from a rope attached to a plastic key. Place the clip onto your waistband. Insert the key into the treadmill console to turn on the machine.
Press the start or up arrow button to start the belt, as the manual mode begins automatically. Begin walking when the treadmill speed is at 1.0 miles per hour. Adjust the speed and incline of your workout to your desired levels.
Push the program button to choose one of the four personal trainer programs instead of the manual mode, if you like. View the numbers beside each profile to determine which program has the top speed, incline and duration you require.
During your workout, place your hands on the handrail on the console, swing your arms or hold onto the upper-body arms. Set the resistance of each arm by turning the knob on top of each handle. Move the resistance arms back and forth as you walk to challenge your upper-body muscles.
Walk toward the front of the treadmill and in the center of the belt during your workout.
At the end of your session, adjust the incline to the lowest setting. Slow the speed to the lowest pace. Remove the key from the machine and detach the clip from your pants. Unplug the treadmill from the surge protector.