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How to Fold NordicTrack Treadmills

author image Sarka-Jonae Miller
Sarka-Jonae Miller has been a freelance writer and editor since 2003. She was a personal trainer for four years with certifications from AFAA and NASM. Miller also worked at 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and as a mobile trainer. Her career in the fitness industry begin in 2000 as a martial arts, yoga and group exercise instructor. She graduated cum laude from Syracuse University.

NordicTrack makes all kinds of exercise machines, including folding treadmills. Folding treadmills are great for apartments, home gyms, dorm rooms and anywhere that space is at a premium. With a foldable NordicTrack treadmill you can store your treadmill in a closet or other discreet location. Even if you don't have somewhere to fold it up and store it, simply being able to raise the deck means you can flatten your treadmill against a wall without having to worry about tripping over it when it is not in use. This feature also allows you to vacuum under the treadmill more easily and move the treadmill up stairs and through doorways.

Step 1

Insert the safety key and use the bottom incline button on the treadmill's display to lower the incline until the treadmill is in a completely flat position. Failure to do so can result in damage to your NordicTrack treadmill.

Step 2

Remove the safety key and unplug the treadmill.

Step 3

Stand at the rear of the treadmill for lifting. Bend your knees. Grab the sides of the metal frame below the deck. Do not grab the plastic foot rails. Make sure your hands are dry and use gloves if you cannot get a solid grip.

Step 4

Lift the deck up toward the treadmill's display. Keep your back straight and your shoulders away from your ears. Straighten your legs as you lift so you do not injure your lower back.

Step 5

Gently push the frame into place when it is completely perpendicular to the floor. Listen for the latch knob located under the deck in the center of the frame to click into place. The latch knob must be locked into place for the treadmill to be safely kept in the folded position.

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