Schwinn 418P User Manual

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ving y

our Schwinn elliptical trainer

move the Schwinn elliptical trainer

, carefully lift the rear end of

the machine. Steer the machine to the desired location. Be gentle

while moving the unit as any sharp impact directly or indirectly to

the computer can af

fect computer operation. (Fig.8)

veling y

our Schwinn elliptical trainer

The elliptical trainer can be leveled to compensate for uneven

surfaces. T


level the

418/ 428p,

raise or lower the two leveling

bolts located o


the underside of the rear stabilizer by screwing

them in or out as needed. (Fig. 9)


Use a damp cloth to wipe your




ptical trainer and

computer free of sweat. A

void getting extra moisture on the


. By keeping the computer face free of sweat, you can

ensure a longer computer life.



: T

avoid damaging the finish on your Schwinn elliptical

trainer and computer

, never use a petroleum-based solvent

when cleaning.










Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D.

Getting the Most Out of Y

our Home F

itness Program

The three main reasons for the increased popularity of home fitness gyms

and exercise are convenience, convenience and convenience. For any fitness

program to be successful, it must be done on a regular

, sustained basis. W


equipment in your home, you can roll out of bed, put on a pair of sweats, and

start working out while the cof

fee is brewing.

For many

, home workouts are easier to fit into their hectic schedules.

No getting in the car and having to go to the health club. No standing in

line to use the stair climber

. Then there is the comfort and safety factor


Who wants to run outdoors during a raging blizzard. Or

, who wants to ride

a bike on busy city streets during rush hour in the heat of summer

. It's

much more comfortable to hop on your Schwinn home fitness equipment

and exercise in the comfort and security of your air

-conditioned room.

Privacy and cleanliness are also important. Many feel intimidated in a gym,

especially if they are carrying around a few extra pounds. At home you can

exercise without feeling as if you are being rushed or that anyone is looking

at you. No more lying down on a sweaty bench or wondering if you'll catch

athlete's foot in the shower


Flexibility of time may be the biggest advantage. W

ork schedules vary for

many people who work flex shifts or have a family that has dif

ferent schedules.

Parents with children soon discover that exercising at home turns out to be

the only viable alternative if they want to stay fit. But parents and busy workers

may not be the only ones who benefit from exercising at home.

The Stanford Home Exercise Study


, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine,

conducted a year long study of over 350 individuals to examine the

fectiveness and compliance of a group of supervised home exercisers

versus a group of

individuals who reported for a group session at the university

. The subject

population included middle aged men and women and included fit individuals

as well as individuals who were overweight and smoked.

Individuals in both the high intensity (three 40-minute sessions per week on

the treadmill at a 73 to 88 percent of max heart rate) and low intensity group

(five 30-minute sessions at 60-71 percent of max heart rate) reported

significantly greater adherence than those in the university group based


Many at the beginning of the study thought that the university based

group would have a greater compliance rate than the home based group,

because of the camaraderie of the group and the instruction given by the

instructors. But the study found the opposite to be true. The group program

was just too inconvenient over the 12 month period for the subjects to justify

the benefits.

But the good news was that all three groups showed fitness

improvements. W

ith the individuals in the low intensity group achieving

similar results as the high intensity group. Good news for those of you just

starting out in a moderate exercise program.

Perhaps most importantly

, research has also shown that it's never too

late to start exercising

. . .and experiencing the benefits. Studies conducted

at T

ufts University

, for instance, show that even people in their 90's can

significantly increase their strength as a result of following a moderate,

strength training program.

Exercise is one of life's joys. It energizes–it gives you a sense of well-being

and accomplishment and it keeps you healthy and fit. There is great pleasure

in being able to set goals, accept your own challenges and push yourself to a

better life of health and fitness.

Once you have made the commitment to get started in a home fitness

program, here are some suggestions that you may want consider to help you

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