Schwinn 101/201 User Manual

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3. Focus on the positive. Avoid looking at your exercise program as a way

to fix something that's wrong with your body. Instead focus on your
successes. Congratulate yourself after each workout. Thrive on the energy
that exercising gives you.

4. Develop a constructive attitude. Do not focus on what you are giving up to

exercise on a regular basis, but on what new options you'll have after you
become fit.

5. Engage your body and mind. Connect on a deeper level, you'll be more

likely to stay with your routine. If your exercise time on a stationary bike
is your 30-minutes away from work or a time for reflection, you're much
more likely to stick with it. Individuals claim to experience an increased
sense of creativity and an enhanced thought process due to a regular
exercise program.

6. Consider many of the physiological benefits. If a strong and fit body isn't

enough to keep you motivated, consider some of the hidden benefits of
exercise: lower blood pressure, stronger heart, more efficient pulmonary
system, lower risk of osteoporosis and stress reduction.

■ It's Never Too Late . . . for Fitness

Most of us have very busy schedules and to keep our fitness level intact we

have to be extremely efficient. These three words, efficiency of effort, form
the core of creating your own home fitness center. Efficiency of effort means
producing maximum gains with minimal time spent; this is the goal of most
of us when designing our home fitness program.

The bottom line is you must be creative and innovative to get the best

results. With this book and your own creativity a great workout is only a few
moments away; a different grip on the multi-gym, a varied stepping rhythm
on the stepper, a new intensity on the stationary wind-load simulator or a
more rapid stroke rate on the rower. By varying your workouts you'll create
maximum gains in the shortest time frames.

As you will see, your home fitness equipment will allow you to reach your

fitness goals and prepare properly for a healthier lifestyle. Anyone who is
serious about fitness – or for that matter just improving their overall fitness –
should have a few basic pieces of home fitness equipment. It makes no
difference if you are a competitive cyclist or triathlete, an executive or
someone trying to tone their muscles, the home fitness center is the most
efficient way to help you reach your physical potential.

Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D., is author of the Complete Home Fitness Handbook,

published by Human Kinetics Publishers. It can be found at major book stores
or you can order it by calling 1-800-747-4457. He also serves as Director of the
Exercise Science Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

■ Suggested Readings:

Burke, Edmund. Complete Home Fitness Handbook, Champaign, IL., Human
Kinetics Publishers, 1996. Book illustrates how to set up a home gym, purchase
equipment and gives workout programs for various pieces of home fitness

Anderson, Bob; Pearl Bill; and Burke Ed. Getting in Shape: Workout Programs
for Men & Women.
Bolinas, CA., Shelter Publications, 1994. Offers information
on how to set-up a balanced fitness program of cardiovascular, strength and
flexibility training.

Burke, Edmund. Precision Heart Rate Training. Champaign, IL., Human Kinetics
Publishers, 1998. Fine-tune your workout intensity. This book fully explains
why and how to train with a heart rate monitor.

All Schwinn exercise products are

warranted to the retail purchaser to
be free from defects in materials
and workmanship.

Warranty coverage valid to the original

purchaser only and proof of purchase will
be required. Any product sold or placed
in an application not recommended by
Schwinn Fitness will void any warranty
coverage set forth by Schwinn Fitness
warranty policies and procedures.


Residential Environment: 10 years on
frame. Parts and Electronics are covered
for one year. Labor is covered for 6
months from date of original purchase.

This warranty excludes wear items that
need to be replaced due to normal
wear and tear.


1. Any component on original equipment

which carries a separate consumer
warranty of the parts supplier.

2. Normal wear and tear.
3. Any damage, failure or loss caused by

accident, misuse, neglect, abuse,
improper assembly, improper
maintenance, or failure to follow
instructions or warnings in Owner’s

4. Use of products in a manner or

environment for which they were not


The foregoing warranties are in lieu of and
exclude all other warranties not expressly
set forth herein, whether express or
implied by operation of law or otherwise,
including, but not limited to, warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. Schwinn shall in no event be
liable for incidental or consequential
losses, damages or expenses in connection
with its exercise products. Schwinn’s
liability hereunder is expressly limited to
the replacement of goods not complying
with this warranty or, at Schwinn’s
election, to the repayment of an amount

of the purchase price of the exercise
product in question. Some states do not
permit the exclusion or limitation of
implied warranties or incidental or
consequential damages, so the preceding
limitations and exclusions may not apply
to you.


Warranty service will be performed by
Schwinn or an authorized Schwinn Fitness
Dealer. The original purchaser must
provide proof of purchase. Service calls
and/or transportation to and from the
Authorized Schwinn Dealer is the
responsibility of the purchaser.
1. Schwinn will have the option to repair

or replace any exercise product(s),
which require warranty service.

2. Schwinn will replace any equipment

frame that is structurally defective
with a new frame or replace the unit
with a unit of equal value. Schwinn is
not responsible for labor charges in
replacing defective frames.

3. In the event a product cannot be

repaired, Schwinn will apply a limited
credit reimbursement toward another
Schwinn exercise product of equal or
greater value.

4. Schwinn is not responsible for dealer

labor charges for component
changeovers completed after the
labor-related warranty period(s)
stated herein.

5. If you elect to repair an exercise

product or part yourself, using the
services of someone other than an
Authorized Schwinn Fitness Dealer,

or use a replacement part not supplied
by Schwinn, Schwinn shall not be liable
for any cost, damage, failure or loss
caused by the use of such
unauthorized service or parts.

6. See your Authorized Schwinn Fitness

Dealer for service or write to:
Technical Services Department
Schwinn Fitness Inc.
1886 Prairie Way
Louisville, CO 80027