Where To Put Your Treadmill

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Horizon Fitness
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Where to use your treadmill:

It is essential that your treadmill is used only indoors, in a climate controlled room. If your treadmill has been exposed to colder temperatures or high moisture climates, it is strongly recommended that the treadmill is warmed up to room temperature before first time use. 


Grounding instructions:

This product must be grounded. If a treadmill should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electrical current to reduce the risk of electrical shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances.



Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service provider if you are in doubt as to whether the product is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the product. If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

This product is for use on a nominal local voltage circuit and has a grounding plug. No adapter should be used with this product.

This product must be used on a dedicated circuit. To determine if you are on a dedicated circuit, shut off the power to that circuit and observe if any other devices lose power. If so, move devices to a different circuit. Note: There are usually multiple outlets on one circuit.


Location of the treadmill:

Place the treadmill on a level and stable surface. There should be one foot of clearance in front of the treadmill for the power cord. Please leave a clear zone behind the treadmill that is at least the width of the treadmill and at least 79” (2 meters) long. This zone must be clear of any obstruction and provide the user a clear exit path from the machine. In case of an emergency, place both hands on the side arm rests to hold yourself up and place your feet onto the side rails.

For ease of access, there should be an accessible space preferentially on both sides of the treadmill equal to 2 ft (0.6 meters) to allow a user access to the treadmill from either side.

Do not place the treadmill in any area that will block any vent or air openings. The treadmill should not be located in a garage, covered patio, near water or outdoors.



Our treadmills are heavy; use care and additional help if necessary when moving. Do not attempt to move or transport treadmill unless it is in the upright, folded position with the lock latch secured. Failure to follow these instructions could result in injury.

Connect this exercise product to a properly grounded outlet only.

Never operate product with a damaged cord or plug even if it is working properly. Never operate any product if it appears damaged, or has been immersed in water. Contact Customer Tech Support for replacement or repair.

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