Please read before unpacking your folding treadmill. Serious injury could occur if this folding treadmill is not unpacked properly.
Removing the Shipping Strap
There is a Velcro strap installed around the treadmill base that prevents the treadmill from unfolding accidentally during shipping. If this strap is not removed properly, the treadmill could spring open unexpectedly and cause injury if someone is standing near the treadmill when the strap is removed.
To ensure your personal safety during removal of the shipping strap, please make sure the treadmill
is positioned flat on the ground, in the orientation it would be in if you were using the treadmill. Do not
turn the treadmill up on its side while removing the shipping strap. This could cause the treadmill’s
folding mechanism to spring open. If the end of the Velcro strap (that you need to grab in order to remove it) happens to be under the treadmill deck, reach under the deck to grab it, but do not tilt the treadmill up to gain access to the strap end.
Cut the banding straps with a short box cutter or knife; separate the carton from the one underneath it by prying up on the staples (if applicable). Pull the carton over the treadmill parts and locate the hardware pack. The hardware pack is separated into five sections; one section containing tools and four sections labeled "Steps 1-4," which contain the hardware needed for assembly of each step.
The assembly steps below are numbered one through four and correspond to the hardware in the
numbered sections of the hardware pack. Remove only the hardware for the step you are currently
assembling to avoid confusion and mix ups. Pull the carton over the treadmill parts and lay it on a level surface to begin assembly.
TRX2500 Assembly Pack Checklist
TRX2500 Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions
1. Remove Deck From Box
a. Take treadmill deck out of the carton and place it on level and clean ground.
2. Left and Right Uprights
a. You may need assistance holding the uprights for this step.
b. Connect the computer cable (Middle) (54) to the computer cable (Lower) (55), then insert right and left uprights (4) and (5) into the frame base (2) and then use the 13mm wrench (90) to tighten 8 hex head bolts (99) and 8 flat washers (100). Be careful not to pinch the computer cables as this may cause damage to them.
3. Console Attachment
a. Connect the computer cable (Middle) (54) and computer cable (Upper) (53).
b. Connect the speed adjustment switch with cable (Upper) (114) and Speed/Hand Pulse Complex (28).
c. Connect the Incline Adjustment Switch with Cable (Upper) (115) and Incline/Hand Pulse Complex (29).
d. Be careful not to pinch cables, as it may cause damage to them.
e. Insert the Console (21) onto the right and left Uprights (4) and (5) and secure with 4 Button Head Socket Bolts (125) with 4 Split Washers (80) by using Combination M5 Allen Wrench & Phillips Head Screw Driver (102).
4. Crossbar Installation
a. Install Handrail Support (9) between left and right Uprights (5) and (4) and use Combination M5 Allen Wrench & Phillips Head Screw Driver (102) to tighten 4 Button Head Socket Bolts (125).
5. Finishing Assembly
Once your treadmill is fully assembled, be sure to check the belt lubrication before initial use by completing the following steps:
a. Ensure that your machine is off, and that the power is unplugged to minimize risk of injury.
b. Use one hand to hold the treadmill belt up just enough so that you can use your other hand to reach between the belt and deck and verify that lubrication is present.
c. If lubrication is present, you may continue normal use. If lubrication is not present, see our article: How to Lubricate Your Treadmill.
This product must be grounded. If the treadmill should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric current, reducing the risk of electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
This product is for use on a nominal 110-volt circuit, and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated below. A temporary adapter that looks like the adapter illustrated below may be used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown below if a properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded outlet, (shown below) can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green colored rigid ear-lug, or the like, extending from the adapter, must be connected to a permanent ground, such as a properly grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the adapter is used, it must be held in place by a metal screw.
- NEVER operate this treadmill without reading and completely understanding the results of any
operational change you request from the computer.
- Understand that changes in speed and incline do not occur immediately. Set your desired work
level on the computer console and release the adjustment key. The computer will obey the
- NEVER use your treadmill during an electrical storm. Surges may occur in your household power
supply that could damage treadmill components. Unplug the treadmill during an
electrical storm as a precaution.
- Use caution while participating in other activities while walking on your treadmill; such as watching television, reading, etc. These distractions may cause you to lose balance which may result in serious injury.
- Do not use excessive pressure on console control keys. They are precision set to function properly with little finger pressure.
Safety Tether Cord
A safety tether cord is provided with this unit. It is a simple magnetic design that should be used
at all times. It is for your safety should you fall or move too far back on the tread-belt. Pulling this
safety tether cord will stop tread-belt movement. To use:
- Place the magnet into position on the round metal portion of the console control head. Your
treadmill will not start and operate without this. Removing the magnet also secures the treadmill
from unauthorized use.
- Fasten the plastic clip onto your clothing securely to assure good holding power. Note: The
magnet has strong enough power to minimize accidental, unexpected stopping. The clip should
be attached securely to make certain it does not come off. Be familiar with its function and
limitations. The treadmill will stop, depending on speed, with a one to two step coast anytime
the magnet is pulled off the console. Use the Stop / Pause switch in normal operation.
Failure to follow all guidelines may compromise the effectiveness of the exercise experience, expose
yourself (and possibly others) to injury, and reduce the longevity of the equipment.