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Owner’s ManualFor maximum effectiveness and safety,please read this owner’s manual andview the video before using yourTotal Gym ULTIMA.

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUALTable of ContentsEQUIPMENT WARNING / CAUTION LABELS . 3SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. 3PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS . 4SET UP .5-6ACCESSORIES: HOW TO’S .7-10Wing Attachments .7-8Press Up Bars . 8Dip Bars . 8Ab Crunch Boards . 9Leg Pulley Accessory Kit . 10STARTING OUT . 11INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE & STORAGE .12-13PARTS OVERVIEW & LIST . 14

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUALCongratulations on purchasing your new Total Gym With this product in your home, you have everything you need to start your own workout program, to tone and strengthen the importantmuscle groups of your upper and lower body. This is vital for all of us, regardless of age, sex, or fitness level, and regardless of whetheryour primary goal is body sculpting, weight loss, health maintenance, or more energy for daily activities.Strength training not only tones and conditions the muscles we use every day to stand, walk, lift, and turn; it can actually transform ourbody composition. By reducing body fat and increasing the proportion of lean muscle in our bodies, strength training can effectively turnup our metabolic thermostat, so that we burn calories all the time, no matter what we’re doing.It’s easy - all you have to do is spend 15 to 20 minutes a day, 3 to 4 days per week on your Total Gym to start realizing the benefits. Be sure to read through this Owner’s Manual carefully. It is the authoritative source of information about your Total Gym . CUSTOMER SERVICE QUESTIONSIf you have questions about your Total Gym , please call Customer Service at 1-800-303-7896, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to5:00 pm, EST. ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTSWhen ordering parts, please contact our Parts Department, toll free at 1-800-303-7896, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, EST.IMPORTANT: You must have your serial number and this manual ready when calling for parts.Serial #:PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:1. Name, Mailing Address and Telephone Number2. Date of Purchase3. Where Product was Purchased (Name of Retail Store, City)4. Model Number5. Part Order Number and Description2

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUAL EQUIPMENT WARNINGS / CAUTION LABELS & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSEquipment Warning / Caution LabelsSee page 4 for placement of the following warning/caution labels on your unit.WARNING LABEL 1WARNING LABEL 2! WARNINGWARNING LABEL 3! WARNINGFAILURE TO READ AND FOLLOWTHE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS STATEDIN THE OWNER’S MANUAL ANDVIDEO MAY RESULT IN POSSIBLESERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. KEEPCHILDREN AWAY. MAXIMUM USERWEIGHT 350 LBS. REPLACE THISLABEL IF DAMAGED, ILLEGIBLE ORREMOVED. FOR HOUSEHOLD USEONLY. CALL CUSTOMER SERVICEAT 1-800-303-7896 FORREPLACEMENT LABEL, MANUAL,VIDEO OR QUESTIONS.MAKE SUREADJUSTMENT PIN ISLOCKED IN PLACEBEFORE BEGINNINGEXERCISES.WARNING LABEL 4WARNING LABEL 5! WARNING! WARNING! WARNINGCRUSH HAZARD.KEEP HANDSCLEAR DURINGFOLDING.BEFORE USING, INSERT SAFETY PINTHROUGH THE HOLE ON THE RIGHT SIDEOF THE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT ASSEMBLY.3 locationsWARNING LABEL 6BE CAREFUL NOT TO BUMPHEAD WHEN LEG ATTACHMENTIS IN PLACE. REMOVE LEGATTACHMENT FROM FRAMEWHEN NOT REQUIRED FOR THESPECIFIC EXERCISE.Located on Leg Pulley Bracket! WARNINGPINCH POINT. KEEP HANDSAWAY FROM THE FENDER.4 locationsCAUTION LABEL 1CAUTION LABEL 3! CAUTION! CAUTIONREMOVE WINGATTACHMENTSFROM FRAMEWHEN NOTREQUIRED FORTHE SPECIFICEXERCISE.REMOVEAB CRUNCHBOARDS FROMFRAME WHEN NOTREQUIRED FORTHE SPECIFICEXERCISE.Located onWing AttachmentsLocated on AbCrunch Boards.CAUTION LABEL 2! CAUTIONKEEP HAIR, FINGERS, LOOSE CLOTHING, PETS, AND CHILDREN AWAY FROM HINGES AND OTHER MOVING PARTS TO AVOID SERIOUSINJURY. ALSO, BE SURE TO HAVE ALL PINS LOCKED IN PLACE BEFORE GETTING ON YOUR TOTAL GYM TO AVOID SEVERE INJURY.CAUTION LABEL 4CAUTION LABEL 5CAUTION LABEL 6! CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTIONREMOVE DIP BAR FROM FRAMEWHEN NOT REQUIRED FOR THESPECIFIC EXERCISE.REMOVE PRESS UP BAR FROMFRAME WHEN NOT REQUIRED FORTHE SPECIFIC EXERCISE.REMOVE FLEXIBILITY BAR FROMFRAME WHEN NOT REQUIRED FORTHE SPECIFIC EXERCISE.Located on Dip Bars.Located on Press Up Bars.Located on Flexibility Bar.Safety InstructionsBefore beginning this or any exercise program, consult a physician or health professional, who can assist you in planning a programappropriate for your age and physical condition. This is especially important if you are over age 35 or have pre-existing health problems.Do not overexert yourself. Stop exercising immediately and consult your doctor if you experience pain or tightness in your chest, irregularheart beat, shortness of breath, or if you feel faint, nauseous, or dizzy.This product is designed for home use only. It is not intended for commercial or institutional use. Use only as instructed.Do not stand on the product.The Total Gym is not intended for use by children. Keep this and all fitness equipment out of the reach of children.Keep fingers, loose clothing, and hair away from moving parts.Inspect your exerciser before each use to ensure proper operation. Do not use this equipment unless all moving parts, including cablesand pulleys are working properly. See pages 12 & 13 for details on Inspection, Maintenance and Storage.The exerciser should only be used on a mat or carpeted surface to prevent unexpected movement of the unit.Use only the accessory items recommended by the manufacturer.To avoid serious injury, care should be taken at all times when getting on and off this or any exercise equipment.Be sure Safety Hitch “C” Pin is inserted into side hole directly below Height Adjustment Assembly on the vertical column each timeunit is in use.3

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUAL PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONSProduct SpecificationsWARNINGLABEL 1LABEL LOCATIONS AND PARTS IDENTIFIERArm Pulley/Cable AssemblyTotal Gym ULTIMA includes 3 Workout DVDs Height Adjustment TubeSpring Loaded Pin(Located on Left Side of Rail)WARNINGLABEL 2Flexibility BarWARNINGLABEL 4Height AdjustmentQuick ReleasePinWARNINGLABEL 3HandleWARNINGLABEL 6Top Inner RailStraight Safety Pin/LanyardWARNINGLABEL 4Vertical ColumnCAUTIONLABEL 2Center Support RailSafety Hitch C PinArm Pulley/Cable HookAttaches to hook underneath GlideboardBack CrossbarRollerGlideboardLENGTHHEIGHTFolded . 50.5”In Use . 92.5”Folded . 8”In Use . 43”Pulley/D-Ring AssemblyCAUTIONLABEL 1WARNINGLABEL 5O-RingWidth . 16”Weight . 55.65 lbs.Maximum User Weight . 350 lbs.WING ATTACHMENTSLEG PULLEY ACCESSORY KITClipCapMatMatRopeCAUTIONLABEL 6Bottom Outer RailFoam PadsLeg Pulley Bracketfor use with leg pulleyaccessory only1 Large Hitch Pinfor use with leg pulley bracket.BracketsPRESS UP BARSCAUTIONLABEL 5Foot HarnessItems shown below are packed inMiscellaneous AccessoriesDIP BARSFLIP CHARTCAUTIONLABEL 4Safety Hitch C PinAllen WrenchesCAUTIONLABEL 34 Short Hitch Pinsused with WingAttachments, Press UpBars, Dip Bars andAb Crunch Boards10mm & 13mmHex WrenchFlip Chart BaseStopper4

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUAL SET UPSet UpYour product comes with: Safety Hitch C Pin to be inserted into side hole directly below Height Adjustment Assembly on the vertical column after set up. Height Adjustment Quick Release Pin located on side of Vertical Column for raising and lowering rails. One (1) Spring Loaded Pin locked into the base of the Left Rail by the Height Adjustment Tube. Left side is determined by standingbehind the unit facing the Vertical Column.IMPORTANT: To prevent injury, be sure the Spring Loaded Pin is locked securely into place in the Left Rail before using unit. This willprevent the Height Adjustment Column from falling forward. Straight Safety Pin located on Lanyard/attached to Height Adjustment Tube. One (1) Large Hitch Pin for Leg Pulley Bracket is included in Miscellaneous Accessories, as well as four (4) Short Hitch Pins for thePress Up Bars, Dip Bars, Wing Attachments and Ab Crunch Boards.IMPORTANT: Before using the Wing Attachments, Leg Pulley Accessory, Press Up Bars, Dip Bars and Ab Crunch Boards, be sure theHitch Pins are securely inserted (see pages 7 - 10 of this manual for directions).1. Pull the product out of the shipping box. Remove all packagingmaterials, including tape and cardboard inserts, from your unit.NOTE: Some parts are packed inside the Rails.2. Lay product on the floor with glideboard side up. Make sureyou have plenty of space on both ends of the product. Slide theglideboard as far as it will go towards the Front Crossbar beforeyou begin lifting unit.4. Make sure the handles are out to the sides before you begin tounfold your unit. Keep hands and fingers away from pulley. Holdonto the top center of glideboard and begin rolling rear rollers.Spread the unit out until it is flat on the floor. Be careful to dothis slowly.Be sure to support the frame in the center to avoid havingthe product drop suddenly onto the floor or pinch fingers.3. Lift the exerciser up by holding it at the top of the rails.Using your foot, slowly spread the unit open at the bottomapproximately 12 inches so that it rests firmly on the Front andBack Crossbars not allowing it to go too far.Hold Here While LoweringTo The GroundLift Here5. A. Next remove plastic packing ties from the top and bottomof the Vertical Column. Pull out the Spring Loaded Pin Knoblocated at the left rail (NOTE: pin shown in picture is on rightside) to release Spring Loaded Pin. Continue to hold pin outwhile performing the next step.Quick Release PinBack CrossbarFront Crossbar12”5Spring Loaded Pin

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUAL SET UPB. Take hold of the Vertical Column and pull it up until it isupright. Release the Spring Loaded Pin. You should hear it lockback into place. (NOTE: pin shown in picture is on right side)7. FLEXIBILITY BAR ASSEMBLYAssemble the Flexibility Bar at the opposite end of the unit byinserting it into the Front Crossbar as pictured below. Makesure it is fully inserted.Front CrossbarIMPORTANT: Be sure the Spring Loaded Pin is lockedinto place before using your unit. You will know the pinis locked into place when you can see the end protrudethrough the inside of the rail bracket.6. Position one foot on Back Crossbar to keep the product fromlifting off the floor. With one hand on either the right or leftrail and the other hand holding the Height Adjustment QuickRelease Pin out, slide the rails along the Vertical Column todesired position and release pin. Pin will pop into place - youwill hear a snap. Insert Straight Safety Pin (attached to thelanyard on the Height Adjustment Tube) through the hole on theright side of the Height Adjustment Assembly.NOTE: Insert Safety Hitch C Pin into side hole locateddirectly below Height Adjustment Assembly on theVertical Column.Height AdjustmentQuick Release PinInsert Safety Hitch C Pininto side hole locateddirectly below HeightAdjustment Assemblyon the Vertical Column.8. STOPPER ASSEMBLYIf the Stopper at the bottom of the Vertical Column has notalready been installed, please do so now. Locate the Stopperwhich is packed in Miscellaneous Accessories (See ProductSpecifications on page 4 of this manual). Unscrew nut on theend of the Stopper and remove. Insert the Stopper into the holelocated in the center of the Back Crossbar (See Fig. 1). Screwthe nut back onto the Stopper and tighten with Allen Wrenchesprovided (See Fig. 2).Fig. 1Fig. 2IMPORTANT: Proper installation of the Stopper isnecessary for the Rollers to function easily when the unitis folded and rolled into place for storage.9. FLIP CHART ASSEMBLYTo add the Flip Chart, insert the Flip Chart Base into the VerticalColumn. Then secure the Flip Chart onto the Flip Chart Base.Flip ChartSafety Hitch C PinFlip Chart BaseVertical Column6

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUAL ATTACHMENTS: HOW TO’SHow to Attach the Wing AttachmentsThe Wing Attachments provided with your unit has been uniquely designed to serve several purposes. It can be placed at the top or bottomof the exerciser and angled toward you or away from you depending upon what is comfortable for you.Two thick Foam Pads are provided with the Wing Attachments. They must be attached to the Attachments (if not already) before exercising.To do this:1. Simply wet each crossbar with soapy water.2. Then attach Foam Pads on the Crossbars as shown in Fig. 1. Let dry before beginning to exercise with the Wing Attachments.Below are instructions on how to position the Wing Attachments in accordance with the exercises you wish to do.NOTE: The Right and Left Wing Attachments can be placed on opposite rails depending on the exercise. Always keep the Foam Pads tothe outside of the Rails.PULL UPS AND CHIN UPSLEG PULL, CRUNCHES AND SIT UPS1. Locate the holes at the top of the Right and Left Rails.1. Locate the holes at the top of the Right and Left Rails.2. With the Wing Attachments angled toward the Glideboard, lineup the Brackets on the Attachments with the desired positionholes on the Rails.2. With the Wing Attachments angled away from the Glideboard,line up the Brackets on the Attachments with the desiredposition holes on the Rails.3. Insert the 2 Short Hitch Pins through the holes on the WingAttachment Brackets and the hole on the Rails, as shown inFig. 2.3. Insert the 2 Short Hitch Pins through the holes on the WingAttachment Brackets and the hole on the Rails, as shown inFig. 3.4. You are now ready to perform Pull Up and Chin Up exercisesto work the arms, lats and back. See your Exercise Guide forspecific exercises.4. You are now ready to perform Leg Pulls, Crunches and Sit Upexercises to work the abdominals, waist and legs. See yourExercise Booklet for specific exercises.SQUATSFRONT PRESSFlexibility Bar can be used instead of Wing AttachmentsPress Up Bars can be used instead of Wing Attachments1. Locate the holes at the bottom of the Right and Left Rails.2. With the Wing Attachments angled away from the Glideboard,line up the Brackets on the Attachments with the holes on theRails.1. Locate the holes at the bottom of the Right and Left Rails nearthe Front Crossbar.2. With the Wing Attachments toward the Glideboard, line up theBrackets on the Attachments with the holes on the Rails.3. Insert the 2 Short Hitch Pins through the holes on the WingAttachment Brackets and the hole on the Rails, as shown inFig. 4.3. Insert the 2 Short Hitch Pins through the holes on the WingAttachment Brackets and the hole on the Rails, as shown inFig. 5.4. You are now ready to perform the Squat which works thethighs and calves. See your Exercise Booklet for specificexercises.NOTE: When performing the Squat exercises, be sure toposition your hands on the side of the Glideboard, NOTalong the bottom of the Glideboard in order to avoidpinched fingers4. You are now ready to perform the Front Press exercise whichworks the upper chest and triceps. See your Exercise Bookletfor specific exercises.NOTE: Remove Wing Attachments when you are not exercising with them.7

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUAL ATTACHMENTS: HOW TO’SHow to Attach the Press Up Bars1. Attach each Press Up Bar to the frame with the Short Hitch Pins included with your TotalGym . Note: Hitch Pins are included in Miscellaneous Accessories. Simply line upeach bar with the holes at the bottom or front of the frame.Crossbars2. Slide one Short Hitch Pin through the hole of one of the Press Up Bars and throughthe frame. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for attaching the other Press Up Bar. Make sure tosecurely attach each Press Up Bar to each side of the frame before using. Seeyour Exercise Guide for specific exercise.Fig. 1NOTE: Remove the Press Up Bars when you are not exercising with them.2 short hitch pinsPress Up BarsFig. 2Hitch PinPress Up Bar HoleHow to Attach the Dip Bars1. Attach each Dip Bar to the frame with the Short Hitch Pins included with your TotalGym . Note: Hitch Pins are included in Miscellaneous Accessories. Simply line upeach bar with the holes in the upper portion of the bottom frame.Fig. 32. Slide one Short Hitch Pin through the hole of one of the Dip Bars and through the frame.Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for attaching the other Dip Bar. Make sure to securely attacheach Dip Bar to each side of the frame before using. See your Exercise Guide forspecific exercise.NOTE: Remove the Dip Bars when you are not exercising with them.Fig. 42 short hitch pinsDip BarsFront CrossbarFig. 5Dip Bar HoleHitch Pin8

TOTAL GYM ULTIMA OWNER’S MANUAL ATTACHMENTS: HOW TO’SHow to Attach the Ab Crunch BoardsBe sure to give enough clearance so your head does not hit the Vertical Column when performing these exercises. DO NOT attach theAb Crunch Boards to the Rail on the hole that is closest to the Vertical Column, doing so could result in possible seriousinjury or death.Remove Leg Attachment Bracket when using the Ab Crunch Boards to avoid contact, which could result in possible serious injury or death.Be sure that the Hitch Pins are securely locked in place before using the Ab Crunch Boards. Failure to do so may cause the Ab CrunchBoards to fall off resulting in possible serious injury or death.Do not move your body to the extreme left or right when using the Ab Crunch Boards to avoid falling off the exerciser which could result inpossible serious injury or death.Caution should be used when getting on and off the exerciser when the Ab Crunch Boards are in place. Failure to do so could result inpossible serious injury or death.INSTALLATIONASSEMBLY1. Remove Hex Bolts and Washers from bottom of AbCrunch Boards.2. With the small end of the Ab Crunch Board closest tothe Handle Grip securely attach the appropriate Handlewith 4 Flat Washers, Spring Washers and Hex Boltswith Hex Wrench provided. See Fig. 1.How to Install the Ab Crunch Boards to your Total Gym 1. Locate the 3 holes at the top of the Right and Left Rails on the VerticalColumn (see Fig. 2A). DO NOT use hole closest to the Vertical Column.Your head could come in contact with the Vertical Column and couldresult in possible serious injury or death.Choose the 2nd or 3rd hole depending on your height or comfort level.Fig. 2AFig. 1Vertical ColumnRight RailHandle GripLeft RailAb Cr

Be sure to read through this Owner’s Manual carefully. It is the authoritative source of information about your Total Gym . CUSTOMER SERVICE QUESTIONS If you have questions about your Total Gym , please call Customer Service at 1-800-303-7896, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, EST. ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS