How to Turn on a Gold's Gym Treadmill

When you get a new Gold's Gym treadmill, you may be tempted to get on it and start walking or running right away. However, you need to make sure you have followed a few basic safety precautions before you turn on the machine. Otherwise, you could risk injury to yourself or damage to the treadmill. Take a few moments to turn on and operate the machine safely to prolong the life of your treadmill.

Plug the treadmill into a single outlet surge protector.

Plug the surge protector into a grounded outlet.

Allow the treadmill to warm to room temperature if it has been exposed to extreme cold.

Flip the power switch near the power cord to the "Reset" position.

Stand on the foot rails (side rails) of the treadmill.

Clip the safety cord to your clothes and insert the key into the key slot at the base of the console.

Press "Start" when the console display turns on.