How to Set Up an iFit Card (32 Steps)
By Rob Kemmett
The iFit is an interactive exercise device that works in tandem with most computers and iFit-compatible exercise equipment. To utilize the iFit program, you must have an iFit card. The iFit cards are SanDisk cards that fit into the SD slot on computers and exercise machines, including treadmills and elliptical machines. Download new workouts to empty SD cards to use iFit exercise programs. Before using the program, you must set up the iFit module.
Plug one end of the iFit USB cable into the iFit module. Plug the other end of the cable into a piece of iFit compatible exercise equipment while it is powered off.
Turn on the exercise equipment and wait one minute.
Turn off the exercise equipment. Remove the USB cable from the exercise equipment.
Go to iFit's home page and click "Register now." (See References)
Enter the user name of your choice in the box titled "User name." The user name is your login ID that is used when accessing your iFit account. The user name must be between three and 16 characters; accepted characters include letters, numbers, underscores and dashes.
Enter the password of your choice in the box titled "Password." Create a password that you will remember (you must enter it to access your iFit account). Enter the same password again in the box titled "Confirm password."
Enter your email address in the box titled "Email." All iFit newsletters and special offers are sent to the email address you enter.
Enter the iFit activation code found on the product card included with the iFit module in the box titled "Activation code."
Click the arrow next to the box titled "Place of purchase" to open a drop-down menu. Click the store at which you purchased your iFit product. If the store you purchased the iFit from is not listed or if you do not know where it was purchased, click "Other."
Click "Medical disclaimer" to view iFit's legal disclaimer in reference to medical risks associated with iFit products. Click the box next to "I understand and accept the Medical Disclaimer" to accept iFit's legal disclaimer.
Click "Confirm activation code" to complete registration.
Download iFit Application
Go to the iFit installation page online. (See References)
Click the "Install Now" box at the top right of the page.
Download the file and save it to your computer.
Go to iFit's home page. (See References)
Click "Store" at the top right of the website.
Click "Workout downloads for iFit SD equipment" at the bottom of the screen.
Click the workout you want to purchase.
Click "Add to cart" to put the workout into your online shopping cart. Add as many workouts as you like.
Click the shopping cart icon near the top right of the screen when you are done shopping.
Follow the instructions and enter your credit card and shipping information, including name, address and telephone. Review the purchase and make sure the information is entered correctly.
Click "Confirm purchase" to complete the order.
Click "Download" and follow the instructions to download the workouts to your computer.
Set Up SD Workout Cards
Double-click one of the downloaded workouts. Your unzip utility should automatically open and give you the option to unzip the files. If it doesn't, open the program and unzip the files to the iFit folder.
Insert a blank SD card into an open SD card slot on your computer.
Double-click the iFit folder to open it.
Right-click the workout you wish to transfer to the SD card.
Right-click the drive that corresponds with the SD card. Depending on your computer, it might be the E: drive, F: drive, G: drive or something similar.
Click "Paste" to transfer the workout to the SD card.
Remove the SD card from your computer.
Insert the SD card into any iFit compatible workout equipment. The equipment automatically reads the workout on the card and initiates the workout once you press the button on the machine that begins workouts.
Rob Kemmett began writing professionally in 2010 and specializes in writing about food and hospitality. Kemmett has worked in various fine-dining restaurants throughout his career and holds an Associate of Applied Science in Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago.