Press and hold down the button on the digital timer screen. This screen is located on the top of the right foot pedal. Holding down the button will set the screen to 0 and allow you to track your progress.
Adjust the tension control between the two pedals. It is a small rod with a ball that can move left to right. The further left, the more tension you will have. The further right, the less tension you will have. Either extremes can be difficult. If you are a beginner, move the control to the middle or slightly to the right.
Place the corresponding foot onto the pedal that's closest to the ground. Place your other foot on its corresponding pedal and maintain your balance. At first, balance will be your main issue on the Lateral Thigh Trainer.
Press the higher foot down and out. This will move the opposite foot up and in. Continue doing this over and over. This is the workout. You should feel muscle use in your outer thighs, lower stomach, and lower back.
Check your posture. Be sure to stand up with a slight bend forward at the waist. This will help you keep your balance and will work your back muscles the right way.
Continue exercising for at least 20 minutes. You should feel your heart rate increase and sweat begin to form.