To say I LOVE my Bellicon would be an understatement. I've gone from the spring version to trying the bellicon at my Pilates Studio to salivating over them for months before I was able to get one. While it may seem costly compared to others, trust me, it is THE BEST investment you will ever make in a piece of exercise equipment. The difference between the lower priced models and the Bellicon is worlds apart in terms of quality of product and much importantly, quality of life! You only have to check YouTube to hear the difference. Not only are the products premium their customer service is phenomenal. Do yourself a favor and get one!