The bellicon is the best piece of exercise equipment ever invented by humankind. I'm a sixty-five year old wife, mother, grandmother, academic professional and newbie in the gym. Since I've been using my bellicon EVERYTHING has improved. Everyone tells me how healthy I look. I've learned to SKIP on a bellicon. Who knew I could do that. My balance, strength and flexibility are better each and every day. Thank You bellicon. If you are going to buy a bellicon... do it. You'll never be sorry you did. I would suggest getting the permanent legs and not the folding ones. There is a little bit of a wobble.