I ordered this item based on it's consistant high ratings and the fact that it was only $2.95 to ship. It arrived in 3 days and being a first time customer, shipping was *** and this item is hefty, sturdy. I put it together in under 5 minutes got on and off I went. I use it every morning, again before work and when I come home from work. I use it in easily & quietly in front of the tv and in 2.5 weeks I am noticing amazing changes in my lower abdomin, my hips, above my butt, MY BUTT is firming & rounding ( I am amazed myself at the remarkable difference) my thighs, my calves, the way my clothes fit, etc. etc. I repeat it has been 2.5 weeks. Last Saturday a gentleman I semi know, pinched my rear end!! I will be adding 3lb. hand weights this weekend, for sure. PS. Ive been walking to work more often as the springtime comes, all up hill, less huff & puff. Ciao~
I received this product today - just SIX DAYS after I ordered it!I opened it up and had it assembled within 15 minutes - SUPER-simple... The core of the product is already put together... You put the pedal and base on yourself with PROVIDED TOOLS! I just had surgery not long ago but, have been given the clear to do "low-impact cardio".Walking is not getting the job done. Years ago had a gym membership and would easily spend 30+ minutes daily on the elliptical. When I saw this, I thought it would be a great purchase. I hopped right on this thing and was moving in seconds... forward and backwards. Felt it in my legs & rear immediately. I have read reviews on other sites for this and similar products that talk about balance being a challenge... and that you have to be careful that you do not tip over.. NOT the case for me at all. If you are familiar with the larger elliptical machines in a gym you should be ok on this as well. If you have not used the larger machines or you are challenged using them - you may be challenged a bit ... it is a movement that takes some getting used to. The product itself seems extremely sturdy (I have not used it extensively yet). It weighs 30lbs so, it's not something you'd want to have to move around a lot.
We sold our treadmill and recumbent bike years ago because we rarely used them and they took up too much space. We have regretted getting rid of the treadmill because we have been stagnating, exercise-wise. Found this, read all of the reviews and are incredibly pleased with it. It is as quiet as a mouse, gets your heart rate up, easy to move, works your core, quads, rear end, and thighs. If your core isn't strong, use a chair or something else in front of you to balance until you can balance on your own. My ankles and knees aren't as good as they used to be (the gift that aging keeps on giving) and the motion of this elliptical is very gentle. It was easily assembled in less than 10 minutes. Use it sitting when watching television and you'll forget you're exercising because it's so unobtrusive and quiet. My girlfriend likes it so much she just bought one yesterday to keep at her office, even though she has free access to a high-tech gym in her office building. I love walking but hate it when it is hot and humid, and we have been experiencing record-high heat in the southeast for the past few weeks so doing anything strenuous outdoors is begging for a heat stroke. I recently quit smoking and really need to be aware of, and avoid weight gain, and to lose about 20 pounds. My girlfriend doesn't need to lose any weight but she loves it for the cardio benefits. With many elliptical the stride can be somewhat long but it isn't on this, which my girlfriend also loves. I am looking to return to the workforce after being a full-time college student and will more than likely buy one to keep under my desk, so we will have purchased 3 of these products as soon as I get back to work. If that isn't an endorsement isn't, I don't know what is. This product is worth the investment, both monetarily and health-wise.
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