This was the first piece of workout equipment I've ever ordered, and I was mostly concerned about safety, so I was really pleased at how solid and well constructed it is. It came completely assembled, with hardware choices enclosed you install yourself if you want the bench fixed or collapsible, so setup was a breeze. I purchased it first and foremost to do spinal hyperextensions, and my only problem with this bench is, that though it is advertised as being a hyperextension bench, you cannot do the sidewise hyperextensions with perfect form (i.e. your feet side-by-side). But I can do the entire workout I need to do with modified form, and the bench is also great for crunches, situps, situps on an incline, pelvic lifts, etc. This is a versatile, well-constructed, solid piece of equipment, and it folds up and fits in a corner when not in use.