This machine was everything we were looking for and more. After it arrived it was better than we even thought too!
In no particular order it is:
-pleasing to look at
-surprisingly easy set up even right out of the box
-as our lives and space needs change, this machine needed to be able to adapt to it, and so far it does
-not too heavy for me to maneuver, despite my health challenges
-sturdy and I do not fear having to replace it anytime soon
-the control bar is placed in an optimal position in relation to the track - it isn't to the far front
-the length of the track is not too long or short
-side storage slot for the control bar & handle tightening tool was an important feature, keeping everything in one space
-enjoy that you don't have to separately screw on the hand bars like other models
-during the workout, the control bar also flashes between the time of session and steps, this is a nice bonus, even though I wear a FITBIT
-there isn't a feature that we find wanting
-there isn't a feature that we won't be using daily, either
-the perfect price point for both quality and economical value
-we planned to put it away after each session, but have kept it out, and this is not due to issues with putting it away, but b/c it isn't an eyesore (despite limited space and large windows we want to keep unobstructed) and we are using it more than we thought.
*We bought a 6-pack of Excercise Equipment pads from Amazon. This helps to muffle the vibrations on the floor, even though we feel it is already pretty quiet, and it is on an area rug or will be used on low carpet, we find this increases the barrier between us and those in the unit bellow.
-I was looking for something that had a higher maximum speed, and this fit the bill. My goal is to walk daily or do HIIT sessions 2-3 times a week. I am a slow sprinter for now, so as I am healing this will be a great service! I'm only just walking right now. (walking or HIIT are optimal exercises overall)
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND! This unit serves us in all areas this way.
Our entire family has been using it multiple times a day. My husband is picky and prefers more uneven terrain outside, but still finds this quite pleasurable and my children (12 and 14) are enjoying it a lot and have plans to use it every day as they know the benefits of walking, and they even break out into some light interval sprints.
I am a 39-year-old female who is also a homeschool mom. I have always been somewhat active, lean, and flexible. I was homebound 7-9 months last year, I then had 4 months beginning in November that I could leave, and with spring this year I am again homebound. I am very busy indoors, but I am not able to get enough steps within our loft apartment/condo. (I much prefer this above pacing) Due to this, the muscles in my legs have developed a limited range of motion, despite some other exercises and stretches. This issue has gotten so bad that I have continual knee pain on one side and I can only get up from sitting or the floor slowly. I have also gained almost 10 pounds and now weigh more than I ever have. (This doesn't include 2 pregnancies)
Initially, my legs get a workout at around the ~10-minute mark at about 2 mph, but I am breaking up a few different 10-minute sessions throughout the day. My goal is to get to 60+ minutes a day.