By Tryinghard (Gulf Coast of Mississippi) on Dec 19, 2009
Comments: This is a nice elliptical machine, it is mostly sturdy (but not commercial grade) and definitely gives the workout that anyone would need to get in shape. The concept is great and the screen is really nice as are the ipod attachment and fan. Be aware though that it is not compact at all. Where it is not as long as other elliptical, it makes up for it with the width--it is much larger than it appears in the photos. Also, when in motion the pedals go past the frame in the rear, so it cannot be close to the wall, which makes the "compact" feature pretty much nil since it extends the needed space another 10 or so inches. Be sure and set the machine up in the room where it will stay because it will have to be taken apart to go through standard sized doors. Otherwise it will provide a good workout, and my husband and I both use it with no major problems.