Most helpful positive review
As good as little can be
on April 16, 2012
I had a large elliptical in a small house. It ended up taking up a big chunk of geography in a bedroom, had to be moved out when we had guests, and ended up blocking a hall. I went searching for something small which could be picked up and stored when needed. After a long search, this mini elliptical looked pretty good. It has turned out to be a good solution.
It is sturdy, and pretty quiet. It has a much smaller range of motion than a full sized elliptical, but it doesn't take long to find out that it gives your legs a good work out. There is a tension control knob which allows you to vary the intensity. It felt strange at first with no handles to steady you, so I put it close to the wall in case I lost my balance (I'm over 70), but I soon got used to it and found it wasn't as precarious as it first appeared.
All things considered, it's not as good as a professional full sized elliptical, but it is about as good as you can get for home use in a small sized package. I'm glad I bought it.