I love biking, but sometimes it's just too much of a hassel to get outside, or the weather just isn't right. I stay in shap with this stationary bike, and use it when it's more convenient. It's really a great way to keep the muscels I'd normally engage biking up to shape and strong. It's also very relaxing. Sometimes I watch movies on my iPod and forget I'm even working out. I was watching a particularly enthralling movie and ended up finishing it without really realizing that I had been biking all the while. When I stopped to look at the workout summary, I had burnt hundreds of calories! No problem with me. In this way the bike is convenient, relaxing, and great for your health. I've managed to lose a fair amount of weight and enjoy the convenience of a stationary bike for the times when I can't manage to actually hit the road on my real bike. Even for non-bikers, I'd recommend the bike.