I received the Marcy hers elite mini stepper from my husband as a present. At first wanted to hurt him because that is not a present to me. But now I thank him. I have been using my mini stepper for a couple of months now and I have lost inches and built muscle mass in my legs. At first it was hard to get use to because I didn't have the leg strength to do it for more than five minutes.Now I can go for fifteen minutes. I know fifteen minutes on a mini stpper does not sound like a lot but you would be surprised. It tones and gets your heart pumping. When you first get off the stepper from doing a fifteen minute workout your legs feel like spaggetti. It takes a few minutes for your legs to go back to normal. I just put it in front of the tv when i have extra time and I can do fifteen minutes with no problem and I don't get bored because i am watching tv. You cna carry it to any room of your house because it is light weight.