I bought this two months ago after having my second child. My husband and I decided that two children was enough so I made it my personal goal to lose my baby weight and get back in shape. Since I already have a toddler in the house and it is winter we agreed to make the purchase of a treadmill so I could workout in the home to help keep myself on track. We have limited space in our home already and this treadmill folds up vertically when not in use which is awesome that I did not have to give up precious space in our living room full time. This treadmill has a streamline design, easy to use and simplistic user panel. This machine has fifteen pre-programmed workouts already in the system. It also has a manual workout mode and you can choose your workout type from calories, time or distance goals. Another feature I like about this machine is that it has a built-in sound system featuring an iPod port so I can hookup my iPod to listen to my music instead of trying to wear uncomfortable headphones while working out. I like the heart rate monitor sensors built into the handlebars which make regular measurements during my workout easy and convenient without interrupting my rhythm. This treadmill is quieter than most I used before in public gyms.