Getting a great workout, both muscle and cardio, while sitting down watching television is a great way to work up a sweat and stay fit. We have our Octane xRide in the bedroom and it is so quite that "my sweetie" is off in slumber-land while I am getting a great workout. I have always been a active participate in Sports, Exercise, Gardening or whatever I chose and my endurance and mobility was great but having recently entered the Senior Citizen bracket, I find that my "get up and go" is greater in the mind than in the body! The Octane xRide gives me the ability to get a great upper and lower body workout without putting pressure on the joints that I have used and abused for so many years. The seat is adjustable, both seat height and seat-back tilt, which allows a person of any height or weight to be comfortable. You can choose a Preset program or a Customized routine, add a Muscle Endurance booster, Chest Press Booster, Extra Upper Body or Leg exercise. The digital display shows your workout time, the distance you've traveled, your speed, heart rate, calories burned, resistance level and much more. Our machine has been used by a teenage sports junkie, a "30 Something" Mom, a "mid 40's" ex-football player with bad knees, a 6'2" Cardio patient and me a 5'3" Grandmother and each of us have been able to find the perfect comfort zone and get a great workout. In the past, we have had an Exercise Cycle, a Treadmill and have been members of a Fitness club. This machine is the best investment we have made, bar none! Well worth the investment, we feel great, staying with an exercise plan is easy and the Doc's are happy with the results (but sad at loosing the co-pays).