I've always made excuses for not exercising, mostly related to the weather outside. Now that I have this treadmill, that excuse no longer gets in my way. This is a great treadmill with all the bells and whistles. The cushioned support under the belt makes it very comfortable to walk and jog on. The adjustable arm poles are great to keep your hands up and moving (so your fingers don't get numb, if you have that problem when you walk). I really love the fan blowing on me as I workout so I don't get too warm. I haven't done much with the preprogrammed exercise routines yet, but I am very impressed with the ifit workouts on memory card; they give you motivation and coaching and even remind you to breathe and take drinks of water. There are cup-holders on both sides, and a ledge for a book or magazine to rest on. The biggest CON I have found is that the volume is not adjustable. I sometimes put a magazine or book in front of the speaker to quiet it down a little. Otherwise, it's great!