I purchased this treadmill on a sale at Cosco and snagged it at a very reasonable price. It took me a while to assemble it as the components were quite heavy and needed two people to put it together. However once it was assembled it just wowed me. The overall look of the machine is very elegant and professional. The motor seems quite sturdy and it comes with a life time warranty, which is great. The display panel is easy to read and operate. It has ability to track individual progress based on the sign in. It also has in-built training programs which would set the speed, incline and time for you automatically. It has a heart rate monitor, an i-pod dock with inbuilt speakers. It also shows the calories burned, miles walked and things of that nature. I think for a beginner it is a perfect start up treadmill as it hooks them on instantly. The treadmill is not hard on legs and the incline feature is great. I do think that the motor is a bit loud and you have to turn the music up alot to avoid hearing it.
Sugar Land, TX