I received my Schwinn Elliptical as an anniversary gift after my previous elliptical of five years finally broke down. Before I had purchased a standard elliptical that did not have many features which I thought to be pretty average. I had no idea what I was really missing out on in terms of having an accurate well rounded workout while being able to keep track of the workouts that are the best for me and what my overall statistics are for my performance to help keep me motivated and on the right course. Performance I honestly can say there has not been a single Elliptical of any brand that I have tried previously that could measure up to the standards of the Schwinn. It has so many numerous features such as having nearly thirty adjustable settings for a workout that can range from beginner to expert levels which is really convenient because when I started out it had been a while since I had been in a regular exercise routine so it was really beneficial for beginner training. Then when I started developing my muscles and endurance I was able to adjust my settings to more challenging levels and it has in a sense grown with me as I continue to build more and more stamina. Comfort Having the twenty inch stride is exceedingly comfortable for me and it is nice because I am able to feel like I can fully lengthen my stride without it being unnatural.