This eliptical is solid for the price but if your used to the elipticals at the gym this will be a wake up call. this eliptical is cheaply made and it isnt verry sturdy. when your walking on it, it makes the most horrid screetching sound and it sways as you walk. it says it has workout plan options but it really doesnt, they are used friendly, they arnt that hard either. If your into physical fitness i would spend the few extra hundred dolars and get the type at the gym because it will last way longer. but if your just looking for the weekend jog this will prbably do good for you, just not for the hardcore runner. Also dont expect to go verry fast on this because as you go faster the queek get louder and it will annoy the HECK out of you and also it feels like the machine is going to tip over sometimes. overall this is an ok machine but i would not recomend buying it, just spend the extra money.