The California Fitness Mini Stepper helps you burn calories and excess fat. It helps shape your hips, thighs, buns and calves which is my most problem area. I needed something easy to use and also easy to put away so that eveyone that comes to visit me don't have to see it. The California Fitness Mini Stepper is light weight and can easily be put under my bed. It was very easy to set up and I started to feel the affects of it working as soon as I started stepping, the burning began. I love how effective this is with such little effort. I also like that fact that you don't have to be on it for long periods of time before you feel it working. You feel it right away. I've only been having it for a couple of months and I've lost a few inches already.