We bought this treadmill exerciser to try to shed some of those pounds we all put on. I would rather go for the outdoor walk, but my husband decided this was a better way to go. He didn't think assembling was so cool. I do like the fact that this treadmill can be folded up, thus taking up less space.The console has many features such as speed and incline controls, displays of exercise feedback, heart rate sensors, and 6 personnel workouts, plus many other options. You insert the key, select the manual mode, start the walking belt, change the incline if desired, follow your progress with the displays, check your heart rate, turn on the fan, and when your time is done remove the key. If you would rather you can do a preset workout. The Pro-Form Crosswalks handles(arms) are held as you exercise your arms, shoulders, and back. These can be adjusted to increase resistance. As with any exercise program you should start by warming up at least 10 minutes ahead to increase your body temperature, heart rate, and circulation. To maintain your status of exercise you should try to exercise at least three times a week, making this a regular routine.
We have tried keeping a regular schedule, and as soon as the weather breaks, i will be going outside for my daily walk, enjoying the weather.