Pros: Easy to use, easy to store
Cons: Loud, heart monitor doesn't work, video tape broke while watching the first time.
Don't be fooled by promises on late night infomercial. Remember, if it looks to good or easy to be true...it probably is...
I needed something that would be fun enough to get me in the mood to get moving. After watching Tony Little for 4 straight nights telling me how easy and effective the Gazelle was, I broke down and ordered it. I couldn't wait to start losing weight and slimming down. It finally arrived and after finally putting it all together, I plugged in the video that came with it and hopped on. I was really moving when I noticed the video wasn't even for the Freestyle, it was for a newer more expensive machine, one with more bells and whistle than mine. I figured oh well, it will still get me moving. That it did, straight toward the VCR when the dang tape broke. (Nope wasn't the VCR, it was brand new and I have had no problems with it since). Then the heart monitor quit after 2 days. The first time I moved it the rubber padding on all four legs came off.
The advertisement states it is quiet and glides very smoothly. Mine is not quiet. I have to make sure that no one is watching TV or sleeping or else it is very annoying.
As for the ease of it to use, that is the only thing I have good to say. It is very easy to use but it takes a long time to get your heart rate up.
I guess I was expecting a whole lot more than I got.