Pros: Very low impact, compact, good workout
Cons: digital time display can be troublesome
I recently purchased my freestyle in an effort to lose some weight. I'd had a treadmill and several other types of workout machines. The overall problem with many of my previous machines was they were hard on the joints in my body. I had an auto accident and had extensive damage to my left leg and left hip. As a result of that accident all treadmills I used tended to aggravate my injuries. Full impact aerobics and/or running is not an option.
I saw the infomercial about the freestyle and decided to give it a try.
Putting the machine together is a snap. It is compact and folds away for easy storage. The absolute best part about the freestyle is no joint pain. You feel like you're gliding along a few inches above the ground. You can feel the muscle groups work but there is absolutely no constant pounding like on a treadmill.
I started out slow by doing 10 minutes 3 or 4 times per week then 20 then 30 and now 40 minutes. I've lost about 15 pounds so far and am very motivated to stay on my quest to lose more. I would highly recommend the purchase of this exercise equipment for anyone who wants a good workout with no impact on the joints.