Like most of us. I used to be very busy hard working and stayed in shape with my work and yoga! Then APS took all of that away from me. As a result I have gained a zillion pounds (ok sone exaggeration there but I do not resemble myself) I was finally able to try out the excercise machine I asked for for christmas! All exercises on this machine u are either laying or sitting. So totally perfect for someone who falls over when I just standing there. I only used it for about 7 minutes. But mentally I am stoked! Feels really good to be able to excersise some. All my attemps since the TIA'S & CVA'S OF APS have ended in failure. But this machine we can use! Its perfect I told my dr about it and she agreed that it was the safest way for me to excersise without having to be in a swimming pool. Which she suggested a while back but I prefer not to drowned if I fall or have TIA. Just wanted to share my excitement. If I can gain back some muscle and loose some weight I will feel much better about myself and that will go a long way in my day to day life!! Sorry just needed to share my excitement. No worries I am taken it real slow and easy. I injure myself in the dumbest ways and do not want my family to feel bad for getting it for me. We were all excited.