I wanted a rowing machine but didn't want to spend a fortune after buying an elliptical and a treadmill. This one was a reasonable price. Assembly was a little bit challenging but not unbearable. It works well and exercises both the arms and the legs so that's nice. I would like it better if the seat distance from the feet holders was more adjustable as I find it a bit too long a distance and I am not a short person. This could be solved with a block behind the seat that could be removed, but I am managing with it as is. In all other ways I am satisfied with this rowing machine.