I can no longer run due to severe osteoarthritis in my knees, and the elliptical motion of the Life Fitness ellipticals I have used at gyms more closely simulates running compared with other brands, while at the same time it is easy on my joints. I am quite pleased with this model, and my husband I both use it regularly. The basic console doesn't have as many pre-programmed workouts as a gym model, but it is more than adequate for my needs. I did have a transient issue with my console taking an extended time (>3 minutes) to power up, and so LF sent a power cord adapter to shorten the time from first pedaling to being able to use the console. I called for a service appointment and was able to have someone come out within 24 hours. The power cord adapter requires a particular model of an extension cord, and it was a bit frustrating they didn't supply all the parts both on installation or after the service call.