After having 2 knee surgeries, Jason's doctor told him he should use an elliptical instead of the treadmill. It is easier on the knees. Since Jason is not the type to go to a gym to workout, he decided he wanted to buy one for the house - but in Jason style, he doesnt buy "cheap" things. He believes in spending money and getting the good quality instead of going cheap and buying something that is flimsy and will not last long. So after hours of reasearching them on Sunday, he found one he liked and found they sold it at Dick's Sporting Goods. We went today after lunch, tried it on for size and decided to buy it. I am excited as well, I know I will use it and I dont have to get up and get dressed out for the gym and hopefully it wont be as boring as the treadmill! Ha!