I am generally pleased with my AbCircle. I was hesitant to try it because there are some real horror stories in some of these reviews, but most said that Walmart had a very reliable return policy, so I decided to take the chance. The AbCircle comes basically assembled, it's very fast and simple. Before I used my AbCircle at all, I sprayed on some canola cooking spray onto the track because a lot of people had trouble with the wheels and suggested this. Apply it liberally, seriously don't be stingy or you won't get a smooth gliding action. I worked really well for me. I use my AbCircle most days for at least 20minutes (I have had it for 3 weeks). I have not seen any degrading of the wheels like some people have and I am not petitte (I am around 250lbs and the weight limit is 270lbs so I was a little concerned that I would). A set of replacement wheels was also included in case the first set wear out. I have to say that the Ab circle is really ridiculously fun, which helps encourage you to stick with your exercise regiment (I know that's been a problem for me and others in the past). It is hard sometimes to just walk past it and I find myself exercising even whenever I had planned on skipping a day for some reason. I have noticed that I feel a great deal more balanced/steady and I feel stronger and leaner, however this is definitely not a magic-bullet-miracle for weight loss. I have noticed some more definition in my arms, abs, butt and lovehandles. Another important point is that if you have knee or back problems do not use this machine. I haven't had any problems with it, but I could see it easily aggravating an existing condition. Another minor thing is that the handle bars are kind of hard and after a while on the AbCircle they made my hands kind of sore, but then I wrapped some soft fabric around the handles and haven't had any more trouble. I would recommend the AbCircle, but if you do get one, buy it from somewhere where you can easily return it in case you end up being someone with a lot of trouble with the machine, it seems to be hit or miss.
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