The Stamina SpaceMate is perfect for my cross training days. It's best feature is how it folds it up and fits into small spaces, out of sight. It is also small enough to fit in the back of my car and take on trips. Pros: a good workout for glutes, quads, and calves. I use it for about 15 to 30 minutes and manage to work up a decent sweat. Obviously, this stepper isn't the same kind of intense cardio workout as compared to running but it is perfect for cross training and recovery. Cons: only down side I've found is that the right step pedal is squeaky. Maybe a little dab of dish washing soap will fix that squeak. Also, I had a heck of a time trying to get the handle bar cushioning on at first. The instructions say to add a little dish washing soap. That did not work! The trick was to spray WD-40 on the metal handle bars and then the cushioning slid on like a charm when twisted and pulled down into place. Overall, I really like this compact stepper. Excellent folding stepper, priced right and built well!