Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. I would recommend to anyone. Made real well. Quite. Delighted... this is the best.. I can have my coffee and kick to the morning news. It's simple and effective. My legs look great!!!! The only drawback is the bar in the middle it's hard to get your leg around it so I just removed it and the problem was solved. The seat is very comfortable. You might even trade in your barcalounger. I have bought exercise equipment after exercise equipment and the quality is very impressive. Pros: Sturdy, Quiet Operation, Comfortable, Strengthens, Easy To Use, Easy To Setup. Cons: Bulky. Best Uses: Strength Training, Low Impact Exercise, Weight Loss.