I bought it for my dad and i use it more than him. I love it. I have noticed abs are flatter and it works lower and upper abs. Its a little shaky but it works really well. I am so glad i purchased it. My brother put it together for me and it took about an hour but all worth it. Pros: Tones, Strengthens, Easy To Use, Easy Storage. Best Uses: Strength Training. Describe Yourself: Competitive Athlete. Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.