Wasn't sure what to expect of this machine; as i'm an avid user of the gym's rower. This is more a bungee type resistance; but for the days i can't get to the gym this is Great for at home use. Not as much resistance as a fan rower; but i don't plan on using this as a subsitute for the gyms. Just a replacement for days i can't make it to the gym. Easy to use! Found on other sites for $400. Overall completely pleased with product!!