Almost a year ago, I was in the market for a home gym. All our local gyms are crowded, and I didn't have the time to struggle to find parking and work through on every machine. At the time I wanted free weights, but we bought a large smith machine with cables. After a few months of moving weights around for every exercise and putting it away when I was finished, I was losing motivation. Finally we took the machine out of our apartment and after considering the options, we bought the Bowflex. I can honestly say that "gym quality exercises" are not just words. I used to chuckle when I read that, but not having to stop in the middle of your workout to move everything around or change cables -- yes, I got a no cable-change model -- I'd say that the Bowflex exercises really ARE gym quality. Thanks, Bowflex - I couldn't be happier, and I'm definitely stronger and healthier.