Because I suffer from deteriorating disks, my doctor insisted that I give up running. For nearly three months, I’ve been unable to workout. Exercising on a treadmill bothered my back. I purchased an Octane elliptical and am thrilled with it. I had tried out other brands of ellipticals, but none compare with Octane’s comfortable feel. Since I’m only 5 feet tall, getting a proper fit with exercise equipment can be a challenge. Octane works perfectly for both myself and my 6′ 2″ son.