I travel a lot and get the chance to work out on all sorts of high end equipment, but I always enjoy coming home to work out on my Life Fitness elliptical machine. It's smooth, quiet, and built to last. It doesn't have the whiz-bang electronics and high tech video screen that I find on some of the equipment, but this seems to be the part that breaks first. I mounted a 32" smart TV in front of my machine at home (about $200) and that works just fine. Many of these machines are now available on the used market at very good prices, and can be awesome for home use. They are VERY heavy and large to move, so they aren't as easy to buy and install as many other units. Once in place, however, they provide great performance.