It's becoming a real problem. I see these exercise bikes and steppers that always look "easy"....like once you get pedaling, the air or wind will get your legs moving or something. And the steppers are supposed to feel effortless, like you're walking in place. But that's never really the case. Exercise is exercise and it never really feels all that great - well, there are 2 exceptions. Walking, that's easy (for me). And then of course there are the motorized pedals that do all the exercise for you and all you have to do is sit there. But you need to know the exact calorie count, what you see on the monitor is not really the truth. If it was, I'd be about 80 lbs. by now. I keep taking all of these stationary bikes and steppers that I no longer want to "Play it Again Sports"...where they sit for months and months because nobody wants to purchase them, even though they're barely used. Do you buy a lot of exercise equipment online? Or have you ever bought just one piece of exercise equipment and then realized it was nothing like you had imagined it would be?