Just like the ones in the gym! This is a smaller version of the commercial Precor ellipticals that are so popular. With an adjustable ramp and 20 levels of resistance, this is a great and versatile elliptical to rent. Things to note: This elliptical comes with four programs and has a very simple and easy to use display, also if you have to have moving arms...this one isn't for you. So if you don't need moving arms, this is an awesome elliptical to choose as a rental.