I have been wanting a home reformer for a long time, and am thrilled to be the owner of the F3 Align folding reformer. The machine folds in half and is easy to store in the corner of my bedroom -- there is no place I would have been able to fit a full size reformer in my home. This machine is an amazing home option but it it not as comfortable, as sturdy, as versatile as the studio quality machines I use with my trainer. I have likened it to driving a really lovely car like a Honda or a Toyota, but lying down on the Balanced Body Allegro at my trainer's is like stepping into a Porche. The F3 machine is lower to the ground than I am used to. The foot bar is not fixed but lies in brackets and cannot be pulled on. The platform is a bit rough on the feet. But it's all entirely serviceable and a delight to own. It takes me about 5 minutes to set the machine up for use and somewhat less to put it away after use. It took some practice to find a way to fold the machine that felt safe for my back, it takes some real strength to get it fully vertical at the end of the process (I'm quite small!). That said, I am thrilled to own this machine and am very pleased that Align created a folding machine for home use.