Hi! I'm 59. I had a Schwinn for years. Got real lax about it - ok I stopped exercising - for about two years then sold it and my real bike when we moved to Tennessee last spring. Well, I need to get back on the bike. Went with Echelon EX5s -22. I'm a little surprised it doesn't have programs like the Schwinn did where it would automatically change resistance to imitate hills ect. But I am getting used to it. The Echelon is a better bike. My wife doesn't ride real bikes but she is eager to use this one.