I hate the stairs. However-I can't tell you how excited I was, going into another branch location of my gym (planet fitness) and finding the stair master. I literally said "yay!" when i walked in....funny looks anyone? So today I got on it, and lasted a whole 3 minutes. 4 flights. It sucked.....but i loved it! I was totally out of breath, but that means it was working. I will just have to keep doing it until i can stay on for at least 10 mins. That's my first mini-goal for that machine.