When I first started out with The Exercise Coach I had very little muscle strength. I was of no help when it came to carrying even slightly heavy loads. I wanted to go to a place where I could work out with the help of someone with knowledge of my health issues (RA, osteoporosis, MS). I have confidence that they will not allow me to hurt myself in any way. I can tell I am getting stronger and my husband notices too! The first time I went to Mt. Rushmore, before The Exercise Coach, I needed help just getting around. Last year, I went back and I had no problem at all getting around!