It's a step in the right direction. Initially I bought this to exercise on. However...now it's become a step to get into my bathtub, which is uncomfortably tall. It could be because my legs are too short, but in any case, it's working out really well. I particularly like that it does not get too slippery once you step out from the tub, which is beneficial to using it for exercise too, I suppose. Its sturdy and not too heavy. I like my step.