The Nuo stand is functional and safe. I like that you can step between the two arms of the stand and pick up and drop off the dumbbells on your sides without bending too far forward which could strain the mid and low back. You will feel very balanced when you pick up and drop off the dumbbells from the stand. As a personal trainer, these dumbbells and stand are perfect for personal use and 1-on-1 training with your clients.
The stand is worth the investment if you are buying the Nuobell dumbbells.
The product is sturdy but the finish was not perfect for the price. There was a blemish where it was misdrilled and left a scored surface about an inch in diameter. I tried contacting customer service but did not receive a reply.