If you haven’t tried the new Better Back Adjustable Acupressure Nodes for yourself, then take the word of someone who has. This new accessory is receiving rave reviews from customers like Brian Wagner, who says the nodes are nothing short of genius, adding that they offer a way to work on those hot spots that show up when I’ve spent too much time on the computer.
Corporate Headquarters: Saskatoon, Sask.
Address: 724 Broadway Ave.
Saskatoon, Sask. S7N 1B4
Phone: (306) 242-0776
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM to 5:30PM
Sat 10AM to 5PM EST
Canada’s oldest family owned and operated specialty fitness retailer serving Saskatchewan since 1978. We specialize in home and commercial exercise equipment, boxing and Martial arts.
Teeter Hang Ups has been our product of choice because of the quality and back up service. This product truly belongs in a specialty fitness store.~ Merv Smith, Owner
Host: We hear all the time about the difference Teeter Hang-Ups has made in people’s lives. But we wanted to truly put it to the test. And since firefighting is one of the most physically strenuous jobs that demands so much from your back, we thought, what better place to test it than in a fire station. So we sent a few tables to one of the top fire departments in the country to gauge the impact it had on their lives and jobs.
Jeff: I’ve had several back injuries on the job, and they still nag me. I’ve been using the Teeter for about a month now. I noticed that I was sleeping better at night, I wasn’t turning and tossing. I wasn’t having the stiff back. I felt more relaxed.
Matt: I’ll admit I was skeptical. Before I got on it, I thought, Well, we’ll see exactly what this can actually do for my joints and my back. And when I first got on it, I found it very easy to use. Instantly I was feeling the effects from it. My lower back was feeling better in the mornings and I just kind of felt rejuvenated getting off it every day.
Jake:Because I do have a history of lower back injuries, the thing that I liked about the Teeter is that it really allows my lower back to relax. I feel like it decompresses my spine.
Jim: Back injuries can be detrimental to a person’s career. It can be detrimental to our patients, and it can be detrimental to the other crew members if somebody injures their back and are unable to perform, especially in the middle of an incident.
Mandy: Firefighters often have all these weight compressing their spine for the entire duration of basically our work shift, especially if we’re on a fire call. So being able to come back and off all that weight and then decompress your spine makes perfect sense.
Matt: After a while with dealing my joint pain, it gets where I just, Ah, that’s just the way it is and not much I can really do about it. I’m working out, I’m stretching, I’m staying active, but I guess that’s just the way things are for now. Just have some lower back pain. That’s just the way it is. So when I started using the Teeter, I noticed that was improving immediately, and my knees as well. The Teeter’s had a major impact on my life.
Jim: For me, I’m in my 50’s now and having that ability to release the tension in my back with the Teeter is great. I love it.
If your Teeter Hang Ups Contour-Series or NXT-R Inversion Table is rotating too slowly, too quickly or not at all, you may need to adjust your rotation control settings. This video walks you through the process.
As we have discussed before, a slipped or herniated disc occurs when the structure of the disc between your vertebrae bulges or ruptures, causing the anatomy of the disc to place pressure on nerves, resulting in pain, numbness and weakness in your back which sometimes radiates into your buttocks and legs. Slipped discs occasionally happen in your neck (cervical spine), are rare in your upper back (thoracic spine) and are most common in the lower back (lumbar spine).
Names: Oscar BeZosker & Blue (Berry)
Length of time at Teeter: 4.5 years
Official title/occupation at Teeter: Therapy Aids, Relaxation Specialists
What they had for lunch today: Water and most likely popcorn from Debbie
Favorite toy: Oscar – anything that squeaks; Blue – anything that Oscar has.
Hidden talent: Oscar – super cuddler; Blue – super calm
Favorite place to nap: Oscar – Under the sheets of Chris and Rylie’s bed; Blue – in a warm lap
If they could be any product from Teeter, what would they be?: Herbal Pillows – because they are cozy and cuddly.
Corporate Headquarters: Allentown, PA
Phone: (610) 433-4470
Store Hours: Mon-Wed 10AM to 6PM
Thur 10AM to 7PM
Fri 10AM to 6PM
Sat 10AM to 5PM EST
Address: 1825 W. Allen St.
Allentown, PA 18104
“For 26 years, we have supplied the LeHigh Valley with quality exercise equipment and accessories. We offer free assembly and delivery and we also do our own repairs.
“As a specialty retailer, our customers expect to find quality products in our store. Teeter is the “original” and is still the best.”~ Dominic Molinari, Owner
Muscles: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes & Calves
Standard: Start in the fully inverted and locked position. Hold onto the A-frame legs to stabilize your body. In a slow, controlled motion, bend your knees to pull your body up. Hold for 3 seconds, then in the same slow, controlled motion, lower your body then repeat.
Advanced: Follow the instruction above, except do no grab the A-frame legs to stabilize your body. Place your hands above your head (as pictured) and use your core muscles to stabilize your body.
Reps: 10 to 15 reps
Sets: 3 to 5 sets
SHAPE fitness editor-at-large, Jay Cardiello recently reviewed the ThunderBell and saw “this is no ordinary 10-pound weight.”
The iconic women’s fitness magazine regularly picks through all the fitness world has to offer and reviews products they feel fit their readers’ lifestyle. As part of SHAPE’s Toned at Home feature, the full write-up is on page 76 of this month’s issue.
You can learn more about the ThunderBell and get your own at ThunderBellTV.com.