One of our favorite things about what we get to do everyday at Teeter is talk to our customers! You all have lots of great questions and we try to address some of the most common ones on our Frequently Asked Questions page. We encourage you to email us or post a comment with additional questions and we’ll send you an answer you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
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“At Driven Fitness, we continually search out new and exciting products not found in typical retail fitness stores. We strive to provide the highest quality, name-brand products at the best prices, period!”
“Teeter Hang Ups is the industry leader for cutting edge inversion products. They continue to develop new, unique products and maintain the highest quality standards. Imitated, never duplicated.”
Imitated…never duplicated. Thanks Driven Fitness, that should be our new tag line!
Meet Eric Rolene, Teeter’s Project Manager and resident “jack of all trades.” Eric began with the company in our sales department, but his true love of project management led him to this new role last year. Eric has been instrumental in many areas which have ultimately allowed Teeter operate more efficiently and offer better service to our customers.
Name: Eric Rolene
Where is your hometown? Vancouver, WA
Dinner or Dessert? I’m not a fan of sweets. My favorite dish is Thai Red Curry.
What is your favorite cartoon character? Papa Smurf.
What is your dream car? 1963 Lincoln Continental with suicide doors.
What is your favorite TV show? Movie? The Office. Happy Gilmore.
Dogs or cats? Cats, but currently we have no pets.
Who is your favorite musical artist? Dave Mathews.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where? India.
What do you like doing when you aren’t at Teeter? Playing Poke.
How long have you worked for Teeter? Almost 2 years.
How would you describe your job to a 3rd grader? It’s like putting together a puzzle and sometimes the pieces have been hidden!
What is your favorite part about your job? The search for hidden pieces.
What is your favorite Teeter product? The EP-560, I use mine every day.
If you could be any part of a Teeter inversion table, what part would you be and why? I would probably be the A-Frame… stability is nice.
Amid the pink Valentines, doilies, and boxes of chocolate, there are many ways to express your love for your sweetie. If you want to grow old together, it’s important to take care of your heart and encourage your loved one to do the same.
Here are some tips to keep your heart healthy on Valentine’s Day and every other day of the year. While you are taking care of your heart, you can use these tips to get closer to your special someone.
1. Brush Your Teeth
It may sound odd to focus on your mouth in order to take care of your heart, but studies have shown that there is a link between gingivitis and heart disease. The high levels of bacteria in the mouth can lead to heart disease and stroke if left to spread. So brush, floss and use mouth wash regularly to help keep your ticker in shape. Fresh breath and a clean mouth may also help prime your pucker for getting close to your significant other.
2. Indulge the Right Way
A little dark chocolate and red wine are packed full of antioxidants. Free radicals in your body can do damage to your cell walls and harm your heart, and antioxidants can bind up the free radicals before they do damage. Have a few sips of red wine and some quality dark chocolate over candlelight to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
3. Increase Your Heart Rate
Your body is one of the only machines that gets stronger with use. Regular cardiovascular activities can improve your respiratory and heart rate, essentially challenging your heart to work harder and become stronger. How you and your loved one decide to elevate your heart rate is up to the two of you…
4. Connect with Your Mate
Spending one-on-one time with your partner and engaging in regular contact can help lower your blood pressure and promote feel good hormones to release in your body. Calm and regular engagement with loved ones can keep you healthier and your immune system strong.
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“Teeter is the number 1 brand of inversion tables. They offer a great value and help to improve the lifestyle of the user.”
~ Michael Glassman, Sr. Buyer
Davey’s story is similar to many that we have heard before: back pain is keeping you from doing what you love and from returning to work. Davey’s story reminds us that sometimes when you are down and out and laid up because of back pain, inverting on a Teeter can literally be an answer to your prayers!
“I was told 5 years ago that I need a hip replacement. The pain was unbearable. Within 3 months of the diagnoses, I had a major reduction in pain, which is good, but over 4 years time, the muscles in my leg have changed. They became weak and reduced in size. I still played basketball up until recently when I injured my back playing the sport I love. I could hardly walk the next day. My back finally caught up to my hip. I had no sick time at work and was really scared not knowing how long I would be out of commission. I prayed and not long after, saw an infomercial on the Teeter Hang Ups! I NEVER buy things off of the TV, but this item really sparked my interest. I needed help. I did some research and read GREAT reviews on these inversion tables. People were thrilled about them. I finally decided I needed to get one, so I did. All I can say is…unreal!!!
With sitting recently labeled as the “smoking of our generation,” there are plenty of incentives to sneak in activities throughout your day-to-day routine. Even getting up and walking around as little as once an hour can help mitigate the 9.5 hours of sitting we tend to do a day.
Here are 3 simple ways to sneak fitness into your daily routine:
1. To take a cue from the Gizmodo article mentioned above, try scheduling your next meeting at a park instead of a coffee shop.
Walking meetings have been known to be more productive, creative and efficient – you have the ability to tackle problems side-by-side rather than in an adversarial fashion across the table from one another. If you can convert even a few meetings a week to walking meetings, you can improve your health and get a few walking miles under your belt.
2. Set an hourly alarm to remind you to get up and walk around.
Walk around the office, walk to do chores or even empty the kitchen dishwasher at the office to find an excuse to move. It’s easy to find yourself melting into your chair hour after hour, so find an excuse to get up and move around regularly.
3. Exercise in short bursts.
Small bouts of exercise can be squeezed in while brushing your teeth or waiting for a pot of water to boil (calf raises anyone?), or put an extra spring in your step while taking out the garbage to get your heart rate up. Our lives are filled with mundane tasks – try to make every moment count by increasing your fitness level.
Our friend Simon from the UK spent 10 years in pain, thousands in therapy because of his bad back. It wasn’t until a friend suggested inversion that Simon found Teeter. Friends don’t let friends live with back pain – tell your friends about Teeter today!
“Hi Roger and the Teeter crew. After suffering from severe back pain for nearly 10 years, I tried nearly everything to get help. I literally spent thousands of pounds on various therapy trying to get some relief. Nothing worked until one day a good friend suggested inversion. I gave it a go and got instant relief. I stopped taking all the horrible prescribed pain killers and have been using my Teeter F7000 on and off for about 3 years now. I can honestly tell you it has given me my life back. So thanks for a great product. I can’t begin to tell you just how much it has helped. THANK YOU SO MUCH.”
Start in the fully inverted and locked position. In a slow, controlled motion, use your abdominals to crunch forward. Hold for 3 seconds, then in the same slow, controlled motion, lower your body, then repeat.
For a more enhanced crunch, rotate your elbow across your torso towards the opposite knee to target your obliques.
This article in the New York Times discusses some of the latest findings in fitness. While we all like to remain on the cutting edge, these recent studies seem to indicate what we’ve known all along. What are some of the most prevalent fitness news items from 2012?
Small Bits of Activity Add Up
No need to train for a marathon or sign up for an Iron Man. Phew! Studies have shown that the best way to increase your lifespan and stay healthy is to exercise in several short spurts multiple times a week. Getting your heart rate up for 30 minutes 3 to 4 times a week can help you to live longer and decrease your waistline.
Don’t Overdo It
Working out too much can actually be a detriment to your health. While your body must be challenged and worked out – extreme endurance sports and high-impact activities can actually harm your body and have not been shown to increase your lifespan.
TV and Computers Slow You Down
Overall, our culture is becoming more sedentary and not only is the lack of activity preventing us from moving, but the mere act of sitting for long periods of time is harmful to our health. A large chilling study on Western adults showed that every hour of TV we watch after the age of 25 decreases our life span by about 21.8 minutes!
How Does This Apply to Inversion?
We are pleased to say that the latest round up of fitness findings for 2012 falls in line with how we promote the practice of inversion. How?
1. As little as 5 minutes a day of inversion can give you remarkable benefits to improving the health of your spine as well as your flexibility.
2. Inversion is not a “no pain, no gain” activity. If you feel uncomfortable, then stop. Don’t feel like you must invert fully if it doesn’t feel right or hang for longer than feels comfortable. Listen to your body and don’t push yourself to do more than is comfortable.
3. Combine inversion with what you are already doing. If you watch TV at the end of the day to relax, spend a portion of that time inverting while you watch television. You can increase your time on your Teeter by practicing oscillation as you invert.