Have you seen the popular Lumbar Bridge designed to fit on the new ComfortTrak Bed (EP 60-Series) on HSN with Roger? Since introducing it and the Adjustable Acupressure Nodes back in November, the Lumbar Bridge has sold out every visit because customers love it! Tune in to the TV Guide channel tomorrow at 9:30am EST to view a special offer on the latest from Teeter Hang Ups, the EP-560 Ltd., and if you order, you’ll get the popular Lumbar Bridge and Adjustable Acupressure Nodes FREE!
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Hear what real people had to say when asked to compare a widely distributed inversion table to a Teeter Hang Ups inversion table with these inversion table reviews.
Decompressing to relieve stress, back pain and joint pain is just one way to benefit from using an inversion table. Building a strong core is vital to the protection and function of the spine. A solidly-designed inversion table or gravity boots and a doorway rack are great platforms for core exercises. Inverted sit-ups help to quickly define abs without placing potentially harmful loads on the spine.
When doing inverted exercises, an inversion table can experience loads of up to 3x your body weight due to bouncing and movement! Remember to look for the UL Mark so you can be confident in the quality of the equipment you are using. Empty claims of high quality or safe by inversion table manufacturers don’t mean anything without independent certification to UL standards. Currently, Teeter Hang Ups is the only brand certified to the UL 1647 standard, which includes specific requirements for inversion tables.
Roger will be back on HSN starting tomorrow at 6 AM EST to begin his 14th full year on the network. Make sure to tune in for the show and call in to talk to Roger and tell him about the positive impact Teeter Hang Ups has made on your health and life.
To share your testimonial live with Roger, call HSN Customer Service at (800) 284-3100 and tell them you would like to give a testimonial for the Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table that is currently on-air. Also, consider posting a product review on HSN.com or sharing your thoughts with us at teeter.com.
At Teeter, we recognize that you are placing your health in our hands when you choose to invert with a Teeter Hang Ups. That’s why we not only work to continually upgrade our products to epitomize comfort, but also security while you invert. Since there are no government regulations to monitor the quality of inversion tables, Teeter long ago decided that we would voluntarily submit our inversion tables to the scrutiny of third parties and undergo the most rigorous testing on the market to help show our customers and our colleagues in the industry that we take safety seriously.
Throughout North America, one of the foremost companies for testing products is Underwriters Laboratories (UL). For many years, Teeter submitted our products to be tested by UL under a generic “medical equipment” category since no specific category for inversion tables existed. After continued requests on our part, and the general rise in demand from the public for quality inversion tables, UL created requirements specifically for inversion tables under its UL 1647 standard for Exercise Equipment. You can read more about that here.
To display the UL mark on our tables is something we’ve worked hard to accomplish, and we encourage anyone who is looking to purchase an appliance or piece of equipment to first look to companies like UL for outside certification. Who is UL and what do they do? The website, UL.com, provides a great overview of the company and the ways which you can work to make your home more secure for you and your loved ones.
Learn More About UL
Great articles on this website include:
- About UL
- Commit a Minute: 100 Things to Make Your Home Safer
- More than a label: Underwriters Laboratories looks to expand its reach, adding products and countries too
- Chronology of Safety
Common Sense Counts
While UL works tirelessly to test consumer goods and approve only the best-performing products, ultimately the greatest way to ensure safe experiences is to use common sense around the house. We always emphasize reading all enclosed materials with any product you purchase from Teeter, and watching any DVDs that may accompany the product. While many products we may purchase on a regular basis are familiar to us (almost all of us already know how to operate a microwave or start a lawn mower), an inversion table may likely be a novel experience to many users, and reviewing instructional material is paramount to using it effectively!
Last month we taught you how to shop for an inversion table at your local retailer. But perhaps your neighborhood doesn’t have a store carrying inversion tables, or you like to shop an compare online. The items discussed in our last post are still as relevant online as they are offline, but when you don’t have the benefit of trying out every table side-by-side, the process can be especially confusing. Options can blend into each other, and claims of quality are only that, claims. You can’t touch the A-frame to see that it is sturdy, or fiddle with the ankle enclosures to test the strength of the spring. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you are surfing the net in search of the perfect inversion table. Go forth and explore…but not before you read the rest of this blog, of course.
Choosing the right website
The first thing to do, regardless of the brand you want to purchase, is check out the website of the vendor. Do they provide a customer service number? Can you talk to an actual human if there is a problem with your order? If you feel uneasy, check to see if they are registered with the Better Business Bureau, or send them an email asking to talk with a customer service representative about your order. If you have a good first experience with them, you have a greater chance of having a good ordering experience.
Trying to compare features of inversion tables at your computer can be a daunting task. If you are just starting your search, all the features offered by different brands can be overwhelming. Before you start comparing handle types and back rests, start with the basics: the A-frame. This is the main component of the table that will be responsible for supporting not only the table bed, but your entire body as you hang upside down. Find out what it is made of, what the warranty is on the A-frame and if the table has undergone any testing for weight loads. The same is true for the main shaft (adjustable height beam). You wouldn’t ride a bike if the metal frame was flimsy, no matter how fancy the tires looked – the same rule should apply for the basic components of your future inversion table.
These days, you can find inversion tables with every bell and whistle under the sun. Want a cup holder? A massage mat? These features all exist for your inversion table, but sometimes it’s easier to overlook the less exciting features that can make a big difference.
Does your potential table come mostly pre-assembled, or will you be faced with a thousand pieces to put together? Did you know that the average person can put the Teeter EP-Series inversion tables together in just 13 minutes, while some competitors products took up to 2 hours or more?
Does your table come with an Instructional DVD to show you how to assemble and use the table? While inversion is not difficult, you do have to get the hang of it (no pun intended) before it feels natural. Can you preview samples of the owner’s manual online? Sometimes this will give you a better idea of the unique features and use information for a particular model.
Don’t Listen to Us
Yes, you heard us. Of course we think that we make the best inversion tables around. We’ve spent 30 years tweaking, designing and testing all of our equipment, so our enthusiasm for our products is certainly biased. It’s likely that you’ll find many claims about product quality out there, from any number of manufacturers… but are those claims backed by independent review?
In engineering reviews comparing competing brands of inversion tables that help in low back pain treatment, Teeter Hang Ups was rated Number 1 across all categories of evaluation, outperforming in static load and functional endurance trials, ease of assembly (with the average unassembled parts), and performance for ease of rotation and lockout in full inversion.
In addition,look for the UL Mark, a symbol that provides you with peace of mind knowing that every product bearing this symbol has been tested and certified for safety and quality. Teeter Hang Ups offers the only inversion tables listed to UL 1647.
Common sense and a healthy curiosity can go a long way to making an informed decision, but don’t hesitate to pour over user reviews of the products you are considering. There are several websites out there that present unbiased reviews of products from users just like you, and at the end of the day, they may be your best ally in picking an inversion table online.
If you still have reservations about buying an inversion table online, check with the website about their return policy. Any good retailer should offer returns on new products within a reasonable time frame.
Want help picking out a Teeter Inversion Table? Check out our buyer’s guide.
With the gift-giving season right around the corner (Christmas is 67 days from today), it’s time to start thinking about finding the perfect gift! If you know someone withback pain or sciatica, consider giving the gift of an inversion table.
How will you know which one to buy? Many inversion tables may look the same at first glance, but there are significant differences between Teeter Hang Ups and the many other brands you may see while you are shopping. If you aren’t sure where to start when shopping for an inversion table, look to these points of comparison to help guide you when trying to make up your mind:
Is it Certified?
Teeter makes the only inversion tables that are independently certified by Underwriters Laboratories. UL has been around for more than a hundred years as a third-party certification organization. Teeter’s manual inversion tables are the only in the world to meet the new inversion table listing (UL 1647) which tests using real-world scenarios for inversion tables, like cycles (inverting down and up), weight load, and ankle restraint endurance.
Will It Last?
In addition to the UL Listing, Teeter routinely hires independent engineers to test our inversion tables and compare them against the competition. Across the board, Teeter tables have been judged easier to assemble, easier to use and longer-lasting than the competition.
If you have the opportunity to compare Teeter with another brand in person, we invite you to put us to the test! Don’t be shy, give the A-frames a good shake. Feel the security in the ankle lock system. Experience Teeter’s sturdiness and look closely at the craftsmanship that results in incomparable rotation control and comfort.
What Are Key Features?
Sure, a cup holder on your inversion table may sound fancy, but if you look deeper you will see that there are vital components built into a Teeter that no other competitor has. Teeter inversion tables offer more specialized features than any other home use model including heat-treated steel, auto-locking hinges to prevent accidental separation of the bed from the base during stretching or exercise, special squeak-free roller bearings and the optional accessory upgrades. Teeter products focus on safety, form and function instead of gimmicky features that distract from experiencing true benefits.
Is it Built for the Benefits?
Teeter inversion tables are designed to achieve results. The patented Flex Technology on the EP and Contour-Series moves with you for increased range of motion during stretching, helping to realign the spine and relax muscles. The smooth table bed surface reduces friction and helps the body to slide and achieve the fullest decompressive stretch, which ultimately helps reduce back pain. Our inversion tables are designed to achieve precision balancing, which allows you to have total control with simple arm movements and rotation without over-acceleration.
No skimping! Be wary of lighter weight inversion tables less weight often means less steel. A product that looks fine on the surface may actually have shortcuts that compromise quality and user security like thinner tubing, cheaper materials, and a weak support structure.
Heavier tables can also be deceiving features like padded bed frames weigh more, but an increase in bulk doesn’t always mean a stronger table. Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Tables stand apart from others in the marketplace – Teeter understands the essential engineering needed to make a truly exceptional inversion table and puts extra steel in the key components where it matters!
How’s the Service?
Does the manufacturer offer a hotline and email address for support? Teeter has live customer service agents located in Puyallup, WA available Monday-Friday during regular business hours. All of them have undergone comprehensive training and they all own and use inversion tables themselves.
Also, be sure to check out the product warranty before making a purchase. Out of all the inversion equipment manufacturers, Teeter offers one of the longest, most extensive product warranties: 5-years for home-use inversion tables, covering every component.
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