What do you get when you give a Certified Fitness Instructor a new fitness product? A skeptic. However, after using the ThunderBell for 90 days, Neti is referring the program to her friends and warning them that “the first workout is no joke!” See what else Neti had to say about her first 90 days with the ThunderBell Complete Training Program.
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!!!
Testimonial Tuesday: “I attribute my rejuvenated golf game 100% to using the Teeter inversion table “
Steve is like any other Minnesota golfer – as soon as it’s above freezing the clubs are dusted off! See what Steve has to say about his Teeter experience.
“I purchased a Teeter Hang Ups in April of 2012. I live in Minnesota and the golf course opened up in April so even though it was only 40 degrees I went out for my first round of the year. After playing the front 9 I had to quit. I have had back problems for 10 years and the cold and golfing messed it up good. I thought I was going to have to quit playing when it was cold out.
I heard about inversion tables from my chiropractor at one of my visits and thought what could it hurt so I went to my local fitness store and purchased the Teeter Hang Ups. This was one of the best fitness investments I have ever made (and I have made many over my lifetime). I used it every day along with the exercises that came on the DVD and after 8 months I am pain free in my back, and not only can I play golf, but I walk 18 holes and carry my bag. I have not walked and carried my clubs in 5 years. I attribute my rejuvenated golf game 100% to using the Teeter inversion table. I also would like to add it is a very well made piece of equipment and I am 100% confident in it when I am fully inverted. Thank you.”
Watch the below to learn more about how Teeter can rejuvenate your golf game!
“I have had really bad pain from a pinched nerve in my shoulder and back for about 3 years now. I could not get rid of it or even find temporary relief.
After getting my table I couldn’t wait to get it home. The minute I tried it out my back stretched and I heard a pop in my back; I felt so relieved. I couldn’t believe that the part of my body I couldn’t move actually opened up and was able to crack.
I only use it for 2-3 minutes every two days and its been 1-2 weeks so far. I was going to take short term disability due to the pain, but now it is manageable and I am improving.
I am very happy with this product and thank you for a quality product. It just recharges me and takes the tension off of my spine.”
Gene suffered a major injury as a result of a parachuting accident while in the Army. Using his Teeter has increased his flexibility, reduced his pain level and has him feeling “better all the way around.”
Gene: When I was in the army years ago, I had made a jump one morning and I had experienced a near total malfunction of my parachute, causing me to hit the ground in a much faster rate of speed, as you can imagine. The end result was I had suffered compression fractures throughout my neck and back and my left leg. And because of those injuries, I have experienced a lot of stiffness and a lot of pain over the last many years.
Since using the FitSpine, I’ve noticed that my discomfort levels have honestly decreased probably by about 50%. And what that means to me is that I actually moved easier, I can flex more, I no longer turn my entire body if I want to look sideways. I feel better all the way around. My neck feels better, my back feels better, it helps your legs – it stretches everything, from the ankles to the neck.
The quality of the product is pretty amazing. When I first took it out of the box and I started looking at the pieces, I was impressed. It’s a very well-made piece of equipment. It’s sturdy, it’s solid. There’s only one moving part, the table itself, but it’s just a very high-quality machine.
Jumping out of airplanes is a lot of fun. We all know there’s risk to it and accidents happen. I was fortunate to come through this one and I’m actually doing very well today and the FitSpine has been helping me with that.
I purchased the Teeter a little over a year ago. I have spinal stenosis, a herniated disk, 2 bulging disks and Osteo arthritis in my lower back. We returned from visiting Alaska in September 2011 and driving the motor-home everyday for two weeks straight was hard on my back. When we arrived in Seattle I was walking with a cane with constant severe lower back pain. I visited my physician and he said go to the Physical Therapist, try walking and increase the dosage of Arthrotec. I was disappointed so decided to try the Teeter. My friend Joe had one and it worked great for him.
I ordered the 950 model because the ankle release had an extended handle which makes it easier to reach. When the Teeter arrived I had such debilitating pain that when I laid back on the Teeter I could not wait to invert and relieve the pressure on my lower back. It took 2 weeks using the Teeter twice a day before I could walk without a cane. The Teeter is not an immediate cure for back pain. It takes time and regular use but the results are remarkable. A side benefit I did not expect was the lengthening of my right leg. After hip replacement surgery it was 1/4″ shorter than the left leg so I had to wear an Orthodic in my right shoe. Now the right leg is the same length as the left leg.
- I use the Teeter everyday. My recovery has developed to where I only invert to 45 degrees for 3-4 minutes and then I do the rocking for 1 minute. The Teeter comes apart in 3 major pieces for easy transport so I take it with me in the Jeep wherever I go. If I am bending over and stretching at odd angles working on the motor-home I may use the Teeter 2-3 times a day just to keep my back aligned. Without the Teeter I would be walking with a cane, or a walker. The Teeter is a high quality product and I recommend it over back surgery every-time. I had back surgery and 5 years later I was back in the same painful situation. My best advice in using the Teeter is to use it everyday. Do not wait until you feel pain. My back is still not healthy but I can walk without assistance. This is only possible because of the Teeter
“I went in to the Doctor about 2 months ago because of weakness in my left leg from the calf up to my hip and lower back. I could not stand up for more than 5 minutes without experiencing extreme discomfort. Upon initial evaluation, the doctor determined that I had a slipped disk in my lower back and scheduled me for an MRI. After the MRI, I was told that I had a possible pinched nerve based on the Radiologist review of the MRI results; for further evaluation, I would need to go and see a Neurosurgeon. The next day I went online to look at symptoms and solutions for my problem, that is where I first saw the Teeter Hang Ups.
“The very next day after that, I saw an infomercial on the machine and decided to try it out. A month after using it, I can now stand up without any discomfort for unlimited time periods, I am now able to walk on the treadmill for a mile or however long I decide to. I am using an exercise bike as well. My doctor’s instructions were to do nothing, but ‘take it easy until after I have the damage repaired.’ I thought about the cost of just seeing the neurosurgeon without any surgery or physical therapy or the cost of doing nothing verses at least giving this piece of equipment a try. The Teeter Hang Ups was a win/win for me because for me it worked. It’s well worth it!”
Lisa Tamati is an elite athlete who has trekked across the Libyan desert and run the famous Marathon des Sables ultra race. She thought that her back injuries would prevent her from her adventurous lifestyle until she found inversion.
“As an extreme runner who has been competing internationally in ultra marathons around the world for the past 15 years, I put my body under extreme pressure. In my early twenties, I also broke two vertebrae and compressed two discs. Doctors advised me to either get the discs fused or expect chronic pain my life long that would worsen with time and that I should not run.
Well I am a believer in keeping active and started running a year or two after the accident and haven’t looked back since. I now have 4 discs that are totally worn and cause me a lot of pain but since I got the Teeter inversion table I haven’t looked back.
It’s helped me tremendously and I am extremely thankful for inversion for enabling me to continue in my career. I have run over 65,000 km or the equivalent of two and a half times around the circumference of the world and I am, despite the injuries, still going strong thanks in part at least to this wonderful apparatus.”Lisa Tamati
Ultramarathon competitor and full-time adventure runner
Trevor experienced tension, neck pain and daily headaches as a result of his stress-filled job. He tells us how his Teeter Hang Ups FitSpine has helped in just a short time:
Trevor: I’m a law enforcement officer so I spend a lot of the time in the car, looking around. I spend a lot of the time being aware of my situation, with surroundings. The impact that the stress has on my body is mainly from the shoulders up. I get tight shoulders, neck pain, and headaches daily. I got introduced to FitSpine, I was told that it may relieve some of that tension that I have. So I was excited to try it. I’ve only been using it for a month to a month and a half. In that month and month and a half, I have noticed a big difference in my body, my stiffness. I continued to feel even better each time I use it and it makes me wonder how much better my life’s going to be throughout the rest of my life with the FitSpine, as opposed to not having it.
The FitSpine really is a wonderful tool to have in your home. It’s a wonderful tool to have for your body. I was so impressed with the FitSpine that I referred it to others, one being my mom. She used it for a very short time and the problems that she has are on her hip and her back. And in the short time that she has used it, within a day or two, she has noticed a huge difference. She’s able to do more with less pain. And it’s amazed me how quick she’s seen the results.
Many Teeter users have created a routine or a special ritual for their inversion experience. Some like to play relaxing music and turn the lights down to create a soothing and rejuvenating environment. Others like to multi task. We have heard from some of you who like to text or read while inverting, but have you ever thought of this?
Tony loves hanging so much, he created a way to actually watch videos while inverted by projecting them on the ceiling! Very clever, Tony!
How do YOU like to invert? Do you have a special routine, or an interesting way to invert? Drop us a line on ourwebsite and let us know. We would love to hear from you.