Fitness Unlimited is a specialty fitness retailer that operates under three retail names in the Houston market: Fitness Unlimited, Busy Body and Winston Fitness. The total store count for the 3 retail formats is 13. They’ve been in business for 19 years, and have been a loyal Teeter customer since the beginning. A few years ago they wanted to expand their offering of inversion to the consumer, so they added the Contour L5 along with Gravity Boots and EZ-Up Racks to the EP-560 to broaden their assortment. They found that by providing the consumer with more choices, they didn’t just trade sales from one item to another, but grew their overall inversion business. The product offering is an upper end assortment across the best brand names in the industry — a perfect fit for Teeter Hang Ups products. Teeter is very pleased to have the support of Houston’s premier fitness equipment retailer.
For those of you in Boston, or perhaps preparing to pass through, be sure to pick up a copy of City Living Magazine’s summer issue and turn to page 37 to see what those who have a “passion for luxury” have to say about Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables and how well they relieve back pain.
BestRatedReviews.com, a blog specializing in reviewing the best in “travel, leisure and products,” posted a review of our popular Teeter Hang Ups EP”550 today and found it worthy of their perfect 5 star rating. “When we tested this product, the relief our testers experienced was unmistakable. Each tester enjoyed a relaxing session in the inversion table and came away in a state of greater rest and relaxation than they did when they started.” You can read their review of our EP”550 in its entirety here.
If you are a fan of the popular show Pit Boss that airs on Animal Planet you know the show’s star, Shorty Rossi, suffers from back trouble. Being a dog office ourselves (Blue & Oscar are the two Boston Terriers that guard our office doors), we appreciate the work the cast does so we sent Shorty a Teeter to enhance his physical therapy.
Pit Boss airs Saturdays at 10pm E/P (check your local listings).*Teeter and its affiliates do not condone any of the views, opinions or actions of any of the cast, crew or management of Animal Planet or any of its entities.
Scratch our back, and we’ll relax and decompress yours.
For all of you who own a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table, take our quick Teeter Customer Satisfaction Survey and receive a special discount code for 15% off any Inversion Accessory from Teeter-Inversion.com through July 31, 2011.
What do we mean when we talk about your Teeter’s ankle locking system?
The ankle locking mechanism is the feature that locks and secures your feet/ankles prior to inverting. It is a simple yet vital part – this is what holds you in! In fact, the ankle lock is one of the main components evaluated by UL’s inversion table safety spec (UL 1647). We wouldn’t want to hang upside down from an inversion table ankle system that hasn’t been held accountable to a 3rd party safety certification – would you? Currently, Teeter is the only brand of inversion table listed to UL 1647.
Are there different types of ankle lock systems?
Teeter offers 3 different types of locking mechanisms on our manual inversion tables.
T-Pin Ankle Lock System
Offered on many models, including the wildly popular EP-560 Ltd. This spring-loaded pin features an ergonomic grip for comfortable release, yet snaps in place securely when you push down on the front foam rollers to lock your ankles in place.
When the pin fully engages, you can hear an audible ‘click’. If it does not engage, you will still see part of the orange circle. Adjust the front foam rollers until you hear the click of the pin snapping into place and you can no longer see the orange. The T-Pin does require users to have to bend over a little further to secure their ankles, but is a comfortable option for many people.
The EZ-Reach Ankle System is offered on select models, including the EP-960 Ltd.
Our Ratchet requires less of a reach than the T-Pin, so it is an ideal option for those with have trouble or experience discomfort while bending over. Instead of pulling up as you would on the T-Pin, simply push down on the long handle, slide closed and release to secure your ankles.
Deluxe EZ-Reach-Ankle System
The deluxe option is offered on select models, including the EP-970 Ltd.
This ratchet is even longer than the EZ-Reach System! The extra-long, smooth ratcheting handle that reduces bend and strain when securing the ankle supports. Unlocking this deluxe option is easy. Simply push down on the blue button on top of the ratchet then pull towards you to unlock.
We think the people we work with are pretty cool and a big part of what makes up Teeter tick! Check back often to get to know more of our team members:
Hometown: Auburn, WA
What is your dream car? “Anything chauffeured.”
What is your favorite TV show? “United States of Tara.”
Dogs or Cats? “Definitely dogs. I have two chihuahuas that are like my kids.”
How long have you worked at Teeter? “I just had my 3 year anniversary.”
How would you describe your job to a 3rd grader? “I get a list of all the people and businesses that have ordered products and get all the paperwork ready so their orders can be shipped.”
What is your favorite Teeter product? “The DEX II is awesome! I’ve tried every product and inversion table we have, and I love the type of stretch the DEX II gives me. I think it’s because it isolates your hips and you lean forward instead of backwards like with an inversion table, so it’s a different kind of stretch that has really helped me with my own lower back problems.”
If you could be any part of a Teeter inversion table, what part would you be and why? “A roller hinge because I’m the main component between two big pieces that keeps everything moving.”
During Real NBA’s “24 Hours With Chris Paul: Practice,” you can see the Teeter XL set up in the Hornets training room!
(Paul works with his trainer, left)
Several years ago, trainers from professional sports teams approached Teeter asking for inversion equipment suitable for use by larger-stature athletes. Pro athletes are constantly dealing with back pain and injuries, so who better to help than Teeter? We designed three XL options, built to accommodate users between 6’6″ – 7’7″ and up to 350 lbs. Teeter XL equipment is now being utilized by 18 different professional sports franchises, including the New Orleans Hornets:
Seattle Seahwaks (NFL), Houston Astros (MLB), Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), New Jersey Nets (NBA), Oakland Raiders (NFL), Atlanta Hawks (NBA), Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL), Utah Jazz (NBA), Houston Texans (NFL), New Orleans Hornets (NBA), Indianapolis Colts (NFL), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Kansas City Royals (MLB), Detroit Pistons (NBA), LA Kings (NHL), LA Galaxy (MLS), Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA), New England Patriots (NFL)
Learn more about how elite athletes use Teeter inversion to keep them on top of their game here.
…because it repairs and strengthens! At least that’s what we have heard from satisfied customers for the past 30 years. Thousands have discovered Teeter’s awesome inverted workout that targets the glutes, legs and core, swearing that there is no tougher sit-up on the planet!
We recently heard from Bruce (AKA Mr. Tuffbody), a satisfied Teeter customer since 2006 who first sought Teeter for back pain relief but quickly fell in love with it for the workout benefits. Bruce is one impressive guy. A 47-year-old Army Veteran and amateur body builder living in Hawaii, he shares his perspective and fitness advice on YouTube and BodyBuilding.com.
Using his inversion table converted for use with Gravity Boots, Bruce performs inverted sit-ups and squats and reports, “These are two awesome exercises that you just can’t safely do without one of theses machines. That’s when I fell in love with this table. It has become a staple in my exercise program to help me keep my back healthy, my posture tall, and my core strong. I use it three days a week for 10 to 15 minutes each time.” Read the rest of Bruce’s testimonial to learn more about his Teeter story.
In addition to being a middle school principal, Josh is a husband, father and half-marathon enthusiast. Having to wear all these different hats doesn’t allow him to always train exactly how he would want to