How Does The Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 Inversion Table Stack Up Against the EP-550?

It seems like we’ve been putting out a lot of Teeter Hang Ups videos and blog posts lately. In this video, I review the features of the new Teeter EP-560 inversion table and also walk through the differences between it and the Teeter EP-550. As of this post, both models are available, and I hope that this helps you decide which is right for you.

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Speaker 1 (STEVE):       Back pain.  If you’re watching this video then you’re probably suffering from back pain.  You may have looked at all the different options that you have to address that pain.  You may have looked at or even tried injections in your back; pain injections in your back, going to a pain clinic once a week, or once every other week, to get pain injections.

You may have looked at surgical solutions.  You might have already had a surgical solution.  Really, you just want that back pain to go away.  You just want to get your life back.

If you’re watching this video then you’re probably pretty far down the road of looking at an inversion table.  When you look at inversion tables around the market it’s pretty simple, or pretty easy, to come to the conclusion that you want a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table.  Before I get into talking about the two that are right here, a quick little bit about Teeter.

Teeter is the only company that’s been making inversion tables continuously for 30 years.  They’re the only company that offers a five year warranty.  They are the only company that puts their inversion tables through a 30,000 cycle test to achieve UL, or underwriter laboratory certification.  You know, I wouldn’t plug in a toaster in my home that didn’t have the UL mark on it.  Lord knows, I wouldn’t hang from my feet from something that didn’t have a UL mark on it.  It was tested to extremely high quality levels.

When you go shopping for an inversion solution there are a lot of options out there.  There is, of course, the cheaper import brands, and let’s just dismiss those for now anyway, because we are looking at Teeter.  We’ve made the decision that Teeter is the preferred solution.

Teeter offers a number of different inversion table models.  They’ve been improving them over the last 30 years, and continually introducing new models.  Back in 2008 they came out with this table, the EP550; the EP series.  A wonderful table; really, really took off.  They did quite well with this table.

Earlier this year or actually just about a month ago or so, they came out with the EP560 series.  It’s offered as a 560.  It’s also offered as a 560 sport.  What might be making your decision of how to go a little bit confusing, and we talk to a lot of folks on the phone, that this is exactly the cases, “Hey, what should I buy?”  You’ve got the EP550 for $299.  You have the EP560 for $299.  That’s what it costs at today.

I’m going to do a quick run through of the features on the new table; how that’s changed from the old table.  I’m going to call it like I see it.  There’s a lot of things that I really like about the EP560.  If I were to put one in my home it would be a split decision though, because there are a lot of things that I also like about the EP550.  Both currently are being offered for sale.  I assume that Teeter is going to phase out the EP550 at some point but right now, the date I’m uploading this video, you have a choice.  It’s a choice that fortunately, it will be difficult to make a bad one … a bad decision on this.  Both are great tables.  Both will give you years and years of service.  I have an older Teeter in my home that I’ve used for probably about 10 years.  This particular table right here, we’ve had this here in our offices since 2008 and we’ve got people hanging on it all the time; people of different heights, different weights, and different body build.  It’s performed very well.  Obviously, similar construction with the new EP560 series.  This is going to provide years of good service as well.

Let’s quickly hit the new features on this table, on the EP560.  A lot of things remain the same.  It still has a very smooth rotation.  It still has the same tether strap in the back to set your angle of inversion, which I really like.  I think that the biggest thing on this table that they’ve changed and they introduce this as formerly available on the EP950 only, is they put in this ergo-embrace system for your feet.  This ergo-embrace system is much more like wearing gravity boots in your invert.  It’s not quite … and I would say that if you’re going to be doing exercises and that sort of thing on the table, moving around a lot, take a look at gravity boots.  Conversion kit.  It goes for about $100 if you want to convert the table over, or you could just go with the EP560 sport.  These ergo-embrace tables, they will grab your feet from the front, in from the back, as opposed to the EP550, and we’ll turn and take a look at that now.  As opposed to the EP550 series, which is going to grab your ankles from the back and grab the top of your foot.  You do feel secure in either table.  I would say that I, personally, I feel a little bit more secure in the EP560 but it’s certainly like I’m not going feel like I’m going to fall out of it, in the EP550.

Another change to the table.  The back has been redesigned to accommodate accessories on the EP560.  There are two accessories currently available.  They have acupressure nodes, which you can place in the back.  We’ll be doing a video on these accessories at some point, or you can just go to and learn all about them.

There’s also a lumbar bridge which puts a nice pressure right in the small of your back, right in the lumbar region.  If you’re inverting at 60 degrees it really, really feels nice.  It’s a very popular accessory, even though we’ve only had this table out for about a month.  They also have some hand holds now that they built in.  The hand holds, I guess, they’re good if you want a full on inversion or even partial inversion.  You can reach over, grab one, do a little bit of manual stretching, manual twisting of the back.

If you’re looking at the two tables it might just come down to ascetics.  The EP560 is in a silver/grey finish, a powder-coat finish.  The EP550, they had the frame in a powder-coat black.  It really might depend on just what your preference is.  We offer a lot of gym equipment in different colors.  I think that silver is probably the most popular.

One thing that you’ll notice when you’re looking at the two tables side by side is, for years Teeter had talked about the triple chrome-plated main shaft.  The reason it is chrome plated is that chrome is an extremely hard plating and it’s not going to wear out.  You’re not going to wind up with any kind of scratches from moving in and out of the back.  That’s really only an issue if you have multiple users in the home, where you’re going to be adjusting that frequently.  That’s when you have multiple users at different heights.  If you’re going to be using that main shaft, or rather adjusting the main shaft on a frequent basis you might want to steer towards the EP550 with the hard chrome triple plated main shaft.  They went to a powder-coat in the EP560 series.  There is a case to be made that … that might actually look a little bit more pleasing if you have it set up in your living room, for example.  You don’t have a big shiny piece of chrome.  I think the chrome does go nice with the black frame with the EP550 though.

Other parts, just to know what we’re talking about, our plating and finishing.  They did stay on parts that are moving for everybody.  They did stay with a hard chrome finish.

There’s a couple of smaller enhancements on this table as well.  For example, the back which is a little bit tough to see in the video.  The back of the A-frame, you can reach down, there’s a hand-hold there that you can grab if you’re going to the full inversion.  Prior to that, you would reach to the sides of the … with the EP550 you would reach to the sides of the table, grab the A-frame to stretch or to come back into a full position.

Again, that was an extremely quick run-down of the EP560 and the EP550.  Like I said when we started out, you’re not going to go wrong with either table.  If you purchase it through Better Health Innovations, go ahead and use the thing for 90 days, and if you don’t like it, give us a call.  You can send it back and get a full refund.  There’s no restocking fee within 90 days.

Of course, we mention this in every video.  We help you along the way.  We have a coaching program; an individual one-on-one coaching program with a member of our staff.  I’m a coach for several people, for example.  Where you get somebody’s phone number or you get somebody’s email address.  We also email out some helpful inversion tips on how to use your inversion table.

If you have any questions about the tables certainly give us a call.  Visit our website.  We have a lot more information at  A lot more information on the site that we could fit into a relatively short video.  I wouldn’t really elect the decision between the EP550 or the EP560 slowing down at all.  Either way, again, you’re going to be making an excellent choice.  Again, it’s really risk free when you’re purchasing from

Again, I encourage you to contact us with any questions you might have.

Everybody, have a great day!

About Steven Kirchhof

Steven is an ecommerce entrepreneur, consultant, and blogger. In addition to running two businesses, he writes for several blogs on topics such as health, fitness, and outdoor recreation. Find Steven on Google+