Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 Inversion Table Assembly and Features

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Teeter Hang Ups claims that their new EP-560 inversion table can be assembled in 13 minutes, so I put it to the test.  I have assembled other models in the past, but this was my first time with their newest series of tables.  The 13 minutes is possible, but only after you’ve taken all the parts out of the box.  Teeter does a nice job with protecting their tables during shipment, and there is a considerable amount of unpacking necessary (about 10 minutes).

In the video I assembled using the tools that come with the table.  It would go faster using a socket wrench and electric screwdriver.

Watch the video to see if I can assemble the table within the 13 minutes Teeter claims.

What is the most difficult piece of exercise equipment you assembled?  Comment below.

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[TRANSCRIPT]
Speaker: Hi everyone. Here we are with another Teeter Hang Ups video.

This time, I’d like to walk you through our Assembled Inversion Table. This is the new Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 Inversion Table and we’ll do a full review on this table and probably compare it to the EP-550 side by side.

While I figure on assembling it, I can also point out some of the features of this table. If you want, what I have here, I don’t know how I could see that on video, but there really aren’t that many parts of the Inversion Table. This is not like an elliptical machine or an exercise bike. They are just as hundreds and hundreds it seems of different parts and little fasters that you have to put together.

Assembly with Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table is really quite simple. I did take it out of the box, because I didn’t think that anybody wanted to sit and watch me take one out of the box. It’s been a while since I assembled an inversion table. I’ve never assembled this model before, but it is very similar to the EP-550.

So I’m working. You know, everything here already came assembled. This A-frame came assembled, most of the back came assembled, and we are just putting on assembled smaller parts. It comes with some of these little tools and wrenches, etc to do it. Probably it would be faster if you had a socket set, ratchet screwdriver, that’s it.

So here the bars are tightened to the sides of the table and these are used to aid when you’re trying to come back from inversion, if necessary. Normally you just have to, you know, you have your hands over your head, to shift your center of gravity. Normally, you just have to take your hands and put them back by your sides, you know, go up to an upright setting.

And what I’m going to do is, I’m going to get these on fairly tight, but I don’t want to spend a whole lot [00:02:00] of time on video boring you guys watching me tighten up bolts.

The instructions that come with the Teeter are quite clear. There’s also a DVD that comes that helps. If you enroll in our coaching program, which is free if you purchase a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table from BetterHealthInnovations.com. If you participate in our coaching program, we actually send out the assembly instructions a couple of days before you’re going to receive your table. In that way, you read it out if you like. You can understand better what sort of tools you’re going to need, what we can help you with an area that you’re going to need, that sort of thing. So those were the stretcher [indiscernible] [00:02:58] handles.

Moving on to the next step, we’re now going to assemble the main shaft and the main shaft is basically what holds on to your ankles or on to your feet. So it’s rather important. So the foot rests on the Teeter Hang Ups table, still similar to what they have on the EP-550, again this is an EP-560.

What’s good about this is that it’s a different thickness on each side. So as you flip it, you’re can adjust it for basically how big your feet are. Then I think just about all the screws and fasteners and here when we put it together, it’s [00:04:00] airproofed that you can’t put things in backwards for the most part that I know of. You can’t put in things in backwards, you can’t [indiscernible] [00:04:08] faster in one place that sort of thing.

Say for example, this foot, I don’t think I could put this on upside down if I try and this is just a Phillips screw through a Phillips screwdriver that comes with it for nothing.

So let’s see. This is where you’re going to be resting your feet now. Likely to assemble the part that you’re going to have the back of your feet on. I’m sorry, these two will be the – the cups will go behind your ankles. You see that on video. And actually probably the biggest improvement for this EP-560 is that it comes with these so-called Ergo-Embrace. It’s called an Ergo-Embrace feet.

What the Ergo-Embrace does for you is it clamps around your ankles as opposed to grabbing the tops of your feet. So that’s little bit more comfortable. It’s a lot like wearing a gravity boots as opposed to stay in foot clamps. This goes in with the bolt [00:06:00].

And normally I’d probably be sitting on the floor doing this as opposed to trying to balance through things in my hand. This time I’ll keep my finger right there. I’ll try it out again. It is important that this particular one goes in fairly tight. I’m going to take that all the way down and just the same on time holder.

Okay, that’s where the back of your ankles are going to go. Your feet are resting on here. Legs up where you like, that’s where the front of your feet are going up. Well guys, it’s been a while since I’ve done a lot of these.

Now Teeter Hang Ups essentially claims you could assemble all these in 13 minutes. Let’s see how close I come to that [indiscernible] [00:07:49] [00:08:00]. In the front of the spring load it has a pin, so I’m just attaching the back of the spring here. They give you a nice cable tie in this model, which I don’t think I’ve seen on the previous ones. They give you a nice cable ties so you can just pull it up and through. Normally you just cut that off but I think you just leave that out there. And there’s your [indiscernible] [00:08:44] unit. I’ll lean it up against the frames. The next step is. Make sure we haven’t missed anything. Then this one thing, oh the plug to go down at the bottom here. Actually this plug will normally go on the back you normally leave it off because I’m not going to take the time to cut that off right now, I’ll do that later.

Okay, assembling the back cushion. The lower part of the back cushion. So already some will add on here. Actually go to the last steps here. You need to put on this piece here. They are pretty lightweight material and it’s intentionally so. The old inversion table, this is little bit lighter than an EP-550, I thinks it’s got 10 pounds lighter. And this is just simply three fasteners that are going to [00:10:00] go through. The front of the fastener has a little hex or Allen wrench kind of thing, which is included.

And again, I think usually one would be assembling this while sitting on the floor, at least have a chair available, I think it will be most awkward hanging it right here balancing this stuff. I think that’s it with the fasteners we got. And again, probably you just take your little Phillips – I’m sorry not Phillips, your Allen wrench and your regular wrench to tighten up these fasteners here, but for the sake of time, I we’re not going to do that for this demo. We need to assemble the roller hinges onto the bed. This is pretty simple. Roller hinges [indiscernible] [00:11:38] were inside.

Refer to the manual or some of our coaching materials of what you want to do with the [indiscernible] [00:11:45] in the middle. What I see in the middle is just three holes here. They are [indiscernible] [00:11:55] [00:12:00] chair. Well this usually is going to sit right into that A-frame there and this is really not a heavy piece and I know if you’re suffering from back pain and that’s why you got the thing, probably you don’t want to be lifting a lot of stuff around. It’s really not – this is probably, I don’t know, 15 pounds or so. I might be grossly over or underestimating that. This we’re just going to drop right in. There’s a little safety retention feature here you have to pull back. And as you can see, we’re all but done at this point.

We are back to make sure I didn’t miss anything critical. They are looking good, the main shaft. And one difference with the 560 over the 550, this is no longer chrome. In fact, I kind of like the chrome one. If you have to sit here literally like the gray, you know, the gray and the black are a little bit better. The advantage in the chrome is that chrome is never really going to wear.

Anyhow we have a tether strap on the back and I absolutely love the way that Teeter has done this over the years. They haven’t changed it. You know, it’s a control, your handle version, a very simple tether strap as opposed to a mechanism that might be on the sides of our similar competitors. But there you have it. I think that I might have made it, the 13-minute mark. I wasn’t really keeping track as I went. I think it’s pretty close we got this thing assembled and grant that I didn’t have everything off out of the box [00:14:00] for us. I would say it probably took a good 15 minutes to get everything out of the box.

So you have a Teeter EP-560 Inversion Table and the next video, if you want to subscribe through our channel so you won’t miss it, the next video will be a comparison of this table, the [indiscernible] [00:14:10] one, this table versus the Teeter EP-550. Then again, visit us at BetterHealthInnovations.com/Teeter to see the complete wide range of Teeter Inversion tables and if you have any questions at all, you can email us or even if you want you can give me a phone call personally.

Have a great day everybody.

Is The Teeter DEX II The Best Kept Secret For Back Pain Relief?

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Before the back pain you lived a full life:  playing with the kids, bicycling, going on walks, working in the garden. Now the pain is to the point where you can not sit, stand, or lay down for more than 30 minutes before it is to much for you.  You just want your life back.

This is the story of thousands of people whose daily life has become stressed with back pain to the point where they simply cannot function anymore. There are many medical treatments for back pain that you may be considering or have been through already such as spinal shots, surgery, and more. Another is decompression and realignment of the spine which many have achieved through inversion therapy, hanging upside down. A recent double-blind study found that 70% of surgery candidates were able to avoid surgery through inversion, but many people simply cannot hang upside down because of weak knee and ankle joints. For people who cannot hang on an inversion table because of this, we have found a solution that is just as effective.

This was the story with a customer who purchased an Teeter EP-550 inversion table from us. I worked with him for about two months before he decided that the table was not for him. He felt great when using the table for just a few minutes a day, but could not handle the pain caused in his ankles and to a lesser extent in his knees. He really wanted the inversion solution to work and we tried different angles of inversion and tried upgrading the standard foot clamps with gravity boots. Still, the comfort level was not enough, and we took the table back after two months (note that Better Health Innovations has a 90 day no-risk return policy unlike the typical 30 days others have). Since inversion was working for the back pain, I recommended that he try a Teeter DEX II for 90 days.  Unlike an inversion table the DEX II does not stress the ankles or knees at all, and as of the date of the writing of this post he has been using the machine at least twice a day to relieve his back pain.

How to use a teeter hang ups DEXSo, why am I calling this “the best kept secret”? Well, the DEX II is not marketed as hard as inversion tables. Looking at an inversion table in use, it’s pretty obvious that by hanging upside down your back will be pulled an decompressed downward. There are infomercials and all sorts of information available on the web about inversion tables. With the DEX, it is not as obvious, but like with an inversion table the weight of upper part of your body is pulling downward on your back. The obvious difference is that the weight is not pulling at your knees and ankles.

It is actually fairly difficult to demonstrate how in pictures how a DEX II is used. The image here is of the Teeter DEX (commercial model), but the function is identical to the DEX II.  We should have a video up at some point to demonstrate. It is actually easier to mount and use a Teeter DEX II than an inversion table.  You simply walk up to it and lean forward, grasp the lower handles and hang with a 90 degree bend in the waist.

The Teeter DEX II, while not as well know, is an effective method to address back pain. At Better Health Innovations, we are with you each step of the way in your inversion experience, whether with a DEX II or with an inversion table, with our exclusive one on one coaching program. At Better Health Innovations, you can also try it for 90 days and return it in used condition with no restocking fees. You have nothing to lose other than your back pain!

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Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 Inversion Table Introduction and Quick Review

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Early this week Teeter Hang Ups released their new EP-560 and EP-560 Sport inversion tables.  For those who follow this sort of thing, it’s pretty exciting news since it’s been a few years since Teeter has had a major redesign.  I first saw this table at the 2011 fitness equipment trade show in Vegas, and have been eagerly awaiting it’s release.  Here, I give you a quick review of the table in case you are considering it.  I will follow up with a more complete review shortly.  Also, the video below is from Teeter, we will have our own which goes into more detail and will be less of a commercial.

Teeter EP-560As you may already know, Teeter Hang Ups has been around for 30 years, longer than any other inversion table manufacturer.  In fact, they are the only manufacturer that only manufacturers inversion tables.  They are widely recognized as the leader in inversion therapy and innovation.  Looking at their track record, warranties, UL certified tables, etc, it would be easy to conclude that purchasing a different brand would be almost foolish (you are suspended upside down on the thing, you know).

Teeter talks at great length about the ComforTrak Bed. They highlight the comfort and durability of this new design.  I see the new bed as being the next design iteration of the Flex Technology bed found on the EP-550, but is not a step-change like when the Flex Technology bed was introduced.  That said, the new bed is plenty comfortable, and I particularly like the “tracks” that will accommodate accessories (more on that later).  Also, the three hand grips near the top of the table are very nice for aiding in stretching.

The biggest change, and possibly the most compelling reason to consider purchasing a Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 over an EP-550 are the foot clamps.  The old design supports the feet from the back of the feet (heal and Achilles tendon area) and the top of the feet.  This was a proven design, and is still comfortable.  The new EP-560 design changes this by incorporating the “Ergo-Embrace” supports that clamp around your ankles kind of like Gravity Boots.  These were formerly found only on the more expensive EP-950 inversion table.   Both are secure and comfortable, so it’s up to you whether you want to be suspended by your feet (get the EP-550 if that’s the case) or suspended by your ankles (go with the EP-560).

Features of the Teeter EP-560 Inversion TableTwo new accessories have been introduced that work with the EP-560 new bed design: Acupressure Nodes and a Lumbar Bridge.  I think that the image shows the possible benefit from these accessories pretty well.  I do wish that Teeter had simply made these standard rather than making them an add-on.  For the Lumber Bridge, if a lumbar cushion or pad makes you feel more comfortable then you should consider it.  Certainly if your car has seats with lumbar support that you keep on a high setting, then get the lumbar bridge.  The benefit of Acupressure Nodes is a little less obvious to most people.  Use of these nodes is a bit like trigger point therapy, but they won’t go deep enough into the muscle to really be trigger point therapy.

Missing from the new table is a chrome plated main shaft.  This is an obvious cost reduction, but Teeter had always touted the chrome plated main shaft with their previous tables.  Really, it may not be such a big deal.  The advantage of the chrome plating is that the finish will not wear off as the shaft is adjusted for different user heights (chrome is an extremely hard finish).  If only one person will be using the table (or more than one persons of similar height), then the shaft will never be adjusted and wear is not a concern.  To some, the non-chrome shaft may look a bit nicer.

Bottom line is that you really can’t go wrong with either the EP-550 or the newly designed EP-560.  They are currently the same price, so consider the manner in which your feet are secured and the importance of accessories and a chrome main shaft when deciding between the two.  After all the consideration, you will end up with a very high quality table and your back will thank you for getting it whether you go with the 550 or 560.

Click here for details on all the Teeter Inversion Tables, including the EP-560, at Better Health Innovations.

Teeter Hang Ups FIT-100 Inversion Table Review

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Last week the Teeter Hang Ups Teeter Fit-100 Inversion Table was released to a handful of select retailers, including Better Health Innovations.  I had some hands-on time with the new table when it was unveiled at the Health+Fitness Business Expo last month in Las Vegas.  I also spent quite a bit of time with the folks from Teeter, including their founder, Roger Teeter. In this post, I will walk you through the new Fit-100 inversion table and describe how it compares with other tables in the Teeter Hang Ups line.  I also cover other (non-Teeter) tables at the Fit-100′s price point.

This table is being launched at $289, but we are currently discounting it to $229.  At this price it competes with the other budget Teeter Hang Ups table, the Fitform at $219. Going from a Teeter Fitform up to the Fit-100 for an extra $10 will depend on the features you want (mainly the bed design), but going from the Fit-100 to the $299 EP-550 is a more difficult choice.  I’ll cover this in more detail below.

Teeter Hang Ups Background

First, a quick bit about Teeter Hang Ups:  They have been in the inversion business for more than 30 years, longer than any other inversion table manufacturer. Teeter is the only company that demonstrates their commitment to quality by having their tables independently tested and certified to UL 1647, making them the only company with tables that carry the UL mark. Most notably, inversion products are the only products offered by Teeter Hang Ups, making inversion tables their sole focus.  All other inversion tables are from companies who produce all sorts of equipment.  In fact, most competing tables are produced by Asian contract manufacturers who make all sorts of products and sold in the US by marketing companies.

Fit-100 Features & Impressions

The Fit-100 carries the UL Mark, which is impressive for a table at the price.  In order to have the UL Mark, an inversion table must be tested by an independent lab to a 400% safety factor and for 30,000 cycles. 

“Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. We have tested products for public safety for more than a century. Each year, more than 17 billion UL Marks are applied to products worldwide.”
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UL also performs random and unannounced inspections of Teeter’s factories as part of their certification.  I need to write a blog post about UL testing at some point, but for now, let’s leave it at this: You would never buy a toaster without the UL Mark, so it is certainly an important consideration when purchasing a piece of equipment that is going to suspend you upside down!

The Teeter Fit100 incorporates their new FitFlex inversion table bed.  This is a two-piece injection molded bed that provides a rigid and secure feel while flexing enough for the user to move and stretch while on the table at partial inversion.  Other tables in the Teeter Hang Ups line have either a one piece molded bed (the Flex Technology bed on the EP series), or a stretched nylon bed, like on the Fitform.  teeter Fit 100 Inversion TableI found the FitFlex bed to be comfortable enough, and it may provide a bit more support than the Flex Technology bed.  I prefer this type of inversion table bed over the stretched nylon.  In fact, many people find the stretched nylon on other tables to be extremely uncomfortable, especially those with back pain to the point where laying on a hard, flat surface causes lower back pain.

When you look at a table, it is easy to focus on the bed.  However, when you are on a table I feel that the ankle clamps to be more important for the inversion experience.  A poorly designed ankle clamp will feel insecure and even painful.  The ankle clamps on the new table are similar to other Teeter Hang Ups ankle clamps.  The foot rest portion rotates in order to adjust for larger or smaller feet, which goes a long way in providing a feeling of security and comfort.  For most people, the ankle clamps on the new model will be just fine in terms of comfort and security.

Like all other Teeter inversion tables, the Fit-100 has a very smooth rotation and “controlled lock out” at full inversion. This lock out means that the table bed rotates a little past full inversion so the user can do exercises and stretches while completely vertical.  The new table also has stretch handles, which is optional on more expensive models like the EP-550. These handles, located on the top of the A-frame allow the user to reach up while inverted and push with their hands to receive a bit of manual decompression of the back.

Obviously, to get the Fit-100 down to the pricing they wanted, Teeter had to leave out some features found on the next expensive model, the EP-550.  Unlike the more expensive models, the main shaft is not chrome plated.  The main shaft is the part that the ankle clamps attach to and it moves in and out of the bed frame to adjust for user height.  Chrome is an extremely hard finish and resistant to wear caused from moving in and out of the frame.  It is still a high quality (black) finish, and will not be a big deal for a users who do not have to move the height adjustment often.  We do know several husband-wife users who have to adjust the height when switching between themselves.  In this situation, we would recommend a machine with a chrome plated main shaft, such as the EP-550.

Another noticeable feature not on the Fit-100 are corner feet.  Again, not a huge thing.  I do like the corner feet on the more expensive models as they extend the area the table contacts the floor.  Without the corner feet, the Fit100 was plenty stable though.

The new table comes with support material that exceeds what comes with similar priced models.  However, it does not come with a DVD, which is kind of odd since the lower priced Fitform does come with a DVD.  I think that this may be a feature missed by users.  Our recommendation with the EP Series models is to play the DVD on a computer or TV close by while the table is being assembled.  We have decided to offer our Inversion Coaching Program free of charge with the Fit-100, which should help make up for the lack of a DVD.

Teeter beats competing models with warranty (2 years for this table), but the warranty period is less than half that of the Teeter EP series.

Competing Models

The main competitor in this price range to this table are a couple models with the Ironman brand name.  Honestly, I am not that familiar with the Ironman brand, but I have tried their tables on several occasions.  The last I had heard, they had gone out of business and sold the name to another company.  I’m not sure who is making Ironman now, but the tables are still available.  A couple years ago Ironman tables had weld failure issues resulting in a recall.  Most noticeably in comparison, the Fit-100 has a smoother rotation, more comfortable foot clamps, and is much less complicated.  Ironman tables do not carry the UL Mark, so I presume they are not tested to the safety factors of Teeter inversion tables.  Also unlike the Teeter models, they do not have the two year warranty or 30 day money back trial period (we extend this to 90 days for any Teeter models sold through our Better Health Innovations site).

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As I touched on at the beginning of this post, moving from the Teeter FitForm up to a Fit-100 is a logical step.  If you think you would prefer a stretched nylon bed, then go with the FitForm.  If not, the Fit-100 is well worth the extra $10. Note that most users prefer the “Flex” type bed over the stretched nylon.

Deciding between the Fit-100 and the EP-550 is a bit more tricky. This is a bit like comparing a high-end Toyota to a Lexus.  Both are world-class quality, and while you won’t be disappointed with the lower cost option, you won’t get the features of the higher-end model.  So, here’s some basic guidance:

If you absolutely can not afford a $299 Teeter EP-550, then go with the Fit100.  You won’t be disappointed, and your back will thank you for years.

If you plan on using the table a couple times a day on a regular basis, or if there is more than one person in the household using the table, then try to stretch to a Teeter EP-550.I would feel more comfortable using an EP-series table for heavy regular use, especially with the longer five year warranty period of the EP-550 versus the two year warranty on the Fit-100.

Teeter FIT 100: What You Need To Know

  • Teeter’s Budget Inversion Table ($229)
  • Very smooth and stable inversion
  • UL Tested and Certified for Medical Equipment and to the UL inversion table standard
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • A good buy, but go with the EP-550 if you can.

Bottom line: The Fit-100 is a great table, especially for the price.

Remember that purchasing any Teeter Inversion Table through our Better Health Innovations site, you will receive several upgrades our competitors simply can not match, such as our 90 day personal coaching program, 90 day return period, price guarantee, and more.

If you have any questions about the any of the Teeter inversion tables, please give us a call/email.  If you would like a to share your questions or experiences, please leave a comment below!

Teeter Hang Ups FitForm Inversion Table Review

Teeter Hang Ups FitForm Inversion Table

Overview & Background

Teeter Hang Ups set off to produce a more affordable inversion table and still meet their strict quality standards.  What they came up with is the Teeter FitForm inversion table.

Before we get into the FitForm, here’s a quick review of their most popular tables:

  • Teeter EP-550: The base model of the EP series has everything needed including the EP Flex Technology bed.
  • Teeter EP-550 Sport: This is an EP-550 upgraded with Gravity Boots and stretch handles.
  • Teeter EP-950: Includes a ratcheting handle so you do not have to reach to your ankles to fasten into the table.

All of the above are tested and certified so they are able to carry the UL Mark.  They come with a five year warranty of all parts and a 30 day return period (90 days if purchased at Better Health Innovations).

If you haven’t noticed, there is a lot of competition in the inversion table market.  Teeter has differentiated themselves by providing high quality inversion tables for more than 20 years.  They are considered the top brand in the market, and generally cost more.  They are the only tables that are tested to medical equipment standards and carry the UL Mark.  The overwhelming majority of other inversion tables are produced by contract manufacturers in Asia and imported to the United States by marketing companies.

With the influx of cheap tables coming into the United States, it appears that Teeter introduced the FitForm to compete with the $179 to $249 tables.  Teeter kept to their quality principles with the FitForm; this table classified through independent testing to both UL 1647 (inversion table standard) and UL 60601-1 (medical equipment standard), just like it’s more expensive siblings in the EP Series.

Features and Impressions

The FitForm does not have all the features of the EP Series.  Most noticeable, this model lacks the Flex Technology bed and has the older-type stretched nylon bed.  I rather like the Flex-Technology bed on the EP series, but I also think that the flatness of the stretched nylon bed offers advantages to those who may want  a more rigid surface to lay on during partial inversion.

Teeter Hang Ups FitForm Inversion Table

FitForm Features

The frame is different from the more expensive EP-series as well.  Even though I am one inch taller than the rated 6’6″ capacity, the table was perfectly stable for me.  Unlike the EP tables, the mainshaft of the FitForm is not chrome plated.  This is surely a cost savings area that helped allow Teeter to get the FitForm where they needed it with price.  While it does not affect function of the table, chrome is much harder than paint, and would certainly look nicer longer, expecially if the table is being frequently adjusted.  If you look at one of the pictures in this post, the mainshaft is the part that connects to the foot clamps and slides in/out of the bed frame for height adjustment.

Foot clamps are similar to the EP-550, but with perhaps less padding on the top clamping surface.  They are easily adjustable for foot size, just like the EP series.

I was surprised that this model comes with many of the features unique to a Teeter inversion table like the pivot bearings, anti-rattle knob, and the roller hinges.  For a model where Teeter is attempting to compete with the lower-end units, they did not cut corners in critical areas and relied on their years of experience in knowing what works.

Set up was really simple.  Most of the big stuff comes pre-assembled and the manual is very clear.  It took me longer to find a spot big enough to unpack the box than it did for me to assemble it.  As with other inversion tables, if you have back pain, you may want a friend to help you maneuver the 65 pound box around and to get the bed onto the table.

The Fitform controls angle using a simple tether strap that can be adjusted.  I prefer this simple solution over the angle adjustments I’ve used on other tables where there is a mechanism with dial-type adjustment on the top of the A-frame.

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The tether is just some much easier to use than the dial-type.  The Fitform allows full inversion.

Inversion is smooth, and I had no trouble getting on the table. Balance was fine with my initial adjustments.  Like with other Teeter inversion tables, simply raise one hand above your head to start inversion and then the other to keep going.  Reverse the process to go upright.  I felt secure on the table when inverted fully, including when I moved around a bit.

Comparing the FitForm To Other Inversion Tables

Comparing to other brands, the FitForm is at a lower, but kind of odd price point.  It’s almost like they set out to build a $179 table, but couldn’t do it with all the features Teeter requires and the expense of UL testing.  Looking at tables below the current FitForm $219 price, this low-cost Teeter has them all beat hands-down. It is more stable and has better fit & finish than any table I have experienced at a lower price.  Not only that, but it is UL tested and has a 2 year warranty, unlike the other tables on the market.

The only other popular tables around the FitForm’s price are the Ironman series.  The last I had heard, they had gone out of business and sold the name to another company.  I’m not sure who is making Ironman now, but the tables are still available.  A couple years ago Ironman tables had weld failure issues resulting in a recall.  I have tried a couple of their models.  Most noticeably in comparison, the FitForm has a smoother rotation, more comfortable foot clamps, and is much less complicated.

Teeter FitForm Inversion Table in use

Using the Teeter FitForm Inversion Table

Comparing the FitForm to more expensive non-Teeter inversion tables, it has most of them beaten with the warranty and UL Listing.  It does lack some features you see on the more expensive tables, but not many that I think a typical user would miss.

 

Now the tough comparison, the FitForm vs. the EP-series.  This is a bit like comparing a high-end Honda to an Acura.  Both are world-class quality, and while you won’t be disappointed with the lower cost option, you won’t get the features of the higher-end model.  So, here’s some basic guidance:

If you absolutely can not afford a $299 Teeter EP-550, then go with the FitForm.  You won’t be disappointed, and your back will thank you for years.

If you plan on using the table a couple times a day on a regular basis, or if there is more than one person in the household using the table, then try to stretch to a Teeter EP-550. I would feel more comfortable using an EP-series table for heavy regular use, especially with the longer five year warranty period of the EP-550 versus the two year warranty on the FitForm.

Teeter FitForm: What You Need To Know

  • Teeter’s Budget Inversion Table ($219)
  • Very smooth and stable inversion
  • UL Tested and Certified for Medical Equipment and to the UL inversion table standard
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • A good buy, but go with the EP-550 if you can.

If you have back pain to the point where you can not reach your ankles, you can go with the FitForm, but plan to have someone helping you with the ankle clamps.  While it’s significantly more money, you may appreciate an EP-950 with the ratcheting clamp mechanism that has a handle so you don’t have to bend all the way over to reach your knees.

If you want it all, go with the Teeter EP-550 Sport (currently $419).  Your ankles will love the Gravity Boots it comes with and you may enjoy the traction handles.

Bottom line: The Fitform is a great table, especially for the price.

Remember, purchasing any Teeter Inversion Table through our Better Health Innovations site, you will receive several upgrades our competitors simply can not match, such as our 90 day personal coaching program, 90 day return period, price guarantee, and more.

If you have any questions about the any of the Teeter inversion tables, please give us a call/email.  If you would like a to share your questions or experiences, please leave a comment below!