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 EP-950 along with Gravity Boots and EZ-Up Racks to the EP-550 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.
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.
One of our favorite things about what we get to do everyday at Teeter is talk to our customers! You all have lots of great questions and we try to address some of the most common ones on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Every Friday, we’ll focus on one FAQ in more detail. We encourage you to email us or post a comment with additional questions and we’ll send you an answer, you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
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 2 different types of locking mechanisms on our manual inversion tables.
The T-Pin Ankle Lock System
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.”
As a business, we value our customers above everything else… their experiences, their loyalty and their enthusiasm for spreading the word about Teeter Hang Ups with their friends and family. But without a dedicated network of dealers who work with us to promote and distribute Teeter products throughout the world, we wouldn’t be able to reach those customers. To help return the favor, we’ll feature one dealer on our blog every Monday. Now, on to our first…
Corporate Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Phone: +1 (800) 718-1710
Customer Service Hours: 6am-6pm PST, 7 days a week
Mercantila, Inc., founded in 1997, is based in the heart of San Francisco, California. They have been a valued Teeter partner since 2002.
Mercantila is an online retailer who runs dozens of unique specialty sites such as www.inversion-table-direct.com, featuring Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables and accessories. They are able to differentiate themselves by providing a superior level of service in specialty niche markets traditionally underserved by big box retailers. With over 455,000 customers, Mercantila continues to grow and have proven success!
Mercantila prides themselves in providing the best shopping experience possible. As they say, “our specialty shopping experience is unparalleled we deliver the feel and expertise of a hands-on boutique, complete with the best prices around.”