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Mark Still, an editor for Tri Gear Review and an avid bike racer and tri-athlete, recently reviewed the Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 table to see how much better he would feel riding, running, and if it would improve his sleeping.
After just one week of use Mark noticed less back pain when waking in the mornings. Further use showed him even more considerable changes, especially in the way he positioned his body as he rode and the increase in distances he was able to ride without pain. In his own words, Mark concluded “The Teeter has managed to improve my running, cycling, sleeping and general well being outside of sports and that is something that impresses me quite a lot.” Listen to Mark on The Simon Gowen Triathlon Show discussing what he likes about his Teeter.
Puyallup, WA – November, 2010 – Why is the UL mark important for inversion tables? There are currently no adequate government regulations to effectively oversee the structural integrity or reliable function of inversion tables. Therefore, the market is vulnerable to products that are manufactured with inferior quality standards. In recent years, this risk has been punctuated by several major recalls by inversion table manufacturers prompted by consumer injuries.
With no way to quantify manufacturer claims of “safety,” this term is commonly used without substantiation. Consumers are right to question – what is truly safe?
Teeter is proud to announce that UL has introduced new safety testing and certification requirements specifically for inversion tables in UL 1647, UL’s Standard for Safety for Massage and Exercise Machines. All Teeter home-use inversion tables have now been authorized to bear the new mark and currently, Teeter offers the only inversion tables on the market to have passed these specifications. Unlike previous UL certifications, the new standard is designed to test the unique function of the inversion table and simulate “real world” use.
These specifications evaluate such key factors as:
- Cycle testing to a minimum of 30,000 repetitions.
- Weight load testing to a minimum 400% safety factor (based on the maximum rated user weight).
- Ankle closure endurance testing to a minimum of 30,000 repetitions.
- Top-speed rotation testing at the maximum rated user weight to ensure integrity under extreme conditions.
While we at Teeter pride ourselves on producing the most widely used inversion table in the world, safety throughout the industry is our number one priority. That is why all Teeter inversion tables meet the highest standards of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and we encourage our colleagues in the inversion industry to follow suit. When consumers are inverting securely in their homes, regardless of the brand, we all win.
As UL states, “As consumers, we make important decisions every day about the products we purchase and use in our homes, Underwriters Laboratories is committed to the safety and protection of all consumers in their daily lives.” Consumers now have the power to look for inversion tables that bear the UL Listing Mark, confident in their knowledge that UL rigorously tested representative samples of Teeter products to determine their compliance with the requirements of the new standard.
Since 1981, Teeter has set the industry standard in developing innovative, high-quality, non-invasive back and health equipment. For more information, visit www.teeter-inversion.com.
Contact: Kim Grotzke, 800.847.0143
Teeter Hang Ups founder and president, Roger Teeter, recently wrote an article for the Arizona Sports and Lifestyle Magazine discussing the benefits of using a Teeter for your spine and overall health. Roger explains the benefits and how inversion therapy has helped him, as well as millions of others, experience relief from constant back pain. Read Roger’s full article online at AZ Sports and Lifestyle Magazine or see his full story.
Teeter announces with sadness that our great friend and long-time supporter of inversion, Albert “Bert” Morrow passed away last week. He was 97 years old.
Bert’s story has inspired thousands of people throughout the world. His love for life, or “Joie de Vivre” as he would always say, was apparent in everything he did.
While not particularly active during his early adult life, Bert began racing track and jumping hurdles in his mid-sixties. After adopting a training regimen that included daily inversion, he went on to win countless medals for his age category in senior track & field events. He credited inversion for helping him overcome the back problems he experienced in his 40s. Bert inverted for many, many years as a way to improve and maintain his flexibility and strength, and even performed 40 inverted sit-ups every day! He often said flexibility was the key to his longevity.
Our company founder, Roger Teeter, became inspired by Bert’s story and they quickly became friends and formed a partnership promoting the benefits of inversion to anyone who would listen. Teeter Hang Ups even sponsored Bert at the Senior Olympic Games in Australia in the 85 + division.
The team at Teeter remained in contact with Bert over the years, closely following his track & field adventures and appearances on shows like Rosie ODonnell. Bert’s energetic testimonial was a staple that Roger Teeter showed worldwide to help educate people about the benefits of inversion. Bert was always an avid supporter and would talk to anyone who would listen about his Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table.
Bert was an inspiration to everyone at Teeter. He will be greatly missed!!