The Ironman ATIS 1000 is one of my favourite inversion tables currently – mostly because of the value for money that you get. Ironman have developed the Ironman ATIS 1000 model to be as cost-effective as possible, without compromising on quality. Whilst you won’t get the quality often associated with Teeter products, you can definitely expect to receive an inversion table that’s going to deliver an extremely high level of therapy. As I have personally used the Ironman ATIS 1000, I feel slightly biased in this review – but I would like to assure you that I have written it as if I were a non-familiar user. This particular model is perhaps one of the only budget inversion tables I would recommend to my clients.
The Ironman ATIS 1000 has been built from the ground upwards. Ironman claim that you’ll be able to benefit from an enhanced inversion process that slowly grooves into your back to provide deep relaxation. If you wish to engage in a work-out mid therapy, you’ll also enjoy the ab-building capabilities of the Ironman. With that said, it is the ab-building capabilities of the table that really get me excited about this particular model – as personal fitness ties in extremely well with inversion therapy.
Some of the key features that you can expect as standard include over 10 different locking angles, a durable tubing oval steel frame and scratch resistant powder coating. The Ironman ATIS 1000 really is made to last, and the build quality is something I haven’t seen from a product in a similar price range. The backrest is made from sturdy and durable nylon Memory foam that provides an extremely comfortable setting. The locking adjustments are easy to change, and the ankle holder keeps you firmly in place whilst inverted.
Whilst the Ironman ATIS 1000 is limited to a maximum of 90-degrees inversion, I feel this is more than enough for typical users. Other commodities of the Ironman ATIS 1000 include easy fold-ability, accommodation for up to 300-pounds and a side plastic holder to keep your belongings safe during inversion therapy. Keep reading through my Ironman ATIS 1000 review to learn why I rate this inversion table so highly.
- Combination of ab training system and inversion table that may help reducing back stress
- Extra-wide oval tubing steel frame and 2-1/2-inch nylon backrest with memory foam
- 10 different inversion locking angles; inverted hand grips for maximum stretch
My Ironman ATIS 1000 Review & Experience
Being a strong critic of ill-performing inversion tables, I was skeptical at first. It’s very rare to find an inversion table at such an affordable price. I had seen the Ironman advertised quite frequently on commercials; but never really explored the prospects that it had to offer. It was only until a client mentioned it to me that I decided to go ahead with a review. I managed to get a hold of it through Amazon – whom I always recommend for Inversion Table purchases – as you will typically be dealing direct with the supplier.
Upon it’s arrival, the assembly process was fairly simple and I have no negative points to add at this stage. Once assembled, I immediately noticed that the construction is actually fairly sturdy. Weighing in at just 76-pounds, you wouldn’t imagine the Ironman ATIS 1000 being sturdy at all – but it is. It had no problem keeping me inverted, and I felt safe whilst doing it – which is probably the most important thing to consider when purchasing an inversion table. I always stress that my patients should be safe while inverting, and that’s why I often recommend more expensive products. Still though, the Ironman most definitely lived up to it’s claims.
What truly strikes me as being outstanding for the Ironman ATIS 1000 is the sheer comfort that you get with it. The memory foam vinyl pillow is extremely comfortable, and you truly feel like you’re relaxing your whole body. Inversion therapy should be relaxing – as the whole process is intended to rejuvenate your body. With the ATIS 1000, you truly do walk away having had a positive experience overall.
Talking from previous experience, I have never had a client complain to me about the ineffectiveness of the ATIS 1000. In fact, I have had clients compare it as being similar in quality and effectiveness as the much more expensive Teeter Hang-Ups EP-960 – although I cannot validate any of the claims made. Typically speaking, I often recommend practicing inversion therapy for a period of 4-8 weeks to see the complete benefits.
The Ironman ATIS 1000 is best used as part of a daily exercise routine. If you are looking to get fit while reaping the benefits of inversion therapy, then I firmly believe there is no other inversion table on the market that offers the same level of effectiveness within the $200 – $300 price range.
My Final Conclusion For The Ironman ATIS 1000
As explained earlier, the Ironman ATIS 1000 is more than just an entry-level inversion table. In terms of affordability, I’ve scored it a whopping 4.8 out of 5 – simply because no other inversion table offers the same sort of build quality and safety for a similar price. It isn’t the most advanced table on the market, and it isn’t enough to compete against the models offered by Teeter; but I wouldn’t expect it to. It’s almost $400 cheaper than some of the Teeter models. If you’re looking for an inversion table, and you have a small budget in mind, then my recommendation would be to look no further than the Ironman ATIS 1000.
I would also suggest looking into the Ironman ATIS 1000 if you’re looking for an inversion therapy table that is great for performing core strength exercises. I have published a section on inversion table exercises, and this table is almost made for these exercises. The in-built ab-building functionality is fantastic, and the 10 locking degree angles help you to determine how effective you want the exercises to be. As a beginner, you could simply start off with the lowest degree angle, and work your way up to the maximum angle. This for me is a major positive – as not many other inversion tables offer the same focus on core strength exercises as the Ironman ATIS 1000 does.
Review By: Thomas Dent
I have been using the Ironman ATIS 1000 for 14-weeks, after switching out from an Innova model. I have had great results thus far from this particular model, and find it to be highly effective in combating my lower back pain. I have always suffered with pain at some point or another, and the ATIS 1000 delivers on its promise. I think like you mentioned in your review, most inversion tables perform the same thing. It’s about looking further than the degree angles, and how comfortable the padding is. Some inversion tables for me just seem more effective and more relaxing.
The ATIS 1000 has 10 locking angles, although I find that I only use 3 of them. As a beginner, it’s probably better to use all of the angles as you’ll be able to judge how far you can go without hurting yourself. As you become accustomed to inversion therapy, I would definitely recommend taking advantage of all 10 angles. Doing exercises on this model is a breeze. Just lock into the angle you want, and perform crunches, sit-ups or simply stretch the stress and tension away. There is no other inversion table available in this price bracket that delivers such outstanding quality!
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