Ironman ATIS 1000 AB Training System Inversion Therapy Table

The IronMan ATIS (AB Inversion Training System) 1000 provides the additional benefit of AB training while inverting. At the same time inverting will provide effective back stretching and relaxation. The ATIS will lock at 10 different inverting angles. It has a durable oval tubing steel frame with a scratch resistant powder coated scratch resistant finish. It has a heavy nylon backrest with a Memory foam vinyl pillow for head support. The “Scale Locking System”, provides easy locking adjustmensts. “Comforter” ankle holders prevent any pinch point pressure when inverting. “Smart Gear” (patent pending) locks the table in different inverting postions, one of which is a full 180 degrees. Folds for storage. Supports up to 300 lbs and has a plastic holder for a cell phone, eye glasses, wallets and othe articles while inverting.Whether you want to reduce back stress or fatigue, stimulate your blood circulation, or work your abs, the Ironman ATIS 1000 inversion table makes a great household accessory. The inversion table contributes to your body’s overall health by optimizing lumbar traction, thereby relieving pressure on your vertebrae discs and ligaments. And when your back starts to relax, the rest of your body follows. The table can also help with such areas as increasing body flexibility for improved athletic performance, reducing the effects of aging due to gravity, and relieving lower backaches due to sitting or standing.

However, the ATIS 1000 differs from other inversion tables in a couple of crucial ways. First, by virtue of its ab and core training system, the table isolates the abdominals far more effectively than bench training, letting you build and strengthen your abs daily with just a few minutes of work. And second, the table offers 10 different inversion locking angles, letting you find the perfect position for your body type and symptoms.

The ATIS 1000 is outfitted with a durable oval tubing steel frame and a heavy nylon backrest with a memory foam vinyl pillow. The backrest is tough yet durable, while the pillow provides ample head support. More importantly, the inversion system is a breeze to use: once you rest your body against the nylon backrest and slip your feet into the ergonomically molded ankle cushions, simply reach your arms over your head. As your arms go up, your body gradually inverts to the preset angle. The only inputs are your energy and gravity itself.

Users will also appreciate the tough rubber non-skid floor stabilizers, which keep the table stable while you invert, and the extra-long safety handles, which provide an easy return to an upright position. Other details include a height-adjustable frame up to 6 feet 6 inches; support for up to 300 pounds; vinyl safety side covers to protect hands and fingers; a scratch-resistant powder-coated finish; inverted, foam-dipped hand grips that provide maximum stretching while inverted; and a side holder for cell phones, eyeglasses, wallets, coins, watches, and other small items. The ATIS 1000, which folds into a compact footprint for easy storage, measures 26 by 62 by 49 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 76 pounds.

About Ironman Fitness
Engineered for endurance, strength, speed, stamina, and performance, Ironman Fitness is continually striving to define the fitness industry. Their collection features top-of-the-line treadmills, stationary cycles, elliptical trainers, weight benches, and single- and multi-station exercise machines. The features on Ironman’s fitness equipment introduced over the years have become the standards of today. With superior components, multiple patents, and award-winning products, Ironman’s fitness products have consistently exceeded the expectation of customers and are the heart of a true champion.

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Backrest Nylon Vinyl Covered Foam Vinyl Covered Foam Nylon Vinyl Covered Foam Vinyl Covered Foam Nylon Vinyl Covered Foam
Lumbar Support No No Yes No No No No Yes
Steel Frame Standard Standard Heavy-Duty Extra-Wide Extra-Wide Extra-Wide Standard Heavy-Duty
Weight Capacity (in pounds) 300 300 350 325 325 325 300 325
10-Level Locking System Tether Strap Tether Strap Tether Strap Smart Gear System Smart Gear System Smart Gear System Tether Strap Smart Gear System
Height Adjustment Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″
Ankle Locking System Spring Loaded Spring Loaded Ratchet System Scale Locking System Ratchet System Ratchet System Spring Loaded Ratchet System
Inverting Stretch Hand Grips No No No No Yes Yes No No
Folds for Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Product Weight (in pounds) 46 75 82 76 111 111 57 82
Non-Skid Foot Stabilizers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ab Core Training Capability No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Total Inversion Angle 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90

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155 of 160 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice, March 6, 2009
Jack Beery (Canandaigua, New York USA) – See all my reviews

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I just recently purchased the Ironman Inversion System – nice, very nice!

This review is in five parts:
1. About the inversion system
2. Assembling the Ironman Inversion System
3. Assembly Steps that deserve comment
4. Broken or missing parts
5. Health Warnings (added because I didn’t see this anywhere until I read the manual).

About the inversion system

This is not my first inversion system; I have a Stamina Inversion Therapy Table where we spend our summers. I purchased that unit from Amazon in May 2007. If that model had been available, I would have just reordered it. Since that unit is no longer available, I had to search out a new inversion system.

The Ironman is better than the Stamina in several ways. Number one is the capability of locking the bed at desired angles.

1.) I like this when I’m in the inverted position because you can move your arms without the inversion system moving safely but annoyingly at the pivot. Also, because of my back problems at times when my back was really hurting I would lay on the floor with a pillow under my head. I thought I would try the Ironman locked in the horizontal position and by golly it works! I put my feet into the heel locks just as a safety precaution. Then I rotated the bed to the horizontal position and locked it. It is more comfortable than the floor but stiff enough that it works. I have also tilted it just beyond horizontal when my back is hurting. It feels good but I still have not decided how long to stay in that position.

2.) The foot holder is a lot more comfortable than my Stamina. It is mounted so that the orientation and position of what they call the “Heel Holder” is just right.

There are some minuses.

I like the head rest but this one is not adjustable. Ironman should fix this. I removed one bolt and rotated the headrest to an ideal position for me.

The Ironman folds up but it is big and heavy. If you have to put it away this inversion system probably isn’t the unit for you.

Assembling the Ironman Inversion System

The Ironman Inversion System comes in a big box and it is heavy. The UPS guy brought it into my home and put it in the room where I wanted to set the unit up. I am an engineer and when I opened the box it scared me and I am fearless. I got my electronic camera and took several pictures of the opened box and even marked all the Styrofoam blocks in case I had a problem with the unit. As it worked out, I didn’t have anything to fear. Every piece was wrapped. The screw, bolts, nuts and washers came mounted on one piece of cardboard held in place by shrink wrap plastic. Where possible they made sets by putting the nut and the washers on the bolts. Also on that board were the tools you need to put the unit together.

The part I was most concerned with – mounting the bed to the frame – turned out to be quite easy because it was designed for assembly by one person.

Regarding assembly; allow two hours. You have to take all of the parts out of the box before you find the manual at the bottom of box. When I looked at the manual I was comfortable everything would go together. The front and rear leg assemblies including the pivots were already together. I had to add the bed headrest, the boom that mounts the heel holders; these kinds of parts. Assembly is not a cake walk but if you follow the directions and are comfortable with a wrench in your hand, you should be able to assemble this unit.

Lay out the bolts in an area convenient to where you will be assembling the unit. Organize the bolts in the same relationship as the picture on Page 6 of the Manual. Do not disassemble the nut and the washer. They will be the right parts in the right quantity for each assembly position.

You can assemble the unit using just their tools. Although these are metric size nuts and bolts, the following are my tools that I used for assembly:
A 1/2 in. and 5/8 in. open end wrench
A Phillips screwdriver with a #1 and a #3 bit
A 10mm socket (3/8 in will work)

Assembly Steps that deserve comment

Step 1, Putting on the four feet – The directions do not refer to the F and the B decals on the feet. Put the F feet on the front and the B feet on the back.

Step 3, Place the bed into the frame – just as the picture shows. Insert the two #43 bolts with one washer on each side as shown in the instructions. Tighten lock nuts finger tight (they will just start). You will have to wiggle the bed to get the holes to line up. Don’t worry; they have plenty of play. Then insert the two #44 bolts with a washer on each side as per the directions and put the nylon nut on finger tight. This way you will have everything loosely assembled before you tighten anything down. Tighten the #44 nuts and bolts a little at a time…

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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful
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Good product but a few flaws, July 23, 2009
Francis Chu (NYC, New York) – See all my reviews

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I bought this inversion table a month ago. I have mixed feelings with the product so far.

I think this product is very well designed. The locking mechanism is an unique and valuable feature. In addition, the table feels sturdy and solid overall so you won’t feel insecure hanging upside down on it. The only one design flaw is the location of the headrest (as mentioned by another reviewer).

My table had a couple of defective parts – (1) the cap that covers the locking mechanism is broken; (2) the siding/ edge of the leg adjustment is chipped/ cracked; and (3) the screw/ screw hole that secures the ankle lock is loose/ cannot be tightened. Item (1) and (2) are no big deal as they are more for appearance but item (3)is very important as a loose ankle lock can lead to safety issues.

I had contacted Ironman to have part (3) replaced but they ended up shipping a wrong replacement part to me. I then submitted another request but so far (over 4 weeks) I still haven’t received the new replacement part and my followup emails inquiring about the matter has been unanswered.

Finally, after using this product for a month, the locking mechanism seems to be working less smoothly for some reasons – It just feels like it might break soon….

I think this inversion table has a lot of potential and I really want to like this product. However, the workmanship/ materials/ parts seem to be questionable so I cannot recommend it (although it just might be my bad luck/ that I got a lemon.)


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4.0 out of 5 stars
Sturdy table for a big guy, August 16, 2008
Eric Wilcox (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

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I purchased this table for lower back trouble I’ve been suffering for some time now. At 6 ft. 285 lbs I needed something durable. The table arrived 3 days earlier than expected, which was a god-send. It took all of 10 minutes to put together and 3 minutes to figure out how to use it. The third day of use at just a 30 degree tilt for about 6 minutes I got the pleasant “pop” in my low back that had eluded the chiropractor for last 3 sessions and felt great all day. My wife and 3 boys all use it now and love it. The boys range in height from 6’2″ to 5’4″ and all can change the height on it in seconds. Great product for relieving tension and the youngest does reverse crunches on it for a good lower ab work out.


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