The Gravity 1000 is more basic than other Ironman Fitness inversion tables.
But that does not mean you should stay away from it.
There may be no sophisticated characteristics or accessories, but it has the essentials like a stable frame, height adjustment and ankle locking features.
Bottom line: it gets the job done!
And it does so at a great price.
Sure, if you can afford one of the higher end tables, then that is the way to go. They give you more features and are better made.
But if you are on a budget, you have to make some sacrifices. The key is making the right sacrifices.
With the Gravity 1000, you do not sacrifice any basic functionality. And that is the key.
For a fraction of a price, you get the basic same results as a higher end model.
Ironman Gravity 1000 Review
- Sturdy and stable
- Easy height adjustment
- Uncomfortable ankle cuffs (could result in ankle or knee pain)
- Difficult ankle release mechanism
- Damaged or missing parts upon delivery
Ankle Locking System
When inversion therapy was introduced to me, safety was my main concern. If I will be suspended upside down, I should be 100% sure that I won’t fall and die.
The ankle locks of the Ironman Gravity 1000 feel really secure. I do not worry about sliding all the way down and I can completely focus on stretching and relaxing my back.
However, releasing the lock can be quite difficult. I hope that Ironman Fitness can find a way to make it easy to release while maintaining the table’s security.
In addition, the rubber-like material used in the ankle cuffs are not very comfortable.
Sturdy and Stable Frame
Stability is another reason why you should be confident of your safety while inverting in the Ironman Gravity 1000.
Its frame is made of durable tubular steel.
It also has rubber floor stabilizers that keep the table firmly fixed in its place, regardless of the degree of your inversion.
- The extra-long handles assist you in easily returning to the upright position.
- Its nylon backrest is also quite comfortable.
Design And Specifications
The Ironman Gravity 1000 is only 46 lbs. and is lighter than most inversion tables.
The entire equipment measures 49 x 25 x 62 inches (L x W x H).
Despite being more compact, it still has a decent weight capacity of 300 lbs.
It can also be adjusted to fit users from 4’9″ to 6’6″ tall.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it easy to set-up?
It is relatively easy to assemble because of the illustrated instructions. However, it comes in many pieces that need to be put together. What’s worse is if you receive a package that has missing or broken pieces.
Compared to other tables, it is lighter by a few pounds. Is it stable?
Yes, thanks to its durable steel frame and non-skid rubber stabilizers.
Does it fold for easy storage?
Yes, although it does not lay flat because of the handle bars. It is lighter than other inversion tables but it is still a hassle to unfold and set it up every single time. Besides, it is beneficial to use it for short, frequent sessions.
What is the user weight capacity?
The weight capacity specified is 300 lbs.
How easy is it to go back to the upright position?
If your table is set to your height, balance is also established accurately. This will enable you to easily go back to your original position. Put your arms in front to shift your body weight. As the table releases from inversion, you just slowly reach for the handles to pull yourself up.
If you want to level up your inversion therapy experience, you can get the Ironman IFT 1000.
It also has Far Infrared Therapy (F.I.R.) that incorporates heat for a more soothing experience. It costs significantly more than the Gravity 1000, but your tired back and sore muscles will thank you for it.
You can also check out our comparison of the best inversion tables on the market today.
Gravity 1000 Inversion Table: Conclusion
While the more popular Ironman Gravity 4000 has a better backrest and ankle locking system, the Gravity 1000 is still a respectable choice.
At an affordable price, you get a stable and efficient table.
With a feeling of security while enjoying the relaxing benefits of inversion therapy, the rest are merely optional add-ons.