Pad Up – and Stretch Out with the IT9120
If you’ve ever looked at inversion tables and thought they looked a bit uncomfortable, then you’re probably not alone. Although many of them aren’t as bad as they look, this is an area that can be improved on, and now there is a model that meets this need.
The Body Max IT9120 inversion table is quite recent compared to many other models on the market, and is a new improvement to the traditional style. Body Champ, the company that produce Body Max inversion tables, are a well-known company who produce a range of various fitness equipment such as treadmills and stationary bikes, and have been in business for around 15 years.
This new offering from them provides an added boost of comfort to the traditional inversion table with comfortable neck and waist cushions, and is an innovative design for back and neck pain sufferers who seek the benefits of inversion therapy.
Build Quality & Assembly
The Body Max IT9120 is quite solidly built, with a steel frame, smooth finish fabric, and thick foam covered ankle locks. The quality of the finish is quite high, especially when looking at the very reasonable price of this inversion table.
When it comes to assembly, most people say that it is fairly simple with only around 4 steps, as the majority of the frame comes pre-assembled in the box. The general consensus is that the packaging is well organized, and that the instructions are easy to follow.
We usually recommend that assembly is easiest with 2 people, however one woman who purchased this inversion table said “…assembling it by myself still only took about 50 minutes”
Some earlier customers who purchased the Body Champ IT9120 said that some of the parts were floating around loose in the box when it arrived. A later customer remarked that this problem had probably been rectified since “…all my parts were shrink wrapped to a cardboard with each item marked for identification”.
Consumers report that this steel-framed inversion table is very sturdy and reliable. The Body Max IT9120 is rated for a maximum weight of 250 pounds, and it will hold this weight quite safely, with no wobbling of the frame. People who own this inversion table are happy with the solid feel, and feel quite safe to invert right through to the full 90 degree inversion (upside-down).
Ankle Locking System
The ankle locking system is an easy to operate set of 4 foam covered rollers that can be adjusted to hold your ankles firmly with a simple spring-loaded pin. This is a fairly simple ankle locking system, and we recommend wearing shoes or boots to max full inversions more comfortable.
If you are looking for a more comfortable locking system, then you will need to spend quite a bit more money than this inversion table costs, and may be more interested in the Ironman Gravity 4000, or the Teeter EP-950 Inversion Therapy Table.
Height & Tilt Adjustment
The Body Champ IT9120 suits quite a good range of heights, and can accommodate a variety of heights from 4’7” (140cm) through to 6’8” (203cm). The height adjustment is easy to operate, with the ankle-lock section simply sliding up or down via operation of a spring-loaded pin. One consumer on Amazon states “I bought this for my 6’5″, 250lbs husband and he LOVES it”.
Safety is carefully thought out with all Body champ inversion tables, and this one is no exception. There is a safety bar which can be set in 2 positions to limit the maximum angle of inversion, and also an adjustable safety strap which allows you to set the desired maximum angle to your exact preference. The U-shaped handles on the sides also give you an added feeling of security, helping you slow the speed the of the pivot motion, and to easily bring you back to an upright position.
There is also a safety lock that can be used to prevent the table from inverting while mounting or when not in use, and is a handy feature for those with young children.
Dimensions / Storage
The size of this inversion table when set up is 57.87’ x 29.92’ x 22.83’ (L x W x H), making it a reasonably compact table that won’t take up half your room.
With its ‘A’ frame design, the Body Max IT9120 inversion table is easy to fold flat, saving space when stored. It’s not particularly small when folded, and probably won’t fit under a bed unless you detach the pivoting backrest from the frame. Storage is generally best suited to leaning it against a wall. When folded for storage the approximate dimensions are 78’ x 27’ x 13’ (L x W x H).
Features / Accessories
- 250-pound weight capacity
- Assembled dimensions: 57.87L x 29.92W x 22.83H inches
- Includes a safety rail design for your security and peace of mind
- accommodates a variety of heights (4 feet 7 inches to 6 feet 8 inches)
- Comfortable contoured handles
- Smooth finish fabric & Luxury embroidered stitching
- Comfortable cushions for neck and waist
- Folds for easy storage when not in use
- Some assembly required
Very comfortable backrest thanks to the cushions.
Light Weight – great for moving around easily for storage.
Simple Assembly – one customer states that this is so easy to assemble that their children assembled it for them!
Does not come with assembly tools.
The ankle pads are not particularly comfortable at more extreme inversion angles.
The Body Max IT 9120 gets a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars at Amazon from 33 customer reviews, showing that most people who have purchased this inversion table are very happy with its
- It is very sturdy and holds me quite well, I weigh 185 pounds and am 5’8″. You really can’t beat the price either. GREAT PRODUCT!!!!
- A few minutes spent with this just relaxing my back gets rid of that pain! I am so glad I purchased it. It’s very sturdy and reliable!
- I have gone over 2 years in awful back pain, had the injections, physical therapy, etc NO relief till NOW. Have used it for 3 weeks
- It was easy to put together and I very happy with it works great I use it every day 2 times a day
Body Max IT9120 Gravity Inversion System with Pads
The manufacturer offers a 1-year frame, and 90-days parts warranty. If you purchase through our recommended retailer Amazon, then you have additional peace of mind since they offer a no questions asked returns policy if you are unhappy for any reason.