I just finished a review on the Exerpeutic Stretch 300 inversion table and I was impressed by how much value I found for the price. At just over $100 you will be amazed at the high end features I’m about to describe below.
The Exerpeutic Stretch 300 has a foundation of 1 ½” square tube steel. What makes this model very interesting is that Exerpeutic is owned by Paradigm Health and Wellness which is also the parent company of Ironman Fitness tables, read Ironman Gravity 4000 review next.
During my research I was able to learn that the Exerpeutic models use many of the exact same parts and features as a few of the Ironman or Paradigm models and even sport similar model numbers.
[toc]This Stretch 300 table comes with a ¾” thick foam padded backrest with a heavy vinyl cover. In case you are interested the backrest has a tapered design that you can see in the picture and it measures 15” wide at the widest point.
The Exerpeutic Stretch 300 uses a padded ankle locking system that’s almost identical the Innova Fitness ITX9600 Inversion Table I reviewed earlier. What this means to you is that it’s designed with what I call a comfort cup rubber padded back ankle support much like inversion boots use. This is combined with a T-bar adjustable round foam contoured front ankle support locking system.
You will simply step onto the foot support rail setting your heels back against the back pads. Then you release the pin lock and slide the front ankle pads firmly against the front of your ankles and secure pin lock.
This is a very comfortable ankle support system for such a budget priced table. This feature is often found on models costing $50-$100 more. If you experience discomfort when using this or any other incline table, it’s important to remember that you are hanging a large percentage of your body weight from ankles that are not used to supporting this weight. If this becomes a problem for you, try wearing extra heavy socks or possibly shoes with higher ankle support to relieve some of the pressure off your ankles.
Inversion is all about a balance between height and weight. Think of a fulcrum where you have a center pivot point and you balance equal weight on each side. With this in mind the idea is to set your new unit at your height first to see if you can lean back and achieve a neutral balance. If you find it difficult to lean back or the unit want to lean back but it’s difficult to upright yourself then, try setting the height adjuster one notch higher or lower until you find your body style balance.
The Exerpeutic Stretch 300 is designed with height adjustment stops from 4’-10” to 6’-6” and the maximum recommended user weight is 300 lbs. This is a very standard size combination and should fit most people. If you are looking for a model with a little higher weight rating, then check out or Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table Review . That model is rated up to 350 lbs. and includes a much heavier frame system. It is also at twice the price of this model.
The Stretch 300 is designed to incline to a full 180 degrees of suspension or what is commonly referred to as full inversion. You will set your tilt limit with a sturdy nylon tether strap that connects to both frame and backrest frame and is full and easily adjustable.
There are always people asking if a particular unit will work for abdominal exercises and I’ve read a few answer on other sites stating that this one will. The full answer is that this model has no lockout capacity. You can control the degree of tilt but you can’t lock the backrest into an inverted position. So, if you are physically fit enough to fight the gravitational pull to upright the unit when you lean forward you might get some workout, but the table will try and upright itself as soon as you lean forward.
Assembly & Storage
As I do with all of my reviews, I have downloaded the owner assembly manual and read it cover to cover in order to explain the important details of setting up this product. The first thing I noted about assembly instructions for the Exerpeutic Stretch is that it’s parent company Paradigm created the manual with all the same detail they put into the more expensive Ironman series.
So you will find a detailed parts list as well as contact information to use in the unlikely event you find parts missing or damaged. They include all the tools required for assembly along with well documented instructions in English along with good drawn images of each assembly step.
Plan on about an hour for assembly which is pretty average for most tables on the market today. In this manual you will also find many safety precautions as well as a series of warm up exercises to stretch muscles before an inversion session.
This table is designed with a single locking pin that you can remove from one leg that will allow you to fold the legs together so you can lay the unit down for storage. It’s worth noting here that this system like many others is not really designed for daily set-up and storage because of its weight and bulky design. It also does not have any form of safety lock to hold it together when folded for storage. I will detail storage size as well as set up size in the Dimensions section.
Helpful Exerpeutic Stretch 300 Table Video
We included this video from Exerpeutic to give you a visual of the incline table in full range motion.
There are a few main safety features designed into the Exerpeutic Stretch 300. The biggest one has to be the positive locking ankle support system built into this model. As I mentioned above, this is the same ankle lock used by more expensive models.
The nylon tether strap gives the user an added level of security by making it possible to set and double check a specific tilt position before locking into the unit. The last major safety feature would be the oversized padded hand rails that extend well past the grip range offered by many of the more expensive models by brands like Teeter. These hand rails will come in real handy the first time you are ready to upright the table and gravity says let’s stay here awhile.
The Exerpeutic Stretch 300 is a solid entry level priced unit coming in at under $100. For this reason, there are no special included or optional accessories available specifically for this model.
If you are planning space to use your new Exerpeutic Stretch 300 unit, it’s good to plan for a base that’s about 47” Long and 27” wide. Height is usually not a concern but when set up this unit stands 57” tall and weighs a bulky 55 lbs.
For a storage situation plan on a folded size of 27” wide by about 72” long and 16” thick. Remember that once folded there is no locking system designed to hold the unit flat.
The Exerpeutic Stretch 300 carries a 1 year frame and 90 days parts warranty directly from Paradigm, the parent company. You will find full disclosure on what’s included in the owner’s manual that comes with your new unit.
- User weight capacity: 300 pounds
- Comfortable ¾” thick foam Backrest
- Secure Ankle Locking System
- Extra Long Padded Handle Bars
- Heavy Duty Steel Frame
- Powder Coated Steel Frame
- Easy User Height Adjustment from 4’-10” to 6’-6”
- Invert Up to 180 Degree Vertical Position
- Great Value for Price
- No Inversion Lockout for Abs
- Mid Grade Ankle Lock Padding
- Only ¾” Foam Padding on Backrest
- Won’t lock for storage
- No Accessories Available
- Limited to 300 lb Capacity
Exerpeutic Stretch 300 Price
After researching the Exerpeutic Stretch 300 inversion table and finding out about its parent company and more expensive Ironman cousin, I’ve decided that this is a very well-priced entry level table. The manufacturer offers the table at their list price of $129 on their website, but I found it listed for just over $100 which makes it a great buy for anyone wanting the benefits of inversion therapy in their home. Keep in mind that while this is a solid built entry level model for the price, if you end up buying on price only you will be sacrificing some comfort and possibly longer wear life when compared to models just $40-50 more money. I have included a link below if you’d like to check out today’s low price and free shipping option.
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