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LifeSpan Fitness SP1000 Stretch Partner Review

The first thing I always ask myself about a ​piece of exercise equipment is do I really need it.

My first thought was that I have been doing stretches for years without any equipment, why do I need the Lifespan Fitness sp1000.

LifeSpan SP1000 Stretch Partner Stretching Machine
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Well, the best way to describe it is like stretching with a personal trainer. You simply cannot do some of these stretches on your own.

When you sit back on the seat and go in to a back stretch it feels like someone is pulling your arms forward to lengthen your spine and give you a really good stretch.

​I must admit my opinion really change about the lifspan sp1000 and if you are serious about increasing your mobility and flexibility it is well worth the money.

Below you can some the key design features that make the Lifespan Fitness sp1000 so good:

  • ​Flex-SmartTM pivoting system
  • Stretches major muscles using gravity
  • Instructional DVD
  • positions the body of the user properly for stretching
  • Instructional flip Chart
  • Wheels
  • Solid steel frame


​Description


​Flex-SmartTM pivoting system

The LifeSpan 1000 fitness machine has a Flex-SmartTM pivoting system which literally does almost all work for you. The system provides you with a range of movement during exercise and accommodates all types of body and flexibility levels.

Also, the machine will assist you to position your body properly for stretching. It will then use the gravity to gently stretch the muscles group that you want to work on while at the same time providing you with a fuller and deeper stretch​.

This system makes this machine ideal for an effective and safe stretching in rehab centres, sports training gyms or even at your own home.

LifeSpan SP1000 Stretch Partner Stretching Machine
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​Instructional Material


The LifeSpan 1000 comes equipped with instructional materials in the form of a stretching instructional flip chart and a 30-minute stretching instructions DVD. The placard and the DVD provide a step by step LifeSPan 1000 program that is easy to follow ​and covers all the major muscle groups.

The instructions have a total of 18 stretches that one can perform to improve the muscles on the lower back. , hips, hamstrings and shoulders, as well as the chest, upper back, glutes, abdominals, quadriceps, calves, Achilles, thighs, neck and forearms. When using the placards, you can simply check on the comprehensive diagrams and read the instruction for an easy to follow stretch.


​Solid Steel Frame

This stretching equipment is made of a solid steel frame for increased support. Despite the machine weighing about 70 pounds, it can support more than 300 pounds of the user’s weight. The equipment comes with attachable wheels to ease its transportation.


​Design and Build

The LifeSpan 1000 is a stretching machine that has combined innovative technologies with the standard and yet very reliable features. It has an ergonomic seat design and knee placements placed on a solid frame made entirely of heavy-duty steel. To ensure that the quality doesn’t depreciate, the frame has a coating of anti-corrosive and also a scratch paint.

The base is solid featuring a front curved stabilizer bar and a U-shaped stabilizer at the rear side. To avoid skidding while exercising, the foot pads are fitted with rubber caps that also enhances stability and floor-friendliness.

The handles of the machine is a little bit different from the conventional stretching equipment that is made up of a single fixed pole that doesn't move during stretching. But, the LifeSpan 1000 is made using a pole that has 2 segments connected with a hinge. So, the handles will move once you start stretching.

LifeSpan SP1000 Stretch Partner Stretching Machine
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The machines are not foldable but it isn't large either and measures 49 inches long, 29 inches wide and 38 inches height. This will only require a space of 4 feet long and
2.4 feet wide for placing the machine.

​Pros

  • Sturdy and strong; it can support a maximum user weight of 300 pounds.
  • The Flex-Smart system provides more flexibility and offers more than 10” of the stretching movement provided by other machines.
  • Doesn’t take up much space
  • Comes with instructional DVD and a flip placard that provides instructions making it an easy to use machines for people of all ages and ability.
  • Has writs straps for safety purposes and additional support
  • Has a ​five-year, 90-days upholstery and one-year parts warranty that is longer than those offered for many other machines.
  • Handles offer comfortable and firm grips
  • Low maintenances
  • It is relatively light and adept to transportability because of the attachable wheels.

Cons

  • The compact design makes it hard for taller people to experience deeper and much fuller stretches. But they can solve this by adjusting it to the 49 x29 x38 inches dimensions.
  • ​If you have used other stretch machines, the handles can be a learning curve to some due to its movement during exercises.

​Final Thoughts

Whether you are looking for a way to ​correct your posture or simply utilize some gentle stretches that can help in healing soreness or muscle injury, the LifeSpan SP1000 is the right machine to assist you to achieve that. It combines the flexible pivotal system with a range of other comprehensive routines, as well as detailed instructions, to offer you an experience that will improve your flexibility among other range of movements.