Hanging a Zero Gravity Gym
How do we get one of these Gyms to hang in space? There are many ways to hang a Zero Gravity Gym. Read on…
Complete instructions for all these Mounting Options come with every Zero Gravity Gym.
What you Need to hang a Zero Gravity Gym
Two components are needed to hang a Zero Gravity Gym. They are:
1. A Mounting — see many options listed below
2. Rigging Straps — which come with each Zero Gravity Gym
Rigging Straps are connected to any mounting option. Zero Gravity Gym components are hung from the Rigging Straps.
How Much Space Do You Need?
How Much Floor Space is Necessary for Your Zero Gravity Gym?
This is dependent on your size, how you use it, which model you get, and what size space you have to work with. For a Zero Gravity Gym hanging from 2 points, a circle with a diameter of 7 feet should be ample room for most adults to do most exercises. There are some exercises and some size people that require more space. You have to determine the amount of space that works for your size and uses. You should allow enough room for you to lean completely forward in your gym with feet on the floor. If your space is limited then you can work with the space that you have and do the things applicable for that space. For instance, a circle of about 4 feet diameter is ample space for most people to invert. If necessary, move some furniture aside while you are using your Zero Gravity Gym. The important thing is to give yourself ample clearance from obstacles so that collision is not a factor when you are moving and stretching. If you get a Free Flyer Model or a Swivel Spring Pull-Up Bar then you will need more clearance as this model oscillates in a wider range of area. It depends on how you use it. A good rule of thumb is to allow about 9' clearance and then see if you need more space. These are guidelines and in no way are solid rules as every situation is different. It is important to be proactively engaged in ensuring your own safety with your own sets of parameters.
Safety Considerations for Children
If there are children who will be using the Zero Gravity Gym then special attention should be given to ensure that there is ample space and plenty of clearance. I have watched children play on the Zero Gravity Gym in many instances and there seems to be reoccurring tendencies with how they want to play on the Zero Gravity Gym. You can read more about it in the Children's section. We will stick to the points of this topic. Children have the tendency to get in the leg/feet slings and orbit around the space. Special attention should be given to ensure that the leg/feet sling at it's full extension (10 feet diameter) is fully clear of all obstacles if children are using the Zero Gravity Gym. This is equipment that needs strict guidelines and adult supervision when used by children.
How Much Height is Needed to Hang a Zero Gravity Gym?
You can work with any height ceiling that you have. A standard ceiling is 8 feet. Ceilings are typically anywhere from 8-12 feet. It is more optimum to use a taller ceiling if you have a choice. A taller ceiling allows more room to move. A significant factor here is having ample space for head clearance when one is inverting. It is optimum to have 6"-12" head clearance beneath so that one can hang freely.
How Much Height is Needed to Hang the Zero Gravity Free Flyer with the Swivel Spring Pull-Up Bar?
The significant factor here is having ample space for head clearance when one is inverting. When one is inverting it is optimum to have 6"-12" head clearance beneath them so that they can hang freely. When using the Swivel Spring Pull-Up Bar, an 8.5' plus ceiling is ideal for a 100-pound person to give them ample clearance underneath when inverting. When using the Swivel Spring Pull-Up Bar, a 9.5' plus ceiling is ideal for a 170-pound person to give them ample clearance underneath when inverting. Over 170 pounds would need a 10' plus ceiling with this apparatus for good head clearance when inverting.
There are many Mounting Options for a Zero Gravity Gym
Zero Gravity Gyms can be hung from a ceiling of any permitted house or apartment as long as there hasn’t been any damage or compromise to the integrity of the structure of the building. Ceiling Mounts are installed into the joists or studs. We provide complete Installation Instructions. It is essential to have a competent professional do the installation to ensure that the mountings are installed securely in the center of the joists. It will take a professional about 20 minutes. We have Ceiling Mounts available which are safer than using eyebolts. Ceiling Mounts are a separate optional purchase. Click to see more. The Rigging Straps are connected with Quick Links to the Ceiling Mounts. Zero Gravity Gym components are hung from the Rigging Straps. Hanging the Zero Gravity Gym from the ceiling is a great way to hang it. It is very secure with no wobble and takes very little room. This is a great way to integrate the Zero Gravity Gym into your living space!
Open beams are a great way to hang a Zero Gravity Gym. No hardware is necessary to install. A rope tied around the beam securely with padding is all you need. The Rigging Straps connect to the rope.
We have a Zero Gravity free stand available which is a great way to go as it is self contained. It is very spacious, solid and affordable. Check it out here.
A tree is a great place to hang a Zero Gravity Gym! A rope securely tied around a solid branch can serve as the mounting spot for the Rigging Straps. This offers a lot of space to move in the outdoors.
If you have space on your home jungle gym or swing set to hang a Zero Gravity Gym, Great! All you need is a rope and some padding such as a towel. You simply tie the rope around the framework securely, with padding between the rope and the frame, and clip the Rigging Straps to the rope. Voila! Start hanging!
This can be a great place to hang your gym. I have hung my Zero Gravity Gym from the bars at the beach in Santa Monica many times and I enjoyed the beach atmosphere while playing on my Zero Gravity Gym for hours. It is very simple to hang from a monkey bar. You just wrap the Rigging Straps around the bar and feed the end through the top loop. You can also tie a rope around the bar to hang your rigging straps from. This puts less stress on your Rigging Straps.
We have available inserts for your Rigging Straps that will secure them over a closed door. This enables impromptu hanging when you are on the go. They come with the Travel-Fly or by special request.