PIVOT is a modular concept that begins with the PIVOT Bed which is the bed base and frame. When locked upright it exposes many attachments for our PIVOT accessories to attach to, such as the PIVOT Power Rack, PIVOT Full-Width Pull-up Bar or the PIVOT Dip Bars. See our Shop PIVOT Page for more details.
Manufacturing runs/batches take approximately 12 weeks. Depending on where we are in the cycle, and current availability, your order may be shipped earlier than 12 weeks.
What bed sizes do you manufacture?
Currently we make three lengths and three widths, with the lengths and widths being interchangeable for maximum size coverage.
• 1900mm (6'3")
• 2000mm (6'7")
• 2050mm (6'9")
• 1400mm (4'7")
• 1500mm (4'11")
• 1600mm (5'3")
We list sizes by name on the product page for PIVOT Bed, but only for the most common names/sizes. International naming varies, as do sizes very slightly, so please ensure you follow the dimensions and not the names as these can be confusing or even misleading. If you find you need a combination of the above lengths and widths not listed, please get in touch. The lengths and widths may not exactly match the measurements of your mattress.
As mattresses are deformable, they can easily squeeze into a smaller sized frame. Similarly, there are no major issues with the frame being slightly larger than the mattress – often you won't even notice the small gap at the edge.
We intend to release wider beds such as 1800mm (5'11") and even 2000mm (6'7"), but these require additional design, development and testing. At present we have not committed to these sizes, though if you would like one please let us know – the more of you we hear from, the more likely it is we will push to develop the size.
What are the dimensions of PIVOT Bed?
You can find all of PIVOT Bed's measurements HERE.
Where can I purchase a PIVOT Bed?
Currently, PIVOT can only be purchased through this website. We do not have any physical stores in the UK or overseas.
The base structure is incredibly strong and stable, and this stays in place on the floor at all times. The frame of the bed pivots within this base unit, aided by gas springs, and dual latches engage automatically once it reaches vertical (and can be locked independently). The base extends beyond the lines of force created by you exercising - straight down from the pull-up and dip bars - so there is never any danger of it being toppled over.
How long does it take to set up or put down again?
This depends on whether you have the Power Rack add-on, and what accessories you might have added to it. It takes around 5 seconds to raise or lower the bed, it automatically latches into the vertical position, and dual locks take another 5 seconds to engage/disengage. The dip bars take mere seconds to attach or remove and the pull-up bar extends and retracts in around 10 to 15 seconds. Even with the power rack attached and extended, the bench folded up, J-hooks and Spotter Arms attached, it takes less than 2 minutes to stow everything and return the bed to horizontal, hiding all the equipment from view.
How safe is this?
The product is made in the UK and has passed BS EN ISO 20957-1 Stationary Training Equipment – General Safety Requirements and Test Methods. This is an internationally recognised safety standard and the only applicable standard for the UK and Europe.
At PIVOT, safety is our number one priority. The pull-up and dip bars are rated to 130kgs, which means they have been tested to in excess of 325kgs of load as multiplying the maximum rated user weight by x2.5 is required to pass the safety standard. The product is self-supporting with a very stable base, though it must be fixed to the wall or floor.
The latching system is designed to be redundant – any one latch will hold the apparatus upright safely. Even without latches, the product will only ever lower to the floor slowly due to the strong gas springs used to assist lifting and lowering. We do insist on attaching the base unit to the rear wall using appropriate heavy duty wall fixings (not supplied), or to the floor.
We've developed our own, unique, computer-controlled safety testing rig to allow us to perform stress testing (dynamic movement). This means we can simulate, for example, a 130kg user performing 12,000 pull-ups.
What is the maximum rated user weight?
The pull-up bar and dip bars are rated to 130kgs, which is a standard figure for home gym equipment. It should be noted that to pass the required, internationally recognised, British Standard, manufacturers have to prove that their device can safely hold 2.5x the stated maximum user weight. So when we say 130kgs, we've given it lots of margin to be safe as it has been tested to 325kgs. We have also performed strenuous endurance tests, simulating a heavy user doing 12,000 pull-ups and dips, etc, using our custom-developed, computer-controlled test rig.
How strong do I need to be to lift and lower the bed?
You don't need to be strong as the vast majority of the weight is taken care of by carefully balanced gas struts. If you're able to perform exercise to any reasonable level, you will easily be strong enough and will probably be able to lift and lower the bed with one arm. If you are elderly or have an injury, you should probably get in touch with us before buying or wait until we have some display units near you to try out. With the power rack and all the add-ons on the bed, along with a full-load of weight plates, the bed does get heavier to lift – but anyone looking to perform this type of exercise will be able to lift and lower it.
Can I use a TRX or similar cables with the product?
Yes, many of our customers use a TRX.
How much does it weigh?
Without the optional power rack attachment or mat solution the whole product will weigh around 165kgs. The mat solution is around 60kgs and the rack around 80kgs.
Are there any restrictions on the size and type of mattress I can use?
As long as you match your mattress to the bed size, the only restriction is in the height, or thickness, of the mattress. This is roughly 270mm (11"), which covers all but a small subset of really thick mattresses. 300mm (12") thick mattresses may work with PIVOT Bed, but the top corner may come into contact with the rear wall and part of the base unit when pivoting. This should be a minor snagging rather than a problem which prevents you from pivoting the bed.
Do I need to do anything with my floor?
This isn't an easy question to answer fully, as there are infinite types and standards of flooring. However, the increased weight over some 'regular' sturdy beds is not huge, and the area which rests on the floor is larger with PIVOT Bed, spreading that weight out, so there really shouldn't be an issue. Furthermore, as the weight remains near the head of the bed, it should be supported from beneath by the wall behind your headboard. If you're in any doubt, you should speak with someone knowledgeable in the building trade, a building surveyor or engineer to assess your individual flooring scenario.
Something important to take into consideration, however, is damage you could inflict on your floor from exercising on it - especially if you are using free weights. The PIVOT Bed itself will not influence this in any way beyond giving you space to perform your exercises. We thoroughly recommend a strong, rubber-based mat. Our own multi-layer mat solution uses extremely high-quality natural rubber.
Please be careful when buying rubber mats for your bedroom as almost all are made from SBR, which is recycled rubber from old car tyres, held together with a polyurethane bonding agent. This smells strongly and produces considerable quantities of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which can be harmful to your health. They're cheap for a reason. Our advice is not to use EVA foam matting as it has quite serious pitfalls. EVA is not suitable for heavy equipment, so resting the bed on it, or a weights bench, or the optional power rack uprights, or a treadmill, or even dropping/storing free weights on it is not a good idea. The foam cells may 'burst' and it will quickly become an unusable mess. It's also unlikely to give you a stable platform for lifting.
Finally, please be respectful to your neighbours. Especially if you live above others in a flat/apartment, exercise of any variety in your home, with or without the PIVOT Bed, can be incredibly annoying to your neighbours. If in any doubt, install a proper rubber mat solution. If you live above others in an older building with wooden flooring 'rafters', you need to be very careful before doing any exercise at home, regardless of any additional flooring you may add.
What is the age restriction for using the PIVOT Bed?
Young teenage athletes should always be supervised by a responsible adult. Only an adult should lift and lower the bed, and they should be responsible for making sure it is locked in place before any exercise is attempted. Children should not use or play within the vicinity of PIVOT when it is in its vertical position.
Do you ship internationally? If so, where?
We ship to Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. If you live outside of these regions and are interested in purchasing PIVOT, please visit our international site where you can purchase PIVOT in your own currency and language. If this option is not available to you, contact us using the Contact Form on this site and we will discuss if we can ship PIVOT to your country.
Is there any way I can try out PIVOT Bed before purchasing?
We're looking into setting up a showroom here in the UK and also plan on providing an immersive online experience for our growing community of international PIVOT fans who want to see the bed in action. Please subscribe to our newsletter if you would like more information on this.