American Turners - A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

Welcome to American Turners - Founded 1848

The American Turners is a national organization founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1848 by German immigrants. Our motto, "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body", explains the purpose of the American Turners. We are a family organization, encouraging people of all ages to be mentally and physically active.

Our 53 Societies, located in 12 Districts throughout the United States, participate in athletic and cultural activities. Many have gymnasiums and teach gymnastics and other sports to people of all ages. We have yearly national competitions in gymnastics, golf, bowling, softball, volleyball, and cultural activities. In addition there are regional events in other sports.


The 54th National Festival is now part of history! We certainly hope everyone enjoyed theirselves this past week. The results of all of the competitions will be posted on our website and a hard copy created as soon as possible. All expenses incurred by the Festival are in the process of being paid and will be reconciled. A complete report will be provided to the National Council at its next meeting to be held at Ft. Wayne Turners in October.

Upcoming Events


  • » National Bowling - Rochester
       March - May
  • » National Softball - Covington host; play in Louisville
       June 24th - 26th
  • » National Golf - Akron
       July 13th -15th
  • » National Convention - Clinton
       August 5th - 6th
  • » National Council Meeting - ???
       September 30th - October 1st


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Recent News

» ** WebDocsNetwork - Healthcare for American Turners that are on the go! **

» ** 54th National Festival Results **

»  Turner Topics - Download the 2015 July-Aug-Sept issue in PDF format. Some of the results from the 2015 National Festivsl are included. 

Active Aging - Embracing Change

»  Youth Membership Application form

»  Endowment Trust Grants

»  Health Tip-of-the-Month