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.


For some GREAT summer fun, Come One Come All Turners to the 54th National Festival July 21st - July 25th!

You won't want to miss it!

Upcoming Events


  • » National Bowling - Syracuse
       April 11th-12th; April 25th-26th; May 16th - 17th
  • » National Softball - Ft. Wayne
        June 27th & 28th
  • » National Festival (Turnfest) - Aurora
      July 21st - 25th
  • » National Council Meeting - Ft. Wayne
       October 2nd & 3rd
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Recent News

»  Calling All American Turners - to Support the 2015 Special Olympic World Games

» ** 54th National Festival Info** - Registration Form  (Now Live March 1 - June 6)

»  Turner Topics - Download the 2015 March/April issue in PDF format. Get the latest information on the 54th National Festival to be held July 21st - July 25th. 

Active Aging - Nutrition

»  Youth Membership Application form

» 2015 National Scholarship forms

»  Endowment Trust Grants

»  Health Tip-of-the-Month