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 hosted by Aurora Turners the week of July 21st - July 25th is almost here. Even though registration is now closed, Spectator badges (which are REQUIRED at Mooseheart and at the Vaughn Center), Adult and / or Youth banquet tickets, cinch bags, Festival T-Shirts and souvenior pins can all be purchased the week of the event at Aurora Turners Check-In area. Note: Festival badges MUST be picked up PRIOR to going to the venues and worn while at the site. With 500+ members registered, you won't want to miss out in a fun-filled week of friendly competions and comaraderie!

Upcoming Events


  • » National Council Meeting - Ft. Wayne
       October 2nd & 3rd
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Recent News

» ** 54th National Festival Info** - Accomodations - Registrations are CLOSED.

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

Active Aging - Embracing Change

»  Youth Membership Application form

» 2015 National Scholarship forms

»  Endowment Trust Grants

»  Health Tip-of-the-Month