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.


Wishing each of you and yours a very blessed and safe Holiday Season!

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 - Syracuse
       September 30th - October 1st


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Recent News

» ** New ET grant - Promoting American Turners - Fill out Grant Aplication form

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

» ** 54th National Festival Results **

»  Turner Topics - Download the 2015 Oct-Nov-Dec 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