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.


Calling all Turners to attend and participate in the International German Gymanstics Festival to be held in Berlin, Germany June 3- 10, 2017. Click here for more details.

Upcoming Events


  • » National Softball - Covington host; play in Louisville
       June 24th - 26th
  • » National Golf - Akron
       July 13th -15th
  • » National Volleyball - Madison
       July 29th - 31st
  • » National Convention - Clinton
       August 5th - 6th
  • » National Council Meeting - Syracuse
       September 30th - October 1st


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Recent News

» ** 2016 National Scholarship Info **

» ** 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 2016 April May June issue in PDF format. National Convention information is included.

»  Active Aging - Embracing Change

»  Youth Membership Application form

»  Endowment Trust Grants

»  Health Tip-of-the-Month