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.  

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Upcoming Events


» National Council Meeting - Syracuse
   October 7th - October 8th


» Toledo Turners 50's - 60's Soc Hop
   January 7th - January 8th

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Recent News

» ** NEW Toledo Turners 50's - 60's Soc Hop - Click Here for more information**

» ** NEW 2016 National Convention - Part A & Schedule | Part B**

» ** NEW Bylaws **

» ** NEW Jahn Fund Cultural Activity Program **

»  ** Cultural Red Book

»  ** Endowment Trust Grants

»  ** ETF Grant Program - Application form

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

»  Turner Topics - Download the 2016 July/Aug/Sept issue in PDF format. National Convention information is included.

»  Active Aging - Embracing Change

»  Youth Membership Application form

»  Health Tip-of-the-Month