Equipment Assessment Program

Equipment safety and functionality is of the utmost importance to ensure the well-being and protection of the athletes. This may involve routine evaluations of the equipment in your gym to identify and address any potential hazards, including but not limited to checking bolts, worn out surfaces, and recognizing other wear and tear.

The thought of setting up a process for assessing your equipment, making the time to complete it, and ensuring you are being thorough enough can be overwhelming. Let us simplify this task with our gymnastics equipment assessment program by setting up a routine maintenance plan for your gym!

GymPro Inspector

How often do I need my gymnastics equipment assessed?

We recommend you have an external source assess your equipment twice a year.

Depending on how many athletes are using your gymnastics equipment it’s recommended to evaluate it weekly, if not daily, to ensure it’s functioning correctly.

Proactive Maintenance For Gymnastics Equipment

Proactively evaluating your gymnastics equipment can help you identify small repairs before they become large expenses.

Checklist for completing your own gymnastics equipment assessment:

✓  1 – Physically examine the piece of equipment to check for wear and tear, or possible damage.

✓  2 – Identify any critical potential hazards that could occur and resolve them.

✓  3 – Evaluate equipment footprint to ensure there is protective padding, a soft-landing zone, etc.

✓  4 – Develop a repair plan if parts or equipment need to be replaced.

✓  5 – Complete a regular gymnastics equipment assessment to maintain the longevity of your equipment and keep your gym functioning at its full potential.

Feel like your equipment is beyond the point of maintenance? Contact us to have one of our certified professionals come into your facility to help you determine the next best steps for the piece of equipment.

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Where You Can Find Us

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Who Can Help?

Find an AAI/SPALDING GymPro® Dealer in your area that can help.

The GymPro® Gymnastics Equipment Assessment Program

How will a gymnastics equipment assessment help me?

A certified AAI/Spalding GymPro® assessor will assess your equipment for proper operation, identify misassembled or misused equipment, and provide recommendations for what equipment may need to be repaired or replaced.

Our Trained Gymnastics Equipment Assessors

Our team of certified assessors are required to meet a minimum criterion before they are approved to participate in the training. To be considered as a gymnastics equipment assessor you must meet at minimum one of the criteria below:

1. Dealer

  • Must be an active AAI or Spalding dealer in good standing


  • Be an employee under the AAI or Spalding dealer (and supportive of the dealer)

2. Sub-Dealer

  • Currently a sub-dealer of an active AAI or Spalding dealer
  • Must have pre-approval by said dealer to become an AAI/Spalding GymPro® Assessor

3. Independent Installer/Contractor

  • Must have 5 years experience in gymnastics/volleyball/basketball category and knowledge of how the equipment is assembled along with the use of said equipment
  • Must explain and give examples of your understanding on the wear and tear that is placed on the equipment
  • Must be willing to advance all quotes that arise from the assessment to an existing AAI or Spalding Dealer
  • Must provide 2-3 References for experience and character

Specific Infractions Our Gymnastics Equipment Assessors Look For:

  • Overall Appearance – Who’s the manufacturer (if known)? Is the piece of equipment old or new? Do any parts or pieces look modified or changed? Is there any obvious wear? Does anything look damaged?
  • Assembly & Placement – Is the equipment anchored/installed with adequate spacing for use? Are the cables and anchors placed according to the recommended “footprint”? Is the equipment stable or does it appear to wobble?
  • Functionality – Does the equipment adjust correctly? We are also checking spin locks, snap locks, pistons, cables, cable tensioners, turn buckles, and load binders for visible wear and/or ability to function properly.
  • Padding – Is the recommended padding in place? This could include – vault anchor pads, beam leg pads, upright pads, pit edge pads, wall pads, trampoline pads, etc.
  • Covers – Is the cover/surface intact without any worn areas or tears (beams, vault table, pommel horse, vault boards, vault safety zone, vault runway, trampoline bed)?
  • Wood or Veneer – Are there any worn areas? Are there any obvious cracks, chips, or chunks (primarily for wooden rails, rings, and pommels)?
  • Mats & Matting – What is the general condition of the mats and matting being used? What is the condition of the covers and the foam? Does it appear appropriate for the intended use?
  • Foam Pits – What is the condition of the foam cubes? Are there enough foam cubes in the pit? Are the cubes covered? Does the pit appear adequate for the intended use?

Timely Repairs Help Maintain a Secure Training Environment For Your Athletes.

Contact AAI to Schedule Your Gymnastics Equipment Assessment

For over 60 years, AAI has been a trusted industry leader in manufacturing gymnastics equipment. Put your trust in them to create a routine maintenance plan that helps your facility function at its maximum. Contact us to learn more about AAI/Spalding GymPro® or book an appointment today!

Call 1-800-247-3978 or email