How to clean your suede

How to clean your suede

Are Balance Beams white or brown? The answer is brown, but if they aren’t cleaned regularly they will get saturated with chalk. Here are tips on how you can clean your suede beams and vault tables to help the longevity of your equipment.

Tips for Cleaning Your Mats

Tips for Cleaning Your Mats

Keeping gyms clean is essential, so here are our suggestions for cleaning and maintaining the mats and shapes in your gym.

Maggie Nichols takes home 2020 AAI Award!

Maggie Nichols takes home 2020 AAI Award!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jefferson, IA – April 20, 2020 – American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) proudly presented the AAI Award in a different fashion this year. AAI has been presenting the AAI Award to the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the country for over the last 30+ years. Some people have stated it is … Continued

AAI Message about COVID-19

AAI Message about COVID-19

March 27, 2020 Dear Valued AAI Supporter, With the continuing concerns associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), AAI/Spalding is doing everything we can to protect our employees and our communities, while minimizing the risk of disruption to the business. We are happy to report that effective Monday, May 11, 2020 we have re-open our facilities, but … Continued

Why Ninja, Why Now?

Why Ninja, Why Now?

The first season of American Ninja Warrior began production in July 2009. The season premiered on December 12, 2009 and most credit NBC with starting both an entertainment trend and a fitness craze, but in reality, NBC’s show was a reimagined copy of Sasuke. Sasuke is a Japanese sports entertainment television special. On this show, … Continued

2020 AAI Award Nominees

2020 AAI Award Nominees

American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) proudly presents the AAI Award to the most outstanding collegiate senior female gymnast in the country. AAI has been awarding this honor for over the last 30+ years and it has become considered the Heisman Trophy in Women’s gymnastics. The NCAA head coaches are asked to submit a nomination for the … Continued

AAI Signs Olympian Laurie Hernandez as AAI Brand Ambassador

AAI Signs Olympian Laurie Hernandez as AAI Brand Ambassador

JEFFERSON, IA – May 2019 — American Athletic, Inc. (AAI), the leading U.S. manufacturer of gymnastics apparatus in all categories, has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Coaches Hao Quan & Jenny Liang. “I was ecstatic when I was offered the partnership with AAI,” said Hernandez. “Every child doing gymnastics … Continued

Marginal Gains. Easier Done than Said!

Marginal Gains. Easier Done than Said!

I know what you’re thinking.  The title is backwards.  The proper saying is “easier said than done”, meaning that most people have great ideas and intentions in conversation but when it comes to implementation, that’s another story.  Gym club owners are no different than other entrepreneurs and business people.  We all get so wrapped up … Continued

2019 AAI Award

2019 AAI Award

Sarah Finnegan of LSU FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Fort Worth, TX – April 18, 2019 – American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) proudly presented the AAI Award to the most outstanding collegiate senior female gymnast in the country. AAI has been awarding this honor for over the last 30+ years and it has become considered the Heisman Trophy … Continued

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