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 understand and realize this is a tough time due to the cancellation of meets, gyms shutting … 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

AAI launches Evo-Black

AAI launches Evo-Black

It’s HERE! AAI’s EVO-Black Product line. The next evolution in gymnastics equipment. You have already seen our EVO-Boards—the latest innovation and technology concepts all rolled up into AAI® EVO-Black™ Competition Line! Click here to view our latest EVO-Black Products!

Staying on Purpose

Staying on Purpose

It’s been said that to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And in the absence of a hammer, very often the heaviest tool becomes a hammer. Sometimes in the gym we make the same mistakes. We need to make an obstacle course and a pommel horse makes a fine obstacle. We … Continued

Federally Mandated Gym Inspection

Federally Mandated Gym Inspection

Notice: January 1, 2019 — Federally Mandated Gym Inspection On January 1st, 2019 the Sports Facility Safety Act will go into effect which will mandate certified inspection of all participant sports facilities to record with their state government department of health a facility safety inspection report.  To date 16 states have the inspection reports available on … Continued

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