Beginning with an idea formulated at a presentation seen by founder, Doug Davis, at a National Gymnastics convention back in the early 1980's, Tumbl Trak, the product and the company, was born. Influenced by coaches like Fred Roethlisberger (John's dad) and Leonard Isaacs, Doug's philosophy of progressions and a minimal spotting approach took root. This philosophy can only work with the right equipment and knowledge. So, Tumbl Trak went to work on developing both.
By 1988, the first version of the Tumbl Trak hit the market. Gymnasts and coaches alike welcomed the concept of a long tumbling surface with an open end. Since then Tumbl Trak has developed many accessories to the Tumbl Trak as well as many other types of training aids like the Air Trak, Air Floor, Sweet Spots, Launch Pad and a new line of mats using "Smart Mat Technology".
Over the years, Tumbl Trak has built a strong company and reputation. Innovative product development has kept the company ahead of its competition. When developing a new product, we always try to look at things from the coach's point of view, asking "What would I like to have as a training product to help my athlete gain new skills and confidence?" With the right equipment and stations, athletes can learn skills more quickly and easily, and can do the repetitions required to master skills. Using an aggressive marketing approach to promote these concepts, the company introduced its new slogan, "More Reps, Less Stress" three years ago.
Tumbl Trak is also known for its superior customer service. From high quality products, a knowledgeable and friendly sales staff, to quick delivery times and service after the sale, Tumbl Trak will go above and beyond to satisfy its customers' needs.
Now housed in a new 6000+ square foot office and warehouse in the heart of Michigan, Tumbl Trak products are sold nationally and internationally. In addition to servicing the gymnastics market, cheerleading and dance now make up a large portion of Tumbl Trak's business. In fact, the Air Cheer Floor - one of our newest products - could potentially make huge changes in the competitive cheer industry.
Many of our products now include user guides with ideas and suggestions on how to get the best use of the equipment. We also send out a monthly newsletter featuring informative articles about coaching techniques to tips on running your business. And our website now features training tips where visitors can watch video clips of the equipment being used in different stations around the gym.
As Tumbl Trak celebrates its 20th anniversary, it would be interesting to contemplate the state of the gymnastics industry today without the innovative and technologically advanced products the company has introduced over the years. How many wrists, ankles and knees have been saved by training on soft surfaces like the Tumbl Trak and Air Floor? How many elite athletes, like Chellsie Memmel, have gone on to international competition healthier and stronger because they've trained smarter using Tumbl Trak products? Recently, we received an email from a customer who said, "Tumbl Trak has changed the way the country teaches gymnastics." With a solid foundation and colorful past, it will be fun and exciting to see what is in store for the next 20 years!