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 10000+ square foot office and warehouse in the heart of Michigan, Tumbl Trak products are sold nationally and internationally. Many of our products 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.
"Tumbl Trak has changed the way the country teaches gymnastics."
“Each year there seems to be something new, imaginative, innovative and exciting in both products and methods for teaching. Sometimes there are several things! And, everything reflects high quality that helps clubs succeed in doing their jobs with the students/athletes making them look good and more successful as a business.”
-- Jeff Lulla, Fun ‘n Fit Gymnastics
"I feel that the Tumbl Trak products are not only beneficial as training aids (for athletes), but are also vital for injury rehabilitation and may help prevent overuse injuries."
-- Dr. Larry Nassar, USA Olympic Team Doctor
“Tumbl Trak has got it figured out. With the level of gymnastics seemingly increasing by the day, gymnasts need ways to do high repetitions, without punishing their bodies. Tumbl Trak equipment is the way to go.”
-- John Rothesberger, former US Olympian and owner of FlipFest Camp.