Simone Biles Makes History in Under Armour Competitive Leotard at 2014 World Championship

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Elite Artistic Gymnast Simone Biles of World Champions Centre in Conroe, TX made gymnastics history at the 2014 World Championship.  On the final day, she received two gold medals for her famous floor and balance beam routines giving her a total of six career gold medals, the most gold medals won by any U.S. woman. 

2013 and 2014 World Champion, Simone Biles, Competes in Under Armour Leotard
              Photo courtesy of Sports2Visuals

Simone Biles has an impressive list of World accomplishments including, gold medals for 2014 Individual All-Around, Floor Exercise, and Balance Beam, as well as a Women's Team gold medal. In 2013, she also received gold medals for the Individual All-Around and Floor Exercise.  This record breaking gymnast tied Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin with nine career medals, and she is just getting started. 

Biles made history in an Under Armour gymnastics leotard that is fit for a queen. This stunning v neck long sleeve women's leotard is designed in our black mystique, 4-way stretch fabric with bright calypso mesh across the top and sleeves.  Dramatic black mystique trim accentuates the contrasting deep v neck line as brilliance Swarovski® Crystals bring a diamond necklace sparkle.  An elegant swirl design in calypso mystique with brilliance Swarovski® Crystals adds a memorable appeal to the front of this gold medal girl's competitive leotard.

If you love Simone Biles' sophisticated style, check out our Under Armour Fearless Women's Long Sleeve Competitive Leotard 6902. No other gymnastics leotard brand offers you the flexible movement, performance enhancing durability, and the most cutting edge designs as Under Armour gymnastics apparel.  All of our Under Armour competitive wear comes in child and adult sizes, so what are you waiting for? Click here to start competing like an Elite today.

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Women's Team USA Wins 2014 World Championship Title in Under Armour Leotard

Congratulations to the U.S. Women's Team that left a mark on history by being the first American team to win the championship title two years back to back at the 2014 World Championships at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China!  These Elite athletes remained in the lead throughout the competition with a 6.63 margin against second place, China, followed by Russia in third place. Congratulations, ladies, you have made America proud!

While their highly advanced skills and strong team spirit paved the way to a record breaking win, their performance enhancing Under Armour long sleeve competitive leotard led to a gold medal performance that will be talked about for years to come.  Below, some of the athletes from the U.S. Women's Team are sporting their Gold Medals in their patriotic Under Armour leotard.

USA Women's Team Wins Gold in Under Armour Leotard at the 2014 Worlds Championship
Photo courtesy of Alyssa Baumann

2014 U.S. Women's Team World Championship Under Armour Leotard

Team USA received the 2014 World Championship Medal in a custom Under Armour long sleeve gymnastics leotard.  This patriotic leotard makes a statement as bold as lady liberty herself as rich red mystique fabric designs the sleek bodice and red hot mesh adds memorable elegance to the top.  A remarkable white mystique swirl design outlines the deep v neck line while brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS show off a dazzling sparkle throughout this USA gymnastics leotard. If you love this Under Armour competitive leotard, be sure to check out our UA Confidence Gymnastics Leotard  6707 for a style similar to this award winning gymnastics apparel. 

Under Armour gymnastics apparel by GK continues to be Elite athletes first choice for every event. Why? Because Under Armour gymnastics wear offers performance enhancing designs, a superior fit,  and 4-way stretch fabrics that cling to you like a second skin.  All of our Under Armour gymnastics apparel is available in child and adult sizes to bring inspiration to even the youngest gymnast.  Click here to shop the full Under Armour gymnastics apparel collection today.

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Why the U.S. Women's World Team Trains in Under Armour® Tank Leotards

Team USA is feverishly preparing their finest skill sets in Nanning, China to bring home another Gold Medal from the 2014 World Championships.  As they work together towards this goal, this Elite team chose to train in the finest gymnastics apparel for a comfort that lasts through the rigorous hours of training, Under Armour® women's tank leotards.  Under Armour® Gymnastics Apparel not only provides endless hours of comfort, but it is specifically designed to enhance performance with breathable fabrics, an exceptional fit, and flexible material that is perfectly stitched together to allow for full range of motion. 

2014 U.S. Women's World Team in Under Armour Tank Leotard

Under Armour Tank Leotard by GKThe 2014 Women's World Team chose an athletic tank leotard to prepare for the competition. This black mystique gymnastics leotard for girls features a sleek asymmetrical neckline in contrasting cherry mystique with two simple style lines to add the perfect ounce of energy. 

Every Under Armour® Gymnastics Leotard is doing something for you: it's making you better. Core benefits such as 4-way stretch fabrics, exceptional fit, and four thread overlock stitching are the building blocks of performance that guarantee every Under Armour® Gymnastics Apparel product  will work as hard as you do.   See our full line of Under Armour® Gymnastics Women's Tank and Long Sleeve Competitive Leotards, Men's Competition Shirts, UA Gymnastics Workout Apparel, and more to see what Elite gymnastics wear looks like.  All of our Under Armour ® gymnastics apparel is available in child and adult sizes so gymnasts of all ages can experience superior performance with Under Armour by GK. 

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Why GK Vivid Radiance Leotards Spice Up Practice Time

The Vivid Radiance Leotard collection is anything but ordinary.  If you are looking for a workout leotard that is full of energetic pop, than this girl's gymnastics leotard collection is for you!  Brilliant color combinations, fierce prints, and lots of bling is only the beginning!  The second you walk into the gym in our Vivid Radiance tank leotard from our Back to School Catalog, all eyes will be on you. 

Radiant Royal Sparkle GK Leotard E2569Jellybean Twist Asymmetrical Leotard E2568 by GK Pretty In Pink Racerback GK Leotard E2567

Fall in love with our Radiant Royal Sparkle Tank Leotard E2569 in radiant royal nylon/spandex that is highlighted with jellybean twist nylon/spandex print with foil wrap around style lines showcases a cascading berry and lemon lime sequinz explosion for a sensational sparkle.  To really spice up your gym time, choose our Jellybean Twist Asymmetrical Leotard E2568.  This funky workout leotard is designed in our exclusive jellybean twist nylon/spandex print with foil and features a fun neon lime nylon/spandex wrap around ribbon design.  Think pink in our Pretty In Pink Racerback Leotard E2567 that is designed in our beautiful cerise nylon/spandex fabric with a colorful jellybean twist nylon/spandex with foil print scoop neck accent that wraps around to highlight the racerback style.  Shimmering royal and lemon lime hologram sequinz shine across the center chest for a gorgeous finish.

Sublimated Twist V Neck Leotard E2570 by GKSilver Ocean V Neck GK Leotard E2571

Be cutting edge in our Sublimated Twist V Neck Leotard E2570.  This gymnastics tank leotard is made with our cutting edge sublimated technology and features a stunning lemon lime, black, and royal blue wrap around streaming ribbon design that is printed on polytek fabric.  Lemon lime sequinz embellish this one-of-a-kind sublimated leotard. Last but not least, you will find our Silver Ocean V Neck Leotard E2571, a classic choice for an aspiring athlete.  This sporty girl's leotard in ocean mystique features cool silver mystique symmetrical shoulder designs for a workout ready look. 

All of our Back To School Workout Leotards come in child and adult sizes to fit champions of all ages.  If you're ready to take your practice time to new heights, then visit us online today!

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GK Gymnastics Apparel Is the Only Choice for Salcianu Elite Gymnasts

As they continue to dedicate themselves to the sport of gymnastics, Salcianu Elite gymnasts, Sienna, Maile and Trista, are rapidly approaching Elite status.  Sienne R. will be eligible to compete at the HOPES level in 2015, Maile O. is competing at the Jr. International Elite level and Trista G. is currently perfecting her skills in the USA Gymnastics HOPES program.

Whether they are training in their home gym or competing nationwide, they continuously prefer GK gymnastics apparel.  They love the comfort and large selection of fabrics, styles and embellishments to choose from.  These rising athletes know there is no other brand in the industry that can prepare them for the challenges ahead the way GK does.  

Everyday Champion, Sienna R., in GK Tank Leotard Everyday Champion, Maile O., in GK Workout Leotard Everyday Champion, Trista G., in GK Gymnastics Leotard
Sienna R. Maile O. Trista G.

If you love these GK gymnastics leotards, check out our full selection on In Stock tank leotards. Our workout tank leotards offer a flawless fit, stylish prints and clean design lines for an eye-catching appearance.  All of our gymnastics apparel comes in child and adult sizes for a perfect fit no matter what level you are training at. 

Due to the comfort and quality, owners of Salcianu Elite, Sorin and Tammy Salcianu, have chosen GK as the provider for all of their team and training gymnastics wear for over 10 years, with no plans of shopping elsewhere.  Click here to see why we are superior to every other brand in the industry. Once you see our large selection of gymnastics apparel, we guarantee you will choose the choice of champions.

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Under Armour® Leotards Built on Performance DNA

Under Armour® gymnastics leotards by GK are designed with only one motive, to enhance your performance.  There are three core benefits that are the building blocks of performance: 4-way stretch, exceptional fit and four thread overlock stitching with 16 stitches per inch.  Each Under Armour® gymnastics tank leotard is designed to offer maximum performance ability and to work as hard as you do this season!

UA Desire Tank Leotard 6311 by GK

 

Push yourself to the edge with our Under Armour® Desire Tank Leotard 6311.  This v neck gymnastics leotard in Calypso Nylon/Spandex features strong design lines in Passion and Black Mystique with two delicate rows of Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to further accentuate the striking style lines. 

Under Armour Essence Tank Leotard 6310 by GK
 
 

Maintain your Elite attitude with our Under Armour® Essence Tank Leotard 6310 designed in Blue Raspberry Mystique. This UA leotard offers a comfortable racerback style highlighted in Grape Mystique and White Opalescence wrap around designs that flatters an athletic physique.

GK Under Armour Balance Tank Leotard 6309
 


Find your strength with our UA Balance Tank Leotard 6309 in Seaglass Sparkle Hologram. This v neck and back tank leotard features a wrap around side panel design in Black Nylon/Spandex and Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along the trimmed neckline.

 
Push through your most rigorous training sessions with our UA Courage Tank Leotard 6308.  This high performing workout leotard in Red Mystique features Charcoal Techmesh shoulder designs and Black Nylon/Spandex style lines and neck trim.
 
All of our Under Armour® gymnastics apparel comes in child and adult sizes and can be found on our website. Be sure to check out our full collection of In Stock Under Armour® Tank Leotards to start training like an Elite in the most innovative gymnastics apparel in the industry.
 
 
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The Under Armour Gym Bag Winners Are....

Thank you to everyone who commented on our blog and shared your favorite Under Armour Apparel with us. We enjoyed reading about your top Under Armour leotard pick and how excited you are for the 2014-2015 Under Armour Gymnastics Collection.

The 10 randomly selected winners for the Under Armour Gym Bags are: 

 

1. Lauren O'Sullivan  
2. Linda Swift
3. Janice Shores 
4. Pam Barnes
5. Jennifer Taday Thomas
6. Becki Heck-Knister
7. Olivia DeLuca
8. Kayla Massaro
9. Amanda Carney
10.Yvonne Wright

 

 

We ask that our winners please send us a private message via Facebook with your full name, address, and phone number so we can send you your prize.  We reserve the right to replace the winner if you we do not hear from you by June 30, 2014. Thank you and congratulations to all our winners! 

The 2014-2015 Under Armour Gymnastics Catalog is here!  Get the most innovative designs and highest performing fabrics in the industry today! Browse through our expanded collection of Under Armour tank and long sleeve leotards, men's UA gymnastics wear, and fitted and relaxed warm ups.  With sizes available in child and adult fits, gymnasts of all ages can train like a champion in Under Armour by GK! 

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Everyday Champion: Juanaliz

Everyday Champion, Juanaliz, from the South YMCA Team in Kansas showed the sunny state of Florida how to really shine in this Gabby Douglas leotard!  She sported this girls' leotard at the AAU National Championships in Orlando last month.  This dazzling gymnastics leotard was the perfect pick for this young athlete and she couldn't wait to show it off at the competition. 

Juanaliz was the envy of every girl at the competition in our Berry Sequinz Gabby Leotard E2488.  This Gabrielle Douglas signature v neck leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex features a beautiful Berry Hologram Sequinz design dancing down the front and our exclusive Curvaceous Nylon/Spandex print with foil for the slimming side panel designs and neckline binding.  

GK has partnered with Olympic Champions Gabrielle Douglas and Alexandra Raisman to create a workout leotard line that offers exclusive handpicked prints, sleek style lines, and captivating colors.  Made with the same perfect fit formula GK is known for, these signature workout leotards are just what you need to ramp up your workout routines.  Check out our new Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman leotard collections now online and available in child and adult sizes!

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Everyday Champion Tatum Strikes a Pose in Her Gabby Douglas Leotard

This spunky Everyday Champion, Tatum, is looking fierce in this beautiful Gabby Douglas leotard!  She recently made the level 2 competitive team at Next Level Gymnastics in Midland, TX.  As a reward for this wonderful accomplishment she was able to choose a girl's gymnastics leotard of her choice.  Naturally, she went with the choice of champions, a Gabrielle Douglas Signature Leotard by GK!  Congratulations, Tatum!  We wish you the best as you continue to meet your gymnastics goals!

This eye-catching cutie chose our Gabby Curvaceous Sport Tank Leotard E2489 for her winning look.  This gorgeous girl's leotard features Gabby's handpicked exclusive print, Curvaceous Nylon/Spandex print with foil.  The sassy stripes compliment the striking Neon Yellow Nylon/Spandex style lines that wrap around her athletic physique.  No need to make training time boring with a dull leotard when you can have bold prints, brilliant color, and a fabulous fit!  

Are you a Gabby Douglas fan looking to add to your signature collection? Check out her new Gabrielle Douglas Leotard Line from our 2014 Back To School Catalog!  With six new styles and a glittering new pair of gymnastics workout shorts, this could be our best line yet!  GK gymnastics leotards are available in child and adult sizes for a flawless fit for every physique. 

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Artistic Sports Academy Plus Gymnasts Perform in GK Leotards for Their Recital

Smiles filled the stands as these shimmering Artistic Sports Academy Plus gymnasts made their way out on the floor for their end of the year recital in GK gymnastics leotards!  These young athletes sported their newly acquired skills to friends and family as an official wrap up for their year.  As the day drew near, there was only one leotard brand these gymnasts wanted to accompany them on this big day, GK!

Artistic Sports Academy Plus in GK Value Tank Leotards

Sassy in stripes, these giddy girls showcased their skills in a value tank that is similar to our Purple Haze Value Tank Leotard E2550.  This spunky gymnastics leotard is made from our aquatic poly/spandex with foil fabric and features a square back.  While the audience couldn't get over these accomplished gymnasts new found skill set, the girls were amazed at the ease of movement and comfort they felt as they performed their routine in their GK gymnastics leotard.

Need new leotards but don't want to break the budget? GK's Value Tanks offer an incredible selection of workout leotards that boast of a flawless fit,comfortable neckline, and stunning price point!  Choose from 12 different prints for an eye catching leotard that will work with your wallet.  These GK leotards are available in child and adult sizes and ship fast so you can start training in your new gymnastics apparel in no time! 

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Downtown Ministries Gymnasts Debut in GK Tank Leotards

It was a day filled with excitement as the Downtown Falcons gymnasts prepared to show off their skills to their family and friends in striking GK tank leotards! These cutie pies strutted their stuff on April 26, 2014 at the Downtown Ministries Family Flip Fest in Athens, GA. Performances by four teams included the uneven bars, vault, beam and floor routines. To end the show, all four teams came together for a group dance. These young gymnasts loved every moment of the performance and especially the comfort and glamour of their GK youth tank leotard!

Downtown Ministry Gymnastics Team In GK Tank LeotardsDowntown Ministry Gymnasts Performing in GK Tank Leotards

The Downtown Falcons gymnasts set the stage in our Red & Black Asymmetrical Tank Leotard 3691. This stunning leo showcases a dramatic combination of Black Velvet and Red Slither Hologram. Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS outline the upper bodice style line while a splash of sparkling crystals burst across the Black Velvet fabric like a radiant shooting star. This leotard guarantees a perfect fit in both child and adult sizes.
 
If you love this asymmetrical tank leotard, be sure to check out our full selection of In Stock Gymnastics Leotards. Outfit your team for an entire year with the best fitting gymnastic tank leotards in the industry. In stock and ready to ship, we have over 150 styles to ensure you will find what you are looking for to dress your team in the choice of champions: GK.
 
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GK Has Infinite Possibilities For Gymnastics Apparel

GK offers more styles, more fabrics, more colors and more embellishments than any other gymnastics manufacturer. Infinite possibilities means you get over 188 million possible choices so you can design your competitve gymnastics apparel to meet your team's unique needs. With seven different fabric options ranging anywhere from Mesh to Superior Velvet in a plethora of colors, GK is sure to have the perfect match for all your gymnastics wear needs. No matter if you have a young gymnast just starting out, or if you are an Elite athlete, GK has what you are looking for in sizes ranging from children to adult.

GK's Special Order Designs have limitless fabric, color and embellishment combinations, giving you unlimited potential to designing a winning style. If you are wanting a completely unique look, you can choose to create your very own Custom Design. In just three easy steps, you will have your masterpiece ready to showcase at your next competition, so what are you waiting for? Let our talented designers take your idea and turn it into reality today!

Many companies are in the sublimation business, but not all sublimation is the same. The Ink'd program at GK has been years in the making, taking the necessary time to research the best technology, fabrics, and inks. We offer innovative designs, state-of-the-art equipment, top of the line inks, and quality fabrics resulting in the best sublimated leotards and practice wear in the industry. Click here for more information on how to order sublimated team wear for your gym.

GK's In Stock Competitve Wear offers team apparel that is stocked in our most popular designs and colors that is ready to ship in just three business days, when you need competitve gymnastics apparel fast. You can choose to embellish any of our In Stock apparel with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Sequinz, Imprinting, and Embroidery to make a look all your own.

 

With over 30 years experience of providing the best and greatest option for competitve gymnastics wear, no one does it better than GK. We offer endless opportunites for you to let your imagination run wild and design your greatest achievement yet: a GK leotard.

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TEGA Toddlers Compete in GK Leotards

Excitement filled the air as these Texas Elite Gymnastics Academy (TEGA) toddlers in Lubbock, TX participated in the18th annual TEGA Gymfest in their special ordered GK child's leotard. This year, TEGA showcased over 250 students in an event mirrored off of the Junior Olympic Competitions. These little ones were the star of the show in a brilliant display of sparkle and spunk in their GK gymnastics leos.

The TEGA toddlers competed in a special order Classic Mystique Tank Leotard 3456SO in Electric Turqiouse. "TEGA" shined almost as bright as their smiles in Silver Sequinz across the top. They looked like the real deal as they wowed the crowds performing their routines in the best fit child's gymnastics apparel in the industry.

GK has endless options for your child's gymnastics apparel. You can choose from our basic in stock gymnastics leotards that come in child and adult sizes. Customize these leotards with your desired fabric and choice of colors to design a special order GK gymnastics tank leotard with your own custom look. You can personlize it by adding your little one's team name or logo in your choice of jewels, embroidery, sequinz or imprinting. For other kids' gymnastics leotards check out our GKids Leotard line. GKids offers cute and comfy leotards with soft, no-itch fabrics that are the perfect choice for your little champion. With exclusive prints, sparkling embellishments, and new designs you are sure to find the perfect match for your little champion.

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Everyday Champion, Hannah, Flourishes in GK Long Sleeve Gymnastics Leotard

Hannah S. from Winona, MN was so impressed with her GK competition leotard that she and her team, the River City Dynamos, couldn't dream of wearing anything else this year! This everyday champion tells GK, "even though we didn't change our leotards, we did amp up our skills, and moved from division 9 to division 3 in the Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association (MAGA). I also got my first medal in MAGA on the beam! It was a great season, and our leotards looked great!" This up and coming gymnast is a full force success and is taking GK with her all the way to the top!

Hannah S. Competes in a GK long sleeve leotardThe river City Dynamos Team are all smiles in their GK competitive leotards

The River City Dynamos gymnasts are looking like Elites in our Elegant Swirl Long Sleeve Leotard 5835ST. Black Mystique fabric lays a classic back drop for the Sangria Mystique Swirls to intrude upon as adventurous Steel Mystique swirls dance across the right shoulder. Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS  intricately outline the Sangria swirls on the front and back of this stunning long sleeve leotard. This In Stock competitive leotard comes in child and adult sizes and is a gorgeous look for all ages. We also offer a coordinating In Stock Elegant Swirl Tank Training Leotard 3739 to match this long sleeve competitive style. 


GK offers more in stock gymnastics apparel variety than any other gymnastics manufacturer. With over 150 styles, your team has more options and the availability to fill in throughout the year. Be sure to check out our website to view our full In Stock Gymnastics Apparel Line and see how you can take you team to a champion level with GK.

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Harlem Invitational Proudly Sponsored by GK Gymnastics Leotards

Throughout our 30+ years of service to gymnasts worldwide, GK has proudly donated, and continues to donate, millions of dollars in leotards and gymnastics accessories to the industry. This dedication to give back is not one that we take lightly. It is twofold a responsibility and an honor, for without organizations such as USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics, TOPS, East/West Championships, and smaller organization such as the Wendy Hilliard Foundation, the sport that we dedicate our lives to day in and day out would cease to exist, and so would we.

Harlem Gymnastic's Purple GK LeotardHarlem Gymast in GK Leotard for Wendy Hilliard Foundation

One of our most recent and prized contributions to gymnastics went to a Hall of Fame Rhythmic Gymnast named Wendy Hilliard. Wendy operates a not for profit gym, The Wendy Hilliard Foundation “WHF”, that provides free weekly gymnastics classes to New York inner city youth. Their website states, "As the first African-American to represent the U.S. in rhythmic gymnastics, Wendy Hilliard's goal was to create a program that provided an opportunity for more minorities to experience her sport. After serving over 10,000 participants the Wendy Hilliard Foundation has established an incredible track record of providing quality programming for people of all ages and abilities in the sport of gymnastics." She has even taken her athletes to the Junior Olympic National Championships, where they consistently won top honors and earned first place finishes. The WHF lady gymnasts are pictured above with GK Business Development Specialist, Erin Gettle.

This year, GK designed and donated a beautiful Imperial Purple Mystique 3/4 Sleeve Gymnastics Leotard 3457 to Wendy Hilliard's Harlem gymnasts. These leos, adorned with Silver Hologram Sequinz in a lively floral pattern, united the team at their own Harlem Invitational, where athletes competed in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline and Tumbling. Most of the competing teams came from New York, but Harlem was also able to pull in some teams from New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts for this well-organized and well-received event.

The WHF guys wore a White Nylon/Spandex Wrap Around Men's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1853 with Black and Purple Nylon/Spandex style lines along the shoulders and under the arms, and an over-sized Harlem Invitational embroidered logo on the front. Our men's competition shirts feature a boy cut leg for maximum comfort and support. GK also supplied the Harlem boys with a Men's Gymnastics Long Short 1818, in Black Nylon/Spandex.

As you can see from the photos above, the day wasn't all work and competition. It was also a celebration, of sorts, where the community gathered to honor all of the young gymnasts, their dedication and achievements, and to enjoy the day. The day was made possible through sponsorship from GK, TD Bank, Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness, Whole Foods and Aquafina. Each sponsor had something different to contribute. Thanks to Whole Foods, the coaches and judges enjoyed a delicious lunch, and many of the adults took advantage of Massage by Marta. Best of all, admission was free. The Wendy Hilliard Foundation ended the event with a 2 hour showcase of different groups from their organization putting on group and individual special performances.

If you missed the Harlem Invitational this year, it's definitely worth marking your calendar for 2015. Until then, you can be proud to shop the brand that supports all facets of gymnastics, GK.

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GK Visits Wendy Hillard Foundation in NYC

GK recently traveled to New York City to visit the Wendy Hillard Foundation, and we are so excited to share our commitment to the sport of gymnastics with others. We admire and support this organization whose mission is to provide opportunities to improve physical and emotional health through gymnastics and its associated disciplines.  Founded in 1996 by Wendy Hilliard, Hall of Fame rhythmic gymnasts- the Wendy Hilliard Foundation has provided free gymnastics classes, summer programs, competitive gymnastics teams and annual girls and women sports clinics. Initial funding was through the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the US Olympic Committee. Current funding includes; public funding, private and corporate grants and individual donors.

Located in Harlem, NYC the Wendy Hilliard Foundation has served over 15,000 inner city youth. This unique development organization has trained elite level athletes as well as national and international event champions.   Wendy’s Broadway background has served beneficially for the organization’s performance training, with many trained athletes going onto Broadway and other national and international performances. Wendy was featured in People Magazine and the New York Times, highlighting this non-profit organization. She continues to make partnerships with youth serving organizations such as the Dance Theater of Harlem and the Police Athletic League. Since 2010, the WHF began a partnership with the Harlem Children’s Zone “HCZ”. This partnership provides free gymnastics for over 350 HCZ students each week. The HCZ Armory is the home of the WHF competitive teams which includes over 30 HCZ students. HCZ through the WHF also provides free Parent and me and adult gymnastics classes for the community. She now has added focus in health, nutrition, pregnancy prevention and sports medicine partnering with the NYC top hospitals the Women’s Sports Medicine Center and Premier Physical Therapy and Wellness. In 2004 the organization added programs aimed at reinforcing literacy, dedication to school work and health through Literacy Inc.

Wendy Hillard was the first African-American to represent the U.S. in rhythmic gymnastics, Her main goal was to create a program that provided an opportunity for more minorities to experience the sport she was so passionate about. The Wendy Hilliard Foundation has established an incredible track record of providing quality training for people of all ages and abilities in gymnastics. Hillard's nine time national team membership was a record breaker as she served twice as the National Team Captain. Later she became the US National Team Coach and went on to train 1996 Olympian, Aliane Baquerot.  In 2008 she was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Wendy is pictured on the left with our Executive Vice President of Design & Corporate Relations, Kelly McKeown. Kelly was excited to meet some of the dedicated gymnasts of the Wendy Hillard Foundation shown below. The Wendy Hillard Foundation will be hosting the Harlem Gymnastics Invitational coming up, February 22 & 23, 2014.

The Wendy Hillard Foundation chose our in stock competitive gymnastics apparel to outfit their athletes.  The female gymnasts will be wearing our 3/4 sleeve Purple Mystique Gymnastics Leotard 3457 with a custom Silver Hologram Sequinz design, shown on the left.  The male gymnasts will be outfitted in a Black, Gray, and White Nylon/Spandex custom competition shirt with our Men's Gymnastics Long Shorts 1818M in Black Nylon/Spandex featuring a custom purple embroidery logo shown below.

 If you love Wendy Hillard Foundation's women's gymnastics leotard design, shop out entire In Stock Long Sleeve Leotard Collection today and you can customize a look of your own. For a custom look in both men's and women's gymnastics apparel, check out our Design Studio for a brand new one of a kind style.

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Get Sparkly with Confetti Fun 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials Collection

Get ready to celebrate the Holiday season with GK's sparkly Confetti Fun 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials Collection. Choose from designs featuring our new Berry Confetti fabric, glistening SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, and Silver Hologram Sequinz. We have the perfect gifts for the dedicated gymnast in your life!

Kicking off our Confetti Fun Collection are styles made with our new exclusive Berry Confetti Fabric. Our Berry Confetti V Neck Workout Leotard E2370 is a classic V neck and V back leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex with our Berry Confetti print fabric side panel detail featuring Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Cherry Mystique binding. Place your order by December 6, 2013, and this style is guaranteed to be shipped anywhere within the continental US by December 25, 2013. Our unique and trendy Berry Confetti Asymmetric Tank Leo E2372 is an artistic asymmetrical tank leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex and Berry Confetti print and beautifully accented with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS sweeping across neckline. Try a sporty mixed with glam look with our Confetti & Sequinz V Neck Tank Leo E2371. This sporty V neck leo is made in our Black Nylon/Spandex with symmetrical Berry Confetti print and Cherry Mystique side inserts and features cascading Silver Hologram Sequinz bodice design.

Our Silver Sequinz V Neck Tank Leo E2374, is a Black Nylon/Spandex workout leotard which features our unique Berry Mystique ribbon detail across neckline and sides and a bold, dazzling Silver Sequinz bodice design. Place your order by December 6, 2013, and this style is guaranteed to be shipped anywhere within the continental US by December 25, 2013. If you prefer a more modern and sleek look our Bold Sangria Stripes Workout Leo E2373 is an athletic scoop neck leotard in Sangria Mystique with contrasting side lines in Black and Steel Mystique.

Our Confetti Fun Collection is available in both child and adult sizes. Each style comes with a matching hair scrunchie. Our Fitted Gymnastics Capri E2071 is the perfect gift to pair with any of our gymnastics leotards. This low rise Black brushed Tricot gymnastics warm up capri are super comfortable and made in our long wearing, durable Nylon/Spandex fabric.

Shop our other fabulous collections in our 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials Catalog and get your holiday shopping list completed early this year!

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Cirque du Soleil Leos Are Hot for the Holidays

There are 47 days until Christmas and GK is busy getting your holiday gifts ready to ship! Hot for the Holidays this year is our whimsical Cirque du Soleil Leotard Collection. Transport into the dreamlike, fantasy world of Cirque du Soleil and give the gift of GK's exclusive fit combined with whimsical artistry. Choose from eight one-of-a-kind styles with exclusive designs, prints, and embellishments new to the gymnastics industry.

You will love our Passion Flame Tank Leotard CIR008  a unique Black V neck gymnastics leotard which features moisture-wicking Dry Sport and Red Mystique fabrics with front bodice sublimated flame design highlighted in Gold Hologram Sequinz.

Our Surreal Scribbles Tank Leotard CIR007 is a beautiful scoop back abstract striped sublimated tank leo in Antique Gold Mystique and Black moisture-wicking Dry Sport featuring a cascading Gold Hologram Sequinz scribbles design. The Daydream Wishes Tank Leo CIR002 is an inspired tank leotard in Turquoise Nylon/Spandex and Sublimated Mystique trim details with Clear and Ultraviolet Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS design. An artsy look is shown in the Whimsical Sequinz Tank Leotard CIR006 a V neck tank leo with Sublimated Mystique, Sterling Silver Mystique upper bodice and appliques creating sweetheart styling, highlighted with Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz. Go the tribal route with our Tribal Fantasy Tank Leotard CIR005 an asymmetrical tank leotard with cascading Red and Gold wrap-over Sequinz design features Black Dry Sport, Gold Mystique binding, and sublimated shoulder and side panel.

All Cirque du Soleil styles are available in child and adult sizes. Shop our Cirque Du Soleil Collection today! See more styles in our Hot for the Holidays and Christmas countdown here.

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Celebrate the 2013 Holiday Season in Neon Confetti GK Leotards

Are you ready to start your holiday shopping for the gymnasts in your life? GK has you covered with the hottest looks from our 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials. Select from our Signature Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas Collections, GKids, Value Tanks, Cirque du Soleil, and Under Armour®.

Today we bring you our Neon Confetti Collection from the 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials Catalog.

Brighten things up in our Lime & Black Zig Zag Workout Leotard E2358 a sporty V neck criss cross workout leotard in Lemon Lime Mystique with striking zig zag detail across bodice featuring Black Sequinz. Next is a dramatic look with our Cascading Sequinz Asymmetric Tank Leo E2357 an asymmetrical neckline tank leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex with strap and side accents in our new Lime Confetti Polyester/Spandex fabric and Cascading Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz details. A twist on a classic gymnastics tank leo is our Lemon Lime Ribbon Wrap Tank Leo E2355. This scoop back tank leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex features wrap around ribbon design lines in Steel and Lemon Lime Mystique.

If you like bold animal prints, you will love our Zebra Asymmetric Sequinz Swirl Leo E2359, a dramatic asymmetrical workout leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex with bodice and shoulder wrap around design in Iced Zebra fabric. This look features cascading Silver Hologram Sequinz for a touch of sparkle. A fun and sporty look for an energetic workout session is our Sleek Lime Confetti V Neck Workout Leo E2356. This Sporty V neck workout leotard is made with our new Lime Confetti Polyester/Spandex print fabric with symmetrical panel inserts in White Sparkle Hologram and Black Nylon/Spandex. All styles are available in child and adult sizes and come with a matching hair scrunchie.

Do you love these striking designs in gymnastics workout apparel? Flip through our 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials Catalog for your holiday wish list!

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New Gabby Douglas Leotards for Holiday 2013

This holiday, GK offers you leotards for every gymnast's holiday wish list! Our 2013 Holiday Gabby Collection includes fantastic prints in six new styles, the perfect gift for any gymnast! GK Champion Gabrielle Douglas is the first American gymnast in history to win the Olympic All-Around and Team Gold in the same Olympic year. Gabby also won the Subway Sportswoman of the Year and YoungStars Award at the 2013 BET Awards and was recognized as the Associated Press' 2012 Female Athlete of the Year.

Our Gabrielle Douglas Purple Flutter Leo E2387 is an artistic signature Gabrielle Douglas faux sweetheart neckline leotard in Imperial Purple Mystique and our new Flutter Nylon/Spandex print with two tone bodice design in Lemon Lime Mystique. This striking gymnastics leo features beautiful Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz accents. You are going to love our Gabby Douglas Flutter Wrap Tank Leotard E2390 a fierce Gabby workout leotard in Flutter Nylon/Spandex print with Cherry Mystique wrap around ribbon detail. For those who love a touch of animal print yet still like a classic look, check out our GK exclusive print in our Gabby Douglas Berry and Zebra Leotard E2389 a simple yet funky Gabby style in Black Nylon/Spandex and Berry Mystique with asymmetrical neckline featuring bold curved detail in Iced Zebra Hologram and is accented with Silver Hologram Sequinz.

The animal prints are all over our Gabby Collection this season! Our Gabby Douglas Ice Cat Workout Leo E2385 is a sporty V neck tank leotard in Black Mystique and new Funky Ice Cat Nylon/spandex print featuring striking criss cross design lines in Bright Yellow Mystique. Our Gabby Lime Ribbon Wrap Tank Leotard E2388 is a fresh look inspired by Gabby in Lime Mystique and Ice Cat print wrap around ribbon detail highlighted with Black Sequinz. Try a trendy style with Gabby Douglas Strappy Shoulder Leo E2386. This elegant strappy shoulder workout leotard in Black Opalescence Hologram features delicate Berry Slither details and straps. This leotard is neatly embellished with Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along asymmetric neckline. All styles are available in child and adult sizes and include a matching hair scrunchie.

If you love our new Gabby Holiday Collection, shop our entire 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials Collection today!

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