Spring 2012 - Largest Selection of $29.99 Tank Leotards Ever Offered by GK

The 2012 Spring Essentials Catalog contains the largest selection of Value Tanks that GK has ever offered!  Priced at just $29.99, these GK gymnastics leotards feature fun and exciting prints and a classic, square back, tank style.  This awesome leotard collection has something for everyone!  Available in sizes CXS-CS-CM-CL-AXS-AS-AM-AL-AXL and available through April 30, 2012.  Stylish and affordable so every athlete can add to their GK gymnastics workout leotard collection!

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E1900 Green Grid Foil, E1989 Garcia Tye Dye Foil, E1907 Pink Brushes Foil, and E1911 Madagascar Foil.

Need work out shorts to pair with your new tank leo? Check out the many styles and fabrics of GK gymnastic workout shorts here.  Shop these value tanks and the rest of our 2012 Spring Essentials catalog here.

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Everyday Champions: Paige S.

The Mighty Mights from Thompsons Gymnastics in South Hadley, Massachusetts love their Nastia Liukin gymnastics leotards!  Check out Joceyln S. celebrating her ribbon in her GK gymnastics leotard!  Ready to find your favorite leotard? Shop Nastia's latest gymnastics leotards here!  Check out the rest of our In Stock Tank Gymnastics Leotards here!

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Everyday Champions: Paige S. and Jocelyn S.

Gym Mom Amanda shared this photo of her daughters, Paige and Jocelyn, from Thompson Gymnastics in Ludlow, Massachusetts, who have been in gymnastics since they were 18 months old.  Amanda said, "They both have about 15 GK leotards and they LOVE them!"  Flip through our 2012 Spring Essentials catalog and find a GK gymnastics leotard that you love!

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Browns Athletes Shine in GK Gymnastics Leotards

Browns Gymnastics, a Jr. Olympic Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, operates under a concise mission statement and philosophy, "to build self-confidence through fitness and fun."  That philosophy has paid off in spades at Browns producing gymnastic champions at all levels, full college scholarship winning gymnasts and more than their fair share of elite gymnasts.  Browns recently hosted their annual Lady Luck Invitational, a qualifying event for the prestigious Nastia Liukin Cup, where one of their own will be headed in early March to compete.  GK is both pleased and proud that the champions at Browns choose GK. 

For the upper level competitors, a custom competition GK leotard was created, similar in style to GK's Asymmetrical Neckline Competitive Gymnastics Leotard 9554 with an asymmetrical back.  The stunning 3/4 sleeve leo is made of Red Mystique, Black Mystique and Black Mesh fabric.  Since this is Vegas, the leo sparkles in a major way with Browns Las Vegas scripted on the front and back of the leotard in Clear and Ruby Crystals. 
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The younger athletes at Browns sport GK's Special Order Sleeveless Tank Gymnastics Leo WL311 in Black Shimmer with Red Shimmer inserts.  The leo is accented with Rich Red Velvet Piping. To add some sparkle, BROWNS is spelled out on the back of their leotards in Clear jewels.  
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Browns has a busy competition schedule coming up - Good luck from GK!  Thanks for making us look so good!

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Outfit your gym in GK gymnastics apparel today and give them the highest quality leotards and the confidence to compete!  Check out GK's collection of competitive gymnastics leotards here and our collection of tank leotards here.

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GK Couture - Where The Mat Becomes A Runway

GK, along with the support of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012-2012 Couture Collection - a specialty collection of four couture gymnastics leotards. A one-of-a-kind leotard for a one-of-a-kind gymnast, but which one?  Whomever has the winning ticket, or the highest bid!  The couture leotards will be donated to charity for auction, raffle or other fund raising venue of their choosing. 

The first leotard from the Couture Collection has been donated to Unite for HER, a non-profit organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness programs for women. The other three donations will be announced soon!

In equally exciting news, GK's 2012-2012 annual competitive catalog set to launch in April will have companion leotards to these couture stunners, as part of the Ultimate Brilliance by Elite collection.  The Ultimate Brilliance collection of gymnastic leotards will have similar styling, but a marketable price-tag - barefoot couture for GK's most discerning customers.

Be sure to watch for future announcements of the remaining three spectacular, one-of-a-kind GK gymnastics leotards and how you can get one!

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NEW Sequinz™ Transfer Designs for GK Gymnastics Leotards!

All new for 2012 Spring Essentials - GK Spring Basics in two classic gymnastics leotard styles and 11 brilliant colors to choose from.  The best part - add an optional sequinz™ transfer to any Spring Basic leotard for bling on a budget - just $3.00!  It's as easy as 1-2-3 on www.gkelite.com!

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Classic Mystique Scoop Back Tank Gymnastics Leotard 3456 in your choice of Red Mystique, Berry Mystique, Ocean Mystique, Black Mystique or Imperial Purple Mystique.  Child sizes: CXS-CS-CM-CL.  Adult sizes: AXS-AS-AM-AL-AXL.  Available through April 30, 2012.

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Squared Back Scoop Neck Tank Gymnastics Leotard 3619 in your choice of Electric Turquoise Mystique, Sunshine Mystique, Sangria Mystique, Cherry Mystique, Grape Mystique, or Lime Mystique.  Child sizes: CXS-CS-CM-CL.  Adult sizes: AXS-AS-AM-AL-AXL.  Available through April 30, 2012.

Shop these gymnastics leotards and the rest of the 2012 Spring Essentials Catalog here!

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Shawn Johnson Makes a Stop at GK Photo Shoot Along the Way to London 2012

Shawn Johnson was recently on set with GK for a photo shoot for the upcoming competitive gymnastics catalog.  In between shots, Shawn updated us on her status both in and out of the gym, her unconventional approach to training for the summer games, and her brand new venture. 

GK:  What have you been doing to get ready for the summer games?SJ1

SJ:  To get ready for the games I’ve just been training and living in the gym.  I’m actually doing something a little different.  I’ve been training down in Dallas, Texas at the Michael Johnson Performance Center. I’ve put gymnastics just a bit to the side and not training as much.  I took a step away just to train with Michael to try to get my body to the next level.  My knee really wasn’t responding, I needed to do something, and the training at MJPC has worked wonders.  They are making me stronger and healthier and I can’t wait to come home and push for the Olympics.

GK:
  That’s great!  We’re rooting for you!

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GK:
  We heard you’re releasing a book.  Can you tell us when and a little bit about it?

SJ:
  Yes! I am soon to be a published author. It’s called Winning Balance. I’m really excited because it’s my first book.  It comes out June 5th and it’s about me and little things that I’ve learned here and there. The readers will get to know the real Shawn Johnson. There are so many people out there who think they know me from TV spots that I’ve done or interviews, but they've never really met me or know what makes me tick.  It’s about my faith and everything I’ve learned through all my experiences.

GK:  Did you write it yourself or did you have contributing writers?

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Both. It’s been a huge group process with a lot of interviews. I’ve kept a lot of journals over the years and a lot of the book has to do with those.  It’s really personal and gets into the little, intimate details of my life outside of gymnastics and I like that because people don’t get that opportunity very often.

GK:
  You talk about things that inspire you in yourSJ2 book, who is your biggest inspiration?

SJ:  I don’t think I have just one person.  I think throughout the years my parents and my coaches have been a huge inspiration because they’ve kept me grounded.  They’ve kept me normal.  They’ve gotten me through everything and I wouldn’t be here without them.  They’ve been my most consistent inspiration through everything.

GK: 
You lead a very busy life, how do you keep it all together?

SJ: 
I have no idea! I do lead a very busy life, a very chaotic life.  But, that’s what keeps me going.  The few times that I get down time, it just doesn’t work for me.  I get antsy and I want to work and get busy doing something else.  So, I thrive off of that energy.

GK:
  Keep up the good work and we hope to see you in London!

SJ: 
Thank you, I hope so too!

Check out Shawn's current gymnastics leotard collection in our 2012 Spring Essentials Catalog available through April 30, 2012. 

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Add Some Spice to Your Workout Leotard Wardrobe with Lime Salsa and Red Salsa - GK Exclusive Prints!

These gymnastic leotards from GK's 2012 Spring Essentials Catalog will knock the boring out of your workout wear!  Two new and exotic GK Exclusive prints are featured in this collection. 
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Lime Salsa Open Back Gymnastics Leotard E1884 is a V neck tank leotard in Foiled Lime Salsa print with Black Nylon/Spandex trim with a mid-back keyhole opening. Lime Salsa Accent Gymnastics Leotard E1882 is a scoop back tank leotard with swirled design in Foiled Lime Salsa and Black Nylon/Spandex with a hint of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.
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Red Salsa Open Back Jeweled Gymnastics Leotard E1880 is a V back tank leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex and Red Foiled Salsa with mid-back opening and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Red Salsa Tank Gymnastics Leotard E1883 is a V back tank leotard in a fun Foiled Red Salsa print with Black Nylon/Spandex trim with criss cross back straps.
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Love the green and red, but not so much spice? Check out Titanium Swirled Tank Gymnastics Leotard 3595, a classic tank leotard in Titanium, Green Apple and Black Mystique. Red & Black Swirl Workout Gymnastics Leotard 3649 is a classic tank leotard in Red Mystique and Black Mystique with clear jewel accent. Jeweled Workout Short 1451 is a great addition that coordinates with all of these gymnastic workout leotards.

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2012 Spring Essentials - Show TEAM USA spirit in Red, White & Blue Gymnastics Leotards

Every day is one day closer to the London Olympics where the best US Gymnasts will compete.  Show your TEAM USA spirit stateside with one of our Red, White & Blue gymnastic workout leotards from the 2012 Spring Essentials catalog.  Available through April 30, 2012!
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Patriotic Gymnastics Leotard E1878 is a classic neck gymnastics tank leotard in Rich Royal and Red Mystique featuring a shoulder burst design and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Red Glitz Zig Zag Trim Tank Gymnastics Leotard 3673 is a classic tank leotard in Red Glitz Hologram and Navy Mystique with clear jewel accent.
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GK Draw String Gymnastics Bag N435 is a Red Nylon/Spandex draw string tote bag featuring sequinz™ star motif and GK logo.  Classic V Neck Tank Gymnastics Leotard E1879 in Sapphire Nylon/Spandex and White Sparkle trim featuring sequinz™ star motif and VALUE PRICED!    

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Exclusive GK Prints are featured on these classic neckline, square back, VALUE PRICED gymnastics workout leotards.  Blue Sparkler Tank Gymnastics Leotard E1877 in Foiled Royal Blue Sparkler print, Black Sparkler Tank Gymnastics Leotard E1875 in Foiled Black Sparkler print, and Red Sparkler Tank Gymnastics Leotard E1876 in Foiled Red Sparkler print.

Shop these leos and the rest of the Spring 2012 Essentials Catalog here!

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Spring 2012 Essentials - GKids Gymnastics Leotards for Little Champions

Has your little champion outgrown their gymnastics leotard?  Have a new athlete just starting out and need gymnastics apparel?  GKids is for you!  Adorable! Fun! Comfy! Moms will love the cute styling and reasonable prices.  Kids will love how they feel with our super soft, no itch fabrics.  And the best part ... it fits like a GK!
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These three children's gymnastics leotards feature GK's cute Multi Heart Nylon/Spandex fabric, but in three different options.  GKids Scoop Heart Leotard E1851, a scoop back tank gymnastics leotard with cute top half heart design and GKids Heart Print Swirl Biketard E1853, a children's gymnastics biketard, both feature Blue Hawaii Nylon/Spandex.  GKids Heart Print Leotard with Bow E1852 is a gymnastics leotard featuring a scoop back with upper bow strap and Aqua Velvet trim.  All three are VALUE PRICED!
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GKids Polka Dot Biketard E1914, a scoop back biketard, GKids Sequinz Heart Leotard E1854, a tank gymnastics leotard featuring a turquoise hologram sequinz™ heart, and GKids Turquoise Polka Dot Leo E1855, a children's scoop back gymnastics leotard with a bit of clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS all feature a fun Turquoise Nylon/Spandex polka dot design, with Berry Nylon/Spandex and Black Velvet accents.  All three are VALUE PRICED!
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Don't forget the little men!  Boys Compression Shirt 1700M features flat seaming for comfort. Add your team name or logo in your choice of embroidery or imprinting.  Pair it with Boy's Long Competitive Gymnastics Shorts 1818M in Nylon/Spandex and he's ready to tumble.

Browse our 2012 Spring Essentials Catalog for all of the gymnasts in your life!

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2012 Spring Essentials - Shawn Johnson Gymnastics Leotard Collection

Shawn Johnson's love for designing gymnastics leotards for GK is on display with her 2012 Spring Essentials collection of fun and trendy gymnastics leotards featuring GK Exclusive Prints, unexpected strappy backs and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Order yours today!  Available through April 30, 2012.

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Two new GK Exclusive Prints! Shawn's Open Back Gymnastics Leotard E1864 is a scoop neck tank gymnastics leotard in Foiled Asteroids with Lemon Lime Mystique trim, mid-back keyhole opening and strappy back. Asymmetrical Jeweled Gymnastics Leotard E1866 features Turquoise Fierce Hologram print and Black nylon/spandex with Electric Turquoise trim and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.
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Stunning Sangria & Black Gymnastics Leotard E1863 is a scoop neck gymnastics workout leotard in Sangria Nylon/Spandex and Foiled Asteroids Print with square back styling and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Criss Cross Gymnastics Leotard E1867 is a classic neck gymnastics tank leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex and Silver Mystique featuring a square back and criss cross design lines on front and back.

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Floral Tank Gymnastics Leotard E1662 features another GK Exclusive Print - Foiled Posie and Daisie, with Candy Pink Mystique and Berry Mystique with unique back strap details and fuschia SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  This leotard is lined with a sewn-in shelf bra.  Fierce Print Gymnastics Leotard E1865 is an asymmetrical neckline tank gymnastics leotard in Tuqoise Fierce print and Lemon Lime Mystique feautring continuous shoulder strap design.
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2012 Spring Essentials - Nastia Liukin Gold Medal Collection Gymnastics Leotards

Nastia Liukin's Gold Medal Collection for GK's Spring 2012 Workout Essentials stays true to her fashion inspired designs creating gymnastics workout leotards that really stand out.  Put the wow in your spring workout with one of these beautiful gymnastics leotards.  Take your pick from classic to trendy!

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Nastia's V Neck Animal Gymnastics Leotard E1859 is made with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS accenting a fun Foiled Purple Puma print and Black Nylon/Spandex. Swirl Gymnastics Leotard E1858 is an asymmetrical tank gymnastics workout leotard in Lemon Lime and Black Mystique featuring wrapping lemon lime swirl design and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

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Nastia's Purple Criss Cross Back Gymnastics Leotard E1657 is a classic neck gymnastics workout leotard in Hologram Purple Reptile and Purple Mystique with a scooped criss cross strap back. Lime, Grape & Black Gymnastics Leotard E1856 is a scoop back tank leotard in Black, Grape and Lemon Lime Mystique with black jeweled accents. 

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Criss Cross Back Gymnastics Leotard E1861 features a funky Hologram Crazed Print and Black Nylon/Spandex with upper back keyhole opening and scoop neck.  Scoop Back Tank Gymnastics Leotard E1857 is another classic neck gymnastics leotard in Black Mystique and Lavender Ice Mystique featuring side swirl design, and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 
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As Seen on the Cover of International Gymnast Magazine - Ksenia Afanasyeva is Poised for Perfection in GK

Russian artistic gymnast and current World Champion on Floor, Ksenia Afansyeva, is featured on the January-February 2012 cover of International Gymnast Magazine.  IG has covered the sport of gymnastics for the past 51 years.

Ksenia graces the cover in the Russian National Team's special order and beautifully classic, Boat Neck Comp Leotard 2008 in Azure Mystique fabric embellished with Brilliance jewels.

IG interviewed Ksenia exclusively for the "Poised for Perfection" article stating, "World floor exercise champion Ksenia Afanasyeva tames a wild sport with classic elegance. This Russian beauty opens up about her unusual character, her mesmerizing style and what her team needs to win the Olympics!" 
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Looking for team or individual long sleeve gymnastic leotards?  Visit GK's Special Order Design Studio here! 
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Everyday Champion: Erin W. of Austin, Texas

The Texas L6 Gymnastic Championships were held in November 2011.  Often dubbed the "Texas Olympics" by coaches around the Lone Star State, the competition doesn't disappoint. Everyday Champion and Level 6 Gymnast, Erin W., representing Flipnastics of Lakeway, Texas competed in an understated, classic and visually stunning GK gymnastics leotard.

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Check out GK's In Stock Catalog for classic gymnastics leotards such as our Classic Mystique Tank Leotard 3456 available in an array of 8 beautiful colors.  Jeweled accents including SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are available on any In Stock leotard.
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GymTek Coaches Apparel from GK

As seen in our Spring 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog - GymTek™ for Coaches! GymTek™ coaches' apparel features the same performance fabrics and moisture-wicking properties as our GymTek™ gymnastics leotards.  GymTek™ for Coaches is available through April 30, 2012. 

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GymTek™ Women's V Neck Athletic Tee L1031 and GymTek™ Women's V Neck Side Panel Tee L1032 are available in sizes CM through A2XL.  Available in eight team colors and can be customized with your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz™, imprinting or embroidery.
 
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GymTek™ Men's Loose Fit Polo Shirt L1035
and GymTek™ Men's Crew Neck Side Panel Tee L1034 are available in sizes CM through A3XL.  Available in eight team colors.  Add your team name or log in your choice of imprinting or embroidery.

Shop the GymTek™ Collection Now!


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Sweet Valentine's Day Gymnastics Leotards from GK!

Be sure to get a new GK Valentine's Day gymnastics leotard for your February workouts!  Check out this sweet and shimmery collection!  Exclusive prints and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS make up this fanciful collection of gymnastic workout apparel.  Available in sizes child extra-small to adult extra-large and available through April 30, 2012.

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GK Exclusive Print!  One for you and one for your friend!  Hearts-a-Flutter Tank Leotard E1869 is a scoop back tank leotard in a foiled Hearts-a-Flutter print featuring two mid-back openings.  Matching doll leotard in Hearts-a-Flutter Foil N434.
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Red & Black Scoop Neck Workout Crop Top E1873
features Red & Black Nylon/Spandex and double V back straps.  Goes great paired with Red & Black Workout Shorts E1874 featuring red fold-over waist band.
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SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS light up these two stunning gymnastics workout leotards. Classic Jeweled Tank Leotard E1871 features Red Mystique, Steel Mystique and Black Nylon/Spandex.  Racer Back Jeweled Tank E1872 is a Black & Red  Nylon/Spandex workout leo with a pretty sweetheart neckline.
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Exclusive fabrics highlight these two gymnastics leotards perfectly! Valentine Foil Tank Leotard E1868 is a fun heart design with Red Mystique trim and a strappy, criss-cross, square back. Swirled Gymnastic Tank Leo E1870 is a scoop back Tank leotard with a unique Hearts-a-Flutter swirl style line.  

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The GK Spring 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog is Here! Which Gymnastics Leotard is Your New Favorite?

The New GK Spring 2012 Gymnastic Workout Essentials Catalog is here! It is the beginning of an exciting year in the sport of gymnastics with all eyes focused on the Summer Games in London, England.  Everyone is looking forward to the return of past gymnastic champions and the establishment of new champions.

This year, GK is changing the focus of our seasonal gymnastics catalogs.  We want Workout Essentials to continue to be your first choice when you need every day practice gymnastics leotards and gymnastic workout apparel.  In the pages of this new catalog you will see new leotards, new fabrics and new prices!

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Some highlights from the Spring 2012 catalog include:
We are proud that every gymnastics leotard in our catalog is made in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. GK, the industry leader in gymnastics apparel, offers you more variety, more styles and more choices.


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The GymTek Collection. Technically Designed, High Performance Gymnastics Workout Apparel.

GymTek™ is the first technically designed, high performance gymnastics workout leotard collection for the serious gymnast.  GymTek™ gymnastics leotards have state of the art technical features that will make hours of practice more comfortable and more productive.

GK’s exclusive StretchTek compression fabric fits like a soft second skin and features the best technical properties available today in gymnastics apparel. StretchTek features moisture wicking properties to keep you cool and dry during workouts.  Our hi-tech manufacturing techniques eliminate the irritation of interior tags, while flatlock seams provide more comfort by eliminating seam abrasion.

Most importantly, GymTek™ gymnastics leotards are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in the industry, so athletes can be sure that they have the exceptional fit that GK is known for.

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GymTek™ Open Racerback Performance Leo 3677 is available in Black StretchTek with flattering Red Tech Mesh side panels.  GymTek™ Open T-back Leotard 3675 comes in
in Black StretchTek with Charcoal Tech Mesh panels and features wrap around contrasting turquoise flatlock seams.  GymTek™ T-Back Performance Leotard 3676 comes in Black StretchTek with Black Tech Mesh and sharp contrasting green flatlock seams.

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Matching GymTek™ Gymnastics Workout Shorts feature the same technical design as the GymTek™ gymnastics leotards - tagless, exceptional fit, flatlock seams and high performance StretchTek fabric.  Check out Black StretchTek, Red Tech Mesh 3680, Black StretchTek, Charcoal Tech Mesh 3678 and Black StretchTek, Black Tech Mesh 3679 to pair with your GymTek™ leotard.

Shop the GymTek™ Collection Now!

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Introducing GymTek - High Performance Gymnastics Leotards for the Serious Gymnast

GK is proud to introduce GymTek, the first technically designed high performance gymnastics workout leotard collection for the serious gymnast.  GymTek gymnastics leotards have state of the art technical features that make hours of practice more comfortable and more productive.

GK’s exclusive StretchTek compression fabric fits like a soft second skin and features the best technical properties available today in gymnastics apparel. StretchTek features moisture wicking properties to keep you cool and dry during workouts.   Our hi-tech manufacturing techniques eliminate the irritation of interior tags, while flatlock seams provide more comfort by eliminating seam abrasion.

Most importantly, GymTek Gymnastics Leotards are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in the industry, so athletes can be sure that they have the exceptional fit that GK is known for.
  
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"GK's mission statement says that our goal is to be the athlete's first choice," said Kelly McKeown, GK's Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and Design. "With this in mind, we have developed a collection of high performance gymnastics leotards which feature technical attributes that benefit serious athletes who train for many hours, nearly every day of the week. We are excited for the launch of GymTek and we know our customers will love the sporty look and hi-tech design!"

In addition to gymnastics workout leotards, the GymTek Collection also includes coordinating workout shorts and Coaches Shirts designed for men and women.  GymTek is available January 16, 2012 through April 30, 2012.

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Lexie Priessman Visits GK for Competitive Gymnastics Photo Shoot

Coming off of her Gold Medal All-Around win at the Junior International Competition in Yokohama, Japan, Lexie Preissman of Cincinnati Gymnastics and current member of the Junior National Women's Gymnastics Team, recently visited GK for a competitive catalogRachel and Lexie photo shoot and a tour of the GK headquarters.  Lexie was accompanied by Rachael Tracy, currently a Cincinnati Gymnastics coach and daughter of internationally known coach, Mary Lee Tracy.  After the tour, GK spoke with Lexie and Rachel about their time at GK. 

GK:  What was your favorite part of the GK tour?

Lexie: When I saw all those gymnastics leotards hanging up in the warehouse!

Rachael: My favorite part was seeing the design process from beginning to end.  It’s really cool to Lexiesee how the design starts with a piece of paper and finishes as a leotard. 

GK: What surprised you the most?

Lexie:  How many people work here and how they all have to work together.

Rachael:  It surprised me how many little steps there are and how many pieces, how things are glued down before they are sewn and all of the detail work.

GK:  What did you learn about GK? 

Lexie: I could not believe it when I saw how each little piece has to be glued down, that was my favorite part!  I learned how everyone has to sew all these little pieces together.  It’s a lot of work to make just one leo.

Rachael:  I learned that there is always so much going on here.  There are the catalog leos and special order leos.  It’s like a project that is never quite done.

GK: A couple of questions for you, Lexie... How old were you when you started gymnastics?

Lexie: I was 4½, almost five. 

GK: How did you get started in gymnastics?

Lexie: My older sister did gymnastics and my twin sister, Leah, and I would always watch her.  So, my mom just put us in not thinking I would go this far, I guess.

GK: How long have you been training?

Lexie: For about 9 years.

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GK:  How long have you been an Elite gymnast?

Lexie: About 2 ½ to 3 years.

GK: What is your training schedule like?

Lexie: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 to 12:30 and then 2:00 to 4:00.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 to 1:30 and then Saturdays 8:30 to about 1:30.

GK: Do you hope to make the 2016 Olympic team?

Lexie: Yes, that’s definitely my goal and hopefully it will happen!

GK: What do you like to do outside of the gym?

Lexie: I like to go to football games and Amelia (Hundley - also of Cincinnati Gymnastics and National Team member) and I hang out a lot and go to the movies.

Good luck, Lexie!  It was so great having you and Rachael here with us!

Be sure to look for Lexie in the pages of our new catalog - coming in April 2012!  Until then, shop our current catalogs, GK Special Order Leotards and GK In Stock Leotards, Warm-up, and Gymnastic Apparel.

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