Spring Leo Sale! Save on select leotards now through April 30th!

Save up to $10.00 on select spring leotards now through April 30th!  Hurry!  Supplies are Limited!  Choose from five great Spring Essentials tank gymnastics leotards - now on sale for just $39.99!

Racer Back Jeweled Tank Gymnastics Leotard E1872 is a scoop neck leotard in Black & Red nylon/spandex with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Shawn Johnson Sangria & Black Gymnastics Leotard E1863 is a scoop neck workout leotard in Sangria Nylon/Spandex and Foiled Asteroids with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Criss Cross Strap Gymnastics Leotard E1887 is a tank leotard in Foiled Purple Thunder and Black nylon/spandex with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

From our adidas collection, choose from Red & Black V Neck Gymnastics Leotard AS419 or Pink & Black V Neck Gymnastics Leotard AS422, both with signature adidas triple stripes.

Offer expires at 11:59pm EST on April 30, 2012.  Offer valid for US Consumer Accounts on www.gkelite.com only.  Offer only valid on style numbers E1872, E1887, E1863, AS419, and AS422.   Quantities are limited, while supplies last.  May not be combined with any other offer or discount.

Shop now and save!

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Have you figured out who our legendary designers are?

Only a few days left before the launch of the exclusive GK Gymnastic Legends Catalog.  Have you figured out who the five legendary leotard designers are? 

Check back on Monday to see if you were right!

While the gymnastics world eagerly awaits London 2012, GK presents its Gymnastics Legends Catalog.  Gracing the pages of this Limited Edition Catalog are GK gymnastics leotards designed by champions for champions. 

GK has chosen five iconic gymnasts to tell their story through a personally designed GK leotard.  Enjoy shopping the exclusive leotards while reading about the most decorated gymnastic legends in the history of the sport.  Each athlete has shared with GK, in their own words, the inspiration behind their leotard design.  All five Legends have worn GK and endorsed GK, and some have sold GK in their own gyms proving that GK truly is the Choice of Champions. 

Continuing its charitable tradition, GK will donate 10% of every Legends Special Edition gymnastics leotard sold to the Collegiate Development Fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation.

 

 

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Coming Soon...GK Leotards Designed by Champions for Champions

While the gymnastics world eagerly awaits London 2012, GK presents its Gymnastic Legends Catalog.  Gracing the pages of this Limited Edition Catalog are GK gymnastics leotards designed by Champions for Champions. 

GK has chosen five iconic gymnasts to tell their story through a personally designed GK gymnastics leotard.  Enjoy shopping the exclusive leotards while reading about the most decorated gymnastic legends in the history of the sport.  Each athlete has shared with GK, in their own words, the inspiration behind their leotard design.  All five Legends have worn GK and endorsed GK, and some have sold GK in their own gyms proving that GK truly is the Choice of Champions. 

Continuing its charitable tradition, GK will donate 10% of every Legends Special Edition gymnastic leotard sold to the Collegiate Development Fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation.

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Behind the Make It or Break It Leo: Listen to the Universe

Welcome to Behind the Leo - a weekly spotlight on the GK Gymnastics Apparel worn in each of this season's Make It or Break It episodes.

On tonight's episode... Lauren learns she needs surgery on her heart, and Payson tries to help her by seeking out another doctor whose methods would result in a faster recovery. Elsewhere, Kaylie has to bunk with Jordan.

This week the spotlight is on Payson Keeler.

Tune in tonight to see Payson in this GK Purple Swirled Workout Tank Leotard Style No. 3646

This gymnastics leotard was inspired by the designer's visit to an amusement park in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The stunning combination of Lavender Ice Mystique, Imperial Purple Mystique, and White Sparkle echoes a color scheme she saw in one of their incredibly manicured gardens. The idea for the appliques on the front was sparked by the pinwheel lollipops many of the young visitors carried  and the exciting rides that swirl round and round.

"The sweetest place on earth" is their slogan, and it proved to be a sweet spot for inspiration as well!

Watch what happens on Make It or Break It tonight on ABC Family at 9/8c.

 

 

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Everyday Champion: Emma P.

Sporting a GKids tank gymnastics leotard for her workout is Emma P., a sweet little 2-year-old who loves gymnastics!  She trains at Kids Gym, Inc., in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Mom Melissa said, "Emma calls this GK her 'pokey dot yeotard!  She and her big sister love GK gymnastic leotards!" 

GKids!  Gymnastics leotards created especially for little gymnasts!  Adorable, fun, and 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!  Shop the GKids Collection here!

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GK Delivers Couture Leotard to Lucky Local Gymnast

GK, with the support of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, donated the first in a line of couture gymnastics leotards to the Pink Invitational outreach gymnastics meet on February 24 – 26, 2012 for a fundraising opportunity.  The couture leotard was raffled off with proceeds benefiting Unite for HER, a non-profit organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness programs for women.  The one-of-a-kind gymnastics leotard carries an approximate retail value of $5,000 and is part of GK’s 2012–2013 Couture Collection

Raffle tickets were sold at the Pink Invitational meet and online raising over $4,300 for Unite for HER.  One proud grandfather of an athlete participating in the meet bought 10 tickets for his granddaughter.  That lucky athlete was Bryn Kanagy, a level 4 gymnast from Centre Elite Gymnastics in State College, PA. On Friday, April 20, 2012, Kelly Christman, Sr. Marketing Manager for GK Gymnastics, hand delivered the one-of-a-kind leotard to Miss Kanagy during her gymnastics practice at Centre Elite.  The stunning leotard was put on display at the gym and after much ooh-ing and ahh-ing, was presented to Miss Kanagy who, after posing for some pictures, promptly tried on her couture creation right over her workout leo - turning the mat at Centre Elite into an instant runway.

GK is proud to have been a part of another successful Pink Invitational.  Save the date for next year's event - February 22-24, 2013!

Coveting a couture creation of your very own? Browse the Ultimate Brilliance by Elite collection in the new 2012-2013 Competitive Catalog.  There you will find four stunning leotards designed as companions to the GK Couture Collection. 

Congratulations Bryn!

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GK's Olympic Heritage Continued at the 1996 Atlanta Games

For the 1996 Atlanta games, GK outfitted four Olympic teams from all over the world.  As more and more teams wanted to wear GK, the demand was almost overwhelming.  Teams and athletes had unique requests and made many changes, up to the last minute.  In keeping with our goal of excellent service, some apparel was hand carried to Atlanta to meet those last minute needs.

GK appeared on the podium over and over again, best of all - for the Women's All Around Gold Medal - won by Lilia Podkopayeva from the Ukraine.  GK outfitted the Ukrainian national team, a gymnastics powerhouse, for the next eight years.

Check out Lilia's Gold Medal winning All Around Floor Exercise from 1996...


Have a favorite Olympic memory from 1996?  Share it with us below!  Need a gymnastic leotard for your future Olympian?  Shop the 2012-2103 Women's Competitive Catalog here!

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2012 GK Camp Leotard Styles are HOT!

The 2012 Camp Essentials Gymnastics Leotard Collection offers 12 comfortable styles in the hottest summer colors.  Pair your leotard with our matching headbands and gymnastic workout shorts for the perfect camp look!  Available through July 31, 2012. 

Athletic racer back tank gymnastics leotard with solid black nylon/spandex side panels and matching hair scrunchie.  Customize it with your logo for camp!  Color options for these leotards include: E1925 Grape Mystique, E1923 Yellow Mystique, E1924 Lime Mystique, E1922 Berry Mystique, E1926 Sunshine Mystique, and E1921 Electric Turquoise Mystique

Sporty racer back tank gymnastics leotard with matching hair scrunchie.  Customize for camp with your logo!  Color options for these gymnastics leotards include: E1918 Black & Neon Lime Nylon/Spandex, E1920 Black & Neon Orange Nylon/Spandex, E1915 Black & Turquoise Nylon/Spandex, E1917 Black & Yellow Nylon/Spandex, E1919 Black & Magenta Nylon/Spandex, and E1916 Black & Neon Pink Nylon/Spandex.

Shop these gymnastics leotards and our entire Summer & Camp Essentials Collection here!

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Everyday Champions: Kendall W. & Francesca P.

BFF's Kendall W. & Francesca P. from Silvia's Gymnastics enjoyed shopping the GK Booth at the Pennsylvania Level 6 Championships recently.

Kendall & Francesca are super cute modeling GKids Turquoise Polka Dot Leo E1855 from GK's Spring Essentials Catalog.  This gymnastic leotard is a scoop back leotard in a fun turquoise nylon/spandex polka dot design featuring berry nylon/spandex and black velvet near the neckline with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Feel free to contact your local GK Gymnastics Sales Representative (locate yours here) to find out where they may have a booth set up near by.  In the meantime, check out the entire GKids collection here or shop the Summer & Camp Workout Essentials.

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GK's Summer & Camp Workout Essentials are HOT!

The New GK Summer & Camp Workout Essentials Catalog is here! The summer gymnastics leotard forecast at GK is exciting, fun & hot!  Excitement is building for the Summer Games.  We'll soon know who will be representing the USA in London!  Are you ready to cheer for TEAM USA?  

Summer is the time for friends, workouts, and camp.  GK's Summer & Camp Essentials is your first choice for everyday workout and camp gymnastics leotards.  We have HOT styles, HOT fabrics, and HOT prices!

Some highlights from the Summer & Camp Workout Essentials Catalog include:

  • Camp Styles - 12 comfortable leotard styles in the HOTTEST summer colors.
  • Matching headbands and workout gymnastics shorts complete the perfect camp look
  • Nastia Liukin Gold Medal Collection - always beautiful and on trend
  • Shawn Johnson Collection - fun and sporty with the famous funky backs
  • GKids™- value priced workout apparel for little champions
  • Value Tanks - six great leotards priced at $29.99
  • Exclusive Prints - one-of-a-kind prints that ONLY GK can offer
  • Made in the USA - we are proud that every leotard is sewn and assembled in the USA

GK offers the most variety of In Stock gymnastics products.  Only GK gives you more variety, more styles, and more choices.


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GK's Olympic Heritage Began in Barcelona

GK has been part of every Olympics since 1992!  For two decades, GK has provided competitive gymnastics leotards, workout wear, and warm ups for artistic gymnastic teams and trampoline teams from all over the world.  The GK Olympic Tradition began at the Barcelona Games. 

GK was awarded the National Team Contract and outfitted the U.S. Olympic Team in competitive apparel for the first time.  GK manufactured both the warm-up and competition apparel for the U.S. Men's and Women's Gymnastic Teams.  As a result, the GK brand appeared on national television.  Pictures of our Olympians wearing the GK logo appeared in national publications and on the cover of "TV Guide."

The whole company was very excited for the Olympics and televisions were set up in conference rooms so employees could watch the games live while taking a break.  Let's take a look back at Shannon Miller in this video montage from the 1992 Barcelona games.  Shannon looks beautiful in GK! 

Do you have a favorite GK Olympic moment from 1992?  Share it with us below!  Need a gymnastic leotard for your future Olympian?  Shop for gymnastics leotards, apparel, and warm ups here!

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Anastasia Grishina Beautiful in GK

Russian athletes are well known for grace and power in the sport of gymnastics and Anastasia Grishina continues that tradition.  The 16-year-old from Moscow will be one to watch on the road to London 2012.  Anastasia is currently a first-year senior member of the Russian National Team winning an impressive 5 medals at the Russian Nationals in 2011 and most recently taking the Bronze at the 2012 Russian National Championship.

Anastasia's artistry makes a stunning showcase for GK gymnastics leotards.

Photos © Yelena Mikhaylova

Are you planning for some new competition gymnastic leotards?  For a style similar to Anastasia's, check out GK's Elegant Swirled Long Sleeve Leotard 9510, a boat neckline competitive gymnastics leotard showcasing a curl and wave pattern throughout bodice and back, style specific jewelling options and V back.  Choose any fabric and any color combination to design a GK Competitive Gymnastics Leotard with your own custom look.

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Everyday Champions: Klaira S.

Everyday Champion Klaira S. is four years old and trains at Emeth Gymnastics in Orwell, Ohio.  She has many GK gymnastic leotards.  Her mom, Lisa, tells us they fit her perfectly!  Lisa also said, "Klaira is as solid as a rock... short and strong!  She loves to work out at least 4-5 hours a day.  She never gives up and having a great GK gymnastics leotard makes her life very easy.  Thank you!"

Way to go Klaira! 

Looking for quality workout gymnastic leotards for your little champion?  Check out GK's Spring 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog and our GKids collection!

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GK Outfits and Sponsors 2nd Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational

The Kalon Ludvigson Invitational was held at the Utah Olympic Oval on March 17, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The event is in its second year of becoming an annual competition and this year's was the largest tumbling competition in Utah history with 543 athletes competing in 1,128 events!  Athletes came from Canada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. 

Kalon Ludvigson, a senior elite athlete who trains at Team Revolution in Pocatello, Idaho, hosted the event.  Kalon is the most decorated U.S. Athlete in Trampoline and Tumbling History.  He has won 19 World Cup and World Championship Medals and is the only American to hold a World Record for Degree of Difficulty in tumbling, which he has claimed twice, once in 2008 and again in 2011.  Kalon has garnered an international reputation with all of his success so far.

GK was honored to sponsor the Kalon Ludvigson Invitational and equally proud to design the Team Revolution custom gymnastics apparel for the men and woman athletes competing for Team Revolution.  Kalon Ludvigson said, "GK Elite Sportswear is always my number one choice for competition apparel. Nothing fits better, makes me feel stronger, or helps me to stand out like GK.  I feel so honored that GK wanted to be part of my event!" 

TR's eye-catching creation is a custom gymnastics leotard design created just for them!  The Neon Lime Nylon/Spandex and Black Mystique fabrics are a statement-making choice.  The women's leotard sparkles with Brilliance Crystals scattered all over the abstract flame design.  Revolution is spelled out on the left sleeve in Brilliance Crystals for even more sparkle! The men have coordinating shorts in Neon Lime Nylon.  You can't miss Team Revolution when they hit the competition floor!  Kainoa Park, a Team Revolution Junior Elite Athlete said, "GK leotards fit so comfortably.  That comfort paired with my coach's custom design make me feel so pretty when I am competing.  I feel like nothing can go wrong when you look so good!"

Are you loving Team Revolution's men's gymnastics and women's gymnastics leotards?  For something similar, check out GK's Asymmetrical Flame Long Sleeved Leotard 7479 and make it your own with any style, any fabric, and any color combination.  Check out all of GK's In Stock Men's Gymnastics Apparel here!

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Make It or Break It Premiere Only Days Away!

Are you ready for the return of Make It or Break It?  In the Season 3 opener, the girls begin their tenure at the USA Training Center as eight weeks of competition stand between the Rock girls and their Olympic dreams. As they adjust to new surroundings, Payson copes with bad news, Kaylie tries to fit her boyfriend into her life and Lauren fears her custom-made perfume is making her ill.

Whether you are new to the series or a faithful fan, check out this must-see video from ABC Family to get caught up and ready for the Season Premiere airing Monday, March 26, at 9/8c.  What are you most looking forward to seeing? Any guesses as to what may happen this season?  Have a favorite GK Leo or two from the past seasons?

Can't wait till Monday? Relive every exciting moment with the MIOBI Marathon on SOAPnet, Sunday, March 25 starting at 9am/8c. Check out the schedule here!

Like the previous two seasons of MIOBI, GK gymnastics apparel will be featured on the series.  Our Behind the Make It or Break It Leotard blog series will also begin on March 26.  Be sure to visit the GK Blog to get a sneak peek of a GK leo from that night's episode and then shop our As Seen on MIOBI collection of gymnastics leotards.

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French Summer Champion Chic in GK

Tiffany Cardon, French gymnast, trains at the Henin-Beaumont club.  She is the current Summer Champion of 2011 for the 13 yr. category.  Tiffany looks beautiful in her GK Sharp Accent Competitive Leotard 4840 made of Navy and Red Mystique paired with White Sparkle fabric and scattered jewels.

Check out GK's In Stock Competitive Gymnastics Leotards or visit our Design Studio to come up with your own one-of-a-kind long sleeve leotard.  Choose any fabric and any color combination to design a GK Competitive Gymnastics Leotard with your own custom look. Add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, embroidery or imprinting.

Don't forget to Vote for GK once a day on About.com for Best Leotard Brand!  Click here to vote now!

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GymTek on Display at GK Sponsored WOGA Classic 2012

The World Olympic Gymnastics Academy ("WOGA"), home to two back-to-back Olympic Gold medalists, Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson, hosted its annual WOGA Classic February 18-19, 2012 in Frisco, Texas.  The WOGA Classic has a long standing history as one of the largest gymnastics competitions, continually drawing top athletes from across the nation and the world.

GK was a proud sponsor of this year's Classic and additionally provided over 30 GymTek™ Coaches Shirts for staff at the event. WOGA Business Manager, Kathy Baker, said, "This year's WOGA Classic was the best ever! The GK GymTek™ shirts looked great on the event staff, and added a professional look to the event.  Staff members loved the fit and quality of these polos!" 

As first seen in our Spring 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog, GymTek™ coaches' apparel features the same performance fabrics and moisture-wicking properties as our GymTek™ gymnastics leotards.  GK provided Men's Loose Fit Polo Shirt Style L1035 for the WOGA staff as seen in the photos below. This GymTek™ shirt is 100% Poly piqué with athletic shoulder piping and is available in eight team colors.

Shop the GymTek collection here!

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Everyday Champions: CATS Gymnastics

CATS Gymnastics of Jupiter, Florida’s Level 7 Optional and Prep Op teams competed at the Cruise Classic meet in Cooper City Feb. 11-12, 2012 in GK competitive gymnastics leotards.  The stunning long sleeve gymnastic leotard is GK's Sunburst Competitive Leotard 7536 which CATS made their own with Black, Electric Turquoise, and Silver Mystique fabrics highlighted with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Thank you CATS for making GK look beautiful and good luck with the rest of your season!

Shop the GK Competitive Catalog here!

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An Inside Look at GK Elite Sportswear, the World’s Leading Brand of Gymnastics Apparel

GK is the world’s leading brand of gymnastics apparel and is recognized around the world for superior variety, quality, fit and service.  Elite Sportswear, L.P. is proud to have been chosen by adidas® to manufacture the US National Team Competitive apparel for USA Gymnastics since 2000 and is the sole producer of adidas® brand gymnastics apparel worldwide.  Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Elite Sportswear, L.P., the company behind the GK brand, continues its commitment to American-made quality and continuous innovation in designs for Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Dance, and Drill Team apparel.  For more information about GK Elite, visit www.gkelite.com.

Most visitors to GK cite the facility tour as the absolute highlight of their visit.  What goes on behind each and every GK gymnastics leotard is astounding.  The following video showcases GK's best and most valuable resources including its employees and the energy and creativity that is a part of every day here at GK Elite Sportswear.

Enjoy this sneak peak at a day at GK! 

Shop the GK Spring 2012 Gymnastics Essentials Catalog here!

Shop the GK 2012 Cheer Catalog here!

Shop GK's newly launched Dance Team 2012 Catalog here!

Be on the lookout for the 2012-2013 Competitive Gymnastics Catalog arriving in April!

Don't forget to vote for GK as Best Leotard Brand on About.com. 
Voting is open until March 21, 2012.  Click here to vote for GK now!

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GK Proud to Unite With Another Successful Pink Invitational!

The 2012 Pink Invitational was an astounding success!  The ongoing, stellar support of this event enables Unite for HER to help women affected by breast cancer, provide wellness education materials, and raise awareness. Save the date for next year's event - February 22-24, 2013!

GK was honored to create the gymnastics leotard for the Pink Invitational athletes. The leo was a beautiful, classic v-neck style made of Black Nylon/Spandex with Pink Bubblicious fabric on the right shoulder.  The iconic Pink Ribbon was created with fuchsia nailheads and the GK and Unite for HER logos were artfully combined with Cheeky Pink and White embroidery. It has become a fun tradition at the Pink Invitational for teams to creatively accessorize!

A much loved tradition at the Pink Invitational is the popular BRAvado Art Inspired Exhibit.  This year, there were 18 sports bras turned one-of-a-kind creations by gymnastics celebrities.  Their creations were then  raffled off to raise funds for Unite for HER. Perhaps even more valuable than the funds raised by BRAvado each year, is the open forum the event creates for girls to talk about breast health care.  With breast cancer awareness and education at the heart of the Unite for HER mission, BRAvado was an immeasurable success.

New to the event this year was the donation of a Couture Collection Leotard by GK and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for Unite for HER to raffle off at the Pink Invitational.  The stunning long sleeve competitive gymnastics leotard evokes both strength and beauty, featuring Black and Petal Pink Mystique fabrics that provide a premium backdrop for the 10,000+ handset Classic and Diamond Leaf SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS adorning the garment. Due to the generosity of Swarovski, the leotard designer, Julia Kline, was able to choose an array of gorgeous hues to illuminate the leotard including Crystal Moonlight, Rose, Indian Pink, Fuchsia, Ruby, Hyacinth, Topaz, Crystal Golden Shadow, and more. The unparalleled leotard design carries an approximate retail value of $5,000.  The fantasy leotard was on display during the event with many attendees remarking that it was even more spectacular in person.  Over 4,500 raffle tickets were sold for a chance to take it home. 

These two uniquely fantastic raffle events at this years' Pink Invitational created an incredible outreach initiative for girls and young women in addition to raising over $4,300 ensuring that the Unite for HER mission will continue.

Kelly Christman, Sr. Marketing Manager for GK Gymnastics, was on hand
to pull the winning ticket for the couture leo.  The lucky winner of the GK Couture Leotard Design was Bryn Kanagy of Centre Elite, a Level 4 Gymnast from Reedsville, Pennsylvania.  Congratulations Bryn! What an awesome addition to your GK gymnastics leotard collection!

Looking for your next addition to your GK gymnastics leotard collection? Shop GK's 2012 Spring Essentials Catalog here!

 

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