Gabby Douglas Tells GK About her Movie, her Comeback and her Leotards

Gymnastics fans everywhere watched the Gabrielle Douglas inspired Lifetime movie, "Dreams of Gold," back in early February 2014 and became even bigger fans of the 2012 All-Around Olympic Gold Medalist.  After all of the excitement from the movie died down and Gabby has returned to training at Chow's Gymnastics in Des Moines, Iowa, we were able to grab a few moments of her precious time to ask her how she feels about the movie, her comeback and her leotards.


 

GK:  We were so excited to watch your Lifetime movie on Television, Gabby.  How exciting!  How involved were you in the writing and production of your story?
GD:  I worked a lot on the script with my family. Lifetime and Sony were awesome to work with during the whole process. I also worked with the Director and one of the Executive Producers on some of the casting and was able to give tips on my gymnastic skills and poses.

GK:  A lot of actors say that they never watch their own movies. Although someone else played your part, did you sit down and watch the Gabby Douglas Story on TV?
GD:  I did. I was actually in New York City when it aired because I was a Special Correspondent for Inside Edition at Super Bowl XLVIII.  I had a small viewing party in my hotel room with my mom, my publicist, and another friend. My siblings had a viewing party at home in Los Angeles.

GK:  Were there any parts in the movie that you felt were significantly dramatized for viewing purposes?
GD:  We only had 80 minutes to tell my story, so we had to condense some parts of my gymnastic career due to the time constraints.  Actually, my life story contained so much drama that we couldn't fit it all into the movie.

GK:  In the movie, Gabby all but gives up on her dream right at the height of her career, before the Olympics.  Is that true?  If so, is there a precise moment when you told yourself that you’re going to continue?
GD:  That was totally true!  I told the story in detail in my book, Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith.  My family came to Iowa to celebrate the Holidays and my birthday with me in December 2011.  The time flew by so fast that before I knew it, they were leaving to return to Virginia.  I wanted to go with them because I was so homesick.  I missed them so much!  I told my mom that I wanted to quit just seven months before the 2012 Olympic Games. About two weeks after they left in January, I decided that I would stay and fight for my dream.

GK:  We’ve had some fans ask us about the leotards worn in the movie. Which ones were your most and least favorite?
GD:  I liked all of the gymnastics leotards in the movie. I thought it was cool how they recreated some of the competitive leotard styles that I actually wore during competitions.

GK:  What is your overall feeling about the Gabby Douglas story, as it was portrayed on television to the world?
GD:  I am very pleased with the movie!  So many people have told me how inspirational it was, and that was exactly the message that I wanted the move to tell.  It makes me happy that it touched so many lives!  It's very humbling to know that you can have a positive effect on others.

GK:  Has movie stardom changed your life in anyway?
GD:  In some ways it has and in other ways it has not.  I am still the same person I have always been, but now I know that many young people see me as a role model.  It is very important to me that they know that they can accomplish their goals the same way that I accomplished mine.  I think the biggest change is that I had a lot of wonderful opportunities after the Olympics, and they all required a lot of traveling!

GK:  We’ve seen you make appearances on a Disney Channel show, as well as a sitcom.  Do you plan on being in any other shows in the future?
GD:  I really enjoy acting and would like to do more in the future. For now, I have had to turn down some amazing appearances and acting opportunities so that I can focus on my training.

GK:  Your first Olympic appearance was quite a rush for the entire country.  What do you hope to accomplish at the next Olympics if you attend, and is there anything you would do differently to prepare?
GD:  I really want to upgrade my skills and add more difficulty to my routines. I think the way that I prepared last time gives me an excellent example of how I need to prepare this time. I will definitely do some things differently. My hope is to be a part of Team USA again and to continue to inspire others to pursue their goals.

GK:  And lastly, your Signature Collection of gymnastics leotards has been a HUGE hit with gymnasts across the country.  Tell us what inspires your design ideas and which styles you personally prefer to wear when training in the gym.
GD: I'm inspired by so many things!  My Summer collection is filled with bright colors, bold prints and lately a lot of sparkling Sequinz designs.  It's my hope that the styles are empowering to the athletes who choose to wear them.  I personally wear all of my Gabby Douglas leotards to the gym.  It's hard to pick which ones are my favorite when I love them all!  In the photo above, I'm wearing one of my signature leotards from Back to School 2013.

A big THANK YOU to Gabrielle Douglas for taking the time to tell us more about the movie.  We'll be here cheering for you on your journey to Rio 2016!  If you are a fan of Gabby, be sure to check out the latest gymnastics leotards from the Summer Gabrielle Douglas Signature Collection!  You won't be disappointed!

GK.  Choice of Champions.

Leave a Comment

You'll Love These Posh Print Summer Leotards from GK

This season, GK is bringing you the hottest looks in gymnastics apparel! Choose from our Signature Aly and Gabby Collections, as well as new styles and exclusive prints for your summer gymnastics workout. We are sure you will make a big impression at camp this summer in the best fitting gymnastics leotards with our Summer and Camp 2014 Collection.

Be bold with your workout gear with neon colors and posh prints! Our patterned prints and bright hues are the perfect way to start your team's practice season. Our Asymmetrical Cubic Pink Workout Leo E2491 is  a unique asymmetrical tank leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex with a wrap around Cubic Pink Nylon/Spandex ribbon detail and a beautiful shimmering Silver Hologram Sequinz™ design across bodice. Our Midnight Celebration V Neck Leo E2492 is a dazzling twist on a classic gymnastics leo style. This women's sporty V neck leotard is made in our Black Nylon/Spandex fabric accented with bold Neon Pink and Neon Lime Nylon/Spandex symmetrical side inserts and finished with a cascading sweetheart design in our shimmering Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz™. For a slightly casual look, our Cubic Pink Workout Leotard E2493 is a must have printed leo to add to your gymnastics wardrobe. This sporty, V back gymnastics leotard features our Cubic Pink Nylon/Spandex foiled print with a bold, Black Nylon/Spandex wrap around detail.

Shake up your workout with our exclusive GK Preppy Panther Print and eye-catching colors in gymnastics leotards shown here. Our Preppy Panther Celebration Leo E2495 is a Black Nylon/Spandex leo with an asymmetrical neckline in Lemon Lime Mystique. This scoop back leo features our Preppy Panther Nylon/Spandex foiled print wrap around style lines highlighted with Cascading Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz™ detail across bodice for a brilliant sheen. Try an athletic racer back style with our Preppy Panther Sporty Leotard E2494. This sporty tank leo features our Preppy Panther Nylon/Spandex foiled print with a classic scoop neck and pretty swirling ribbon details in Neon Pink Nylon/Spandex. Can't get enough of our animal prints? You must see our Gabby Douglas Summer 2014 Collection here.

You can't go wrong with these Posh Prints in summer gymnastics leotards this season. Take your summer workout and camp training sessions to a whole new level with GK's Summer & Camp 2014 Collection. Shop early and be the first to have the hottest styles in gymnastics leotards. These styles are available for a limited time only!

GK. Choice of Champions.

Leave a Comment

GK Leotards Sparkle at Region 4 Regionals

North Dakota gymnasts were stunning in their GK state gymnastics leotards at the USA Gymnastics Region 4 Regionals! Though these gymnasts are from different gyms, their matching GK leotards kept them united as they competed against neighboring states. They choose our Classic Black Mystique Tank Leo style 3456 and spiced it up with Silver Hologram Sequinz. This sensational youth gymnastics leotard turned heads as the shiny mystique fabric fits flawlessly like a glove. A spectacular star encircling their state initials explodes across the right side portraying their inspiring energy and enthusiasm for the competition. As the light hits the Silver Hologram Sequinz, a gorgeous rainbow emerges and radiates throughout the design. These sparkling ensembles were nothing less than extraordinary.

In Stock Tank Gymnastics Leotard with Sequinz

If you love North Dakota’s latest creation, be sure to check out all of GK’s basic tank leotards and add some custom sparkle to make them your own. From workout gear to competititve long sleeve leos for the elite, GK offers it all and is your one stop shop for all your gymnastic apparel needs. Choosing from our in-stock gymnastics apparel selection allows for a great value, fast shipping, and custom designs to make these classic pieces all your own! For more ideas on how you can customize a gymnastics competitive leotard check out Region 3's glamorous tank leotard.

GK.  Choice Of Champions.

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

Support The Company That Supports Your Sport

When you hear the name "GK Elite" you most likely think of one of the following: gymnastics leotards, Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman, or even sparkly gymnastics apparel, but perhaps you are unaware that behind the Olympic champions and sensational gymnastics apparel is a company that gives back to your sport.

GK is passionate about the sport of gymnastics and we are proud of our partnerships with USA Gymnastics and Under Armour, to outfit the Olympic and National Teams. Did you know that GK donates all the apparel, which the equivalent of over $3,000,000 in product, to the Junior Olympic Program for all disciplines, as well as TOPS, East/West Championships and Nastia Liukin Cup, in addition to various developmental programs? GK also donates thousands of dollars to Breast Cancer Research and Grants, through Unite for HER, a non-profit organization that directly benefits gymnastic athletes and coaches, affected by Breast Cancer. We are dedicated to building the sport of gymnastics, making the athletes better and providing the apparel to create champions.

In 1981, GK was founded with one goal in mind: to support the sport of gymnastics by providing the very best apparel for them to succeed. Carter Cheskey, Executive Vice President, explains why GK is the choice of champions everywhere; "our fit is our secret recipe. We actually have a propriety fit formula that none of our competitors have. In gymnastics, you can’t afford to have a wardrobe malfunction. In a given competitive season we outfit thousands of gymnasts, and we’ve got hundreds of styles, because no one wants to look like every other girl in the gym." That desire to be the best for the best still guides GK as we continue to look for opportunities to give back to the sport of gymnastics. We want to thank you for supporting the company that supports your sport.

GK. Choice Of Champions.

Leave a Comment

Alexandra Raisman Gymnastics Leotards for Summer

Summer is just around the corner! Make a splash with the best fitting leotards from the largest manufacturer of gymnastics apparel in the world. Last month, we released our exclusive Aly Raisman Collection in our Summer & Camp 2014 Workout Essentials Catalog. These striking designs bring hot shades for summer, beautiful dancing patterns, and even a whimsical sublimated print. Check out the latest in gymnastics workout apparel and be ready for practice this summer!

Starting off our new Aly Collection is our Aly Sangria Lace Racerback Leo E2481 shown below. This sporty leo offers the perfect blend of summer colors mixed with touches of glittering effects. This sporty Lemon Lime Mystique Aly Raisman leotard features a Berry Hologram Sequinz™ scattered design across the bodice for a beautiful shimmer and a gorgeous Sangria Lace Nylon/Spandex Foiled printed racer back. Try a bright striking look in gymnastics workout apparel with our Aly Coral Reef Scoop Neck Leo E2479. This classic scoop neck gymnastics leotard is made of our Shocking Coral Nylon/Spandex fabric with Passion and Silver Mystique wrap around inlay and brilliantly highlighted with our Silver Hologram Sequinz™. Take your workout to deep waters with our Aly Ocean Rift Classic Tank Leotard E2478. A fun sublimated design of this classic tank leotard offers a custom Ocean Rift Graphic printed on PolyTek fabric.

Want to sparkle like the stars this summer? Our Aly Raisman Gymnastics Leotard Collection includes dazzling streaks of shimmer in some of this season's gymnastics leotard styles. Our gracefully designed Aly Classic Sangria Lace Leotard E2482 is a glamorous Black Nylon/Spandex sweetheart tank leotard with a rich and colorful Sangria Lace Nylon/Spandex Foil printed wrap around design, Charcoal Mystique shoulder detail and Cascading Silver Hologram Sequinz™. Try an athletic gymnastics workout leo with our Aly Raisman Sporty Sangria Leo E2483. This sporty V neck Sangria Mystique workout leotard features striking Lemon Lime Mystique and Black Nylon/Spandex design line details.This sleek fit is the perfect flattering fit for all gymnasts! Another cool look this summer is a classic black leo with bold jewel designs like our Aly Raisman Black Nylon/Spandex Tank Leo E2480. This elegant Aly Raisman scoop back leotard is designed perfectly with our Lemon Lime Mystique neckline binding and features a Sparkling Royal, Turquoise, and Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz™ design on Black Nylon/Spandex fabric. Pair this look with our Aly Sequinz Workout Shorts E2668 in Black Nylon/Spandex with our shockingly bright Lime Mystique wide waistband. These workout shorts feature a Royal, Turquoise Hologram and Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz™ design and Aly Raisman signature logo in Lime Green.

Are you ready for your summer and camp training workout session? Get these hot gymnastics leos while supplies last! Shop our Alexandra Raisman Summer Leotard Collection today! Flip through our entire Summer and Camp 2014 Catalog now for all summer GK leo styles. Also, be sure to check out our Exclusive Gabby Douglas Collection.

GK. Choice of Champions.

Leave a Comment

2014 Junior Olympic Athletes Will Compete in GK

May 2014 marks the 20th year that GK has been the official outfitter for the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics! Each May, every level 10 Junior Olympic gymnast receives their regional GK gymnastics leotards and warm-up attire packaged especially for them, bearing their name with a note of congratulations from the employees of GK. Over the years, we have grown to be able to provide gymnastics apparel for all five of the disciplines of gymnastics. Today, we furnish over 2,400 pieces of apparel a year, including men's and women's competitve apparel and warm-ups. GK is passionate in its support for the sport of gymnastics. This singular focus explains why GK outfits more national teams, more gold medalists and, of course, more gymnasts worldwide.

Junior Olympics 2014 GK Warm Up Jacket

When GK decided to take on the Junior Olympics National Championships project in 1984, our desire was to create a more polished look for the event. GK outfits each of the 8 regions in matching leotards and warm-ups to give a professional appearance and help unite the regions together. Through many years of experience, GK has perfected this program and looks forward to many more years of dressing these level 10 gymnasts in the choice of champions.

GK apparel is made for athletes. No matter what level, beginner or Elite, we take great pride in manufacturing the best fitting gymnastics apparel worldwide. For more information on how you can outfit your team in the choice of champions, visit our website or flip through our 2014-2015 Competitve Catalog for Women's Gymnastics Leotards and Warm-Ups, Men's Competitve Apparel and Warm-Ups, and our In Stock Apparel.

 

 GK. Choice Of Champions.

 

 

Leave a Comment

Custom Design Gymnastics Leotards from GK Help Texas East Set The Standard

Everything is bigger and better in Texas, which is why it was no surpirse to find GK's long sleeve competition leotards making a scene at the 2014 Metroplex Challenge! Christian Wright couldn't wait to showcase her new custom competitive leotard during her Level 8 floor routine. As she wins over the judges with her outstanding performance, the audience couldn't help but notice her elegeant ensemble that sparkled under the spotlights. With the confidence of a GK fit, Christian explains, "I love our new custom leo's and the all the fabulous bling! Our team always stands out at every meet we go to," which is why it was no doubt Texas East Gymnasts turned to GK to  maintain their standard of excellence by designing this one-of-a-kind long sleeve leotard.

 

TX East Custom Designed Long Sleeve Competition Leotard.

 

As Christian makes her way to the floor, spectators gazed at her awe-inspiring sparkling Charcoal and Ocean Mystique leotard. The rich colors showcase this bold and beautiful athlete, while broadcasting artistic designs.  The intricate swirl design in White and Ocean Mystique create an elongated silhouette, which wraps around the back to completely encompass this beautiful long sleeve leotard. SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are perfectly placed on the sleeves to mimick a glistening evening sky, as delicate swirls wrap around her arm to tie the piece together.  Overlapping V neck angles on the front and back perfectly pair the Charcoal and Ocean Mystique fabrics together as more SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS outline the neckline in a sea of sparkle. As Chrisitan moves around the mats the leotard perfectly stretches with her without distorting a single swirl. Was it her stunning routine or perfect poise that got everyone's attention? No one knows, but one thing is for sure: no one captivates a crowd like GK.

 We wish Texas East Gymnastics the best and look forward to many more years of designing custom leotards for this exquisite team.

GK. Choice Of Champions.

 

 

Leave a Comment

GK Hosts 2014 National Gymnastics Sales Meeting

GK was honored to have the best Gymnastics Sales Team in the industry together in Reading, PA last month for our National Sales Meeting. Every year, this classy crew gets together to discuss better ways to serve you, our fabulous customers. Topics included new gymnastics apparel, how to properly care for gymnastics apparel, and a recap of last year. This dedicated team flies in from all over the country for three days to come together and ramp up for an incredible 2014 with GK. This year, we even had our International Distributor, Enrico Visser, from CEK Gymnastics in the Netherlands join us!

GK Gymnastics Sales Reps
GK Gymnastics Sales Team June Blackman and Wendy Martin

Not only do we sprinkle fun games, team building workshops and field trips through the warehouse into the mix, but awards are also given to many of our Sales Representatives to honor their hard work and dedication to not only GK, but to our customer base. Achievements in Highest Risk Free Sales, Highest Percent Increase, and 10 Years of Service were recognized throughout the meeting. Above, June Blackman flashes a well deserved plaque for Highest Sales in 2013. Way to go, June!

(Left - Right) Laura Robezzoli, Lisa Behm, Lori Johnson and Wendy Martin (Left - Right) Judi Cook, June Blackman, Holly Thomas and Wendy Martin

On the left, Laura Robezzoli , Lisa Behm and Lori Johnson show off their achievements. These ladies had topped the list for Individual Risk Free Sales for 2013.They were a step above the rest, selling risk free gymnastics leotards to help boost sales in gyms and proshops across the country.  To the left, Judi Cook, June Blackman and Holly Thomas receive awards for Highest Individual Account Sales. These amazing women worked countless hours this past year to bring the best in gymnastics apparel to gymnasts everywhere!

We want to extend a thank you to all of our amazing US Gymnastics Sales Reps. They are responsible for bringing the brand of champions to incredible gymnasts around the world. We look forward to another successful year!

Click here to find a GK Gymnastics Sales Rep in your area who can help you outfit your team in the brand that champions choose.

GK. Choice Of Champions.

 

Leave a Comment

Everyday Champions: Erin, Ali and Lilia

Everyday Champions, Erin, Ali and Lilia adore the sport of gymnastics and begin their climb to the top with GK Leotards. They recognize that to be the best, you have to compete like the best, and that includes the best equipment, the best coaches, and the best gymnastics leotards from GK.

From left to right, Erin, Ali and Lilia, all practice at different gyms along the East Coast, but they all have one thing in common; their love for GK!

Above, Erin is performing a handspring, front tuck at her gymnastics meet. She says, "My GK leo makes my routine look even better. This leo is important because I scored a 9.55 on my floor routine in it."

In the middle, Ali is wearing an Aly Raisman leotard from her Winter collection. Ali claims, "If you dress like a champion, you'll compete like a champion. That's why my pink Aly Raisman leotard is my favorite. I wear this one to practice a lot."

Lilia looks gorgeous in her new competition leotard! When it arrived, she marveled at its beauty and comfort, saying, "GK always provides the best quality and most gorgeous designs. I can't wait to compete with it this season!"

We wish all of our Champions a lot of success in their gymnastics careers, and we look forward to watching their progress in GK Competition Leotards and GK Tank Leotards.

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

 

Leave a Comment

Gymkhana Twins Choose Aly Raisman Leotards at PA State Championships

Gymnastic 'twins' Kate K and Kate M took practice time to a whole new level this week in their matching Silver Mystique and Berry Slither Hologram Aly Raisman gymnastics leotards. As they were shopping together at the Level Xcel PA State Championships in Lebanon, PA, they fell in love with this Alexandra Raisman's Wrap Around Workout Leo. They were so excited that they decided to sport their twin vision through out practice this week at Gymkhana in Pittsburgh.  Gymkhana's focus is to provide quality gymnastics programs with an emphasis on fun. These little cutie pies took that vision to heart as they worked out their Level Xcel Gold competition routines in matching leotards and accessories. Unified and sprouting with excitement, these young athletes are sure to gain adoring fans wherever they are. 

You too can pump up practice time in Alexandra Raisman's Spring Essential Collection on sale now for $49.99!!! This incredible promotional price is only available until May 4, 2014 or while supplies last, so don't delay in finding your perfect Aly Raisman gymnastics workout leotard. At an unbeatable price, choose from multiple different styles and colors to really ramp up your workout routines.

For other Alexandra Raisman's leotards check out the full collection of her Spring Essential Signature Collection online today!

GK. Choice Of Champions.

.

                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

Brestyans Level 9 Gymnasts Shine in Their GK Competitive Leotards

Level 9 Brestyan's American Gymnasts were sure to stand out in the Region 6 Regionals in their 3/4 length sleeve GK leotards! They knew in order to be the best they had to look the part, so they choose a glamorous Faux Sweetheart Competition Leo, which is very similar to GK's new Super Sweetheart Competition Leotard.  These stunning v-neck leotards produced nothing less than a sensational buzz throughout the competition as spectators marveled at the endless display of glittering features that danced under the spotlights. These young gymnasts took a classic 3/4 sleeve leotard and kicked it up to new heights by optimizing GK's ability to add a brilliant array of sparkle and shine to any special order gymnastics leotard.

 

Wanting to maintain a feminine flare with a conservative twist, the team chose a faux sweetheart neckline accented with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Imperial Purple Mystique fabric not only creates an optimal backdrop for SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS embellishments, but also accentuates a Concord Mesh material on top with delicately placed SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Silver Mystique Underlay was added below the Concord Mesh to create a decadent dimension and allow for even more luster. A gorgeous mongrammed "B" finishes off this competition leotard by letting every competitor know the Brestyans have arrived.

 

Want to see how far you can shine? Create your own sparkling special order competition leotard at GK's Design Studio or by contacting your local Gymnastics Representative today! With endless color options, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crytals, and multiple fabrics to choose from you are sure to find the perfect fit for this season's competitve gymnastics leotard.

GK. Choice Of Champions.

Leave a Comment

2014 Women's Long Sleeve Leotards and Men's Competition Shirts Are Now Online

GK is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Women's Special Order Long Sleeve Leotards for gymnastics are now available online! This year, GK has rolled out six new colors in three different fabrics to add even more creative compliments to any of your special order gymnastics apparel. Flip through GK's Online Competitive Catalog for women's leotards and warm-up apparel to see dramatic shots of 2013 World Champion, Simone Biles and Texas Dreams, Bailie Key. With over 90 different competitive gymnastic leotards to choose from and countless color options, GK's online catalog is your one stop shop for all your gymnastic apparel dreams. No other company can compete with such a pristine collection of original designs and innovative creations. GK takes great pride in remaining focused on our customers, staying centered around our athletes, maintaining our renowned GK fit, and manufacturing the highest quality of gymnastics apparel in the industry. Below, Simone Biles is captivating in the new glamorous Serpentine Whirl Long Sleeve Leo in Magenta Nylon/Spandex, Black Mesh sleeves and chest with Wild Sangria Sparkle Underlay, embellished with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Not only can GK's customers find women's long sleeve gymnastics leotards online and ready to order, but this year's Men's Competition Shirts are also at the ease of online shopping. Flip through this years full apparel and warm-up options for men's gymnastics in GK's 2014-2015 Catalog online! On the cover you'll find Alex Naddour sporting a Men's Jet Fire Competitve Gym Shirt in Red, White, and Black Nylon/Spandex as he moves effortlessly around the Pommel Horse. New sleek designs, comfortable neck lines, and multiple color combinations fill in this year's line of men's competition shirts. Design your favorite gymnastics apparel today with GK's Design Studio or by contacting your local Gymnastics Representative.

GK. Choice Of Champions.

 

Leave a Comment

Olympus Tops Gymnasts, A Distinguished Team In Luxurious Purple Leotards

We all love purple! And what better color to distinguish these young gymnasts from Olympus Tops Gymnastics in Sandy, UT than a tone that combines the energy of red with the calm of blue. A gemologist will tell you that purple is the color of good judgement, while a priest might say it's the color of spirituality. Either way, it's a color that represents balance - hot and cold, loud and subtle. You might say that for the Olympus Tops gymnasts, it represents the ability to perform a grueling gymnastics routine in practice and to reflect, afterwards, on the dynamics of the skill. With that said, having qualities of both warm and cool tones, pairing purple with another color presents a challenge at times. Olympus School of Gymnastics got it right, though, and they are stunning!

GK 3/4 Sleeve Purple Leo on Olympus Tops Gymnasts

Photo compliments of Andrea Hanks Photography

Set out to satisfy their purple passion, Olympus Tops paired the shimmering Purple Mystique on their 3/4 sleeve leotard with White Sparkle Hologram for contrast and Black Nylon/Spandex as a subtle accent. The selected colors merge to create a fantastic woven side design that shapes and elongates Olympus Tops' athletic physique. That same pattern gives way to a heart shaped back to emphasize the gymnasts' youthful spirit. Since there's no luxury in competition leotards without jewels, Olympus Tops added both Lavender and Brilliance SWARVOSKI ELEMENTS throughout the sleeves and along the intricate style and v neck lines, illuminating this team to stardom.

Think you have what it takes to tackle a purple leotard? Test your design skills by logging in and personalizing your favorite gymnastics leotard style from our Special Order Design Studio. Hurry. Your destiny leotard awaits you. 

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

Leave a Comment

Cincinnati Gymnastics Dazzles in Custom GK Gymnastics Leotards

Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy based out of Fairfield, Ohio competed at the Level 9 & 10 Regionals recently.  This dedicated gym strives to provide every child regardless of ability with high quality gymnastics training. Building relationships with these children will enhance the athlete's lives while building their confidence and developing their character while focusing on specialized gymnastics techniques. The gymnasts learn to support each other as a team and work hard to reach their own personal gymnastics goals. The pictures below show CGA at the Level 9 & 10 Regionals in their gorgeous Special Order GK Competitive Leotards and GK Warm Ups.

The athletes above are wearing a custom designed gymnastics leotard similar to our Vibrant Sweetheart Gymnastics Leotard 7561. The beautiful design is made of our Black Mystique and Pink Princess Sparkle fabrics.  This leo features a modern spin on faux sweetheart bodice style featuring a bold and whimsical swirling design in our vibrant Seaglass Sparkle and Silver Mystique.  The upper bodice and sleeves of this garment are generously scattered with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for a bedazzled effect, perfect for a confident gymnastics apparel look. Learn more about our exclusive SWAROVSKI designs here.  Finally the scoop back neckline leads the eye to a flattering deep "v" design to finish this creative leotard style.

Before taking the floor, the Level 10 girls looked ready for the challenge in  their dazzling look in gymnastics apparel with our Special Order Sporty Striped Warm-Up Jacket 8775. This fitted gymnastics warm-up jacket offers a sharp and sporty double stripe design across the garment's front chest and arms in Black and White Brushed Tricot and perfectly dotted with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  The athlete's Special Order Low Rise Fitted Warm Up Pants  8731 in Black Brushed Tricot coordinates well with a super comfy elastic waistband. Teams can choose a fabric and color of their choice and even add embellishments to add extra flare to their athletic outfit.

We wish CGA the best wishes in their upcoming meets. Be sure to check back for many more updates and hot styles in the latest GK gymnastics apparel!

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

Leave a Comment

Gabrielle Douglas Gymnastics Leotards for Summer

Dive into our new Summer Essentials Catalog with the best selection of gymnastics leotards in the industry. Our 2014 Summer & Camp Essentials Leotards Catalog features the latest Signature Collection from 2012 Olympic All-Around Champion Gabrielle Douglas. She recently helped us design some of the most trendy and cutting edge workout leotards that you don't want to miss!

Are you an animal print lover? Gabby is too! Be sure to check out our Gabby Curvacious Sport Tank Leotard E2489 an athletic workout leotard with a bold color contrast shown on the left. This design is beautifully made in our exclusive Curvaceous Nylon/Spandex foiled print and accented with our Neon Yellow Nylon/Spandex design lines and bold neckline binding.

Seeing spots? We love this Gabrielle Sequinz Spot Cat Leotard E2485 , a fun asymmetrical Gabrielle Douglas tank leotard in Black Nylon/Spandex with Cascading Berry, Gold, and Silver Hologram Sequinz™ accented with Spot Cat Polyester/Spandex Foiled Print fabric shown on the right.

On the left is another captivating gymnastics look perfect for summer, our Gabby Spot Cat V Neck Leotard E2486. This Gabrielle Douglas V neck leotard features our Spot Cat Polyester/Spandex Foiled Print and Grape Mystique solid side panels and delicate strappy back details.

Gabby also loves to show her glamorous side when it comes to her gymnastics apparel. These gymnastics leotards offer an elegant feel to your summer workout gear. Starting off to the right is our Gabby Dancing Sequinz Leo E2490, is a sweet yet sporty leo to add to your workout collection. This Gabrielle Douglas V-neck features our classic Black Nylon/Spandex fabric with a beautiful Coral Nylon/Spandex sweetheart neckline, and dancing Silver, Turquoise, and Lemon Lime Sequinz™.

For an alluring, yet sporty workout style, check out our Berry Sequinz Gabby Leotard E2488. This sparkling Black Nylon/Spandex Gabrielle Douglas workout leotard features our glittering Berry Hologram Sequinz™ throughout the garment's bodice with side details in Curvaceous Nylon/Spandex Foiled Print. Finish this bedazzled look with our Berry Sequinz Gabby Shorts E2487. These exclusive workout shorts are made of our Black Nylon/Spandex fabric accented with a Sparkling Berry Hologram Sequinz™ design.

Girls just want to have fun, right? Gabby thinks so too! You are going to love our Gabrielle Gypsy Wave Gymnastics Leotard E2484 shown here. This fun asymmetrical leotard design is made of our Gypsy Nylon/Spandex fabric with a colorful Electric Turquoise and Yellow Mystique wrap around design with an ultra decorative Turquoise Hologram Sequinz™ wave. Have some fun with your workout with these radiant styles in gymnastics wear!

Shop our entire Gabrielle Douglas Leotard Collection now!  For even more vibrant summer gymnastics apparel, check out our complete Summer and Camp 2014 Catalog. These hot summer looks won't last long, so place your order today!

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

Everyday German Gymnastics Champion, Madeleine Owen, Competes in GK Competition Leotards

Gymnastics champion, Madeleine Owen, from Bochum, German, loves to compete in her GK 3/4 sleeve gymnastics leotard! She trains at Gymnastics Center Harpener Heide to compete with the best, perform her best and to be the best. During her competition at WTB-Landescup, Madeleine chose to portray this feeling of greatness by wearing a brand that gives her a great fit, superior comfort, and a professional leotard design, GK.

Madeleine chose a classic, high neck Dramatic Asymmetrical Competition Leotard 9562. This leo matches Maddi's fierce yet graceful personality with its Red, Black and White Mystique unique style lines that shimmer under the fluorescent lights of the gym, complimenting Maddi's natural glow and technical skill level. No competition leotard is ever complete anymore without jewels, and Maddi chose to adorn her 3/4 length leo with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS throughout the torso, neckline, sleeves and back of her leo to glisten from every angle.

All around the world, GK is known as the premier manufacturer of gymnastics apparel, and our reputation is not without merit. We offer only the best in jewels, fabrics, and designs for an unprecedented fit and finish suited for champions. Don't take our word for it though, try our GK gymnastics leotards out for yourself. We promise not to disappoint you.

GK. Choice of Champions.

Read New Jersey State Championships Decorated with GK and Under Armour Leotards for more photos of fabulous competition leotards.

Leave a Comment

Team USA Takes the Podium in Under Armour Leotards at Jesolo Trophy

Congratulations to Team USA on their overwhelming wins at Jesolo! We are so thankful that photographer Filippo Tomasi was able to capture these amazing moments in gymnastics history to share with us.

Team USA consumed the Senior All-Around podium, with Kyla Ross from Gym-Max Gymnastics in Costa Mesa, CA in First Place, followed by Peyton Ernst from Texas Dreams Gymnastics and Maggie Nichols from Twin City Twisters in Minnesota.

Team USA in GK Gymnastics Leotards at Jesolo Trophy

Team USA senior gymnasts at Jesolo Trophy. Photographed by Filippo Tomasi.

Their winning leotard is an Under Armour custom v neck design in Sangria Mystique. Berry Mesh decorates the upper body of this Under Armour leotard, and lively Silver Mystique and Steel Mystique style lines add charm to the look. Finally, Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS adorn the arms and upper body to give these American gymnasts the glow of champions.

Team USA also won the Junior Title, with Bailie Key from Texas Dreams Gymnastics leading the Junior All-Around, followed by Nia Dennis from Buckeye Gymnastics in OH, and Nora Flattley from Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Studio in IA. All were American winners! Way to go, Ladies!

Team USA junior gymnasts at Jesolo Trophy in pink leotards

Team USA junior gymnasts at Jesolo Trophy. Photographed by Filippo Tomasi.

They accepted their trophies in a design created specially for Team USA. This Berry Mystique competitive gymnastics leotard is dazzling with a featured Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS chandelier design that flows from a White Sparkle applique. The additional SWAROVKSI ELEMENTS on the upper body and Berry Mesh sleeves bring the entire gymnastics leotard to life, insuring that all eyes stayed glued to these gymnastics champions.

If you love to be in the know about Team USA and their fashion-forward leotard designs, there's more to come. Follow USA Gymnastics and GK Gymnastics on Facebook for Team USA's latest competitions, leotards and wins. If you find yourself craving one of these fabulous featured leotards for yourself, shop our Special Order Competition Leotards, where you'll find similar styles that you can make your own with a few fabric, color and jewel selections.

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

Leave a Comment

Region III Top Gymnasts Compete in GK Leotards

Region III soared to new heights at the Level 8 Regional Championships recently in Loveland, Colorado. Top gymnasts from eight different states in Level 8 gymnastics from Region III competed in the event hosted by Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies and held at Loveland High School. 

This elite group of athletes wore our modern shimmery Wrap-around Sporty Tank Leotard Gymnastics Leo Style 3631. This modern and sleek v neck gymnastics design features our striking Steel Mystique fabric accented with Princess Pink Sparkle Hologram and bold Black Nylon/Spandex style lines across sides and a unique cut-out back. The region customized their competitive look with a sparkly Berry Hologram Sequinz "3" on the lower back of the leotard to symbolize their exclusive Region III Gymnastics status.

If you love our latest twist on a classic in stock gymnastic s design, you can customize a look of your very own! Ladies, be sure to check out our Women's In Stock Competitive Leotard Collection today for the industry leading styles in gymnastics wear for your team!

Have you been looking for a gymnastics leotard design with a touch of glamour? GK takes tremendous pride in both selection and testing of the best available fabrics in the gymnastics industry today. GK offers specialty fabrics such as our Mystique Fabrics in various colors for teams that want an eye-catching "foil-like" finish. Want to sparkle like a diamond? Be inspired by a few of our SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS decorated leos here. No matter what your team's style, we guarantee a GK gymnastics apparel look you will love!

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

The Petite Pink Posse Wins Favor with Fans and Judges at Idaho State Championships in GK Tank Leotards

They call themselves the Petite Pink Posse, and all eyes swing in their direction when they compete. They're not just cuties in hot pink and sparkly silver GK tank leotards; they are the champions of the Level 3 Idaho State Championship, and they can't help but to steal your heart.

These tiny athletes consume their audience and gymnastic judges in a Swarovski Swirl Tank Leotard WL340. In Berry Mystique and Silver Mystique, this gorgeous leotard looks like it could be part of our GKids line. The look is completely appropriate and beautiful for their age. However, adorned with a different color palette the look of this tank leo changes drastically. That's what makes our special order design studio such an ingenious invention. This leotard can be ordered in your favorite fabric and color combination with or without the Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that decorated the swirling pattern in Pink Petite Posse's leotard. With a Fuschia SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS infused GK logo, these young gymnasts sparkle from top to bottom.

When browsing our Special Order Design Studio, remember to look for patterns and styles that speak to your team's personality. Colors, jewels and team logos can all be changed to refine the look, and turn it into a gymnastics leotard made just for your team. Add your impression to all your gymnastics gear, from tank leotards and competition leotards to men's compression shirts and warm up jackets. For sizing samples, design expertise and general assistance please contact your local GK Sales Manager or Customer Service.

GK. Choice of Champions.

Leave a Comment

La Fleurs Gymnasts Shine in Their Own Colors of GK Leotards

La Fleurs Gymnastics from Germantown, WI looked phenomenal at the Tim Rand Invitational in February! They all wore the same GK competition leotard, but coaches mixed it up a bit by allowing the girls to choose the color that best fits their personalities. The choice to do so was brilliant, and the La Fleur gymnasts look amazing in their colorful ensembles.

All of the ladies from La Fleurs wore a Vibrant Sweetheart Gymnastics Leotard 7561 in a shimmering Black Mystique fabric with Black Slither Hologram on the upper body and sleeves. Slither Hologram is a fabric choice that catches light just as well as mystique, but it also adds texture and a dimension to the leotards that is both unique and interesting. It's a great choice as a substitute for mesh, especially if you're looking for a durable, textured fabric. The neatest element of La Fleur's Vibrant Sweetheart Gymnastics Leo is their choice of colors for the appliqued design. All of the leos feature primary style lines in White Opalescence Hologram and both heat transferred and hand set Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Then each athlete chose their own mystique accent to finish the look. From left to right, the color selections represented in the photograph are Electric Turquoise Mystique, Sunshine Mystique and Berry Mystique. Together, the gymnasts look like a fun and colorful team. We love it!

All of our Special Order competition leotards offer the opportunity to order the same leotard style for your entire team, and to distinguish individual gymnasts, skill level groups or gym locations (if you come from a multi-facility gym) by differentiating just one element of the design. The diversity is a lot of fun, and the group still looks like a team. It's also an incredible way to get your gymnasts involved in the design of their leotard and to make them feel like champions.

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

Leave a Comment