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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Fun Times and GK Leotards at the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational

Kalon Ludvigson had a fabulous turnout this year at his annual Invitational where athletes had an opportunity to meet with Kalon for the first time since his injury in August. Prior to the event, we briefly recapped Kalon's life and his accomplishments. You can read about them at GK is Proud to Sponsor the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational. If you are interested in helping Kalon with his recovery, he is still accepting donations from The Kalon Ludvigson Fund to offset the cost of his treatments and necessary equipment.

What we saw this year at the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational was an amazing rally of support for a friend, peer and hero. The gymnastics meet that began its tradition 4 years ago by an athlete who is adored by many for his talent, comradery and good looks is now an event to support that same athlete that we have come to love over the course of his career. This year, the event attracted professional and aspiring gymnasts alike from across the country. For fans, this meant that Salt Lake City was the place to be. Below you'll see many familiar faces, alongside of Kalon, meeting with fans.

Attire on the mats varied from sparkly tank leotards to formal long sleeve competition leotards. Both of the styles represented below are stocked by GK for immediate purchase. The Gypsy Flyers from Gleason's in Minnesota are wearing a Mystique Low Scoop Neck Leotard 3619 with their team logo added to the front. This beautiful Electric Turquoise color looks great on everyone, and the design offers an athletic and supportive square back that the girls love.

The Northern Star Bounders look fantastic in their Classic Leotard With Bold Design 5838ST. This is a stock leotard that can be purchased as is in Red and Black Mystique with White Sparkle Hologram design outlines and Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS highlights. However, if you love the style and want to add your own personal touch to the design, it's also customizable! Jewels, stock or custom, sequinz, applique embroidery or imprinting all leave their mark on this competitive leotard in a creative, unique way. The Northern Star Bounders men blend nicely with the group, competing in Under Armour Force 6001. Made by GK, the Red and Black Nylon/Spandex and Red Techmesh in this men's gymnastics competition shirt features the same shades as the ladies' Red and Black Mystique, without the sparkle. The design, available in both mens and kids sizes, looks great on the male gymnasts. It's paired with a UA In Stock Men's Gymnastics Short 6003 in Red. All of the Kalon Invite athletes from Northern Star Bounders look fabulous!

We enjoyed taking part in the 2014 Kalon Ludvigson Invitational, and look forward to seeing Kalon's recovery progress next year. That begs the question, what will you wear for the 5th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitation? Will you compete in an in stock leotard, men's GK competition or UA Competition Shirt, or will you take the plunge and Special Order your competitive team wear? Either way, we look forward to seeing all of our GK Champions enjoying their sport.

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Under Armour Leotard Spotted on Olympic Champion Victoria Moors

We love seeing world renowned gymnasts wearing Under Amour in practice! Victoria Moors is a 2012 Canadian Olympian who practices in Under Armour at Canada's #1 Gymnastics Club, Dynamo Gymnastics. 

Our Under Armour Tank Leotards are a collection of understated, sporty designs that blend GK's expertise in gymnastics with Under Armour's mission, "to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation." The current All-Around Elite Canadian Champion, Victoria Moors, is pictured to the left practicing in UA Dedication 6307. This elegant Under Armour tank leo fuses the GK 4-way stretch, shimmering Black Mystique fabric with beautiful Passion Mystique accents of curvaceous piping along the torso, and simple, bold style lines below the shoulder blades. It's the perfect combination of athleticism and femininity, and it looks phenomenal on Victoria!

Keep your eyes peeled for more Under Armour designs by GK in the coming months and years, as the U.S. National Gymnastics Team prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. In the meantime, search our current selection of Men's and Women's Under Armour gymnastics shirts, pants and leotards at GK to practice and compete like champions. 

 

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Everyday Champion, Amanda, Competes in a Berry Mystique Tank Leotard

Meet everyday champion, Amanda! Amanda is a 9 year old, XCEL Silver level gymnast from Rincon, GA who aspires to compete at the collegiate level and at the Olympics someday. This is Amanda's first year competing, and she loves learning and growing with her teammates from D.E.E.N.O.S. Below, Amanda is shown warming up for her event by practicing her back handspring.

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This year Amanda and the other XCEL Silver gymnasts from D.E.E.N.O.S. competed together in a Sleek Berry V Neck Workout Leotard E2421 from our 2014 Spring Collection to honor the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. The beautiful Berry Mystique in this sparkling, youthful leo looks stunning on the girls, and they couldn't be happier with their selection. You'll find this bright, spring color featured on many other great styles in our Spring leotard collection as well. Shop today while supplies last.

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Olympic and World Champion, Olga Korbut, Looks Great in GK

GK Recently found this great photo of Olga Korbut in a GK warm-up and we wanted to give her a proper shout out by paying tribute to her successful gymnastics career.

The year was 1969 when Korbut entered her first adult Soviet national championship and introduced back somersaults on both the beam (Korbut Salto) and the bars (Korbut Flip) to gymnastics. Although the judges disagreed with the changes she was making to the sport, the crowd instantly fell in love with her. Her bold dazzling moves, some that have never been replicated, took Korbut to the 1972 Munich Olympics where she earned 3 Gold Medals and the Montreal Olympics in '76 where she brought home her fourth Gold medal and stole the hearts of fans throughout the world. Korbut was an instant star!  Her smile was sweet and contagious; she was bright, daring, and easy to love. Perhaps that's why she acquired so many positives titles. After the '72 Olympics, ABC named her "Athlete of the year"; the United Nations named her "Woman of the Year" in 1975 for her ability to bring the world together; and in 1994 Sports Illustrated listed her as one of the top athletes in the last 40 years.

As you can imagine, there's so much more to tell about this amazing woman, but the point is, she's helped to shape our sport, and for that, we love her.

If you want to warm up and cool down in the brand that champions like Olga Korbut wear proudly, visit our selection of warm-ups online.

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Electric Lace Leotards For the Ultra Feminine Athlete

Gymnastics training is a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Soften your tone with our newest collection of tank leotards, Electric Lace. Electric Lace offers mature, feminine styles to satisfy the girl beneath all the muscle.

Beautiful GK exclusive lace print adorns our Shocking Lace Scoopback Tank Leotard E2435 and Electric Lace V Neck Workout Leotard E2433 featured below. The first one features Imperial Purple Mystique contrasting design lines on our Shocking Lace Nylon/Spandex foiled print, and the Electric Lace Nylon Spandex leotard features Sangria Mystique solid side panels and v neck binding. Shocking Lace Side Swept Leotard E2436 adds a bit of drama to the elegant lace print with a magestic Imperial Purple Mystique bodice and just a hint of the Shocking Lace as a contrasting shoulder style line. 

 Shocking Lace Scoopback Tank Leo E2435 from GK EliteElectric Lace V Neck Workout Leotard E2433 from GK EliteShocking Lace Side Swept Leotard E2436

Exquisitely displayed on Electric Lace Swirl Scoopback Tank Leo E2432, you'll see the same Electric Lace Nylon/Spandex as shown above, only on a classic scoop back tank leotard over a striking shade of Sangria Mystique. Paired with the Lemon Lime Mystique and Hologram Sequinz swirl design, this style will be difficult to put away when you're not wearing it. Equally stunning, the Shimmering Sequinz Workout Leo E2434 in Imperial Purple Mystique is an artistic leotard with an asymmetrical Lemon Lime Mystique strap and a stunning Silver and Lemon Lime Sequinz design on the bodice. 

Electric Lace Swirl Scoopback Tank Leo E2432 from GK EliteShimmering Sequinz Workout Leo E2434 from GK Elite

Now you can have the best of both worlds, strength and femininity, with the GK Electric Lace Collection. Which of these exquisite leotards represent your inner beauty? If you can't find it here, there's so many more  great styles of tank leotards to choose from in our Spring gymnastics leotard collection.

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More of our Favorite Gymnastics Leotards From The WOGA Classic

Wow! There were so many fabulous designs at the WOGA Classic this year that we just can't stop showing them off! Ribbon designs seem to be very popular, and the talented teams that they represent have come up with some amazing ways to make the designs their own. Below, you'll find Northwest Kids gymnasts and Metroplex gymnasts, both from Texas, posing at the event in their creative versions of our special order long sleeve leotards.

Northwest Kids gymnasts are wearing a custom, asymmetrical competitive leotard composed of diagonal fabric variations in our textured Black Slither Hologram, our shiny Red Mystique, and Black Mesh adorned in sparkling Ruby and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. But that's not all! This fashion forward ensemble also consists of several creative design elements that give the girls a radiant edge on their competition. The SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that adorn the right mesh sleeve carry over to the body where they also enhance the already shimmering mystique, and to the Black Slither. In addition, Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS line the Red Mystique on both the body and the left arm where the combined elements create a ribbon effect that wraps around a sleeve of Natural Mesh, creating an artistic illusion. Together with the beautiful Columbia Blue Sparkle applique design, these elements create a masterpiece long sleeve gymnastics leotard.

Metroplex gymnasts, shown below, also look great in their competitive long sleeve leotards that they special ordered from our Wrapping Ribbon Gymnastics Leotard 9566. This boat neck leo features our Black Sparkle fabric and contrasting Lavender Ice Mystique sleeves. The ribbon pattern that gives this beautiful competitive leotard so much definition is a complex variation of lines in Silver Mystique, Lavender Ice Mystique, Imperial Purple Mystique and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The back of this leotard is what really characterizes the Metroplex style, though! It features an Imperial Purple scoop back neckline and an oversized, Lavender Ice Mystique M, outlined in Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Try your hand at creating beautiful gymnastics apparel to reveal at your next competition. All you have to do is view and select one of our Long Sleeve Leotards, and specify your color combinations. Your athletes will look and feel fabulous, and you'll be glowing with pride.

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GK is Proud to Sponsor the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational

GK is proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational in Salt Lake City, UT this weekend, in support of Kalon Ludvigson, one of our GK Gymnastics catalog models, and the most decorated Trampoline and Tumbling athlete in the world. The meet will incorporate all levels of competition in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline.

Kalon began his gymnastics career at the age of 8, and in just 10 years time, earned his first US National Championship title in Trampoline and Tumbling in 2006. He defended this title for the next seven years, while also earning 20 World Cup and World Championship medals and setting 2 world records. Then, in August 2013 after winning his final US National Championship, a neck injury during training left him paralyzed below his chest. Since his accident, Kalon's treatments and strength-training has kept him out of the public eye... until now. 

This year's Kalon Ludvigson Invitational is going to be absolutely amazing! It will be Kalon's first public appearance since his accident, and his friends, fans and teammates are rallying to support him at this special gymnastics meet. Because of Kalon's superior standing in the gymnastics industry, we're going to see a lot of 2012 World Champion Team members and finalists, as well as World Age Group Champions and former Olympians, many of them competing at the meet. All of these gymnasts are eager to support Kalon, who by the way, was just nominated as the T&T Representative for the USA Gymnastics Athletes Council.

As part of a fundraiser for Kalon's medical costs, fans purchased Keep Calm and Pray for Kalon t-shirts, that they will wear during the final events on Saturday. This supportive gesture should be an amazing and emotional gift of inspiration for Kalon! If you'd like to help offset the costs of Kalon's medical bills, contributions are being collected through The Kalon Ludvigson Fund.

So what part does GK play in this event? All of the organizing staff at the Kalon Ludvigson Invitational will wear a black and white warm-up jacket and warm-up pant from GK. The female staff will look polished and comfortable in a GK Women's Woven Warm-Up Jacket with Piping L1043 and a Women's Woven Black Pant L1046. The Male staff will wear Men's Woven Warm-Up Jacket with Piping L1042 and Men's Gymnastics Warm-Up Pants L1045. Both men's and women's warm-up jackets are White Polyester with Black style lines under the arms and on the shoulders and our classic GK logo on both the back and the right chest. The Kalon Ludvigson Invitational logo is embroidered on the left. Paired with the relaxed fit pant, this gymnastics warm-up combo will look terrific on the men and women helping out at this trampoline and tumbling event on Saturday.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our GK booth on Saturday to support a fellow champion, Kalon Ludvigson, who has given all of us so much to aspire to already.

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Fond Memories of the Pink Invitational

As the Pink Invitational came to a close on Sunday, Feb.23, GK and all the participants and sponsors gathered their fondest memories to store away until next year. For some of the gymnasts, those memories will include award winning medals, high scores, and team bonding moments. Others will hold dear to them the GK and SWAROVSKI leotards or Mancino mats that they won in our raffles and through fundraising efforts. Some will remember their own personal efforts to aid women effected by breast cancer. Through all the gymnastics events that day, the designing, planning, producing, promoting and enjoyment, here's a few of moments we feel are worth sharing from the Pink Invitational.

First and foremost, the Pink Invitational GK leotard! The Berry Mystique silhouette looked stunning on every single one of the gymnasts who competed at the meet last weekend. A true testament to the success that the competing gyms have had in training their athletes in the skill of gymnastics and in the skill of life, these Pink leotards carry with them a reminder that no matter where your talent lies, we're all united as one to keep women, both young and wise, alive and active, and free of cancer. Many of they gymnastics teams at the meet were really creative with their Pink leos, and dressed them up with anything from tutus to crazy socks and hair pieces.

Rainbow Riders gymnsts in Waynesboro, PA supporting
the cause and having fun!
Montgomery County Gymnastics team visiting
the GK booth,and showing support for
Unite for HER.
AJS Pancott gymnasts glam it up with
coaches, Kristi and Karen.

In addition, the custom designed Unite for HER leotards, and the GK/SWAROVSKI couture leo that was auctioned and raffled at the Pink Invitational are a huge source of pride for GK. All of the black tank leotards that were auctioned at the event were donated to the Bravado art auction by GK, and designed and signed by industry professionals or gymnasts to generate funds for the cause. As you can see from the display below, they turned out fabulous! One of our favorites is the Aly Raisman Unite for HER leo, featuring a jeweled Girls Rule slogan and crown, and an Aly Raisman signature on the bottom right corner. Then we have the GK/SWAROVSKI compulsory leo that is absolutely gorgeous! It's a Black Mystique, long sleeve leotard with an asymmetrical Black Mesh neckline, and it's covered in thousands of Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS of various colors. The lucky winner of this raffle is anxiously awaiting her SWAROVSKI leo, worth over $5,000, to arrive in the mail, so stay alert for more details about her reaction to winning. If you missed out on this fabulous competitive leotard, we have a similar style available for purchase on the GK website, the Charm SWAROVSKI Leotard 1005 from our Ultimate Brilliance Collection. It's not exactly the same as our compulsory leo, but it's definitely worth a look.

Bravado Leotard display at Pink Invitational Aly Raisman Bravado Leotard GK SWAROVSKI couture leo

At last, the privilege of partnering with such amazing organizations as the AJS Pancott Gymnastics team and Mancino Mat Co. will always be remember with great pride. A shared dedication to helping the community and raising awareness for humanity bonds us in a relationship that is both rewarding and essential. We can't thank them enough for all they've done, and for inviting us to participate in the cause. Below, you'll find our Marketing Manager, Kelly Christman, with breast cancer survivor and Founder of Unite for HER, Sue Weldon, drawing the winning raffle ticket for the GK SWAROVSKI long sleeve leotard, and receiving an award for GK's participation in the Pink Invitational.

Sue Weldon assists Kelly Christman in choosing the
winning raffle ticket at the Pink Invitational.

Kelly Christman accepts a participation award
on behalf
of GK Elite Sportswear.

What will you remember most about the 2014 Pink Invitational? Post your comments below, and continue to support Sue Weldon's Unite for HER fund by shopping our Breast Cancer Awareness Leotards, a selection that includes three gymnastics leotards, a gymnastics sports bra, and a gymnastics short, all of which GK commits to donate 5% of the sales to Unite for HER.

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Aly Raisman Leotards on Gymnastics Champions

Look who we found supporting their friend and co-gymnast, Aly Raisman? Victoria Moors, Kyla Ross and Simone Biles compete as some of the most prestigious gymnasts in the world, and they love to practice in their GK Aly Raisman tank leotards!

Kyla Ross, to your left, and Victoria Moors, to your right, both love their textured Aly Criss Cross Workout Leotard E2413. Moore says, "It's super comfy and very flexible! It's honestly one of my favorite Leo's ever! It makes me feel like the champ Aly Raisman when I wear it! " (Smiles from us) It's really no surprise that the first female gymnast to perform a double twisting, double layout at an international competition feels so comfortable in this leo. It's comprised of Red Techmesh in all the right places to pull moisture away from the body, and to keep her fresh with it's antimicrobial properties.

Kyla Ross, a Honolulu native and a member of the 2012 American Gold medalist Olympic Team, says, "I love this new Aly leotard because it is a very vibrant and bright red! I also love the new Red Slither Hologram fabric because it is stretchy and comfortable!" Our new Slither Fabrics are form-fitting and stretchy, with a special shimmering effect.This Aly Criss Cross leo is decorated with a bold, Black Nylon/Spandex X that separates the other two fabrics, and is accented with Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for a hint of glam. The combination is stunning!

Simone prefers to work out in the Aly Wrap Around Workout Leo E2414 because she says, "The colors and pink slither material make me feel sassy & fierce!" Sassy and fierce indeed!  This classic tank leo features our Silver Mystique fabric, which has a life of its own with its shimmering effect, and our Berry Slither Hologram in the form of pink textured flames that rise through the torso. It looks amazing on the 2013 reigning US and World All-Around Gymnastics Champion! How does it look on you?

It's not too late to join the Aly leo club, but time is running out. These hot for spring Aly Raisman tank leotards are available through March, while supplies last. Join the gymnastics champions and get yours today.

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Bermuda National Team Competes in Under Armour Leotards

What a delight is was to see the Bermuda National Senior team from St. David's wearing Under Armour at the IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet this February! The athletes on the Bermuda National Team are a distinguished group of athletes from Bermuda, selected to train in the Bermuda Gymnastics Association's national training center to compete at international competitions around the globe. The IGI Meet is a Nastia Liukin qualifier meet, and it's also the largest women's national invitational gymnastics meet in the world, so it's really no surprise that our GK Representatives, Wendy and Judy, would find them competing on this day. It was quite an honor, though! Other meet locations on their itinerary for this year include Bermuda, Scottland, Brazil, China and Mexico. Their dedication to the sport of gymnastics literally takes them around the world, and they travel in style, in Under Armour!

Bermuda gymnasts shown above proudly unite in their Under Armour Strength 6300 leotards. This v neck tank gymnastics leotard features a sporty design in Steel Mystique and Black Nylon/Spandex. The side panels are adorned with Black Techmesh that keeps the girls cool and comfortable, and Berry Mystique symmetrical wave side panels and piping to give them a feminine look. Along with the Under Armour Tank Leotard styles displayed at the GK booth by Wendy and Judy, as shown on the right, Under Armour competitive leotards are also available online.

Whether you're competing at an international invitational on the Historic Navy Pier in Chicago or at a small meet in your home town, be prepared beyond your practiced skills. Always look and feel your best in Under Armour.

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Stars Gymnastics Lights up HNI in their Custom GK Leotard

Congratulations to Stars Gymnastics of Houston for all their wins at the Houston National Invitational in TX last weekend! These determined athletes were ready to go on game day with their brilliant custom design leotard that continues to wow us over and over again!

GK Custom Design Competitive Gymnastics LeotardBack View of Stars Gymnastics Custom Design Competitive Leotard by GK

The Stars Black Mystique competition leotard with White Mystique design lines along the bodice and neckline is a true testament to the team and their name. While the mystique fabric gives this leotard a beautiful shimmer, the team Custom Design GK Leotard in Black and White Mystiqueadded loads of definition with Brillance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that adorn not just the white design details throughout, but also the Natural Shadow proof lined Black Mesh that covers the sleeves and secures the strappy back. Ruby SWAROVSKI ELEMNENTS add a subtle hint of color to the black and white silhouette. The most striking element of this leo has to be the stars and cascading jewel design.  These starlit ladies certainly deserve to shine in this sophisticated and feminine competitive leo.

With GK, the design possibilities are endless.  If it's glamour and sparkle you're looking for to boost the aesthetics of your routine, shop our Ultimate Brilliance Collection for your next big meet. Be sure to check out some of the other great men's competitive shirts and women's competitive apparel seen at HNI on our post about our sponsorship of the Houston National Invitational.

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Gabby Keeps it Contemporary With Her Spring Collection

Gabby loves pattern! This season, Gabby really outdid herself by refining the patterns on her gymnastics leotards with Sequinz. What an amazing choice! It allowed her to personalize her leos a bit by creating elegant designs on a solid base. Her collection features three different styles where she uses this design strategy. You'll also see some Hologram Nylon/Spandex, as well as unique patterned fabrics. There's a little Gabby Douglas for everyone this Spring.

Gabby doublas Cascading Sequinz Leo

Gabby's color choice for her first three leos, shown above, is a spectacular array of fresh, bright Spring shades. Lime Mystique is the fabric of choice on the Gabby Douglas Cascading Sequinz Leo E2453. This classic Gabrielle Douglas leotard is decorated with a cascade of purple sequinz across the front and a purple Nylon/Spandex binding around the neckline. Electric Turquoise Mystique binding borders the v-neck in Gabby's next leo, the Gabby Passion V Neck Tank Leo E2454. As if this Passion Mystique leo weren't gorgeous enough, Gabby added an artistic array of turquoise and lemon lime hologram sequinz across the bodice for added character. The outcome is extremely beautiful. As we anticipate the coming of Spring, Gabrielle Douglas Scoop Back Leo E2455 and it's Seaglass Sparkle Hologram Nylon/Spandex fabric brings our senses full speed to the ocean. This scoop neck leo features a wave of Silver and Berry hologram sequinz for added effect. All three of these sequinzed leos are definite must-haves for the Spring!

For those of you looking for new patterned leos, we have a few more options for your as well. The Gabby Criss Cross Back Tank Leo E2449 displays an array of color with it's Radioactive Nylon/Spandex print. Purple Nylon/Spandex binding accents the leo and carries through the back with a criss cross, key hole design. It's the perfect accessory for a bold and confident personality, as is the Gabrielle Douglas Strappy Tank Leo E2452, an Asymmetrical Gabrielle Douglas leotard in Pinkalicious Polyester/Spandex print. This leo features a unique Yellow Mystique triple strap detail that coincides with the flowing fabric design. You'll love the beautiful color combination.

Finally, Gabby didn't neglect the sporty girls out there on the gym floor. Bold and solid is the name of the game with Gabbby's Sporty Gabby V Neck Workout Leo E2451. This Berry Mystique leo is fashioned simply with bold wrap-around side design lines in Black and Yellow Mystique. The colors compliment each other beautifully to create a feminine athletic appearance. If you're looking for a short to go with an existing leo or top, the Gabrielle Douglas collection also features the sporty Gabrielle Douglas Workout Short E2450, a Black Nylon/Spandex with Lime Mystique waistband.

Do you love the Gabby Douglas Collection, but want to see more? Our Alexandra Raisman collection is sure to appeal to you as well.  See our post about Aly's great new Spring leotards. Also be sure to visit us at GK Gymnastics to order all of your new Spring gear.

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Kim Zmeskal's Legendz Classic Texas Prime Meet Features GK Sublimated Leotards

The qualifying events for the Nastia Liukin Cup on February 28,2014 are almost complete. Looking back, we were excited to see the first American gymnastics World Champion, Kim Zmeskal-Burdette, enjoying herself alongside the first American gymnastics Olympic Champion, Mary Lou Retton, at the Legendz Classic Texas Prime Meet. The meet is hosted each year by Kim and her husband's, Chris Burdette, gym, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, in January. Kim Zmeskal-Burdette is a former Olympic gymnast and the first American gymnast to win an all-around gold medal in the World Championships. Today, she is an active USAG coach, and she has a lot of Olympic hopefuls for 2016 at her gym right now. As stated below,

Kim has chosen GK leotards throughout her career. She chooses nothing less for the Texas Dreams. "The Texas Prime Meet combines all of my favorite elements of competition as I moved up through the ranks of the sport of gymnastics.  GK Elite has always been a huge part of my own career, and having a long standing tradition of outfitting the best gymnasts, as they showcase the highest levels of gymnastics, of course I wanted them to represent us at my 'prime' competition.  Each year, the design of our Legendz leotard is unique, classy, and a wonderful keepsake for gymnasts to remember their special experience at the meet. This year, we chose GK's new sublimation leotards - we had creativity at our fingertips. The girls loved the fit and look and we can't wait to design again for next year.  I'm proud to support GK Elite."

The 2013 Legendz Classic leo is a round neck racer back tank leotard. GK uses the best "professionals' choice" Italian inks on all our Sublimated Designs to insure that any GK item, whether it be a women's gymnastics capri, a men's compression shirt, or a gym sling bag, is printed with intense colors, clear lines and less fading. The Legendz leo is a testament to this quality as it features a sublimated sweeping Columbia Blue starry sky design on a pure black background that is bright and beautiful. The Kim Zemskal Texas Prime Meet logo is also sublimated on this leo, however other options are available as well. See our Sublimation Form for additional selections in fabrics, colors, lazer or heat transfer jewels and sequinz.

Sublimated Leotards are an excellent choice for special events, such as the Legendz Classic, but we've also seen some awesome gym shorts and competition leotards as well. So the next time you see a design, picture or pattern that inspires you send it our way and we'll help you turn that inspiration into your team's next winning look.

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2014 Houston National Invitational Sponsored by GK

Approximately 2,000 athletes from 94 men's, 98 women's and 32 Tumbling and Trampoline teams competed at the 20th annual Houston National Invitational in the Reliant Arena this month. This Open Team Cup Competition featured top teams from around the world, including the teams and athletes pictured below, Eagle Wings Trampoline and Tumbling, Chris Brooks, USA Gymnastics World and Cypress Academy. It was definitely a must see event that GK was proud to sponsor! 

Senior Elite and Level 8 ladies from Eagles Wings Trampoline and Tumbling pose with GK's Calli Campo in V-Neck Flame Competitive Leo 9570

Level 8 boys from USA Gymnastics World pose in Under Armour Performance Men's Competition Shirt 6100 and  Under Armour Special Order Men"s Gymnastics Pants 6104

Senior Elite Gymnast, Chris Brooks, poses in Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel

Maddie from Cypress Academy poses in a GK special order Dramatic Asymmetrical Comp Leo 9562

GK Vice President of Global Gymnastics Sales, Wendy Marshall Martin and GK Business Development Specialist, Calli Campo told us that the hosts, Houston Gymnastics Center, did a fabulous job planning this meet, "...great location and space. The coach’s hospitality room was upstairs from the competition floor, but overlooked the meet. This was great for coaches to grab food, relax, and still be able to watch their kids." These ladies, along with GK Sales Representative, Ms. June, set up a booth between the three gyms and handed out mints, lip gloss and GK Catalogs. They also displayed an array of our newest selection of leotards, released to the public just last month.

The next time you're at a big meet, stop by to say hello to GK where you're sure to find your next favorite workout leotard, and maybe even a small gift. And, if you weren't wearing a GK Women's Competitive Leotard or a men's Under Armour or GK Competitive Shirt for this event, make sure your team is prepared to compete with the best next time, in the most sought after gymnastics apparel in the industry, GK.

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GK Sponsors AZ Grand Invitational

GK Elite was proud to sponsor the popular AZ Grand Invitational, hosted by Gold Medal Gymnastics, at the Arizona Grand Resort in January. For this event, we were able to provide not one, but two leotards for the competitors. We designed one leotard as a gift for all of the participants, and a second one as a gift for the top four finalists in all levels, age groups and events. Wow! What a honor! GMG owner and Olympic Gold Medalist, Amanda Borden, loved the outcome saying, "The new sublimation leotards were amazing! Thanks for making our meet truly Grand!"

The gymnasts above, Level Four Champs from Gold Medal Gymnastics, stand proud in their special order sublimation tank leotard. This leo was "gifted" to all the gymnasts who participated in AZ Grand Invitational in lieu of a t shirt. In addition to this leotard, each of the athletes who qualified to compete at the finals also received one of the gymnastics leotards shown below. This finalist leo is stunning in Black Nylon/Spandex with Lime Mystique side accent lines and Charcoal TechMesh inserts. The dazzling Berry and Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz Logo, AZ Grand Invite, provides the girls with a remarkable souvenir to remember their special event.

Be sure to look for a GK booth at your next Gymnastics Meet, where you'll have the opportunity to shop our  large selection of In Stock Tank Leotards, and also meet your local GK Representative. If you're already wearing one of our competitive leotards for your big day, make sure you snap a photo and send it to us. We love watching you grow in GK.

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