A Shining Moment at Championships with GK's $5K Swarovski Leo Winner

Michell Hacker, Owner of Arizona Dreams in Prescott Valley, AZ couldn't be more excited that her name was selected as the winner of our "USA Gymnastics 50th Anniversary Leo" from our Couture Collection. This one-of-a-kind GK leo features over 7,000 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS with a retail value of over $5,000.

Congress attendees entered to win this extraordinary design where the proceeds benefited Right to Play, a non-profit organization whose mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities. This SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS adorned long sleeve competitive gymnastics leotard evokes both pride and patriotism, featuring over 7,000 handset and heat transferred SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS over a Rich Royal Mystique fabric. Due to the generosity of Swarovski, the GK leotard designer, Erica Jones, was able to select an array of gorgeous jewel types and hues to illuminate the leotard.  Erica chose a variety of stunning stone colors including Topaz, Dark Indigo, Sapphire Satin, Chalk White, Golden Shadow, Air Blue Opal and Indian Siam, all donated by the premium brand for the finest crystal elements in the world, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

GK uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS exclusively on all special order garments, the premium brand for the finest crystal elements. Austrian made, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS can be added to your apparel for maximum sparkle. GK offers over 90 special orders styles and 80 fabric and jewel options to give you over 188 million possibilities. Shop our Special Order Women's Gymnastics Competitive Wear Designs for your own team colors and customize with your choice of fabrics, colors, and embellishments.

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Get Back in the Gym with Under Armour Gym Gear

We are so excited to have partnered with Under Armour® and USA Gymnastics to outfit the coaches, athletes, and staff at national training camps and national and international competitions until 2020! We have previously revealed our Under Armour® Women's and Men's In Stock and Special Order gymnastics styles, some inspired by our National Team. These performance gymnastics leos are the most innovative designs and top quality in the industry. Under Armour® also offers styles for your time in training with the Gym Gear Collection.


Get organized at the gym with these hot styles in Under Armour® Gym Gear. The UA Exeter Sackpack 6210 is the perfect companion to take with you to the gym. This bag offers a lined pocket,  two-toned adjustable single cording and measures 19" X 15" X 2". Available in an assortment of colors you are sure to love! Another option is the UA Exeter Backpack 6209 a Storm Treated backpack to protect your gear. This organized backpack features a padded laptop sleeve, lined media pocket, adjustable shoulder straps, and two side bottle pockets. This backpack measures 18" X 11" X 9" and is available in Under Armour colors Black, Graphite, White, Forest Green, Royal, and Midnight Navy. An even larger version is the UA Hustle Medium Duffle 6207, Storm Treated to protect your gear, lined media pocket, and adjustable shoulder strap. This durable bag measures 23" X 12" X 11" and is also available in small and large in Under Armour colors Black, Graphite, Midnight Navy, Red, and Royal. Teams can customize their gym gear by adding their team name or logo in embroidery or imprinting.

Under Armour® also offers coaches gear for your comfort and convenience. The UA Women's Coaches Polo 6211 on the left is a classic knit pique women's polo features feminine silhouette with shaped hem, shown in Z11 Royal. This 100% Polyester shirt features anti-snag, anti-odor and moisture wicking technology along with two eyelets in underarm for ventilation. The UA Men's Polo 6212 shown on the left in Black features a special fabric to keep you cool, dry and comfortable. This 95% Polyester and 5% Elastane shirt features anti-odor technology, anti-pill finish and rib knit collar.

In need of some warm ups? Under Armour® offers the perfect option in campus jackets and pants. The athletically styled UA Women's Campus Jacket 6200 features front chest stripe, side pockets and consists of 100% Polyester. This style is shown on the right in Graphite with matching UA Women's Campus Pants 6201

Shown below is the UA Men's Campus Pants 6202 which feature a bold chest stripe and side pockets in 100% Polyester. Matching pants, UA Men's Campus Pants 6203 offer a bold stripe through a zippered ankle opening. Men's Warm Ups are available in Under Armour® colors Black, Graphite, Midnight Navy, Red, and Royal. Youth sizes are also available.

 

 

 

Read more about our partnership with Under Armour® here. If you love these styles, shop the Under Armour® Gymnastics Catalog today!

 

 

 

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Kyla Shares Secrets to Success Before Championships

So much is going on in the world of gymnastics lately, especially for Kyla Ross, a 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and GK Competitive Catalog Model. Kyla Ross recently claimed the title in the All-Around and second place in the balance beam in July's 2013 Secret U.S. Classic, in Chicago, IL. We were thrilled to have the chance to talk with her about her recent gymnastics success and see how she is feeling about her future. Enjoy our question and answer session with Kyla who represents Gym Max out of Aliso Viejo, CA and learn about her secrets to success before she competes at Championships.

1. What have you done to prepare for Championships and how do you feel you are ready? I have continued to work on consistency and some upgrades while also increasing my stamina. I feel the extra weeks since Classics have been really helpful!

2. Are you on any special diet in preparation for Championships? Are there any recommended foods to maintain your stamina?  I  have always  incorporated a lot of fruits and vegetables in my diet along with healthy protein.  The one thing I must say is that I never skip meals and I always have a light snack handy so that I never get hungry.  I always try to stay very hydrated with water rather than flavored drinks.  When competitions are approaching I do like to be more disciplined and make a conscious effort to eat clean and limit treats!

3. How many hours a day do you spend training? I normally train about 4-5 hours per day, 6 days a week

4.  What is the best advice you can give someone to remain confident about their performance at Championships? To relax and rely on all the hours of hard training and preparation in the gym. The last few days before the meet its all about fine-tuning, as well as mentally staying focused.

5. What do you love about your gymnastics apparel designs you will wear from GK for the competition?  I am excited to wear the two GK leotards that I chose for Championships.  They are both so different and not my typical selection.  My day-one leo design is a Black and Berry Mystique leotard with a key hole back and higher neckline which I thought gives it a fun retro look. My day-two leotard is Nude Mesh and Red Mystique which has a very elegant look.

6. Have you tried our Under Armour® styles yet? If so, what do you think?  Yes, I have tried several of the Under Armour leotards and love them. Because I have a long torso I rely on a nice snug fit so several of the new leotards are very comfortable for me! I particularly like the one called "Perseverance", it's nylon and mystique which is a great combination for practice wear for me! I really like the color combination too, silver and turquoise. Comfort and fit is very important to me, so these leotards work really well! I also really liked the new Under Armour apparel used for our recent international assignments this spring, as well as our competition leotards.

7.  What are your goals for this year? My goals for this year are to continue working hard and upgrading my gymnastics skills. I would very much like to represent USA at World Championships in Belgium in October.

8. What do you like to do to wind down and relax after training?  To wind down and relax after training I like to read, watch TV, shop, go to the beach and hang out with my friends. I also enjoy spending time with my family.

Above, Kyla is wearing our Freedom SWAROVSKI Leotard 1002 from our Ultimate Brilliance Collection. This beautiful classic leo features 1,653 Clear, Brilliance, and Silver Metallic, and classic round SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Shop our entire Ultimate Brilliance Collection to see even more sparkling designs! We send Kyla well wishes as she prepares for her competition at this year's P&G National Championships! The competition officially begins with the Women's Preliminaries at 1:00pm on Thursday, August 15th at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Read more about Kyla's title at this years Secret U.S. Classics here.

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2013 Climbing to the Top in GK at Acro Nationals

This year's Acro Nationals were held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky in late July. This national event featured the top acrobatic gymnasts in the U.S., representing many gyms across the country.  Athletes qualified through state and regional competitions. Categories included women's pair, men's pair, mixed pair, along with women's group and men's group, including Levels 5 through the Elite Level. Combining flexibility and strength, acrobatic gymnastics adds an artistic touch when choreographed with music turning it into a beautiful dance routine. Below are trio, sisters Natalie and Hannah, and Allison from Acrobatic Gymnastics in San Antonio, Texas. 

The incredible athletes above are wearing GK's Classic Swirl Tank Leotard 3649 an artsy two-toned tank leotard with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in Black and Red Mystique, our beautiful shimmery nylon/spandex fabric with foil.

If you love this trio's bold look, shop our Women's In Stock Gymnastic Leotards now.

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Outfit Your Future Heartbreaker in New GKids Designs!

With the new school year approaching, you'll need to give your little gymnast a fresh look!  GKids for 2013 Back To School is designed specifically for little gymnasts.  Each style is made with our super soft, no itch fabrics and still maintains GK's superior fit.  GKids offers little leos that are as adorable as the gymnasts wearing them and they won't break the bank with their reasonable prices!  Now, take a peek at our adorable Gradient Hearts GKids Leos that are new for 2013...

You're little girl will be the cutest pick of the patch in the GK Blueberry Gradient Hearts GKids Leotard (Style E2325), above to the left.  This children's classic neckline and scoop back leotard is absolutely adorable with its Blueberry Nylon/Spandex fabric and fun, wrap-around, contrasting Gradient Hearts Poly/Spandex print insert.

You'll give your little gymnast lots of love with the GK Gradient Hearts GKids Workout Leo (Style E2324), above and center.  Covered in love with its Gradient Hearts Poly/Spandex print, this children's tank leotard features fun bodice details in Blueberry Nylon/Spandex and accent style lines in Neon Lime Nylon/Spandex.  It has a classic neckline and scoop back.

For a slightly different, but still adorable, look, we offer the GK Gradient Hearts GKids Biketard (Style E2326), above to the right.  This children's biketard in Blueberry Nylon/Spandex has a Gradient Hearts Poly/Spandex print upper body and an adorable back bow detail.

Gear up for the new year and shop all of the Back To School GKids Collection today!

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2013 National Developmental Team Sport GK Warm-Ups

The 2013 National Developmental Team, pictured below, sported a competitive look in their GK warm-ups!  These gymnasts, ages ten to thirteen, earned the opportunity to participate in a week long training camp in July at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  They were invited to this training camp through a special selection and evaluation during the National Future Stars Championships held this past November.  Future Stars is a USAG athlete development and education program for gymnasts eight to thirteen years of age that facilitates the continuation of quality, skill, execution and performance.

The gymnasts look ready for competition in their GK Retro Striped Gymnastics Warm-Up Jackets (Style 8033).  These relaxed GK gymnastics warm-up jackets feature retro striped sleeves that flatter both male and female athletes.  Since this is Special Order, you can really make it your own and put your mark on it.  Create a custom look, just like the National Developmental Team chose to do, by choosing any fabric and any color combination or add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz, embroidery or imprinting.

If you like the GK warm-up jacket worn by the National Developmental Team, you have got to take a look at all of the Special Order Relaxed Warm-Ups that GK has to offer!  This is just one of several warm-up jackets that give a flattering look on both men and women.  If a more fitted look is what you're after, we have a great variety of GK Special Order Women's Fitted Warm-Ups that female gymnasts love.

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Win-Win Gymnastics Wears GK GymTek for TOPs

Win-Win Gymnastics, a gymnastics training center located in Odenton, MD, sported an athletic look at the 2013 TOPs State Testing on Saturday, July 27th.  They couldn't say enough about the helpful and quick service of GK in their ordering process!

"I spoke to Lauren in your customer service department.  When I spoke to Lauren, she was so helpful, efficient and informative.  I placed the order on a Wednesday and had them in my hand Friday.  The girls and coaches were so excited that we got them in time to have them for TOPs testing on Saturday!" said Darlene Gruner.

These Win-Win Gymnastics TOPs gymnasts pictured above look awesome in their GK Sporty GymTek Racerback Tank Leos (Style 3718).  This Athletic Racerback GymTek® gymnastics tank leotard features contrasting shoulder and back details in Black Stretchtek and Berry Techmesh and includes a matching scrunchie.  It goes great with our GK Sporty GymTek Workout Shorts (Style 3719) shown below to the left or our GK Sporty GymTek Workout Capri Pants (Style 3720) shown below to the right.

                                 

All GymTek® products feature tagless technology that eliminates itching and scratching, GK-exclusive StretchTek compression fabric to keep you cool and dry during your workout, flat lock seams that make these garments more comfortable by eliminating interior thread and fabric bulk that may cause abrasion and, of course, GK's exceptional fit!

Check out all of our GK GymTek® products in our 2013 Back to School Collection and get a leotard that is as ready for a tough workout as you are!

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GK Designs $5,000 Couture Leotard for USA Gymnastics 50th Anniversary

GK and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are pleased to announce the donation of the second gymnastics leotard from their couture collection.  In honor of the 50th Anniversary of USA Gymnastics, the proceeds from the charity raffle of this patriotic leotard design will benefit Right to Play, a non-profit organization whose mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities.  This one-of-a-kind leotard design boasts an approximate retail value of $5,000 and is part of GK’s 2013 Couture Collection.

USA Gymnastics 50th Anniversary LeotardThe charity raffle will be held August 15 – 17, 2013 during USA Gymnastics National Congress & Trade Show in Hartford, CT.  Donors may purchase raffle tickets for five dollars each, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Right to Play.  The winner will be drawn at 12 noon on Saturday, August 17th at the GK booth.  The winner need not be present to win.

This SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS encrusted long sleeve competitive gymnastics leotard evokes both pride and patriotism, featuring over 7,000 handset and heat transferred SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS atop Rich Royal Mystique fabric. Due to the generosity of Swarovski, the leotard designer, Erica Jones, was able to select an array of gorgeous jewel types and hues to illuminate the leotard.  Erica chose a variety of stone colors including Topaz, Dark Indigo, Sapphire Satin, Chalk White, Golden Shadow, Air Blue Opal and Indian Siam, all donated by the premium brand for the finest crystal elements in the world, SWAROVKSI ELEMENTS.  This never before seen design carries an approximate retail value of $5,000, and both GK & Swarovski look forward to the proceeds of the charity raffle benefiting Right to Play.

Erica Jones, a GK designer for over six years, graduated from Albright College with a degree in fashion design.  Erica recently said, “To honor USA Gymnastics’ 50th Anniversary, I started with an elegant base design and incorporated the colors of the American flag.  The design was then refined with golden crystal accents throughout.  I chose a rich blue as my base with natural mesh inserts on the front and sleeves.   I wanted to create a design that captured the mood of our flag, but utilize traditional elements in a more abstract, non-traditional way.  This asymmetrical design features stars that radiate from the shoulders down through the bodice and eventually fade into the blue.  Stripes are depicted as radiating from stars on the sleeves and upper bodice.  The design uses a variety of colors and sizes of Swarovski Elements that intermix together into a unifying piece."

If your women's or girl's gymnastics team is looking for competitive leotards with maximum bling, you won't want to miss our Ultimate Brilliance by Elite Collection of long sleeve gymnastics leotards with more SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS than any other GK collection available today.

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Twin City Twisters in GK Designs at US Secret Classic

Twin City Twisters based out of Champlin, MN competed recently at the Secret US Classic, represented by Senior Elite gymnast, Maggie Nichols, and Junior Elite gymnast, Abby Paulson. The US Classic featured some of the top women gymnasts while they prepared for the US Gymnastics Championships and for some qualified to move forward into the event.

 

The photo above features Abby Paulson as she prepares for her beam routine during warm ups. She is wearing GK's Cascading Ribbon Gymnastics Leotard 7557 a gorgeous V neck competitive gymnastics leo made with Sangria Mystique, Berry Mesh, and White Sparkle fabrics. The feathered pattern and sleeves are adorned with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for a glimmering effect and a white thread embroidered logo to show Twin City Twisters team's name.

 

 

On the right, Maggie Nichols shows off her floor routine and GK's Stunning Flame Competition Leo 9542 brightly designed in Lime, Azure, and Black Mystique. This boat neck leo features a fierce flame two toned design across bodice and back. Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS accent this garment and highlight bold style lines.

 

Do you love this team's look? Shop our Women's Long Sleeve Competitive Leotards today! Stay tuned for even more eye catching looks at Classics!

 

 

 

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Simone Biles Rocks GK's Striking Wave Leo at Classics

Simone Biles of Bannon's Gymnastix in Houston, TX showed off some of her new skills at the 2013 US Secret Classics in Chicago, IL on July 27th. In 2012, Simone was the Junior National Champion on the vault and won a bronze medal in the all-around competition.

Above, Simone presents her floor routine in her GK scoop back Striking Wave Competition Leo 9546. This attractive swirl patterned gymnastics leotard is stylishly designed with Berry and Sterling Silver Mystique along with White Slither and Azure Sparkle fabrics. The overlapping wave design is traced with Fuchsia and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and spells out Bannon's gym name down the sleeve.

Are you looking for a bold yet classic look for your next competition? You have to see our Special Order Women's Competitive Leotards.

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North Stars Shine Brilliantly at the 2013 U.S. Classic

North Stars Gymnastics Academy, located in Boonton, NJ, radiated throughout the arena in Ultimate Brilliance by Elite at the 2013 U.S. Classic.  The Classic was held in Chicago, IL, on July 27th and served as the final qualifier to the 2013 P&G U.S. Championships.

The North Stars gymnasts looked absolutely breathtaking as they competed in the GK Glamour SWAROVSKI Leotard (Style 1007).  This V back long sleeve gymnastics leotard eptizmizes glamour.  Offered in Gold Leaf and Antique Gold Mystique, this modern leo features a Black Mesh inset with Gold Mystique underly.  The body and sleeves are adorned with 1,251 Gold Brilliance, Metallic Gold and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Glamour is just one of the leotards in the Ultimate Brilliance by Elite Collection, a solitary statement of elegance and brilliance.  Like all GK leotards, these leos are adorned with 100% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  On the competition floor, nothing shines more than the fire and brilliance of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, which is why GK uses only the best Austrian crystals with their patented cut to give the most shine.

The North Star gymnasts also caught the eyes of spectators and competitors alike in their GK Gym Warm-Up Jackets with Sporty Stripes (Style 8772).  As you can see in the picture to the right of the girls talking to their coach before the competition, this GK Special Order Fitted Warm-Up Jacket in White DryTech has sporty Black DryTech piping detail across the front chest and shoulders.  Like North Stars did on the back, your team can add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz, embroidery or imprinting.

Be ready for your next competition by picking out your favorite GK Special Order Long Sleeve Leotard.  If you like the look that North Stars competed in at the Classic, be sure to take a look at all of our leotards in the Ultimate Brilliance by Elite Collection.  Don't forget to find your newest GK Special Order Fitted Warm-Ups so that you're ready from head to toe, on and off the floor!

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GK uses 100% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on every one of our competitive leotards.  These gems are the highest quality Austrian cut crystals making each GK performance leo the most gorgeous sparkling competitive wear around.  Nothing shines more than the fire and brilliance of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/choice-of-champions-gymnastics-blog/new-ultimate-brilliance-competition-looks-released#sthash.KiPEIUNX.dpuf
GK uses 100% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on every one of our competitive leotards.  These gems are the highest quality Austrian cut crystals making each GK performance leo the most gorgeous sparkling competitive wear around.  Nothing shines more than the fire and brilliance of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/choice-of-champions-gymnastics-blog/new-ultimate-brilliance-competition-looks-released#sthash.KiPEIUNX.dpuf
GK uses 100% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on every one of our competitive leotards.  These gems are the highest quality Austrian cut crystals making each GK performance leo the most gorgeous sparkling competitive wear around.  Nothing shines more than the fire and brilliance of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/choice-of-champions-gymnastics-blog/new-ultimate-brilliance-competition-looks-released#sthash.KiPEIUNX.dpuf
 

 

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Cincinnati Competes at the 2013 U.S. Classic in Eye-Catching GK Leos

Cincinnati Gymnastics looked absolutely stunning in their GK Ultimate Brilliance inspired leos at the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic on July 27th in Chicago, IL.  Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, located in Fairfield, OH, is run by Coach Mary Lee Tracy.  Cincinnati gymnast Lexie Priessman won the floor title with 14.800 points in the senior division.  Lexie also tied Peyton Ernst (Texas Dreams) with the fourth highest score on the bars with 14.350 points.  Her teammate, Amelia Hundley, came up big in the junior division with a second place finish in the all-around with 57.950 points.  Way to go, girls!

The Cincinnati gymnasts created a custom design leo that is inspired by the GK Ambition SWAROVSKI Leotard (Style 1006).  Like GK Ambition, Cincinnati's leo has White and Black Mystique Fabrics and a beautiful swirling arrangement of Brilliance, Clear, Black and Black Diamond SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, as shown above.  Ambition, shown above to the right, is just one of the breathtaking leos you will find in Elite's Ultimate Brilliance Collection.  This dramatic scoop back competition leotard is offered in contrasting Black and White Mystique.  911 Clear, Brilliance, Black and Black Diamond SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS delicately swirl across the body and sleeves giving an elegant look.

Want to look as sensational as Cincinnati did at the Classic for your next competition? Go to our website and check out all six of the Ultimate Brilliance Leotards by Elite.  You may also want to have a look at all of our GK Special Order Long Sleeve Leotards.

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Your Chance to Meet Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman

Always wanted to meet Gabby and Aly?  Here's your chance!  GK Champions Gabrielle Douglas and Alexandra Raisman will sign autographs at the GK booth at USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show on Friday, August 16, 2013.

GK Champion Gabby Douglas is the first American gymnast in history to win the Olympic All-Around and Team Gold in the same Olympic year.  She recently won the Subway Sportswoman of the Year and YoungStars Award at the 2013 BET Awards and was also recognized as the Associated Press' 2012 Female Athlete of the Year.  Gabby will sign autographs for any USA Gymnastics Congress attendee who visits the GK booth on Friday, August 16 at 2pm.  Select styles from the Gabrielle Douglas Signature Collection of workout leotards will be available for purchase at that time.

GK Champion Gabrielle DouglasGK Champion Aly Raisman

GK Champion Aly Raisman is the most decorated American gymnast from the 2012 Olympic Games, where she won three medals.  Aly took home the gold medal for her Floor Exercise routine and for her contributions toward the Team USA victory.  She also received the bronze medal for her Balance Beam routine.  Earlier this year, Aly was a finalist on the Spring 2013 season of Dancing with the Star.  She will sign autographs for any USA Gymnastics Congress attendee who visits the GK booth on Friday, August 16 at 10am.  Select styles from the Alexandra Raisman Signature Collection of workout leotards will be available for purchase at that time.

Stay tuned for more details on all of the exciting things GK has to offer at the 2013 USA Gymnastics National Congress & Trade Show.

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WOGA Wows at 2013 Secret U.S. Classic in GK

World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) gymnasts didn't just wow their competitors and fans with their performances, but also mesmerized them with their dazzling GK leotards at the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic.  The Classic was held on Saturday, July 27th in Chicago, IL.

WOGA, co-founded by former Olympic Gymnastics Champion Valeri Liukin and World Sports Acrobatics Champion Yevgeny Marchenko, is one of the largest and most successful training centers worldwide.  Olympic All Around Gold Medalists Carly Patterson (2004) and Nastia Liukin (2008) trained at WOGA.  WOGA's reputation was upheld at the Classic when their gymnasts made a strong showing.  Madison Kocian earned the second-highest score behind Kyla Ross on the senior level uneven bars.  Way to go, WOGA!

The girls looked unstoppable in their elegant GK custom design V neck and back long sleeve leos.  It's Red Mystique and Red Hot Mesh fabrics give it a competitive look, while the Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on the sleeves, front and back add a touch of elegance.  They put their mark on their leotards by placing their logo on the right hip in Brilliance Crystals.

Do you like WOGA's custom creation?  We recommend checking out the GK Classy Sweetheart Competition Leotard (Style 7545).  This Special Order Competition Leo features a V neck and back and a gorgeous sweetheart style bodice.  In the image to the left, it is shown in Concord Mesh, Blue Raspberry Mystique and Concord Velvet and is adorned beautifully in Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  To give it your own custom look, you can choose any fabric and any color combination or add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, embroidery or imprinting.

Take a look at all of our GK Special Order Long Sleeve Leotards to find the perfect one for you.  Once you've found it, you can truly make it your own by designing it with your fabric and color combinations of choice!  To begin making your own custom design, like WOGA did for the Classic, contact your local GK US Gymnastics Sales Representative.

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Texas Dreams in GK At Classics

GK is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of gymnastics apparel. We have made more competitive wear than any other company in the industry. This past weekend, Junior and Senior Champions proudly wore our competitive gymnastics apparel at the U.S. Secret Classics held at the Sears Center Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL. Texas Dreams Gymnastics has grown to become the industry standard in gymnastics and one of the most successful gyms in Texas. It is currently home to National Team members, World Championship Team members, and many aspiring Olympians. Athletes from Texas Dreams including Bailie Key, Veronica Hults, and Grace Quinn competed in this years Secret U.S. Classic at the Junior level. Senior level artistic gymnasts included Peyton Ernst, Kennedy Baker, and Ariana Guerra.

Above is a photo taken at the 2013 Classics this past weekend of Kennedy Baker wearing an elegant custom competitive gymnastics leotard design. Beautifully decorated with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, this leo sparkles in Antique Gold Mystique, Black and Red Slither, and Black Mesh creating a sweetheart neckline and swirled pattern across bodice.  Kennedy, is a member of the US Women's Senior National Team and placed third in the balance beam with her flexibility and advanced routine.

 

On the left, Grace Quinn, a Junior Championships Qualifier, warms up in her GK custom leo similar to the Senior Elite level gymnastic leotards, except this time with a Natural mesh neckline and sleeves. The team stood out in their dramatic sweetheart designed competition apparel and so did their extraordinary performances.

Do you love Texas Dreams' Classics look? Get started with your own design with our Design Studio where you can create a unique competition leotard that will set you above the rest. Your local gymnastics representative will be happy to assist you.

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Kyla Ross & Bailie Key Win US Classic Titles

Over 8,000 gymnastics fans attended the US Secret Classic in July at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL. The event began Saturday, July 27 with the Junior Women's Competition at 1:00 pm and the Senior Women's Competition at 6:00 pm.

2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and GK Competitive Catalog model, Kyla Ross, of Gym Max in Aliso Viejo, CA won the senior all-around title earning a score of 58.650. Kyla took a second gold for her outstanding performance on the uneven bars with a score of 15.400. Her balance beam performance was just as intense with a score of 14.650 in second place.

Kyla wore GK's Chic Sweetheart Competition Leotard 7562 a gorgeous long sleeve gymnastics leo in Sangria Mystique, with shimmery Gold Leaf Mystique sleeves and elegantly accented with Sangria SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The neckline was ornately designed in Navy Mystique and embellished in Gold Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

The Junior Session resulted in champion, Bailie Key from Texas Dreams earning the top score at 58.250. Her floor exercise was impressive with a double arabian and double pike earning her a 14.0 score. Her exquisite performance on the bars came in at 14.25. Bailie topped off the competition on the balance beam showing her superior flexibility with a score of 15.0. She has a very promising chance to win the title at Championships. Bailie has been a GK Elite model for our competitive gymnastics catalog and is shown above wearing a custom designed gymnastics leo by GK. The leo is beautifully styled with sweeping strokes of Red and Black Slither across an Antique Gold Mystique bodice and a sweetheart neckline. It is finished with Natural Mesh sleeves and decorated with scattered Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

The 2013 Secret U.S. Classic was the final qualifier for four gymnasts who have not previously qualified to move forward to the 2013 P&G U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, CT on August 15-18th. These athletes will compete for berths into the U.S. National Team. Gymnasts included in this qualification are Vanasia Bradley of Lincoln Park, Michigan from Splitz Gymnastics; Nadia Cho of Plano, Texas from WOGA; Christina Desiderio of Hackettstown, New Jersey from Parkettes Gymnastics; and Sydney Johnson-Scharpf of Groveland, Florida from Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics.

GK wishes all athletes the best of luck at Championships!

If you like these styles, shop our Special Order Gymnastics Leos today!

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Gabrielle Douglas Collection Sweeps the Globe

Even though she competed for the United States in the 2012 Olympic Games, Gabby Douglas' GK Leotard Collection has caught the eye of gymnasts across the globe!  The Vakıfbank Gymnastic Team from İstanbul, Turkey, competed in the Turkey Gym Federation 2013 Turkey Final Exam of Ladies Meet at İZMİR-TURKEY in fierce red leotards from the Gabrielle Douglas Spring Collection.  The 9 and 10-year-old gymnasts followed Gabby's lead and were named champions of their age group.  In the photo below, Defne, Cemre, Liala, İpek and Dilay are celebrating their victory.  Way to go, girls!

If you like the leotards worn by the Vakıfbank Gymnastic Team, you will love the leotards created by Gabby for her 2013 Back to School Collection!  One of our favorites is the Gabby Douglas Blue Raspberry Leo (Style E2322), shown to the left.  This artistic workout leotard in Blue Raspberry Mystique features flowing Grape Mystique ribbon details and Sterling Silver Mystique accents on the shoulder strap and side.

For a more sporty look, we love the Gabby Sporty Lime Workout Leotard (Style E2321), shown to the right.  This sporty, sleek V neck gymnastics leotard has Charcoal Techmesh inserts and dazzling clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along the neckline.  Black Nylon/Spandex accents curve along the sides and a V neck with a criss cross pattern in Charcoal Techmesh gives the back a competitive edge.

Find your favorite Gabrielle Douglas Collection Leotard and embrace your inner champion!

 

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Take a Sneak Peek at US Classic Leotard Designs from GK

The 2013 US Secret Classic is approaching! This year, the US Classic will be held at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL and will feature some of the USA’s top female gymnasts.  This is the final women's gymnastics qualifying event prior to the P&G Gymnastics Championships in August.  On July 27, many of these elite gymnasts will be competing in new GK Special Order or Custom Design Competitive Gymnastics Leotards.  Here, GK is bringing you a sneak peek at the amazing competitive leotard fashion you'll see on the floor next weekend!

Check out a respected team of gymnasts wearing a custom combination of Orangeade Sparkle and Gold and White Mystique, in a V neck gymnastics competition leo beautifully decorated with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. You won't want to miss this dazzling look!

 

Another participating elite gymnast will appear in an ultra modern three-quarter length sleeve competition leotard. This elegant high neck style is an impressive design in White Mystique, Lime Opalescence, and Natural Mesh.  The style lines on the body of this design are tastefully brightened with brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, which are also scattered throughout the torso and right sleeve.

 

Look out for a vibrant design on another athlete which features a sweetheart neckline and scattered Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS against Orangeade Sparkle, Sangria Mystique, Black Mystique, and Black Mesh. This classic look offers a swirled front design and beautiful back style lines. The bold crystal design really stands out!

 

This dramatic masterpiece will show up on another elite competitor at the US Classic. This memorable and artfully designed gymnastics competition leotard will sure to be a crowd pleaser. Featuring Sapphire Slither and Berry Mystique with light touches of Seaglass Sparkle and Lemon Lime Mystique, she is sure to stand out on the competition floor.

 

Check back on our blog periodically for updates on this year's Secret Classics. Looking for a competitive leotard design for your team of gymnasts?  Check out the largest selection in the industry!

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Parkettes National Gymnastics Moving Forward

June was a busy month for Parkettes National Gymnastics. The First National Elite Qualifier Competition of the summer elite season was held on June 14th and 15th at the Parkettes National Gymnastics in Allentown, PA. Four gymnasts were looking great in their GK warm ups, as they posed below after qualifying to move forward to the American Classics which was held late July in Chicago.


From the left, Taylor L., Megan F., Molly F., and Christina D. are so excited to have qualified for the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic.

The girls are wearing GK's Triple Stripe Gymnastics Warm-Up Jacket 8790. This fitted gymnastics warm-up features triple striping across the chest and bold wide striping down each sleeve. Colors shown here are Carbon DryTech, Berry Nylon Spandex, Orangeade Sparkle, neatly embellished with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Teams may embellish their logo to customize their look and select preferred fabrics and colors. This jacket goes great with our Fitted Warm Up Gymnastics Leggings 8788. If you like this look shop our other classic and trendy Women's Fitted Warm Ups today.

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GK Visits Woodward Gymnastics Camp

We had a great time at Woodward Gymnastics Camp recently and spent some quality time with famous gymnasts and even received a grand tour of the magnificent facility. Campers come here to train, learn new skills, and have fun with fellow gymnasts, cheerleaders, and tumblers. This camp is meant for those hard working individuals who also love to have fun. More like a retreat or vacation for the passionate athlete. Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Central Pennsylvania, in Woodward, PA, people come from all over the U.S. for an extended stay.

Steve and Laura

Bridget Sloan is an American gymnast who is the 2009 All-Around World Champion and the 2009 All-Around U.S. National Champion. In 2008 she was a member of the silver medal U.S. women's gymnastics team at the Summer Olympics. Here she stands with Laura Robezzoli, PA GK Sales Representative and Kathy Mikosz VP of Sales for GK. The middle photo features Steve Hass, Operations Director from Woodward Gymnastic Camp and GK’s Gymnastic Representative for Pennsylvania, Laura Robezzoli. Camp Woodward carries the GK brand in their store offering both GK Gymnastics and GK Cheer apparel. The photo on the right shows gymnast, Brielle Herbst from YMCA of Sommerville, NJ with Former World Champion (09), and 2008 Olympic Medalist Bridget Sloan.

We loved our tour of this beautiful and impressive facility and are so happy for their level of success!

Check out our website, www.gkelite.com for many options in gymnastics and cheerleading apparel. We pride ourselves in our incredible fit and have manufactured more competitive wear than any other company in the industry.

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