Color Games Gymnasts Compete in GK Tank Leotards at Rutgers University

This past weekend, Rutgers University hosted their annual Color Games gymnastics competition as a fundraiser for the Rutgers Gymnastics team.  The Color Games is a fun, invitational meet for USA Gymnastics Excel & Levels 2 through Level 10 athletes.  Over the past several years, gymnasts have competed in their team apparel, however, this year the event coordinators worked with GK Sales Representative Colleen Patton and decided on a change that made the meet more exciting, colorful and fun for everyone.  All participating athletes were provided and competed in the Color Games meet wearing GK's Mystique Low Scoop Neck Gymnastics Tank Leotard 3619.

TNT Gymanstics Athletes at Color Games in GK Gymnastics LeotardsRutgers selected these girls leotards in popular GK colors Sangria, Merlot, Sunshine and Lime.  Instead of competing for their individual club, the girls were all randomly assigned to a color and competed for their color team throughout the day.  The twist gives the participants an opportunity to meet other gymnasts from the area who were part of their team for the day.  The girls had a lot of fun naming their team at each session.  Some of the most popular team names chosen were "Green Machine," "Orange Crush," and "Pink Flamingos."  We're considering these as new fabric names!!

The participants featured to the right are Level 8 gymnasts from TNT Gymnastics in Maple Shade, NJ.  Thanks for showing off your GK style, girls.

If you like the look that the gymnasts wore at the Color Games, check out GK's selection of Basic Gymnastics Leotards for Girls.  But, if you want to mix things up a bit, check out the latest styles of In Stock Leotards from our annual catalog.

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Everyday Champions: Jocelyn and Jasmine

Everyday champions, Jocelyn and Jasmine, live for gymnastics and their sparkly GK gymnastics leotards! The girls, ages nine and four, train every day on the Junior and Super Tots' teams at The District Gymnastics Academy & Power Kids in Indio, CA. While there, they stun their peers with their flare for fashion on the gym floor.

Older sister, Jocelyn, just adores her Lemon Lime Ribbon Wrap Tank Leo E2355. The intertwined Steel and Lemon Lime Mystique ribbon design on this classic scoop back black Nylon/Spandex girls leotard is the perfect representation of character and enthusiasm. Her little sister is doing a great job following in her stylish footsteps. Keep up the good work, girls!

If you love these fashionable looks, check out the latest leotard styles in our GK Spring gymnastics leotard collection, where there's something for everyone.

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WISC Rocks With Confidence In GK Leotards

WISC (Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex) Gymnastics optional level gymnasts from Williamsburg, VA are rocking it in their new competitive leotards. They are part of a community with a mission to "promote healthy habits and form a lasting love of fitness through the sport of gymnastics." Confidence, self-esteem and discipline are all qualities that they wish to instill in their athletes, and these girls definitely resonate a confident vibe in their new leos.

This simple, but beautiful leotard is a 3/4 Sleeve Gymnastics Leotard 3457. It's currently offered in Black Mystique, as shown above, as well as Ocean, Red and Imperial Purple Mystique. The great thing about this leo is its simple design that acts as a clean canvas. With a variety of options in jewel colors, patterns and symbols, this leo can quickly and easily be painted with jewels to your liking with very little effort. We love the jewel options that WISC used to distinguish themselves above, and there are so many more options to choose from when you use our Design Studio. Sequinz or embroidery are other excellent combinations with the sleek leo. If it's a simple design your going for, choose this solid leo and dress it up just enough to to make it your own.

GK offers beautiful competitive leotards for everyone. Whether it's a custom design, a special order option, or an in-stock leo, make sure you choose the best brand in gymnastics. Make it a GK leotard.

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Everyday Champion: Kathryn

Meet Kathryn, a 6 year old, Level 3 gymnast from Pennsylvania who just got a brand new Aly leo from Santa!

Kathryn loves all of the Fierce Five Olympic gymnasts, especially Aly and Gabby, so this was the perfect gift for her. The bars and vault are her favorite events and she loves to flip on the tumble track. Kathryn is going to be the envy of her fellow gymnasts in this Berry and Sangria Mystique Aly Raisman Feather V neck Workout Leo E2338 as she trains to compete for her gymnastics team next year. She loves all the pink in this leo, but she adores the asymmetrical feather design highlighted with silver hologram sequinz. It's all about the sparkle.

Katherine, you look precious in your new leo! GK wishes you the best in your training.

If you like Kathryn's workout leotard, be sure to check out the entire Aly Raisman's leotard collection or our GKids Collection, designed exclusively for entry level boys and girls.

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The Latest Styles in Gymnastics Leos, 2014 Spring Essentials NOW AVAILABLE

GK is the world's leading brand in gymnastics leotards. Our quality and pricing make our leotards the best value in the gymnastics industry! With so many styles to choose from you are sure to find a perfect look for your workout. Whether you are shopping for an adorable GKids leotard, a fan of Gabby and Aly selecting a new leotard to add to your collection, or a competing gymnast in need of a new leotard for your daily workouts, GK has the perfect leotard for you.  We have exclusive styles and fabrics you will not find anywhere else.

You won't want to miss the fabulous selection of Value Tanks, the latest designs from GK Champion 2012 Olympic Gabrielle Douglas, and new girls leotards from our adorable GKids Collection.  Plus, you'll find six fresh new styles from Alexandra Raisman herself along with many other fantastic GK Gymnastics Styles with the fit, quality and style you've come to know and love!

Now available online, be the first to check out the latest styles in gymnastics apparel with our Spring 2014 Workout Essentials!

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GK's 2014 Spring Catalog Coming Soon

Here at GK we are so excited to soon release our 2014 Spring Workout Essentials Catalog!

GK’s quality and pricing make our leotards the best value in the gymnastics industry. Whether you are shopping for an adorable GKids leotard, a fan of Gabby and Aly selecting a new leotard to add to your collection, or a competing gymnast in need of a new leotard for your daily workouts, GK has the perfect leotard for you.  We have exclusive styles and fabrics you will not find anywhere else.

 

Enjoy GK, the world’s best selling brand of gymnastics leotards. Stay tuned for the release of our 2014 Spring Catalog and find fresh looks in gymnastics leos for Spring! Check out our Women's In Stock Gymnastics Apparel today!

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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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GK Champions, Biles and Ross to Represent USA at 2014 AT&T American Cup

It has been quite a successful year for GK Champions, and American artistic gymnasts, Simone Biles and Kyla Ross. It seems 2014 will be no different. They both have recently accepted invitations to represent the United States at the 2014 AT&T American Cup to be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Greensboro, NC Coliseum Complex.

Biles of Spring,TX and Bannon's Gymnastix, is the 2013 U.S. National All-Around Champion and the 2013 World All-Around Champion.  She was also the 2012 Junior National Champion on the vault, and won the bronze medal in the all-around competition. Biles took the silver medal at the 2013 AT&T American Cup as she debuted as a senior international elite gymnast. Shown on the left is a photo taken at the 2013 Secret US Classic where Simone is wearing a special order GK leo. This special order Striking Wave Comp Leo 9546 in our White Slither fabric is a swirling long sleeve gymnastics leotard featuring a boat neckline and scoop back with a gorgeous overlapping wave design in Azure Sparkle, Berry, and Sterling Silver Mystique. The garment is tastefully accented with optional jewel designs T485, J546, J547, and J14 in Fuchsia and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Ross of Aliso Viejo, CA and Gym-Max, was the 2013 World all-around silver-medalist  and placed silver in the uneven bars and balance beam. At the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, Ross took the gold in the uneven bars, balance beam, and also the silver in the all-around. She was a member of the 2012 gold medal-winning Olympic team. The photo on the right was taken this past year at the Secret US Classic, where Kyla looked stunning in a special order GK gymnastics leotard. This Chic Sweetheart Competition Leotard 7562 is a women's long sleeve competitive gymnastics leotard in our beautiful Sangria, Gold Leaf and Navy Mystique fabrics with a classic neckline featuring an elegant sweetheart bodice design and chic style lines on front and back with optional jewel designs, J14, J831, and T725 in Gold Brilliance and Sangria SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

The AT&T American Cup is the most prestigious international gymnastics invitational held in the U.S. This International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event features the top male and female gymnasts from around the world. Biles and Ross both qualified for the AT&T American Cup based on their performances in the all-around at the 2013 World Championships. For information and ticket pricing for the 2014 AT&T American Cup visit attamericancup.com. Around the same time, the Nastia Liukin Cup will be held featuring many top national Junior Olympic female gymnasts. This event will be held on Feb. 28 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The event is named after the 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist, Nastia Liukin and highlights the gymnasts who qualify through the Nastia Liukin Cup Series. Find out more details regarding the Nastia Liukin Cup at nastialiukincup.com.

Here at GK, we wish the best of luck to Simone and Kyla and all other hard-working athletes in the year 2014! Be sure to shop our Special Order Women's Long Sleeve Competitive Leotards today for the latest styles in gymnastics competitive wear.

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Get Playful this Season with 2013 Holiday Gumballs Collection

GK has everything you need this holiday season with lots of new styles and fabrics for the best workout apparel around, especially for the little athletes in your life! Get playful and find the perfect gift for your mini gymnast with the sweetest selection of our GKids Holiday Gumballs Collection.

Designed specifically for little gymnasts, each GKids style is made with our super soft, no itch fabrics without sacrificing GK's superior fit. This exclusive collection of gymnastics leotards offer adorable styling at reasonable prices.

Check out our new Turquoise Gumballs fabric! This adorable Turquoise Gumballs GKids Tank Leo E2344 is a cute kid's gymnastics tank leotard made in our new fabric with a fun back bow detail. This leo goes great with our Turquoise Gumballs GKids Shorts E2352 our kid's workout shorts in Turquoise Gumballs Polyester/Spandex.

Things are getting chilly with our Iceberg Velvet GKids Workout Leo E2343.  Our girl's scoop neck leotard in Iceberg Velvet and Turquoise Gumballs Polyester/Spandex features Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along asymmetrical style lines for a bit of sparkle.

Our Bright Sapphire Sequinz GKids Leotard E2345 is a children's V back leotard in Bright Sapphire Nylon/Spandex with Turquoise Gumballs side accents and sweet heart design embellished in Silver and Turquoise Hologram Sequinz on bodice.

This delightful style is a great gift idea for your sweetie! Our Bright Sapphire Swirl GKids Biketard E2346 is the perfect girl's biketard design in our Bright Sapphire Nylon/Spandex with a fun wrap around wave detail in Turquoise Gumballs.

For your little man, we present our Sublimated Boy's Gymnastics Shirt 1835M a Black Nylon/Spandex boy's gymnastics competition shirt which features a cutting edge sublimated print design and boy-cut leg. Pair this child's top with our Boy's Gymnastics Long Shorts 1818M , boy's gymnastics competition shorts with a 5inch inseam and elastic drawstring waist. These shorts are slightly longer in length with a mid thigh hemline.

These adorable children's gymnastics apparel looks won't last long. Shop our entire GKids Collection today! For even more holiday gift ideas, check out our Hot for the Holidays Collection for the hottest looks in gymnastics!

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Perfect Gifts for Your Little Gymnasts, Cherished Cheetah 2013 Holiday Collection

Are you searching for the perfect holiday gift for the little gymnast on your holiday shopping list? We have the sweetest gift ever! GK brings you the "purrfect" collection for your beginner gymnast! Our GKids gymnastics apparel is specially designed specifically for children athletes. Each style is made with our super soft, no itch fabrics and GK's superior fit. Get adorable styling, at reasonable prices.

Our girl's Lime Charisma Swirl GKids Tank Leotard E2348 is a cute gymnastics scoop back leotard in our Hot Pink Cheetah fabric and features a wrap around Lime Charisma wave detail. Your little one will love our Hot Pink Cheetah Doll Leotard E2354. This adorable doll leotard is made of our Hot Pink Cheetah Polyester/Spandex fabric with a Lime Green pearl edge and is the perfect holiday gift to go along with any GKids  gymnastics leo!

Shown below are even more Cherished Cheetah leos. Our Pink Cheetah GKids Leo with Lime Trim E2347 is a scoop back tank leotard with a Hot Pink Cheetah Spandex print, Black Charisma neckline and Lime Charisma line accent. Our Hot Pink Cheetah Bow Back GKids Biketard E2350 is another cute holiday gift idea perfect for your little athlete. This unique look is made in our Hot Pink Cheetah Polyester/Spandex and Black Velvet fabric with a Lime Charisma bow back detail for a girly touch. Our Hot Pink Cheetah GKids Workout Leo E2349  is a kid's gymnastics scoop back leotard which features our Hot Pink Cheetah Polyester/Spandex with a Black Charisma style line accent.

These looks all go great with our Hot Pink Cheetah GKids Shorts E2351 shown on the left in Pink Cheetah Polyester/Spandex.

Shop our entire GKids Collection today for even more gift ideas for your cute little gymnast! Be sure to contact customer service for assistance with your order.

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GK Visits Wendy Hillard Foundation in NYC

GK recently traveled to New York City to visit the Wendy Hillard Foundation, and we are so excited to share our commitment to the sport of gymnastics with others. We admire and support this organization whose mission is to provide opportunities to improve physical and emotional health through gymnastics and its associated disciplines.  Founded in 1996 by Wendy Hilliard, Hall of Fame rhythmic gymnasts- the Wendy Hilliard Foundation has provided free gymnastics classes, summer programs, competitive gymnastics teams and annual girls and women sports clinics. Initial funding was through the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the US Olympic Committee. Current funding includes; public funding, private and corporate grants and individual donors.

Located in Harlem, NYC the Wendy Hilliard Foundation has served over 15,000 inner city youth. This unique development organization has trained elite level athletes as well as national and international event champions.   Wendy’s Broadway background has served beneficially for the organization’s performance training, with many trained athletes going onto Broadway and other national and international performances. Wendy was featured in People Magazine and the New York Times, highlighting this non-profit organization. She continues to make partnerships with youth serving organizations such as the Dance Theater of Harlem and the Police Athletic League. Since 2010, the WHF began a partnership with the Harlem Children’s Zone “HCZ”. This partnership provides free gymnastics for over 350 HCZ students each week. The HCZ Armory is the home of the WHF competitive teams which includes over 30 HCZ students. HCZ through the WHF also provides free Parent and me and adult gymnastics classes for the community. She now has added focus in health, nutrition, pregnancy prevention and sports medicine partnering with the NYC top hospitals the Women’s Sports Medicine Center and Premier Physical Therapy and Wellness. In 2004 the organization added programs aimed at reinforcing literacy, dedication to school work and health through Literacy Inc.

Wendy Hillard was the first African-American to represent the U.S. in rhythmic gymnastics, Her main goal was to create a program that provided an opportunity for more minorities to experience the sport she was so passionate about. The Wendy Hilliard Foundation has established an incredible track record of providing quality training for people of all ages and abilities in gymnastics. Hillard's nine time national team membership was a record breaker as she served twice as the National Team Captain. Later she became the US National Team Coach and went on to train 1996 Olympian, Aliane Baquerot.  In 2008 she was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Wendy is pictured on the left with our Executive Vice President of Design & Corporate Relations, Kelly McKeown. Kelly was excited to meet some of the dedicated gymnasts of the Wendy Hillard Foundation shown below. The Wendy Hillard Foundation will be hosting the Harlem Gymnastics Invitational coming up, February 22 & 23, 2014.

The Wendy Hillard Foundation chose our in stock competitive gymnastics apparel to outfit their athletes.  The female gymnasts will be wearing our 3/4 sleeve Purple Mystique Gymnastics Leotard 3457 with a custom Silver Hologram Sequinz design, shown on the left.  The male gymnasts will be outfitted in a Black, Gray, and White Nylon/Spandex custom competition shirt with our Men's Gymnastics Long Shorts 1818M in Black Nylon/Spandex featuring a custom purple embroidery logo shown below.

 If you love Wendy Hillard Foundation's women's gymnastics leotard design, shop out entire In Stock Long Sleeve Leotard Collection today and you can customize a look of your own. For a custom look in both men's and women's gymnastics apparel, check out our Design Studio for a brand new one of a kind style.

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"Pretty In Pink" Winners in GK & Under Armour® Warm Ups

Kurt Thomas Gymnastics in Frisco, TX is thrilled to share a photo of their Level 2 girls' winning team. These little cuties won 1st Place in the "Pretty In Pink" District Qualifier in Dallas, TX. You can't miss the enthusiasm on the athlete's faces in their new GK gymnastics apparel,

These adorable girls are wearing a special order white Fitted Warm-Up Gymnastics Capri 8787 a super comfortable fitted gymnastics warm-up capri featuring a low rise fold-over waist band. Their white capri pants set off the darker toned Graphite UA Youth Campus Jacket 6204, an Under Armour® youth warm-up jacket with bold front chest stripe and side pockets in 100% Polyester fabric. This warm up is available in Black, Graphite, Midnight Navy, Red, and Royal.

Do you love Kurt Thomas Gymnastics' winning look? Stock up your team with our Under Armour® Warm Up Styles and our Special Order GK Warm Up Styles today!

 

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Head Over Heels for GK

Head over Heels Gymnastics in Birmingham, AL shine bright in their modern GK workout leotards! They recently hosted the Reach for the Starz Invitational. This gym is dedicated to helping children gain a healthy and fit lifestyle, gymnastics skills, confidence and self-esteem for over 20 years.  As the organization grows they are now offering new programs focused on providing the very best in children’s gymnastics and fitness.

On the left,  Head Over Heels is shown wearing their new GK gymnastics leotards. A member of the meet committee explains why they love our gymnastics apparel, "We decided to go with GK after comparing other vendors and seeing what they had to offer.  GK won our vote due to the quality of the leo, and help with the design. We very much appreciated the support we received from Amanda Banks, our GK representative and her willingness to help us work through this process.  We used these leos for our Reach for the Starz Meet. We were thrilled to offer the leo to every gymnast who attended our meet.  It was the best feeling to see all of our hard work pay off and hear the compliments on our leos."

The team chose our Mystique Low Scoop Neck Leotard 3619 a beautiful Steel Mystique low scoop tank leotard with custom Sequinz embellishments. Your team will love the shimmer of this leo in a large selection of beautiful colors including Steel, Merlot, Sangria, Sunshine, Lime, Grape, Cherry, and Electric Turquoise Mystique. All tank leos come with a matching hair scrunchie to complete your look.

Shop our Women's In Stock Tank Leotards for a large selection of gymnastics workout tank styles perfect for your next practice session or meet!

The GK Representative in your area will be happy to assist you with your order and will help you find a look perfect for your team.

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Gymnasts Share Love for GK and Gymnastics at Photo Shoot

GK recently caught up with hard working gymnasts, Meredith Sylvia, Elizabeth Price aka "Ebee," and Jazmyn Estrella at our gymnastics catalog photo shoot. They were all so excited to be here and be able to model the latest styles in our world leading gymnastics apparel. All of the girls train at Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center located in Allentown, PA and love that their coaches allow them to choose their GK competitive gymnastics apparel for meets.

Meredith Sylvia is shown on the left as she prepares for her GK photo shoot. She is a level 10 gymnast who enjoys the floor exercise the most out of all the events. She is currently working on mastering her full in back out on the floor, double full and yurchenko layout double twist on the vault, as well as her connections on the beam. She loves GK gymnastics apparel, especially our workout leotards in all shades of blue and our SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS enhanced competitive leotard designs.

Elizabeth Price or "Ebee" is an Elite gymnast who trains under coaches Donna and Bill Strauss, Robin Netwall, John Holman and Joe Stallone. Her favorite event is the uneven bars and always enjoys the challenge of learning new gymnastics skills. Her concentration lately has been on her full twisting double layout dismount, a challenge in itself. Ebee loves our gymnastics workout apparel and seems to gravitate to purple shades for her workout leos. When it comes to competitions, she loves a stunning black competitive leotard with bold and colorful accents and some clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for added shimmer. Elizabeth's next competitive meet will be in Germany in late November. We will miss Ebee as this is her last photo shoot with us. She has recently signed a Letter of Intent with Stanford University for 2014-2015. Congrats to Ebee, we are so proud of you! Read more about her future with Stanford here.

Jazmyn Estrella is a level 10 gymnast who loves  competing on the vault. She is currently working on perfecting her yurchenko layout 1 1/2 for the vault, inspired by Russian gymnast Natalia Yurchenko, her pak salto on the bars, and side and front aerials on the balance beam. Her favorite color in GK workout apparel is light blue, and likes our sporty and athletically styled competitive wear. She and Meredith's next meet will be held in Baltimore, MD in December.

GK wishes our models the best of luck with their upcoming competitive meets and we are proud to have them wearing our gymnastics leo styles.

Shop GK's Long Sleeve Women's Special Order Competitive Wear today for the perfect look for your next gymnastics meet. Also check out our Women's Tank Leotards for your workout sessions.

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Flash Sale: Black Web Leotard Only $29.99

You all raved about our last flash sale, and we thought it was time for another! So here we are with another exclusive GK offer. Today only, November 7th, 2013, don't miss out on this stunning gymnastics leo style. Our Black Web V Neck Workout Leo E2375 is now only $29.99, originally priced at $54.99. This offer is valid for consumer accounts only.

This sporty V neck tank leotard in Black Web Nylon/Spandex print features striking design lines in Charcoal Mystique and Tech Mesh shoulder straps for superior comfort. This gymnastics leo design comes with a matching hair scrunchie and goes great with our Black Web Workout Capri E2376. This classic workout capri in Black Web Nylon/Spandex features Black Nylon/Spandex low rise, comfort fit waistband for extra comfort. Another great option to pair with this GK leo is our basic Black Dry Tech Gymnastics Capri Pant E2259 featuring comfort fit waistband to complete your look.

Don't miss out on this great deal! Flash sale ends at midnight ET 11/7/13 while supplies last. Shop our entire Women's In Stock Collection today for even more styles in leading gymnastics apparel.

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Join GK Elite and Unite for HER in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

GK is a proud partner in support of breast cancer awareness with Unite for HER, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing breast cancer programs and initiatives. We contribute 5% of our breast cancer awareness leo sales to this organization showing our sincere support for all gymnasts and coaches in the gymnastics industry who are suffering from the effects of breast cancer and treatments of this disease.

Shown on the left is a pretty GK leotard style from our Breast Cancer Awareness Collection. This Sporty Binding Tank Leo BCA29 is an athletic V neck tank gymnastics leotard with sporty binding design & modern pink ribbon surrounded by a Black SEQUINZ transfer. Show your support for breast cancer awareness, gymnasts, and coaches suffering from the effects of treatments with one of these styles.

Unite for HER focuses on holistic methods for those being treated for this terrible disease. Their mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of women and girls by supporting and providing breast cancer and wellness programs that educate, empower, and restore. Brought to you by Unite for HER are two healthy recipes made with ingredients proven to fight disease and promote wellness. Learn more tips on nutritional wellness here. Recipes provided by Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Unite for HER.

Chocolate Bark Recipe

Chocolate can be a simple pleasure in life and actually offers many health benefits if you eat the right variety. Choose dark, unprocessed chocolate which comes straight from the cocoa bean, and benefit from the packed flavanols that carry antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These flavanols in chocolate can also help to significantly lower blood pressure and can even lower your risk of heart failure.

~ Dark Chocolate Bars or Chips

~ Nuts and seeds, preferably unsalted (anti-inflammatory fats, heart healthy)

~ Dried fruits such as cherries, mangoes, preferably unsweetened (rich in disease-fighting antioxidants)

Melt chocolate in double boiler and pour on parchment sheet. Sprinkle with nuts, seeds, and fruits and cool in refrigerator.

 

Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a super protein packed, smooth textured Middle Eastern dip that can be made in a variety of ways. Chick peas are the main ingredient which have anti-inflammatory properties, tons of protein, and can also regulate blood sugar and cholesterol, which can be affected by cancer treatments. Chick peas also fluch toxins form your body and reduce colon cancer risk.

~ 1 can of chick peas

~ 1/4 cup of the liquid from the can

~ 3 T. lemon juice

~ 1 1/2 T. tahini

~ 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

~ 1 t. sea salt

~3 T. olive oil

Blend in a Cuisinart or mixer.
 

For even more great recipes, visit uniteforher.org.

Show your support for breast cancer awareness. Shop GK's Breast Cancer Awareness Gymnastics Leotard Collection today!

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GK's Breast Cancer Awareness Leos Support Unite for HER

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and GK is in full swing! We couldn't be any prouder to be partnered with a local non-profit organization, Unite for HER, a group who is focused on encouraging  women to explore benefits of nutrition, meditation, massage and acupuncture while restoring life back to those who are suffering from the treatment of breast cancer. Our partnership provides gymnasts and coaches who are suffering from the effects of breast cancer treatments with grants and support needed to fight this disease.

 

Check out this week's style from our Breast Cancer Awareness Collection. Our Sequinz & Swirls Tank Leotard BCA28 features an asymmetrical neck and scoop back with curved style lines and swirls of Pink SEQUINZ. This leo is beautifully designed in our Berry Mystique, Petal Pink Mystique and Black Mystique fabrics. We will contribute 5% of sales to Unite for HER, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing breast cancer programs and initiatives for each breast cancer awareness leotard sold.

 

According to the World Health Organization, wellness is defined as "the optimal state of health of individuals and groups. There are two focal concerns: the realization of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually, and economically; and the fulfillment of one's role expectations in the family, community, place of worship, workplace, and other settings." This is a very detailed and well rounded explanation which naturally stimulates one to evaluate their own life. To be well, means to have a balance in all aspects of your life, a very challenging task in today's busy world.

 

Brought to you from Unite for HER, here are some steps in lowering your exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins in our beauty and bath products. These healthy upgrades below will lower your toxin exposure and take you on a better wellness path. Here are a few DIY Beauty Recipes for a more naturally focused beauty regimen provided by www.glamorganicgoddess.com.

 

Surfer Girl Texturizing Hair Spray for Natural Looking Beach Waves

~ Spray Bottle

~ Measuring Cups

~ Measuring Spoons

~ 1 cup warm, distilled water

~ 1 t. sea salt, Himalayan pink salt or epson salt

~ 1 t. coconut or Argan oil (www.amazon.com)

~ 1 t. aloe or hair gel (amazon.com)

~ 3 drops of each - Pink Grapefruit + Sweet Orange Essential Oils

Mix together and spray on wet hair. part hair in small sections and twist. Air dry and shake out.

 

Organic Body Spray for Your Own Signature Scent

~ BPA-free mist bottle

~ Liquid measuring cup

~ Measuring spoons

~ 1 t. vegetable glycerin

~ 8 drops vitamin e

~ 1/2 t. essential oils of your choice

~ 2 oz. hydrosol of your choice

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle. Shake well. Spritz.

 

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Estela De La Torre Borja Hosts Mexican Open and Shares Passion for Gymnastics with GK

Estela De La Torre Borja is a well known gymnast that competed in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow in GK competitive apparel. She was the only athlete to qualify from Mexico at the time. Estela was given a GK leotard to wear in 1979 to World Championships. She wore it again for the Olympics in 1980. She currently serves on the Board for the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

This highly influential gymnast is hosting an annual international competition called the Mexican Open in Acapulco, Mexico November 28-30, 2013. The competition is dedicated to giving young gymnasts international experience. Thirteen countries have confirmed their attendance to the Mexican Open including Russia, China, United States, Japan, Romania, Italy, Uzbekistan, Colombia, Brazil, Ukraine, Canada, Spain and of course the host country, Mexico. Many internationally recognized women gymnasts have already confirmed their attendance, including Raquel Silva - BRA, Sabrina Gill - CAN, Zeng SIQI - CHN, Roxana Popa- ESP, Peyton Ernst - EUA, Maggie Nichols - EUA, Francesca de Agostini - ITA, Amaranta Torres - MEX, Evgeniya Shelgunova - RUS, Kysla Angelina - UCR, Oksana Chusovitina - UZB,  Men gymnasts confirmed are Francisco Barretto - BRA, Joshua Stuart  - CAN, Zhang Yang - CHN, Jossimar Calvo - COL, Rubén López - ESP, Josh Dixon - EUA, Ludovico Edalli - ITA, Nikita Ignatyev - RUS, Koji Uematsu - JPN, Kevin Cerda - MEX, Vlad Bogdan COTUNA  - RUM, Yudenkov Evgen - UCR. Special guests include gymnastics legends, Nadia Comaneci and three-time Olympian Svetlana Boguinskaia.

Estela promises that GK leos are the best in the world and wanted us to be a part of this event. Our GK booth will offer a variety of styles new to the gymnastics industry and we are so excited to share our passion for the sport of gymnastics. This year, Estela will be presenting the GK Elegance Award. The winner of the award will receive a couture version, shown on the left, of our Glamour SWAROVSKI Leotard 1007. This is a gorgeous V back long sleeve gymnastics leotard featured in Gold Leaf and Antique Gold Mystique fabrics with a modified high cut leg. This modern leotard features a Black mesh inset with Gold Mystique underlay. The body and sleeves are adorned with over 10,000 Gold Brilliance, Metallic Gold, and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.


Featured below are photos of Estella competing in her GK leotard from the Moscow Olympics in 1980 and a photo of her GK leo that still fits!

 

Estela brightens any room she walks into and we were happy to catch up with her recently. Enjoy our conversation with her below.

GK - You have been passionate about the sport of gymnastics for most of your life. How can you describe your journey in this sport and what have you learned from it?

Estela - I started gymnastics when I was 6 years old. I was very very active and never stopped doing gymnastics all over my house. My Father Carlos, my Mother Estela and my Brothers: Carlos, Federico, Monica, Mario Ana Mary support me all the time to be the best gymnast and diver in México and compete all over the world representing my country. During the Olympics in Montreal 1976 I saw Nadia Comaneci competing on TV  and she inspired me to be like her and I dreamdt of meeting her one day.  When I started gymnastics, I competed in The Junior Club until I started training in the Mexican Olympic Center. I competed from México in Pan Am Games in Puerto Rico 1979 winning the Team Bronze Medal. Then I competed in the World Championship in Forth Worth in 1979, where I was the only Mexican Gymnast qualified for the Olympics in Moscu 1980. Before the Olympics in Moscú, I competed in The Pan Pacific in Hawaii, Edmonton and Seattle. After that I competed in the American Cup in the Madison Square Garden. Also some other competitions I participated in were in the Moscú News, Budapest and Riga Cup. At 15 years old, the year of 1980 in Mosco, I had one of my best experiences of my life. My best memory was my leotard from GK because I competed with the same leotard I used in the World Championship in Forth Word, Texas. I did my best competition and my dream came true! i Competed in the Olympics beside Nadia Comaneci. Wahooo!!! This was an amazing and unforgettable experience. In this Olympics, I was surprised because I competed in the All Around Finals making history in Mexico, to be until this year the only Mexican Gymnast in the History competing in the All Around Finals. Finally when I retired from gymnastics I started diving in the Mexican Olympic Center. When I first began I went to the Centroamerican Games winning 3 gold medals in Santo Domingo, Republica Domenicana. After this I competed in Pan Am Games in Venezuela where I finished in 4th place on 10 mts platform. Then went to compete to Russia, Fina Cup in Shangai-China, Germany, Sweden,Austria and Italy making finals in 10mts Platform. My best result in diving was 8th place in the World Diving Championship in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

GK - What are some of the major obstacles you had to overcome through your gymnastics career?

Estela - My injuries. I overcame these obstacles by going to the gym in the Olympic Center, instead of staying in my house. My home was and still is the Mexican Olympic Center in México, City.

GK - Why do you love GK gymnastics apparel?
Estela - I love GK gymnastics apparel because as a gymnast the only thing I buy when I travel were all colors and shapes of leotards all over the world and the best are GK styles. I have a massive collection of GK competition leos, and still have my BEST GK leotard, the one that I competed in the World Championship and Olympic Games. I Love it !!!

GK - What advice would you give to aspiring gymnasts based on your experiences?
Estela - My best advice for all boy and girl gymnasts is that they have to enjoy this beautiful sport and make their dreams come true. Also never give up. With hard work, discipline and tenacity you will make your goals come true. GO FOR THEM!

GK - Describe how you have remained focused on your career through the years.

Estela - I am very proud to have the best family with me all the time, also I am very happy for having been a gymnast and a diver representing Mexico all over the world. I am also very proud to have covered 6 Olympic Games on Mexican TV as a Commentator of Artistic Gymnastic, Rythmic Gymnastic, Diving and Synchronized Swimming in Seúl-1988, Barcelona-1992, Atlanta-1996, Sidney-2000, Athens-2004, Beijing-2008 and London-2012. I am still a TV Commentator in Televisa Deportes Network.

GK - What are your plans for the future in the gymnastics industry?

Estela - Now I am currently the General Director of the Mexican Open in Acapulco along with Grupo Pegaso. I am on the Board of IGHOF, which has been a wonderful experience. Working with some of my favorite people including Paul Ziert, Bart Conner, Michael Wilson and all of the Team US Boarders in this IGHOF. My plans for the future in gymnastics industry is to help and improve this brilliant sport in the world. I would love to have my very own exclusive gymnastics designs with GK!

Shop GK's Special Order Women's Long Sleeve Leotards today for the latest in gymnastics competition apparel.

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Gym-Zzouri Loves Bright Colors in GK Gymnastics Leotards

Gym-Zzouri in Jefferson City, MO show off their colorful GK gymnastics leotards. Owners, Diane LeBlanc and Melinda Henry started the gym in July of 2007 to serve their community by providing a place for children to have fun and develop gymnastics, cheerleading and motor skills.

Gym-Zzouri is wearing a few different colorful styles of gymnastics leotards in the photo above. The three young gymnasts in the front chose our Basic V-Neck Gymnastics Leo 4863 a classic V neck long sleeve leotard featuring Berry and Black Mystique with a stylish V back.  Their logo was added to the sleeve in Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS which also neatly trace the neckline. Another style worn by the athletes is our Elegant V-Neck Competition Leotard 4829 in three different color combinations. Each V neck leo is outlined in our beautiful Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and their sleeves embellished with jeweled team name. Colors are shown above in Black Mystique combined with Electric Turquoise, Lime, and Berry Mystique.

Do you love these bright cheerful colors in gymnastics apparel? Shop our Women's Long Sleeve Competitive Leotards today for even more unique styles in competitive wear!

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New Gabby Douglas Leotards for Holiday 2013

This holiday, GK offers you leotards for every gymnast's holiday wish list! Our 2013 Holiday Gabby Collection includes fantastic prints in six new styles, the perfect gift for any gymnast! GK Champion Gabrielle Douglas is the first American gymnast in history to win the Olympic All-Around and Team Gold in the same Olympic year. Gabby also won the Subway Sportswoman of the Year and YoungStars Award at the 2013 BET Awards and was recognized as the Associated Press' 2012 Female Athlete of the Year.

Our Gabrielle Douglas Purple Flutter Leo E2387 is an artistic signature Gabrielle Douglas faux sweetheart neckline leotard in Imperial Purple Mystique and our new Flutter Nylon/Spandex print with two tone bodice design in Lemon Lime Mystique. This striking gymnastics leo features beautiful Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz accents. You are going to love our Gabby Douglas Flutter Wrap Tank Leotard E2390 a fierce Gabby workout leotard in Flutter Nylon/Spandex print with Cherry Mystique wrap around ribbon detail. For those who love a touch of animal print yet still like a classic look, check out our GK exclusive print in our Gabby Douglas Berry and Zebra Leotard E2389 a simple yet funky Gabby style in Black Nylon/Spandex and Berry Mystique with asymmetrical neckline featuring bold curved detail in Iced Zebra Hologram and is accented with Silver Hologram Sequinz.

The animal prints are all over our Gabby Collection this season! Our Gabby Douglas Ice Cat Workout Leo E2385 is a sporty V neck tank leotard in Black Mystique and new Funky Ice Cat Nylon/spandex print featuring striking criss cross design lines in Bright Yellow Mystique. Our Gabby Lime Ribbon Wrap Tank Leotard E2388 is a fresh look inspired by Gabby in Lime Mystique and Ice Cat print wrap around ribbon detail highlighted with Black Sequinz. Try a trendy style with Gabby Douglas Strappy Shoulder Leo E2386. This elegant strappy shoulder workout leotard in Black Opalescence Hologram features delicate Berry Slither details and straps. This leotard is neatly embellished with Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along asymmetric neckline. All styles are available in child and adult sizes and include a matching hair scrunchie.

If you love our new Gabby Holiday Collection, shop our entire 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials Collection today!

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