More than Just Compeition Leotards: GK is the Absolute Choice of Champions

For aspiring gymnastic Olympic champions, there is no better brand than GK Elite. As a gymnast, you should make sure that you wear nothing else but the best gymnastic leotards. GK is a prestigious company offering a variety of apparel like warm up suits, shorts, and, gymnastic competition leotards.
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Today, we offer more than a hundred magnificent leotards with interesting details that come alive with each graceful movement of the gymnast. The new designs also come in bolder, more vivid colors that attract attention. In order to bring more life and texture to the designs, only the most luxurious fabrics are used in our apparel. To top all that, special details such as genuine Swarovski crystals make the leotards even more fit for a champion.

Aside from competition apparel, gymnast warm up clothes are also attention grabbers. Examples are sleek fitting jackets with longer lengths. The fabrics used for our warm up apparel takes advantage of technological innovations. UV blocks, antibacterial properties, fast drying, and easy care are among the new and innovative features. For those of you who can’t resist brand names, we are the only manufacturer that offers adidas competition leotards.

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How Did You Celebrate National Gymnastics Day?

Since 1999, National Gymnastics Day has been promoting the benefits of gymnastics to the public and encouraging kids and adults to try this great sport. Gymnastics promotes health and wellness for people of all ages.

In 2001, USA Gymnastics started several fund raising events for the Children's Miracle Network in conjunction with National Gymnastics Day. Because of the success of that event, Tyson Fitness challenge eventually became the official fund raising platform in 2006. Tyson Fitness Challenge is for kids between 4 and 16 years old. Through this, children and teenagers are encouraged to be physically fit by performing various gymnastic GK Warm Upsroutines and having a healthy diet.

Last November, thousands of gymnasts and gymnastic supporters raised more that $100,000 through National Gymnastics Day open houses and the Tyson Fitness Challenge. The funds will be divided to several Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

How did you celebrate National Gymnastics Day this year? If you weren't able to participate in this year's events, you can always participate in other activities sponsored by this organization through your local gym club. Start your preparation by getting some gymnast warm ups you can wear when you practice great routines.

For your gymnastic apparel needs, visit GK Elite and choose from our great collection of competition leotards, warm-ups and accessories. Like us on Facebook to keep updated on the latest Gymnastic news and events.


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Gymnastic Accessories - For Comfort & Performance in the Gym

When mastering a gymnastic skill, comfort really matters! GK Elite ensures your comfort by designing and manufacturing the best fitting gymnastic leotards. But, we know that gymnastics is not only about the leos. 

 

We understand the world of gymnastics, and we understand you – the gymnast. That’s why we go the extra mile to help make sure your path to gymnastic perfection is as smooth as possible. Here are some of the gymnastic accessories we offer that are aimed at increasing your performance:

 

4” Terry Wristbands: Protect your wrists when you use grips.grips


Grip Bag
: Matte Tricot grip bag with jeweled GK Logo.


Velcro Hand Grips
: Soft suede grips with Velcro closures for entry level gymnasts.


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ETC Wrist Saver: Protects and supports your wrists.


Reisport Ladies Uneven Grip
: Advanced wristband that's made with high quality leather and also has Velcro for secure fit - perfect for use on uneven bars – also available with a buckle closure.


Neoprene Wristbands: Protects your wrists when using grips.


slippersGymnastic Slipper: With nylon upper covering and suede leather sole, the most comfortable slipper you will ever wear.


3” Terry Wristbands: Protects your wrist when you use grips


Magnesium Carbonate: Gym chalk for increased comfort

 

Shop GK Elite Gymnastic accessories today!

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Everyday Champions - Wilkeys Gymnastics Level 8,9,10

Everyday Champions

Wilkeys Gymnastics Level 8, 9, 10 says "We have the best leotard from GK! It is the leotard Nastia is wearing on the cover." GO WILKEYS

Name: Poppy
Team: Wilkeys Gymnastics
City: Tewskbury MA

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Nastia Liukin Supergirl Fall/Winter Leotards

Nastia Liukin needs no introduction, especially to gymnasts. She has her own line of leotards that she designs through GK Elite. Have you checked out her Supergirl Leotard Collection for Fall/Winter? It has all a gymnast could want in a leotard – style, awesome design and, of course, the best fit ever – all courtesy of GK Elite!

 

Both of the incredible leotards in this collection include a matching hair scrunchie:nastia

 

Nastia Supergirl Purple Leo: Deep purple and lavender and silver mystiques – awesomely royal colors – with a jeweled S-shield icon.

 

Nastia Supergirl Black Leotard: Black leotard with asymmetrical lavender straps and trims. Jeweled S-shield on the front – it is the Supergirl Collection after all!

 

Nastia Supergirl Shorts: Lavender ice mystique gymnastic shorts with the S-shield, of course!

 

Do you have any Nastia Supergirl gymnastics wear? If you do, then please send your pictures over and we’ll put them up on our blog.


Have you had a look at our Facebook page? Do you have questions, suggestions, comments…the comment box is all yours! 

 

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Central New York Gymnastics Center gymnasts show support for their coach in GK Breast Cancer Awareness Leotards

In October, when one of Central New York Gym Center’s coaches was diagnosed with breast cancer, the gymnasts knew that they wanted to support her during her struggle. The team decided to purchase GK Breast Cancer Awareness leotards and recently wore them at their 24th annual Pinky Shone Memorial competition on December 3-5, 2010. The leotards had Coach Candy’s name embroidered on the back as a sign of the team’s support and to promote the CNY team name. 

 

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detailWhile the Pinky Stone Memorial meet is named after the late Frederick “Pinky” Stone, former owner of Central New York Gymnastics Center, the theme of this year’s meet was breast cancer awareness, in honor of the CNY coach who was absent from the meet for treatment. Over 400 gymnasts in Levels 4-10 participated in the DeWitt, New York competition.

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Nastia Liukin’s Gymnastics Training Equipment by AAI – Available at www.gkelite.com

beamIn addition to the Nastia Liukin’s Gold Medal Collection and Supergirl Line of gymnastics apparel, GK also offers gymnasts the full line of Nastia Liukin Training Equipment by AAI.

This signature gymnastics equipment product line includes a Foam Balance Beam, Junior Balance Beam, 4 x 8 Folding Mat, Hand Stand Bar and a Cartwheel Mat in Nastia’s signature color pink with her autograph and logo on each product. According to Nastia, AAI is the best manufacturer of products for aspiring gymnasts through Olympic champions. When I was presented with the opportunity to develop a line of fitness and training products for young gymnasts, I jumped at it. I have always wanted to extend my dedication to working with young athletes beyond just clinics and camps. I hope parents recognize the tremendous health benefits for their children in working with my products and being a gymnast in general.”
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For over 50 years, champions and beginners alike have relied on AAI for all their apparatus & training needs worldwide. AAI is the official equipment supplier and partner to USA Gymnastics. The Nastia Liukin by AAI product line is available at gkelite.com.

Shop Nastia's gymnastics training equipment here.


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How About A Nastia Liukin Leotard Gift This Holiday Season?

Have you seen the new GK Nastia Liukin Leotards – Holiday 2010 Collection? There are 6 really cool new leotards that would set any gymnast's heart racing. The six gymnastics leotards are available in adult and child sizes and there's one exclusively for the budding young ones.

Here's a quick look at what Nastia Liukin has up her sleeve for you this holiday season… and YES! They all come with matching scrunchies :)
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Nastia Liukin Wild Thing Leo: Purple with a bright amethyst trimming and a strappy back.
Nastia Liukin Blue Silver Leo: The beautiful blue-silver combo comes together in this striking leo.
Nastia Liukin Cherry Leotard: Cherry red, crystal lined, and black trimmed, this leo is one to die for!
Nastia Liukin Merlot Leotard: Opulence and class, this leo has a beautiful allure.
Nastia Liukin Pink Zebra Leo: A candy pink Zebra design trimmed in black…really pretty.
Nastia Liukin Kids Zebra Leo: This one’s just for the kids.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW! 

These gymnastics leotards make perfect holiday gifts for gymnasts. Mom's, are you listening?

Got a Nastia Liukin leotard? Why not share your pictures with us by submitting your leotard story? Come join us on Facebook, we’d love to hear from you. 

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Everyday Champions - Gymnast Cutie

GK is the best. I only wear GK leotards because I love the way they fit. I love the styles and colors. Katie

Name: Katie
Team: Ultimate Gymnastics
City: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri

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GK Elite Sportswear and Unite for HER Announce a 2011 Partnership to join in the Fight against Breast Cancer

GK Elite Sportswear, L.P. world’s leading supplier of gymnastics apparel, is proud to announce its 2011 partnership with Unite for HER, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting breast cancer programs. The mission of this West Chester, PA based organization is to make a positive difference in the lives of women and girls through education, empowerment and restoration.  The partnership includes GK Elite’s sponsorship of the 2011 Pink Invitational, an outreach gymnastics meet presented by Unite for HER, and the production of a collection of breast cancer awareness leotards. The meet will be hosted by AJS Pancott Gymnastics National Training Center, also located in West Chester.
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GK Elite’s 2011 collection of Breast Cancer Awareness apparel includes three In-Stock leotards embellished with the Pink Ribbon and custom GK/Unite for HER logo. These special leotards along with a sports bra and short will premier at the Pink Invitational on February 25, 2011 and will be available through June 15, 2012. As a proud sponsor of Unite for HER, GK will contribute 5% of the sales of the breast cancer awareness collection to our friends at Unite for HER. This dazzling and inspiring collection is a perfect complement for breast cancer events. 

leo32011 marks the seventh year that GK has taken a stand against breast cancer. "We see taking part in the fight against breast cancer as a responsibility, especially given that the majority of our customer base is young girls and teens. Unite for HER is an organization making a positive impact in helping those affected by breast cancer. Getting the message and support out to women of all ages is part of their passion and success!" said Kelly McKeown, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and Vice President of Design. Each year GK continues to add more breast cancer awareness leotard styles to promote thisleo2 worthy cause. Following the Pink Invitational, the leotards, sports bra and short will be available for purchase on the GK website.

“As a women’s sport geared toward training and mentoring young athletes into their adult years, gymnastics organizations have a unique opportunity to raise awareness in our community and to raise funds in support of breast cancer survivors and their families,” said Unite for HER founder and breast cancer survivor, Sue Weldon.

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

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Unite for HER is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls by supporting and providing breast cancer programs and initiatives that educate, empower, and restore.  Since 2009, Unite for HER has worked to bridge the gap between the medical and wellness communities by educating women diagnosed with breast cancer about complementary therapies, providing them with a compassionate resource for support, knowledge and healing. Visit www.uniteforher.org or call 610-322-9552.

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Last Chance to Vote for The Shannon Miller Foundation - Pepsi Refresh Project

The Shannon Miller Foundation is competing for a Pepsi Refresh Grant of $25,000 to fight childhood obesity by providing free in-school run/walk clubs through the Shannon Miller Foundation Running Clubs. Currently 3,000 children in the Jacksonville area are involved, with a waiting list of many more. We plan to reach 25,000 children by 2012! Please help us fight childhood obesity and get our children moving by voting for the Shannon Miller Foundation by November 30! 

Please Vote Today and Tomorrow for the Shannon Miller Foundation to win a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant. Vote all 3 ways to help SMF fight childhood obesity.

1. Vote Online:

http://www.refresheverything.com/shannonmillerrunningclub

2. Vote by Text:
Text* 103676 to Pepsi (73774)
*Standard text messaging rates apply.

3. Vote on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/SMLifestyle

The Shannon Miller Foundation is dedicated to fighting childhood obesity. Today, an estimated one third of all children in the United States are overweight, while the occurrence of obesity has more than quadrupled in the last 25 years. This epidemic leads to life threatening issues such as heart disease, asthma, hypertension and type II diabetes. Through education and awareness of the health risks associated with this disease Shannon strives to make a positive impact on children's health. The Shannon Miller Foundation offers children the opportunity to be physically active, and gain greater nutritional knowledge.

The Shannon Miller Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Funds to support this Foundation are raised through corporate and personal contributions, as well as special events.

Shannon Miller, a 7 time Olympic Medalist and 9 time World Medalist remains The Most Decorated American Gymnast, male or female, in history, having won more Olympic and World Championship Medals than any other US gymnast.  The Shannon Miller line of GK women's gymnastics leotards was among GK's earliest gymnastics leotard signature collections.  Shannon has modeled for GK's women's gymnastics warm-ups catalog, as well as for the GK competition leotard catalog, containing both long-sleeve leotards and tank leotards.
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Enter GK's Model Search- Only 5 Days Left!!

It's hard to believe it's been almost 2 weeks since we began our gymnastics model search!  Have you sent your application in yet? Remember your deadline to enter is November 29th. So, don't miss your chance to be in the running to appear next to gymnastic Olympic GK Model Searchchampions Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson in GK's 2011 gymnastics apparel catalogs!

Apply Today! *

Just follow these 3 easy steps!
  1. Fill Out the GK Model Application, click here to download.
  2. Find 3 Photos
           - 1 Close up head shot; smiling with hair tied back
           - 2 Full length photos wearing a leotard
  3. Send the completed application and photos to modelsearch@gkelite.com

Don't delay! Send your applications in today!! We are looking forward to seeing your smiling face!

*For your application to be considered you must be a female gymnast between the ages of 13-16




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Everyday Champions - GK Gymnasts are Strong

I think our GK Leotards match with the snake perfectly, and I love the pattern. GK rules and so does my team.

Name: Shelby Fow
Team: Garlands Gymnastics
City: kennewick, washington


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US Athletes Win Medals at World Age Group Competition

GK congratulates Kiara Nowlin for winning the Gold Medal at the World Age Group Competition (WAG) for Tumbling - Age 15-16. (Wearing Team USA adidas Gymnastics apparel!)


As Reported on USA Gymnastics Website
Kiara Nowlin WAG Gold Medal
METZ, France, Nov. 17, 2010 – The USA won three gold and two bronze medals on the second day of the 2010 World Age Group Trampoline and Tumbling Competition in Metz, France. The three gold medalists are: Kiara Nowlin of Oxnard, Calif., 15-16 girls' tumbling; Audrey Ghanian of Holmdel, N.J., and Meghan O'Connell of Middletown, N.J., 11-12 girls' synchronized trampoline; and Sonia Shah of Indianapolis, Ind., girls' 17-18 double mini-trampoline. Ryan Roberts of Ramona, Calif., and Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas, won bronze medals in 17-18 boys' double-mini and 13-14 girls' trampoline, respective. Competition continues through Nov. 19.

Nowlin, who trains at Waller's GymJam Academy, won her second consecutive world 15-16 tumbling title with a 32.700. Victoria Danilenko of Russia finished second (31.300) with Joanna Czapla of Poland third (30.900). Russia's Mikhail Manin (35.300), Aleksandr Bezyulev (33.600), and Yaroslav Moskovkin (33.600) swept the Kiara Nowlinmedals in boys' 15-16 tumbling. Joshua Coles of Wonder Lake, Ill./5 Star Tumbling And Trampoline, finished eighth.


What is WAG?

As reported on the FIG (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique) Website

The World Age Group Competitions span all trampoline disciplines - Individual and Synchronised Trampoline, Double Mini-trampoline and Tumbling - in four age groups: 11-12 years, 13-14 years, 15-16 years and 17-18 years old respectively. Counting both the girls’ and boys’ events, 96 medals will be awarded over the week.

The programme is based on each age group doing one event per day over four days, which means that all equipment in the hall will be in use simultaneously. Both judges and officials from the organisation will have a hectic programme. But the highest pressure of all will be on the gymnasts. For many of them, this is the first high-profile international competition, for which they have trained and prepared for many months. Most of them will perform well but some will perform under their ability or even fail completely. Regardless, they will all, without exception, leave Metz in a week’s time with new wonderful experiences and contacts with new friends from all over the world that only a World Age Group Competetion can give.
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Everyday Champions - Amanda Borden and Her Little Champ

Former Olympian Amanda Borden with her daughter Kennedy. Kennedy is wearing her new GK leotard she selected recently at the Gold Medal Extravaganza Meet held at Amanda's gym.

The shiny blue zebra leotard is from Shawn Johnson's Fall Winter Leotard Collection! Check it out online!

Name: Amanda Borden
Team: Gold Medal Gymnastics
City: Chandler, AZ



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Everyday Champions - Brown's Gymnastics - Las Vegas

Everyday heros. These girls are sporting their awesome GK leos. They are from Brown's Gymnastics Las Vegas and will he competing level fours in January. Megan, Destiny and Sarah.

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Team: Brown's Gymnastics
City: Las Vegas, NV



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Men's Champions Trophy Competition - Stuttgart, Germany

The 2010 Champions Trophy, an all-around competition in Stuttgart, Germany, concluded on Sunday 11/14/2010. For the Mens Gymnastics Competition, an incredible number of male gymnasts competed wearing GK and adidas leotards and apparel:

Champions Trophy All Around Competition

Bronze Medal:  Maxim Deviatovski (RUS) GK
6th Place:         Jonathon Horton (USA) adidas

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Bronze Medal:  Donna Donny Truyens (BEL) GK
6th Place:         Alexander Shatilov (ISR) GK

Floor Exercise

Gold:               Alexander Shatilov (ISR) GK

Vault

Silver               Jeffrey Wammes (NET) GK

Rings


Gold:               Aleksandr Balandin (RUS) GK
Silver:              Konstantin Pluzhnikov (RUS) GK

Holizontal Bars

Bronze              Jeffrey Wammes (NET) GK

Congratulations to the Winners from GK - The Choice of Champions Worldwide!!
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GK Model Search - You Could Be GK's Next Catalog Model

The 2010 GK Model Search began last week and so far the response has been overwhelming! Thanks to all the respondents so far.

Some questions were asked that we had not addressed, and we wanted to let everyone know the answers:

DEADLINE? - The GK Model search will be open through MIDNIGHT MONDAY NOVEMBER 29th.

AGE REQUIREMENTS? -  We are looking for a variety of leotard models in the 13-16 year age range.

MALE GYMNAST/MODELS? - Not at this time.

DOES IT MATTER IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THE LOCAL AREA? - Models are being sought from all over. Location is not an issue. Basic Expenses will be paid for, in accordance with allowances set forth by the NCAA.

IS GK LOOKING FOR CHEER MODELS? - This specific Model Search is for the GK Gymnastics Catalog. We are also looking for Cheer Models, but the Photo shoots for our cheer catalog will not be until next year.



CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION AND DETAILS

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Fall Season Leotards that Look Great All Year

Collection 4 of GK's Fall-Winter Workout Essentials Catalog really captures the Fall season with styles that will look good all year round.

  • Rich Hues Team-Up with Fashionable Prints
  • Timeless Styling
  • Matching Gymnastics Shorts
  • Perfect Gifts for the Holidays

This Collection features 6 festive leotard styles with matching gymnastics shorts to complete the package.

E1593 - Desert Creature Tank Leotard

E1594 - Espresso & Desert Creature Leotard 

E1595 - Desert Creature Gymnastics Shorts

E1590 - Orange Crush Tank Leotard 

E1591 - Orange Crush & Black Tank Leotard

E1596 - Sunshine & Rainforest Tank Leotard 

E1592 - Silver & Black V-neck Tank Leo

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