Our new website has been redesigned to make shopping for the best gymnastics leotards, warm-ups, cheer, and dance apparel easier and more enjoyable! The new design has some great features including:
An all-new Design Studio, including features to add jewels, embroidery, and other embellishments to in-stock gymnastics leotards, warm-ups, and cheerleading apparel. Until then, please continue to use the old website to order your custom gymnastics and cheer competition uniforms.
Kyla Ross, 14, is a member of the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team and won gold medals in the all-around, vault, and balance beam and won bronze on floor exercise in 2009 in Dallas. She competed at the 2009 Junior Pan American Games in Aracaju, Brazil where she helped the United States Gymnastics team win the gold medal. In event finals, Kyla won golds in the all-around, the uneven bars, and the balance beam and won silver on the floor exercise. From Aliso Viejo, California, Kyla trains at Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, California, where she is coached by Jenny Zhang and Howie Liang.
Kyla is shown here training in her GK Nastia Liukin Gold Medal Collection gymnastics leo E1544 from our Holiday catalog! Order yours today!
On December 19, 2010, My Kid’s Gym showcased over 300 gymnasts at the Casa San Pablo Theater in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A special thanks to Imilka Garcia de Diaz for the following photos of the gymnastics recital.
The GK Custom Design Studio is your very own studio, where you can give expression to all those creative colors and designs that have been running through your mind. Wearing gymnastic apparel that you’ve designed is rewarding. Leotards and Warm-Ups – you have choices for it all. Ordering is simple, fast and fun and the gymnastic wear is yours – all yours!
Here’s what you can have custom made:
GK Competitive Leotards 2010-11
GK Men’s Gymnastics Wear
Adidas Women’s Competitive Wear
Adidas Men’s Competitive Wear
GK Gymnastics Warm Ups
Have any questions or suggestions for our custom design studio? Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions that you have below. We would love to see pictures of you in GK Elite Gymnastics wear and share it with our readers on our blog; do send them over.
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You might have caught our post about this year's Spring Workout Essentials Catalog coming out soon! Well....it's out and now available online, so that you can check out all the different gymnastics leotards.
The Spring Workout Essentials Catalog is divided into the following sections:
I want to say thank you very much to GK.
My daughter Virginia was training for Special Olympics and we had a very difficult time finding a leotard for her. Luckily, I managed to find a very nice person at your company who helped us find a gymnastics leotard that worked for her.
She was able to complete her first competition (won a silver all around) and then last year the leotard still fit and she used it again to compete (she won gold all around).
Thanks so much for your help and making a difference in my daughter’s gymnastics career.
Amy and Virginia
If you are a regular GK Elite follower, then you know that our Spring Catalog is just around the corner!
What's fun about each year's Spring Workout Essentials Catalog is that it includes a special Valentine Collection that will melt hearts!
Some of the other features of this Spring Catalog include:you'll see a lot of different designs of signature tank Nastia Liukin Leotards.
If you're on a budget right now or even if you're not, then you will love the fact that the Spring Workout Essentials Catalog features over 20 value priced leotards!
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Our 2011 Gymnastics Warm Up Collection has been out for a while. Have you had the time to look? After completely revamping our gymnastics warm ups, we now offer fresh, contemporary designs in straight, sleek, athletic cuts coupled with our renowned fit.
Within our Collection, we have also introduced new performance fabrics, which feature the comfort of natural fibers and possess UV & anti-bacterial properties, thus ensuring that your warm-ups last longer.
Here are some of the choices of GK gymnastics warm ups:
Please feel free to comment if you have any suggestions or remarks. Have you been to our Facebook page yet? There are a lot of other like-minded gymnasts you can interact with there - it might be fun to get tips and hints there as well.
The most trusted brand on the market is GK Elite. We are known as the world’s number one supplier of gymnastics leotards. We are recognized worldwide for our wide selection of products and designs, custom design leotards, and excellent customer service.
Gymnastics is a one-of-a kind sport that requires grace and seemingly effortless movements. Our leotards make any gymnast feel like a champion, be it during warm up sessions or an actual competition. There is nothing like a beautiful, perfectly fitting leotard to boost a gymnast’s confidence.
Because of the unmatched quality of our products, GK Elite is proud to have been selected by adidas to outfit the athletes of the US National Team for almost a decade. Also, we are the only manufacturer of the adidas gymnastics apparel throughout the world.
Aside from gymnastics apparel, we also provide outfits for other sports and hobbies like dance and cheerleading. Each outfit is not only made to fit the wearer perfectly; it is also designed to be durable and made only with the highest quality materials.
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Just recently, Katelyn Ohashi and Mckenzie Wofford won 10 medals in the Bumbo Cup held in Pretoria, South Africa. These 2 amazing girls won a bronze medal, four silver and 5 gold medals.
Do you want to be like Katelyn and Mckenzie? Great gymnasts train well and choose the right leotards for their competitions. As a gymnast, you know that picking out the right leotard for an event is important. Aside from getting a good design, you should also think of the material and quality of your gymnastic apparel. You can't wear clothes that will make it hard for you to move around. Look for competitive leotards that will help you perform better.
If you want to buy gymnastics leotards and other apparel, there are plenty of options to choose from. You’ll be surprised at the variety of designs and colors available.
One option is to look online. A lot of reputable gymnastics companies have already established their online presence like GK Elite. The advantage of buying clothing for gymnastics online is that you would have more variety to choose from. Online shopping is more convenient especially if one is very particular about the design and would like to have more choices.
If you are looking for great gymnastic apparel, visit our website today and choose from our wide range of leotards and accessories. You can also like us on Facebook to keep updated on new designs and gymnastic events.
GK Elite Sportswear, L.P. world’s leading supplier of gymnastics apparel, and Unite for Her, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing breast cancer programs and initiatives, are proud to present BRAVADO, an inspired art exhibit and auction bringing together the talents of celebrity Olympic gymnasts, the cast of “Make It or Break It”, teams participating in the Pink Invitational ~ Gymnasts Unite event, and others dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. The biggest names in gymnastics are showing their support for the cause by designing their own GK sports bras which will be offered at silent auction to raise funds for Unite for HER breast cancer programs and initiatives. Interested parties can view and bid on decorated sports bras from notable gymnasts at the Pink Invitational gymnastics meet on February 25-27 at United Sports in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
In December 2010, GK Elite Sportswear announced a new 2011 partnership with Unite for HER, which, in addition to the co-sponsorship of BRAVADO, also includes support 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.
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 workout 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.
2011 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 Design and Corporate Relations. Each year GK continues to add more breast cancer awareness leotard styles to promote this 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.
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.
GYMBIZ INSIDER: GK-ELITE BEGINS A NEW CHAPTER
by Susan Williams, Inside Gymnastics
IN FEBRUARY, ONE OF THE FACES MOST FAMILIAR TO GYMNASTICS INSIDERS, GK-ELITE CEO SALLIE WEAVER, HUNG UP HER LEOTARDS (AND TAPE MEASURE) FOR THE LAST TIME, RETIRING AFTER 29 YEARS AT THE HELM OF THE WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION (SHE REMAINS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS). Weaver, a former fitness club owner, took over the company formerly known as GymKin, and in her tenure did everything from global marketing to personal fittings with the sport’s biggest stars.
Carter Cheskey, along with business partner Dan Casciano, now take care of the business of running GK. Cheskey, whose official title is Executive Vice President, and Casciano, GK’s CEO, are in charge of corporate strategy, expansion and innovation. Kelly McKeown, who worked closely with Weaver over the past five years, is GK’s new Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and Vice President of Design, positions created especially for her. “She’s our primary face when it comes to key relationships, key clients,” says Cheskey. “She’s the one working with the U.S. National Team.”
Inside got the lowdown on GK’s future from Cheskey (pictured far right in the group photo), who had just returned from the World Championships, where GK-Elite outfitted teams from Russia, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Israel, the Czech Republic, Greece and Mexico, as well as athletes from eight other Latin American countries.
What can we expect from GK in the future?
We want to continue on the path that Sallie had the company on, continue our global expansion. In early 2009 we signed a global licensing agreement with Adidas. We’ve worked with Adidas before on the U.S. level, but now every Adidas leotard in the world is produced here, and marketed by us… Our own GK brand is growing significantly overseas as well. We are now up to 24 international distributors and we add about one or two a year. Right now we primarily serve Europe and Australia, but we are also seeing growth in Asia — Japan and China — and throughout South America.
When we took the company over we were in track and field, we were in skating, and we pulled back from those markets to really focus on gymnastics. One thing we have launched in the last two years is a line for cheerleading, All-Star cheer specifically, which is very complimentary to our gymnastics line. We’ve been able to do a lot of innovating there in terms of stretch fabrics, taking what we knew from gymnastics and applying it to All-Star cheer, really revolutionizing that design. When we looked at our customer base, a good portion of gym customers also offer, or are considering, All-Star cheer in their gym, so it was a very natural fit, with so many former gymnasts doing cheer, and vice versa.
One of the other things we’ve done is really stepped up our product with increased R&D efforts. We are continually looking for new and better fabrics and better construction techniques. We did a major overhaul last year of styles … that have been really well received.
Where does the design inspiration come from? Is it fashion-focused or more dictated by your customers, the gymnasts?
We get our design inspiration from the fashion world in general, and from the sports apparel world outside gymnastics… In terms of designing leotards for the [U.S.] National Team, I know Martha (Karolyi) and Kathy (Kelley) have been very astute at making the U.S. team look good, but I know the gymnasts also have influence.
How do the leotards you create for the U.S. National Team fit into the rest of the line?
We sell over a million garments a year, in hundreds of styles. I think our National Team apparel gives our company exposure. There is definitely a factor where [other] gymnasts want to wear what the top athletes are wearing… And in the case of Nastia (Liukin) and Shawn (Johnson) they each have their own signature lines, that they create themselves, exclusively for GK. Also, [British World Champion] Beth Tweddle has her own dedicated line, exclusively for our European market. And Jon Horton endorses our male line. Our tag line is, ‘Choice of Champions,’ and I think that shows in who wants to endorse our line.
What makes your product so ubiquitous?
What the company was built on, and what is really our secret recipe, is our fit. We actually have a propriety fit formula that none of our competitors have. In gymnastics, you can’t afford to have a wardrobe malfunction…In a given competitive season we outfit thousands of gymnasts, and we’ve got hundreds of styles, because no one wants to look like every other girl in the gym. Then, I think, our dedication to the customer stands out. Obviously, we’re not perfect, no matter how hard we try, but when we make mistakes we do whatever is in our power to make it right.
Having been with the company since 2007, but not coming from a gymnastics background yourself, what have you found most exciting about the sport? What’s your best moment so far?
It’s a niche market and it’s a pretty small industry, so you get to know the people, and that’s probably the best part of it. But I’d have to say that watching Nastia win the all-around gold, watching Shawn win the gold on beam, at the Olympic Games in Beijing, was the most exciting moment. I was so nervous for them, wanting them to win, that I couldn’t watch. It was so intense; I can’t even imagine what it’s like for their coaches and parents. Watching all our athletes — Jon, too, getting the silver on high bar — in Beijing, was without a doubt the best moment so far.
In August of 2009, USA Gymnastics and Nastia Liukin announced a partnership to create the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup - which gives a competitive opportunity to the country’s top Junior Olympic gymnasts.
The first Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup was on March 5, 2010, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.
The Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup takes place the evening before the prestigious AT&T American Cup and uses the American Cup's podium.
This year's Supergirl Cup takes place on March 4 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Gymnasts are chosen to participate in the Cup through the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series invitationals. You can check out the 2011 Nastia Liukin Cup Series Schedule here.
Proceeds from the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup go to the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation - the first year's revenues were used for scholarships for young gymnasts who showed gymnastic ability but had financial hardship.
Did you know? Gymnasts who compete in the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup will receive:
· A Nastia Liukin-designed leotard and a warm-up from GK Elite
· 2 tickets to the AT&T American Cup
· Recognition during the event
· An opportunity to meet Nastia Liukin and participate in a team photo.
Want to see more Nastia Gymnastics Apparel? CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW! or phone us at 1-800-345-4087 to find out more.
Unleash the animal inside you with over 10 animal print gymnastics leotards to choose from in GK’s Fall/Winter Workout Essentials catalog. Plus, you’ll go WILD over retail prices starting at just $31.95!
Choose from cheetah, zebra, and leopard gymnastic leotard styles in nylon/spandex with foil and hologram options. Coordinating gymnastics shorts are sure to complete your “untamed” workout look in the gym. The cheetah print tank leotard is even available for your doll or teddy bear!
Competition leotards are an integral part of a gymnast’s wardrobe. You need quality leotards to wear for special events like the one Natasia Liukin is wearing in the photo on this post. A good leotard is one that fits perfectly and allows the gymnast to move gracefully and with ease. It's important to be comfortable with what you are wearing so you can perform your routine gracefully. Your leotards should be durable and made from quality fabric. GK Elite offers a wide range of gymnastics apparel.
Gymnastics is one sport in which a polished appearance is an advantage. This is why it is important to be on the look out for competition leotards with the best designs. There are many leotards on the market today. Buy one that does not only make you look great but also one that allows you to move with ease. Check out our collection of beautiful leotards that are great for workout and compeition.
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As spectators, we’ve all enjoyed watching athlete’s compete whether it be on the floor or the court or the field. However, many spectators may not realize that gymnastics is unique in that it combines beauty and grace with power and athleticism. These days in gymnastics, it is all about the best gymnastics leotards that athletes wear which become a part of the event.
In many sporting events, like swimming and track and field, what an athlete wears plays a crucial role in his or her performance. If you are into sports, you understand how important it is to find good sportswear. Technology and modern science help create swim wear that enhances the skill of the swimmer. A suit that helps the athlete glide effortlessly underwater can be the big difference between winning and losing. In gymnastics, cool gymnastics leotards that provide flexible over-all support can help the gymnast perform with ease. Choose competition leotards that are flexible and will move with every routine. It is equally important that your leotard is durable and will not restrict your movement, especially when you get to that award-winning routine.
If you are looking for elite leotard designs, checkout GK Elite's wide range of gymnastic sportswear. We have everything you need from warm-up apparel, shirts, leotards, grips and many more.
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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.
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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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.
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.