Kiana Ross feels very fortunate to represent GK for Southern California. Prior to joining the GK Team, Kiana worked in the hotel industry for 20 years, having a supervisory role in food and beverage for six years with Starwood Hotels. Customer satisfaction has always been a high priority for Kiana, which makes her a great addition to the GK Gymnastics Sales Team.
Kiana was born and raised on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. After graduating from the University of Hawaii with a B.S. in Food Science Human Nutrition, she got married and had her first child. While her husband, Jason, was pursuing a professional baseball career with the Atlanta Braves, Kiana and her family lived in various states in the south for several years, finally setting in Southern California near her family. Kiana now has three wonderful children, Kyla, Mckenna, and Kayne, who are her pride and joy. Kiana stays busy representing GK and following the competitive sports activities of her children.
Two of Kiana's passions are exercise and healthy cooking. Her free time is spent traveling with her children to wherever their sports schedules take them. Kiana and her husband both come from large families, many of whom travel along to competitions with them.
If you live in California and are looking for gymnastics leotards, warm-ups and other gymnastic apparel, contact Kiana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GK: What surprised you the most?
Lexie: How many people work here and how they all have to work together.
Rachael: It surprised me how many little steps there are and how many pieces, how things are glued down before they are sewn and all of the detail work.
GK: What did you learn about GK?
Lexie: I could not believe it when I saw how each little piece has to be glued down, that was my favorite part! I learned how everyone has to sew all these little pieces together. It’s a lot of work to make just one leo.
Rachael: I learned that there is always so much going on here. There are the catalog leos and special order leos. It’s like a project that is never quite done.
GK: A couple of questions for you, Lexie... How old were you when you started gymnastics?
Lexie: I was 4½, almost five.
GK: How did you get started in gymnastics?
Lexie: My older sister did gymnastics and my twin sister, Leah, and I would always watch her. So, my mom just put us in not thinking I would go this far, I guess.
GK: How long have you been training?
Lexie: For about 9 years.
GK: How long have you been an Elite gymnast?
Lexie: About 2 ½ to 3 years.
GK: What is your training schedule like?
Lexie: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 to 12:30 and then 2:00 to 4:00. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 to 1:30 and then Saturdays 8:30 to about 1:30.
GK: Do you hope to make the 2016 Olympic team?
Lexie: Yes, that’s definitely my goal and hopefully it will happen!
GK: What do you like to do outside of the gym?
Lexie: I like to go to football games and Amelia (Hundley - also of Cincinnati Gymnastics and National Team member) and I hang out a lot and go to the movies.
Good luck, Lexie! It was so great having you and Rachael here with us!Be sure to look for Lexie in the pages of our new catalog - coming in April 2012! Until then, shop our current catalogs, GK Special Order Leotards and GK In Stock Leotards, Warm-up, and Gymnastic Apparel.