Introducing GymTek - High Performance Gymnastics Leotards for the Serious Gymnast

GK is proud to introduce GymTek, the first technically designed high performance gymnastics workout leotard collection for the serious gymnast.  GymTek gymnastics leotards have state of the art technical features that make hours of practice more comfortable and more productive.

GK’s exclusive StretchTek compression fabric fits like a soft second skin and features the best technical properties available today in gymnastics apparel. StretchTek features moisture wicking properties to keep you cool and dry during workouts.   Our hi-tech manufacturing techniques eliminate the irritation of interior tags, while flatlock seams provide more comfort by eliminating seam abrasion.

Most importantly, GymTek Gymnastics Leotards are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in the industry, so athletes can be sure that they have the exceptional fit that GK is known for.
"GK's mission statement says that our goal is to be the athlete's first choice," said Kelly McKeown, GK's Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and Design. "With this in mind, we have developed a collection of high performance gymnastics leotards which feature technical attributes that benefit serious athletes who train for many hours, nearly every day of the week. We are excited for the launch of GymTek and we know our customers will love the sporty look and hi-tech design!"

In addition to gymnastics workout leotards, the GymTek Collection also includes coordinating workout shorts and Coaches Shirts designed for men and women.  GymTek is available January 16, 2012 through April 30, 2012.

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The GK Spring 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog is Here! Which Gymnastics Leotard is Your New Favorite?

The New GK Spring 2012 Gymnastic Workout Essentials Catalog is here! It is the beginning of an exciting year in the sport of gymnastics with all eyes focused on the Summer Games in London, England.  Everyone is looking forward to the return of past gymnastic champions and the establishment of new champions.

This year, GK is changing the focus of our seasonal gymnastics catalogs.  We want Workout Essentials to continue to be your first choice when you need every day practice gymnastics leotards and gymnastic workout apparel.  In the pages of this new catalog you will see new leotards, new fabrics and new prices!

Some highlights from the Spring 2012 catalog include:
We are proud that every gymnastics leotard in our catalog is made in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. GK, the industry leader in gymnastics apparel, offers you more variety, more styles and more choices.

GK. Choice of Champions.

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Lexie Priessman Visits GK for Competitive Gymnastics Photo Shoot

Coming off of her Gold Medal All-Around win at the Junior International Competition in Yokohama, Japan, Lexie Preissman of Cincinnati Gymnastics and current member of the Junior National Women's Gymnastics Team, recently visited GK for a competitive catalogRachel and Lexie photo shoot and a tour of the GK headquarters.  Lexie was accompanied by Rachael Tracy, currently a Cincinnati Gymnastics coach and daughter of internationally known coach, Mary Lee Tracy.  After the tour, GK spoke with Lexie and Rachel about their time at GK. 

GK:  What was your favorite part of the GK tour?

Lexie: When I saw all those gymnastics leotards hanging up in the warehouse!

Rachael: My favorite part was seeing the design process from beginning to end.  It’s really cool to Lexiesee how the design starts with a piece of paper and finishes as a leotard. 

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.

GK. Choice of Champions.
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Priessman and Hundley a Winning Combination in GK Competitive Gymnastics Leotards

Lexie Priessman and Amelia Hundley, both members of USA Gymnastics National Junior Women's Team, added to their medal count at the 2011 Junior National Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota in August of 2011. 

These talented young athletes compete as Junior International Elite Gymnasts and train at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy under coaches Mary Lee Tracy and Amy Wert.  Currently, both are in training for the 2012 season.  What did they wear for the National Championships?  GK, of course!

On day one of the national championships, Lexie and Amelia sported GK's Stunning Flame Comp Leo 9542, a boat neckline competitive gymnastics leotard with a stunning flame design across bodice and back, two tone sleeve design, and V back shown here in White Sparkle, Gunmetal Mystique, and Berry Mystique with optional Brilliance Crystals. 

For day two, the junior champions sported a GK Special Order competitive gymnastics leotard. Special Order leos are customizable with any fabric and any color combination with infinite embellishment options in jewels, sequinz, embroidery or imprinting.  Lexie and Amelia's leo started with GK's Dramatic Asymmetrical Competition Leotard 9562, a classic neck competitive gymnastics leotard with a dazzling asymmetrical design on front and throughout the right sleeve featuring a scoop back.  Black Mystique and Electric Turquoise Mystique make up the leo highlighted with Raspberry Truffle and Silver Mystique along style lines.  Handset Clear Jewels create a shimmering finish for the floor. What a beautiful combination!

After an impressive fourth and fifth all around for Lexie and Amelia and a 1st place on vault and 2nd on floor for Lexie, the girls carried their winning momentum to the 2011 Junior Japan International Competition in Yokohama, Japan where they dominated the podium taking home four medals each.  Lexie won the all-around Gold as well as Gold on vault, bars and floor.  Amelia won Silver on the all-around, vault and floor and Bronze on bars.
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  Way to go Lexie and Amelia!

For your winning combination, visit our Design Studio to bring your dream leo to life.  Interested in Custom Design?  Call Customer Service at 800-345-4087 for information on submitting your sketch!
GK. Choice of Champions.
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Meet Judi Cook, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Michigan and Illinois

Are you a gym owner or athlete in Michigan or Illinois?  Do you need gymnastics leotards, warm ups and other gymnastics apparel?  Judi Cook is GK's Gymnastics Sales Representative for Michigan and Illinois and has been involved in retailing active wear in the gymnastics industry for 22 years.  Contact Judi at

JudiJudi is married and has four great kids!  When not providing superior customer service and supplying her territory with GK gymnastic apparel, Judi loves to garden in her spare time.

Contact information for GK Gymnastics Territory Account Managers in other parts of the country can be found here.
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GK Catalog Model Ebee Feels Like a Superstar in GK Leotards at Karolyi Ranch

Elizabeth Price, a.k.a, "Ebee," is a member of the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team and can also be found modeling in the pages of GK Gymnastics Apparel catalogs.  Ebee currently resides in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania and trains at Parkettes National Gymnastics Center with coaches Bill & Donna Strauss.

Ebee recently took home 4th place on the uneven bars and tied for 5th on vault at the 2011 Visa Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  At the 2011 CoverGirl Classic in Chicago, Illinois, she tied for 3rd on uneven bars.  Ebee first got involved in gymnastics because her Mom "wanted to tire me out!"  Her current goal is to make the the National Team.

GK caught up with Ebee while she was attending camp at Karolyi Ranch.  She shared her thoughts on some GK Leos while she worked out.

Here, Ebee is wearing GK Style E177, a sporty v-back leotard in Green Party Animal Hologram and Black Nylon/Spandex from our 2011 Holiday collection.  Ebee said she liked "the way I stand out in it."
Also from our 2011 Holiday collection, Ebee "LOVED the youthful color combo" of Frozen Hearts Nylon/Spendex with foil and Electric Turquoise in GK Style E1773.
Ebee's absolute favorite was GK Style E1806 from our 2011/2012 Fall-Winter Collection, saying, "It was spectacular!"The v-neck classic tank leotard with cleared jewel accents, Grape Mystique, Purple Nightlights Nylon/Spandex Foil and Black Mystique made Ebee feel like a "superstar" as she was learned her new floor routine.

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Meet Mary Stepp, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Louisiana & Mississippi

Mary Stepp, GK Gymnastic Sales Representative for Louisiana and Mississippi, followed a long and winding path to the GK team.  But, the challenges along the way are what continue to inspire her.  She states, "Little did I know that the time I spent as an aerobics instructor would lead me to today.  Looking back, I guess it was a natural progression into the world of dance, gymnastics and cheerleading." 

Mary's sales career began after instructing aerobics classes and eventually becoming a supervisor of over 35 other instructors.  At the time, the company that supplied the instructor uniforms asked Mary to represent their line.  After that, she worked with several dance wear companies, servicing customers in several states.  Mary now feels privileged to represent GK. 

MaryMary and her husband, Wade, a retired Dallas School District principal and avid cyclist, live in Mansfield, Texas.  Mary lost one son at a tender age to Leukemia.  She also has a daughter and three grandchildren whom she adores, Andrew, a senior at University of Texas, William, a high school senior and Madeleine who currently battles an autoimmune disease but continues to dance five days a  week, competes and teaches students younger than herself.  Mary states that Madeline teaches her what life is about, "Take it as it comes and be happy!"

Do you live in Louisiana or Mississippi and need gymnastics leotards, warm-ups or other gymnastics apparel? Contact Mary at

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Meet Kylee Rogers, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Florida & Georgia

Kylee Rogers knows a thing or two about how important having the best gymnastics leotard is for optimum performance.  Kylee was a five time Junior Olympic national qualifier and earned a full gymnastics scholarship to the University of Arkansas.  She was also an SEC Academic All-American.  Kylee holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management with a business minor from the University of Florida.

Kylee remains close to the sport of gymnastics as a kyleebroadcast analyst for, covering all University of Florida gymnastics competitions.  Kylee can also be seen on the sidelines as an NFL cheerleader. 

This is Kylee's 7th year providing superior service and knowledgeable guidance for competitive gymnastics team leotards and apparel, pro shop stocking needs, and risk free merchandise.  She is eager to outfit your gymnastics team in the Choice of Champions and is proud to represent GK!

If you live in Florida or Georgia and need gymnastics leotards, warm-ups or other gymnastics apparel, contact Kylee at

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Everyday Champions: Belgian Regional Gymnastics Club, Hasselt

Alysha Senders of Regio Club Hasselt recently sent us this photo showing the gymnasts of club Hasselt in Belgium sporting new team gymnastics leotards from GK.  These team leos will be worn during regional training sessions where girls from different clubs throughout the region train together. 


The club looks stunning in their Red Swirled Workout Tanks, GK Style 3620.  This In Stock style is a classic tank gymnastics leotard in Red, Black and Steel Mystique.  Shop GK's In Stock Leotards today.  Whether your purchase is for yourself, your team or your pro-shop, you can be sure our In Stock leotards are made with GK's renowned quality and are available, today, ready-to-ship!  Always your best choice when you need your gymnastics apparel now.

GK.  Choice of Champions.

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Meet Melanie Walker, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Virginia & Maryland

Melanie Walker, GK Gymnastic Sales Representative for Virginia and Maryland, knew GK leotards were the best when she began selling them at her own own gymnastics clubs in 1985.  As a coach and owner, Melanie took notice that GK leotards and apparel were always her athletes' favorite. 

With her family expanding, Melanie and her husband, Rick, sought to simplify their lives a bit leading Rick to take a coaching position in Virgina and Melanie to start a new career as the GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Virginia starting in 2001.  Later on, her territory expanded to include Maryland.melanie

Melanie enjoys assisting club owners with the development of their own pro shops and and outfitting their gymnastics team members with leotards and other gymnastics apparel.  You can visit Melanie at Region 7 meets and see samples of the latest in GK workout leos! 

If you live in Virginia or Maryland and need gymnastics leotards, warm-ups or other gymnastics apparel, contact Melanie at

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GK Gymnastics Apparel Model, Kalon Ludvigson, named "Hunk of the Day"

Filed under "hottie" on the 93.1 Kiss FM website in El Paso, Texas, is Kalon Ludvigson, one of GK's most recognized men's gymnastics catalog models.  In addition to his "hunkiness," Kalon is also one of the top tumblers in the United States having won 10 national titles, 15 World Cup medals, and four World Championship medals.  After a change in the Code of Points, Kalon reset the world record in October 2011 for degree of difficulty in one pass with a 13.2.  Take a look at Kalon breaking the record...

In 2009, he became the first U.S. male tumbler in a decade to win a gold medal at a World Cup event, and in 2011 he repeated that feat.  He is also the the first male tumbler to win the FIG World Cup Series for tumbling.  Kalon recently told USA Gymnastics, that despite all of his success [he] has his eyes set on achieving even more.  "I want to be world champion," he said.  Outside of the gym, Kalon is pursuing a degree in pharmacy at Idaho State University. 

Well Kalon, it doesn't hurt to look good while achieving your dreams!  Good luck on reaching your goals and congrats on being named "Hunk of the Day! 

Be sure to look for Kalon at the U.S. Elite Challenge, March 29-April 1, 2012 and in our 2011 Men's Competitive Gymnastics Catalog

Kalen Ludvigson

GK.  Choice of Champions.

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Meet Kelli Doorley, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Kelli Doorley is GK's Gymnastics Sales Representative for Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  Kelli's experience in the gymnastics industry reaches far beyond just gymnastics leotards and apparel.  She is able to assist her customers with expertise gained from her own gymnastics career and her current participation in the sport on multiple levels.
Kelli currently serves as a Chairperson for the Rhode Island USA Gymnastics State Administrative Committee as well as acting Head Coach of the University of Rhode Island Gymnastics Team.  Kelli is also the Head Coach of the North Kingstown High School Gymnastics Team and the Rhode Island High School National Team.

In addition to her coaching positions, Kelli is a USA Gymnastics Level 8 rated official and a National Federation High School official.

She is a former gymnast having represented the University of Rhode Island from 1994-1996 and Rhode Island College from 1996-1998. 

If you live in Rhode Island or Massachusetts and are looking for gymnastics leotards, warm ups and/or apparel, contact Kelli at

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Meet Lisa Behm, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Arizona, Nevada and Utah

This is Lisa Behm's 7th year representing GK and she is on a personal mission when serving her gymnastics clients in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.  Her mission developed after years of experience in the gymnastics, cheer and dance industries.  Lisa began her career at the club level while living in Maine and then branched out into high school gymnastics and continued with dance after moving to Arizona.  She remains involved in all three sports while following her daughter's career.  Lisa has served on multiple support organization boards and held leadership positions of Vice President and Meet Boutique Coordinator leading her club to become one of the most successful boutiques in Arizona. Lisa

Lisa says, "The gymnastics leotards and apparel industry demands integrity, dedication and a thorough understanding of both the client's needs and the opportunities presented by the competition. I adhere to solid principals when assisting my customers with a commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and a professional yet personal touch.  I pride myself in taking the most careful and systematic approach in representing each and every one of my customers.  My number one priority is to build a framework of trust and a life-long relationship between GK and my customers.  Through listening and understanding your needs, and exploring opportunities to meet those needs, I am committed to ensuring that you are a fully satisfied and loyal GK customer!"

Need gymnastics apparel in Arizona, Nevada or Utah?  Contact Lisa at

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Beautiful Jeweltone Gymnastics Leotards for 2011-2012 Fall-Winter

Rainforest, Teal, and Azure Mystique gymnastic leotards will liven up your winter workout wardrobe.  Black Mystique and clear jeweled accents provide a winning combination.  Available through February 1, 2012.


Swirl Gymnastic Tank Leotard GK Style E1812 with v-back in rainforest mystique and black mystique. Features clear jeweled accents and matching rainforest mystique scrunchie.

Classic Gymnastic Tank Leotard GK Style E108 in fun foiled turquoise nightlights with squared v-back. Matching turquoise nightlights scrunchie included. VALUE PRICED!


V-neck Swirled Tank Leotard GK Style E1813 in fun foiled teal swirls fabric and rainforest mystique with side style line. Features clear jeweled accents and matching teal swirl scrunchie.

Asymmetrical Tank Leotard GK Style E1810 with contrasting style lines in azure mystique and black mystique. Matching azure mystique scrunchie included.


V-neck Keyhole Leotard GK Style E1814 in foiled string art fabric and black nylon/spandex with clear jeweled accents and matching string art scrunchie.


Strappy Tank Leotard GK Style E1811 in fun foiled string art fabric and black nylon/spandex. Matching string art scrunchie included.   VALUE PRICED!

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Edgy Pink & Black Gymnastics Leotards for 2011-2012 Fall-Winter

Fashion forward for Fall-Winter 2011-2012!  Check out these edgy pink & black leotards accented with a sprinkling of clear jewels.  Perfect for practice!  Available through February 1, 2012. 


Contrasting Tank Leotard GK Style E1816 in neon pink velvet and black velvet with clear jeweled accents and matching neon pink velvet scrunchie.


Classic V-Back Tank Leotard GK Style E1820 with upper bodice style lines in black krackle hologram and black and neon pink nylon/spandex. Features clear jeweled accents and includes matching black krackle scrunchie.


V-neck Black Krackle Tank Leotard GK Style E1817 in black krackle hologram and black nylon/spandex with clear jeweled accents. Matching black krackle scrunchie included!

Doll leotard GK Style N433 offered in one size in hologram pink krackle

Flame Tank Gymnastic Leotard GK Style E1818 with contrasting flame design in black mystique and pink krackle hologram, includes matching pink krackle scrunchie.


Asymmetrical Tank Leotard GK Style E1819 with scoop back and swoop style lines in steel mystique, neon pink nylon/spandex, and black mystique. Features pink jeweled accents and includes matching neon pink scrunchie.

Sporty T-Back Tank Leotard GK Style E1815 in foiled pink krackle fabric and black techmesh insert with matching pink krackle scrunchie.  VALUE PRICED!

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Meet Laura Robezzoli, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Pennsylvania

Laura Robezzoli is GK's Gymnastic Sales Representative for Pennsylvania.  Laura, a former gymnast herself, has taught gymnastics and judged gymnastics competitions.  Laura holds a B.S. in Education and prior to joining the GK team, she worked as a special education teacher for fifteen years. 

LRLaura's gymnastics industry experience allows her to offer specialty service to her customers when purchasing gymnastics leotards, warm-ups and other gymnastics apparel.  Laura is enthusiastic about the sport of gymnastics and is eager to assist you with all of your gymnastics team apparel and pro shop needs.

If you live in Pennsylvania and are looking for new gymnastics leotards, warm-ups or other gymnastics apparel, contact Laura at

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Meet Lori Johnson, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Ohio

Lori Johnson has been the GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Ohio since April of 2004.  She grew up in Findlay, Ohio where she was a member of the Findlay YMCA gymnastics team and also competed for Findlay High School.  She taught gymnastics classes at the Findlay YMCA and at her parents' gymnastics club in Tiffin, Ohio. 

During her teen years at the gym, one of Lori's jobs was to display the new leotards.  Looking back, Lori says, "I distinctly remember the excitement when the shipments from GK would arrive!"  She retains the same enthusiasm for GK today.
Lori has made it her goal to assist all of her customers with designing a special leotard that is unique for their program.  In addition, she will gladly work with you to implement a pro shop to fit your gym's needs. 

If you are in the Buckeye State and are looking for gymnastics leotards, warm-ups or other gymnastics apparel, contact Lori at

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2011-2012 fall-winter adidas gymnastics leotards

adidas gymnastics leotards for 2011-2012 fall-winter.  Classic styling with varied back and color options to choose from.  Available through February 1, 2012.

**ncaa compliant style** adidas v-neck gymnastic tank leotard Style AS406 in black mystique, black tech mesh, and lemon lime mystique. Features lemon lime pipping, kiwi jewel accents, and matching hair scrunchie included.


sporty t-back scoop neck adidas tank leotard Style AS413 with triple stripe back design in berry nylon/spandex and black nylon/spandex.


keyhole adidas workout leotard Style AS415 with triple side stripes in red mystique, black nylon/spandex, and steel mystique. Coordinating red mystique scrunchie included.


classic adidas leotard Style AS414 with triple side stripe design in amethyst nylon/spandex and pewter nylon/spandex. Coordinating amethyst scrunchie included.


sporty tech mesh adidas leotard Style AS417 in sapphire nylon/spandex, yellow mystique, and navy tech mesh with matching yellow mystique scrunchie.


v-neck adidas leotard Style AS416 with triple side stripe design in lavender ice mystique and purple nylon/spandex with matching lavender ice scrunchie.

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GKids! Childrens Gymnastics Leotards for 2011-2012 Fall-Winter

GK's newest collection created especially for little gymnasts!  Adorable, fun, and comfy!  Moms will love the cute styling and reasonable prices.  Kids will love how they feel with our super soft, no itch fabrics.  And the best part ... it fits like a GK!

Value priced and available through February 1, 2012

Children's Black Polka Leotard GK Style E1842.  Children's scoop back leotard with mid back ruffle strap in black polka nylon/spandex and blue Hawaii nylon/spandex.

Children's Bow Biketard GK Style E1847 in leapin leopard nylon/spandex, berry nylon/spandex and black nylon/spandex.

Children's Keyhole Leotard GK Style E1843 in leapin leopard nylon/spandex, berry nylon/spandex, and black velvet. Features clear jeweled accents.


Children's Dog
Appliqué GK Style E1846 upper-back keyhole leotard in lime nylon/spandex and black polka nylon/spandex with cute puppy dog appliqué.

Children's Jeweled Paw Print Leo GK Style E1845 in blue Hawaii nylon/spandex and leapin leopard nylon/spandex.

Children's Scoop Back Leotard GK Style E1844 in black polka, black nylon/spandex, and berry nylon/spandex.


Solid Color Boy's Compression Shirt GK Style 1700M features flat seaming for comfort.
  Shown here with Boy's Long Competitive Gymnastics Shorts GK Style 1818M in nylon/spandex. Long straight cut style features drawstring waist and 5 inch inseam.

GK.  Choice of Little Champions.

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Kim Zmeskal-Burdette Sticks with GK for 5th Annual Texas Prime Meet Leotards in Irving, Texas

February 24-26, 2012 will mark the 5th Annual Texas Prime Meet in Irving, Texas and like the four before it, GK competitive gymnastics leotards will be the choice of champions who gather for this awesome event.  Kim Zmeskal-Burdette, owner of Texas Dreams Gymnastics and organizer of the annual meet knows where to go for the best competitive gymnastic apparel for the best gymnasts - GK!

Kim was the first American woman to become World All-Around Champion in 1991 and was the US National Champion in the senior division three years in a row from 1990-92.  From a young age, she trained with coaching great Béla Károlyi, who had bought a gym in her Houston, Texas neighborhood. There, she had the chance to observe and interact with her heroine, Mary Lou Retton.  Kim later became famous in her own right, most notably for her middle tumbling pass on floor - a round-off, three consecutive whip-backs, back-handspring, into a double-back in the tucked position sometimes with four whips into double-back!

A look back at the awe-inspiring footage from the 1991 Worlds where the thunderous crowd practically drowns out Kim's music is sure to bring back the goosebumps from that extraordinary moment.

Today, Kim and her husband, leg 1Coach Chris Burdette, continue her gymnastics legacy at Texas Dreams Gymnastics and host the annual Texas Prime Meet.  The meet brings out riveting competition, but by far, the most anticipated event is the Legendz Classic.  Legendz is an energy-packed, 2-hour event that features three Olympic gymnasts as team captains for the top 15 Level 9/10 gymnasts in the previous sessions. 

“While coaches can provide instruction, inspiration is what the Legendz Classic is all about.  The balance of coaches helping their athletes and Olympic greats giving first-hand input is what the Legendz Classic is all about.”  Kim Zmeskal-Burdette

Each year Kim works with GK to design the Texas Prime Meet Leotard.  This year's design began with a custom tank leotard in Black Mystique similar to GK Style 3456.  Custom Zeon Nylon/Spandex Print was added giving it a neon-light effect.  To complete the leo, the meet logo was embroidered on the back.  Here is one of Kim's protégés sporting the finished product... introducing Ms. Riven Belle, Kim's daughter, modeling her first GK gymnastics leotard. 

GK gives Riven Belle a perfect score for cuteness execution! 

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GK.  Choice of Champions.  (Even teeny-tiny ones!)

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