Everyday Champion: Jace W.

Everyday Champion Jace W. trains at North Valley Gymnastics in North Phoenix, Arizona.  He is a level 5 athlete on their Trampoline Team.  Jace took 3rd place at the T&T Nationals Competition in Long Beach, California earlier this month.

Here, Jace flies in GK's Boy's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 5900, a V neck boys gymnastics shirt in Black Nylon/Spandex with U back featuring Electric Blue Lycra trim and Neon Green and Electric Blue coverstitching. His Boy's Gymnastic Pants 1846M feature a comfortable, yet secure waistband and foot stirrups to ensure they stay in place.

Choose any fabric and any color combination to design GK Men's & Boy's Competitive Gymnastics Apparel for your own custom look. Add your team name or logo in your choice of embroidery or imprinting.

Check out our entire collection of Men's & Boy's Gymnastics Apparel here.

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Everyday Champion: GymStars

Gymstars Modesto claimed a Level 5 first place title in the Vineyard Classic Gymnastics Competition at the California Gymnastics Academy in GK style.  Gymstars Modesto Gymnastics, located in Modesto, California has a mission to “Provide quality instruction in a safe, clean and fun environment so that every participant can meet his or her full potential and ‘Reach for the Stars!’”

Before and after the Vineyard competition, the girls sported classy and cute GK Elite warm ups.  Their customized special order Piping Accent Fitted Jacket (style number 8772) consists of Black Dry-Tech piping and White Dry-Tech body, sleeves, and collar.  The back of the jacket is embellished with a custom jewel to make it their own!  To complete the look the girls wore GK Low Rise Warm-Up Pants (style number 8731) in Black Dry-Tech.

Find the perfect warm up for you and your team by checking out all of GK Elite’s Special Order Warm-Ups!

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GK Sales Reps Set Up Shop at T&T Junior Nationals

USA Gymnastics recently held the 2012 Trampoline & Tumbling Junior National Championships in Long Beach, California.  From July 4th to July 11th, athletes and fans enjoyed days of competition and activities.  GK Elite Sportswear Representatives, June Blackman and Kiana Ross, presented a lavish gymnastics leotard and gymnastics apparel collection at the event which kept them busy!  Here are some great photos of their GK Boutique.

Remember, you can always shop online 24/7 at www.gkelite.com, or give our Customer Service Experts a call at 1-800-345-4087 and they will be happy to assist you with your gymnastic leotard needs!

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Dream Xtreme - One Color Makes All the Difference

The motto at Dream Extreme Gymnastics in Vacaville, California is "Some Dream Big...We Dream Xtreme."  Dream Xtreme owners, Anne Baker and Jennifer Pero, went with GK for their special order GK gymnastics leotard, but dreamed up their own twist on the design.  All of the gymnastics leotards were ordered in the same style and fabrics, but each athlete got to choose their own unique color for one design area of the leotard to personalize it.  Can you spot the difference below? 

The Dream Xtreme athletes look beautiful in GK's Geometric Ribbon Gymnastics Leotard 9547, a boat neckline gymnastics leotard with unique flowing ribbons from front of bodice to back.  It features a matching ribbon pattern on the right sleeve and a v back. The Dream Xtreme leotard is made with Black Mystique, Gunmetal Mystique, and White Mystique fabrics. Each athlete chose from Grape Mystique, Applejack Sparkle, Ocean Mystique, or Blue Raspberry Mystique for one of the ribbons across the bodice.  A little sparkle was added to each gymnastics leotard with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 

Looking for a special competition gymnastics leotard for your athletes?  Shop the 2012 Women's Competitive Catalog for ideas, then stop by the GK Design Studio to see what you can create for your team, your look, your way. 

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Everyday Champion: Brianna H.

Beginner gymnast Brianna H. of Allentown, Pennsylvania is dreaming big in her Curved Bodice Tank Leotard style 3657.  This gymnastics tank leotard from GK's In Stock Catalog comes in black, yellow, and steel mystique and features a classic neckline and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

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A Chat with 2012 Women's Olympic Team Member, Aly Raisman

GK Congratulates Aly Raisman on earning her spot on the 2012 Women's Gymnastics Olympic Team!  The Olympic Trials were so exciting!  GK recently spoke to Aly at a GK photo shoot about going professional and her training schedule.  We also asked Aly about what it's been like as a GK endorsed athlete so far.  Here is what she shared with us about GK.

GK:  What do you like about GK gymnastics leotards?  Do you have a favorite that you wear time and again to the gym?

Aly:  I have so many GK leotards, I love them. They are so comfortable. Personally, my favorites are the spandex material gymnastic leotards. I am at the gym for hours. I’ve got to be comfortable while training! I am very into the summer leotards, the bright pinks and blues, so cute!

GK:  What was it like to be a part of the 2012-2013 Women’s Competitive Catalog shoot?

Aly:  Doing the GK photo shoot was so much fun! I love to do shoots because you can be dramatic, smiley, or anything, it's up to you. It's almost like you are an actress playing a part, it's really cool. Trying on all the gymnastics leotards and getting my hair and make up done, was like playing dress up, so fun!

GK:  How did you like modeling the GK SWAROVSKI COUTURE leotard?

Aly:  Modeling the GK SWAROVSKI leotard was such an honor, the leotard is so beautiful. I loved it so much that when I had a chance to design a leotard for the Visa Championships I based it on the couture leotard. I had to change it because it would have been way too heavy! I never had worn a white leo before, but modeling the couture leotard made me realize how beautiful white can be and how much it pops on the floor!

GK:  Anything else you’d like to say to your fans and GK fans?

Aly:  I am so honored and so thrilled to be able to be a part of the GK family. GK is such a fantastic company, they have the best gymnastic leotards!

Thank you Aly for taking the time to talk to us.  GK will be cheering you on - all the way to London!  Check out Aly in the current GK Competitive Catalog

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Everyday Champion: Piper S.

2 year old Piper loves her GKids pink and leopard print gymnastics leotard and pink and black gymnastics shorts. Piper attends Maverick AllStar Tumblers in Weatherford, TX, but this photo was taken outside the Nationals Competion in Long Beach, California!

Her mom, Jenifer, said, "We love GK for its fit and quality.  Can't wait till she's big enough to compete!!"

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Everyday Champion: Erin M.

Everyday Champion Erin M. trains at San Mateo Gymnastics in Belmont, California.  She was the JO National Champion on beam in 2012 in JR C.  Erin is currently a Level 10 gymnast, but her dream is to qualify as an Elite. 

Erin M. said, "I needed a gymnastics leotard for the Elite Qualifier at the Gliders Invitational this past February in Ontario, California.  I chose GK because they are the best in style, fit, design, and quality. I chose this particular style for its simplicity and elegance.  I worked with Holly Thomas, our GK Sales Representative, and my coaches Oksana Bystrova and Armen Astoian to get the perfect design and colors.  Holly showed me all the colors and how they would look together.  Oksana and Armen helped me pick the Swarovski crystals and where to place them to get the best effect.  It was a team effort to get the perfect gymnastics leotard.  When we received the finished leotard from GK, it was everything I thought it would be! The crystals sparkled with such brilliance and it shined from all directions in the light.  It is my favorite GK gymnastics leotard because of its sophistication and elegance." 

Erin started with GK's Sleek Sweetheart Gymnastic Leotard Style 7547 from our 2012 Special Order Competitive Catalog.  It is a classic competitive gymnastics leotard with sleek style lines throughout bodice, back and sleeve, featuring a v-neck and v-back.  Erin chose Charcoal Mystique fabric and Black Mesh sleeves with Gold Leaf underlining.  As she stated above, the leotard was perfected with with strategically placed SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for optimum sparkle. 

Erin was also one of the models in the GK Fashion Show at the National Congress & Trade Show.  Here she looks beautiful in GK's Dual Star Design Gymnastics Leotard 7548A02, a v-neck competitive gymnastics leotard featuring a shining star pattern on bodice and scoop back with v-strap, shown here in Black Nylon/Spandex, Sangria Mystique, and Lemon Lime Mystique with Metallic Silver SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Erin's second look is GK's Waterfall Gymnastics Leotard 4865, a classic competitive gymnastics leotard with cool side waterfall design and scoop back, shown here in Berry Mystique, Orangeade Sparkle, Sunshine Mystique, and Black Mystique with Mango SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Looking for your own one-of-a-kind gymnastics leotard?  Start by shopping our 2012 Competitive Catalog.  Then, choose any fabric and any color combination to design your own GK Competitive Gymnastics Leotard. Add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, embroidery or imprinting.

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This just in...GK's Back to School 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog!

What's the gymnastic leotard forecast for fall 2012?  GK is the first to tell you with the Back to School 2012 Workout Essentials Catalog!

Check it out -

  • ENGINEERED ART - wrap yourself in custom art-inspired gymnastic leotards
  • Nastia Liukin Gold Medal Collection
  • Shawn Johnson Collection
  • GKids - value priced leotards for the beginner gymnast
  • Value Tanks - twelve great tank gymnastic leotards priced at $29.99
  • GymTek - technically designed, high performance gymnastic leotards for the serious gymnast
  • Every gymnastics leotard in the Back to School catalog is sewn and assembled in the USA

Stay tuned for featured collections from the 2012 Back to School Collection.  Can't wait?  Check it out here!

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Senior International Elite MyKayla Skinner Loves GK Leotards!

MyKayla Skinner, a senior international elite gymnast, trusts GK Elite to deliver the best quality and comfort when she competes.  At just fourteen years old, MyKayla was the youngest gymnast in the Senior division at the 2012 VISA Championships this June in St. Louis, Missouri.  Despite her young age, MyKayla performed terrifically, winning 15th in the all-around and 3rd on the vault! 

MyKayla trains at Desert Lights Gymnastics in Chandler, Arizona and is coached by Lisa Spini, Neela Nelson, Bruce McGehee, Bob Peterson and Chris George.  In March, she represented the USA team at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy where she placed 10th in the all-around, 5th on the vault, and 4th in the floor exercise.

In the image below, MyKayla is competing in a GK Elite Women’s Long Sleeve Leotard style 7524.  This elegant but bold leotard is made of Gunmetal Mystique, Purple Slither, and White Slither fabrics and is embellished with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  If you like this leotard, check out style 7540 which is a similar leotard from GK Elite’s 2012-2013 Competitive Wear!

Shop all of GK Elite’s IN STOCK and Special Order Women's Competitive wear and warm-ups by clicking here!

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GK Checks In With Kyla Ross

Kyla Ross won 4th place for the All-Around at the Visa Championships - the next to the last stop on the road to London 2012. She also placed 2nd on Uneven Bars, 4th on Beam, and 6th on Floor.  15-year-old Kyla lives in Aliso Viejo, California and trains at Gym-Max Gymnastics under head coach Jenny Zhang.  Her foray into the sport began in 1999 when her mom enrolled her in a gymnastics class to harness all of her energy.  Kyla's current goal is to secure one of the 5 spots on the the 2012 Olympic Team.  Her dream may come true in just days. In the meantime, GK got to learn a little more about Kyla so we wanted to share with our friends and fans. 

GK:  When did you start in gymnastics?

Kyla: I have been doing gymnastics since I was 3 years old.

GK:  So, are you training for anything in particular right now?  : )

Kyla:  The Olympic Trials! 

GK:  What’s your training schedule like currently?

Kyla:  I train 6 days a week for about 32 hours a week.

GK:  There has been so much speculation about the coveted “five spots” for the Olympic Team and the need for strong all-arounders versus event specialists.  Where do you think you fit in and what do you have to offer the team if chosen? 

Kyla: I have won several AA titles in my gymnastic career so, I would like to think that I could contribute to the team in that same fashion.  Recently, my strongest events have been beam and bars, which I think are very important contributions to the team.

GK:  You have a considerable amount of international experience – does it give you an advantage in competition? 

Kyla: I have a lot of international experience.  Prior to this year, I had been on the Junior National Team since 2009.  As a junior, I went on practically every international assignment that the USA competed in.  I became a senior this past January and I have already done 2 international assignments. I feel that it is definitely an advantage because the international conditions can be so different from what we are used to here in the states.  This goes for everything…weather, food, time zone, equipment, etc.  The more experience you have, the easier it becomes to adapt to anywhere you go.

GK:  What is your favorite event and why?

Kyla:  Beam!  I have always loved beam because I feel it is extremely challenging every time you get on it.  I also find that it showcases the most grace and perfection with every move you make.

GK:  What is your coach reminding you of constantly?

Kyla:  During my competitions my coach is always reminding me to visualize in my head my routine for my next event.

GK:  What’s on your iPod?

Kyla: One Direction, Rhianna, Beyonce, P Diddy, and Justin Bieber are some of the artists I listen to.

GK: Do you have a favorite GK gymnastics leotard?

Kyla: The red, white, and blue Freedom Gymnastics Leotard I wore on day 2 of the 2012 Visa Championships.

GK: How did you like modeling gymnastics leotards for the 2012-2013 GK Competitive Catalog?

Kyla: I had a lot of fun modeling and I enjoyed doing it with Aly Raisman.

GK: What did you think of the GK SWAROVSKI Couture Gymnastics Leotard?

Kyla: I thought it was very elegant and beautiful with all the crystal ELEMENTS on it.  I couldn’t believe how much it sparkled and how heavy it was!

GK: What do you do on your day off or down time – if you have any right now?

Kyla:  Whenever I have free time I like hanging out with my friends and family, go shopping, and I just started online classes to get my driver’s license!

GK: What are you most proud of so far in your gymnastics career?

Kyla: I’m proud that I have made it this far in gymnastics within such a short amount of time. I also feel very fortunate to compete for Team USA and have traveled to all the places I have been to.

Good Luck Kyla!  GK will be cheering you on at the Olympic Trials June 29-July 1, 2012 in San Jose, California. 

Check out Kyla in the GK 2012-2013 Women's Competitive Catalog here!

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Lexie Priessman Captures the 2012 VISA Championships Junior All-Around Title in GK

Junior international elite gymnast Lexie Priessman claimed the Junior All-Around Title at the 2012 VISA Championships in style as she wore a GK Elite Special Order Competitive Wear leotard!  Lexie began gymnastics at the age of 5 and now trains at the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy in Ohio under the coaching of Mary Lee Tracy and Amy Wert. 

Aside from her Junior All-Around Title at the 2012 VISA Championships on June 7-10 in St. Louis, Missouri, Lexie also captured the Junior Floor Exercise Title and silver medals on the vault and uneven bars.  Way to go Lexie!  Previously in March, Lexie traveled to Italy to help the USA team win gold in the City of Jesolo Trophy.  There, she gained the All-Around title and was first on the vault, second on the uneven bars, and third in the floor exercise.

Lexie made a statement at the VISA Championships in a stunning GK Elite Special Order Long Sleeve Leotard style 9537.  This striking leotard is constructed with Imperial Purple Mystique, Berry Slither, and Steel Mystique fabrics and is adorned with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Check out the youtube video above to watch Lexi's outstanding floor routine from the Championships in her GK Elite Competitive Leotard!

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GK's Guide to the Olympic Trials

Last stop on the way to London - San Jose, California for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials June 29-July 1, 2012.  After that the world will finally know which 5 men and women will represent the United States at the London Olympics.

Television Broadcasts are as follows (Times are Eastern, check your local listings). 

Thursday, June 28, 2012
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - NBC Sports (Formally Versus)
Men's Competition Day 1

Friday, June 29, 2012
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - NBC
Women's Competition Day 1

Saturday, June 30, 2012
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - NBC
Men's Competition Final Day

Sunday, July 1, 2012
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - NBC
Women's Competition Final Day

To follow the competition online, review schedules, the official program, start lists, live scoring and more - visit www.sanjose2012.com.  For a complete list of all of the athletes and how the top five will ultimately be chosen, visit the USA Gymnastics website here

What are your predictions?  Who are you most excited to see compete?  Who are your picks for the top five spots?  Sound off here!

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A Chat with Olympic Hopeful and GK Endorsed Athlete Aly Raisman

Earlier this year, GK proudly announced the addition of Alexandra Raisman to its elite list of endorsed athletes.  Just 18-years-old, Raisman is a three year member of the U.S. National Gymnastics Team.  Raisman currently resides in her hometown of Needham, Massachusetts where she trains at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics under Head Coach, Mihai Brestyan. GK and Aly met up at a GK photo shoot where Aly was gracious enough to answer some questions for us right before Olympic fever had begun.

GK:  How has your life changed since going pro? 

Aly:  Going professional was something that I had always thought about, I have always wanted to try it and not have any “what if’s.” I love fashion, doing photo shoots, traveling, meeting other athletes, and trying new experiences so I figured that going professional would help me be able to enjoy all of those things. I have been very fortunate to experience so many great things already in just a few months. I was able to sign with GK (I love the leotards), Ralph Lauren, Kellogg’s, and Got Milk? I also did photo shoots for GK, Ralph Lauren, Got Milk?, Us Weekly, Vogue, and many others! I even got my own Topps card. The experiences have been amazing and I will always remember them for the rest of my life!

GK:  What factored into your decision to forgo signing with Florida as a lot of people speculated you would do?

Aly:  I always have loved the University of Florida, all the girls and coaches are so much fun and so supportive. Even though I will not be a Gator I wish them the best of luck in all of their competitions! As I mentioned I decided to go professional for the experience. I signed with Octagon Olympics & Action Sports and they have been so helpful, so supportive, and I am so happy for all they have done for me!

GK:  You’re known for your tumbling skills – do you consider tumbling your best asset?

Aly:  I definitely consider my tumbling to be my best asset. I have always loved to tumble. It took a lot of hard work and that makes it all the more special knowing that it took years to get to where I am today.

GK:  What’s your training schedule like right now? 

Aly:  I train everyday except Sundays, however there are some Sundays that I do train depending on if Mihai feels that I need more training! I train about 35 hours a week! Some days it’s about 7 hours. I train 8:30 to 11:30 and then 5 to 9 at night. Some days my morning workout is a little bit longer. It is exhausting but I wouldn’t trade this life for anything. One of the best feelings in the world is knowing after a long day that I did everything I possibly could, I never want any regrets.

GK:  Your current floor music – Hava Nagila – a piece that is both iconic and personal – why did you choose it?

Aly:  I am Jewish so I have a connection to the song. I also wanted to try something that people would relate to, something fun that people could clap too. It took a while for me to find music but my parents were searching for music and found it.  I instantly knew I loved it!

GK:  If you do make the 2012 Olympic team, what will your goals be for London 2012? 

Aly:  My ultimate goal for 2012 is to win team gold. I’ve dreamed of team gold ever since I was young and I used to watch the team competition of the 1996 Olympics. The last two World Championships, I qualified to the All-Around and Floor finals. In 2011, I also competed in Beam finals. I’m going to do everything I can to qualify to those events again. Team gold is my ultimate goal, but it would mean so much to win an individual medal too.

GK:  How did you get your start in gymnastics and how long have you been doing it?

Aly:  I started gymnastics when I was two years old with mommy and me classes. I have been doing it for about 16 years!

GK:  What was the first gymnastics skill that you mastered?

Aly:  The first gymnastics skill I ever mastered was a forward roll, I always loved to flip ever since I was little. I have always been extremely dedicated, and passionate about the sport.

Thank you Aly for taking the time to talk to GK!  Good luck at the Olympic Trials June 29th - July 1st in San Jose, California.  We'll be rooting for you!  Check out Aly in the current GK Competitive Gymnastics Leotard Catalog.  Stay tuned for the Back to School Workout Essentials Catalog that will be launched soon!

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Gymnastics Legend - Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson competed in the Athens Olympics in 2004 and became only the second American woman to capture Olympic Gold for the Individual All-Around.  Carly hit that pinnacle after a fast and furious gymnastics career with an impressive medal count at a young age.  Carly caught the gymnastics bug while attending a cousin’s birthday party at a local gym.  After literally bouncing around her home, her mother decided to enroll her in a gymnastics class.  Flash forward several years and Carly began training at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy with Evgeny Marchenko and Natasha Boyarskaya as her personal coaches.

Carly exhibited tremendous talent from a young age.  She made the Junior National Team at the age of 12.  Two years later, she won the Junior National All-Around title.  At the 2003 World Championships, Carly won Gold and Silver medals, respectively, in the Team and All-Around events and then tied for the All-Around title at the 2004 U.S. Nationals.  She reached the height of her career in 2004 winning Olympic Gold for Individual All‑Around.  Carly describes this as “one of the most amazing moments of my life!” 

Carly was best-known for her impressive beam repertoire, being the first to perform an Arabian double front dismount, now aptly named the “Patterson.”  She also had amazing floor and vault skills.  Carly took time off after the 2004 Games to heal a back injury she’d had throughout the competition, and announced her retirement from the sport shortly thereafter.  Carly was inducted into the Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2009.

Carly found inspiration for her 2012 GK Legends Collection Leotard in revisiting the culmination of her gymnastics career – the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  Carly won the Individual All-Around Gold medal, making her only the second American woman to do so, 20 years after Mary Lou Retton first did in 1984.

According to Carly, “The Olympic rings wrapping around the leotard are an awesome representation of what I achieved in my gymnastics career.”  The foundation for Carly’s take on the rings is Silver Mystique and each ring is created with Ocean, Black, Red, Yellow and Kelly Green Mystiques.

Since her retirement, Carly made several talk show appearances, was featured on an NBC special, adorned the front of a Wheaties box, honored as the March of Dimes' “Sportswoman of the Year” in 2004, and named one of Teen People's “20 Teens Who Will Change the World” in 2005.  Currently, Carly attends the University of North Texas working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.  She is still very involved in gymnastic camps, speaking engagements and works with USA Gymnastics.

Shop the GK Gymnastic Legends Special Edition Catalog here!

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5 Things You Don't Want To Miss at USAG National Congress

The 48th Annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is already set to be an incredibly exciting three days held in conjunction with the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, but GK wanted to add a bit of our own excitement to the already electric atmosphere.  Be sure to catch these 5 exciting GK events while at Congress June 29-July 1, 2012 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California.

1. DON'T MISS GK Couture Gymnastics Leotards!

All four of the GK Couture Leotards will be on display along with their companion leotards that are part of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ultimate Brilliance Collection by Elite. These one-of-a-kind masterpieces were created with the partnership of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS who donated the thousands and thousands of crystals that inspired our designers without limits.  The GK Couture Collection of leotards have been and will be used to raise funds for various charitable causes.  Stop by the GK Booth #600 & #700 to see Independence, Courage, Radiance, and Freedom - brilliance you won't see anywhere else.  Stay turned to the GK blog for details on each Couture Leotard - coming soon!

2.  DON'T MISS not 1, but 2 GK Fashion Shows! 

The GK Fashion Shows will take place at Gymnastics City USA at the Village at Arena Green right outside of the HP Pavilion on Saturday 6/30 at 3:10 PM and Sunday 7/1 at 4:20 PM.  In addition to being the first to see the latest in GK Gymnastics Fashion, you may catch a glimpse of some former Olympians in the VIP section!  Don't miss the finale of GK Couture Leotards.  Set an alert on your calendar now so you get to the fashion show early for a prime viewing location.

3. DON'T MISS the chance to turn your GK Special Edition GK Legends Catalog into a collector's item! 

Stop by for an autograph from these GK Legends Designers:

  • Amanda Borden - Friday 6/29 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Kim Zmeskal - Saturday 6/30 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Carly Patterson - Saturday 6/30 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Stop by the GK Booth to have a look at the Leotards Designed by Champions for Champions.

4. DON'T MISS the launch of the latest in leotard fashion - Engineered Art!

Custom created leotards that reflect the artistry and technique that is gymnastics.  These unique leotards feature exclusive prints designed by GK and engineered to fit on the body of a leotard.  ART DECO, IMPRESSIONISM, ART NOUVEAU, POST IMPRESSIONIST - wrap yourself in art with GK Engineered Art Gymnastics Leotards.

5. DON'T MISS GK's FREE Sequinz Promotion!  Why pay for sequins when you can get them for FREE?

Beginning Monday, June 25, GK will offer a FREE stock sequinz design on select basic leotards.  GK has made it super easy for you:

  • Select one of six IN STOCK leotard styles
  • Choose your favorite leotard color
  • Pick 1 FREE sequinz design from 17 choices

But hurry, this offer expires July 31, 2012.

Be sure to highlight the GK Booth on your Congress Map - Booth #600 & #700 and visit us each day of the Trade Show.  We are so excited to see you there!

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Why Pay for Sequins When You Can Get Them for FREE?

GK doesn't just do sequins, GK does it all.  Get your bling from the company who started it.  GK is the industry leader in new products, offering more styles and more choices from day one.  We were the first manufacturer to offer sequins, so we know how to do it better and at the best price.

FREE stock sequinz™ design on basic GK gymnastics leotards now through July 31st!

Perfect for your team or pro-shop, GK makes it super easy.

  • Choose your favorite color
  • Select your FREE sequinz™ design from 17 different choices

No minimums! You're not only buying the best, you're buying the experience behind it.



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GK Elite Displays GK Couture Collection at Congress: Independence

GK Elite Sportswear, L.P., along with the support of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, proudly introduces their unique and intricate GK 2012-2013 Couture Collection leotards.  All four leotards in this collection will be on display at USA Gymnastics National Congress in San Jose on June 29-July 1, 2012. 

Independence, the second in the line of couture gymnastics leotards, boasts an approximate retail value of $5,500.  This one-of-a-kind long sleeve competitive gymnastics leotard is embellished with over 18,000 handset and heat transferred SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS atop Silver Mystique fabric. 

Leotard designer, Ann Jones, chose from an array of gorgeous jewel types and hues all donated by Swarovski, the premium brand for the finest crystal elements in the world.  To evoke both pride and patriotism, Ann chose variegated blue star shaped crystal rock, clear Aurora Borealis star Shaped crystal rock, clear crystal stars, and classic round crystals in Sapphire Blue, Light & Dark Siam, Light & Crystal Aurora Borealis, Dark Indigo, Sky Blue, White & Air Blue Opal, and Clear Crystals.  The stained glass windows at the Washington Memorial Chapel, where Ann has been a member throughout her life, provided inspiration for this nationalistic couture leotard.

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GK Elite Displays GK Couture Collection at Congress: Radiance

GK Elite Sportswear, L.P., along with the support of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, proudly introduces their unique and intricate GK 2012-2013 Couture Collection leotards.  All four leotards in this collection will be on display at USA Gymnastics National Congress in San Jose on June 29-July 1, 2012. 

Radiance, third in this exclusive line of leotards, is adorned with approximately 14,500 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS including Classic Crystals, Crystal Fabric, Chessboard Circle, Metallic Nailheads, and Circular Metallics in colors such as Crystal Moonlight, Jet Hematite, Black Diamond, and Crystal Golden Shadow that all lay atop a Charcoal Mystique fabric.  This leotard flaunts a $5,000 estimated retail value.  Swarovski generously donated all of the jewels that designer Kelly McKeown utilized in her unique creation. 

Kelly has also designed gymnastics apparel for the 1996 Olympics and the National Teams for many countries including the USA, Russia, South Africa, Belarus, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, and England.  Her experience in design enabled her to create a Couture Leotard radiating elegance and sophistication through the mixture of shapes, sizes, and colors of the thousands of stones and studs.   Her inspiration stemmed from the circular motion of a gymnast’s routines for all four of the apparatus that they use.  Kelly successfully  reflected the sense of motion that gymnasts create as they rotate through tumbling, dismounts, and uneven bars routines in her one-of-a-kind leotard.

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GK Elite Displays GK Couture Collection at Congress: Freedom

GK Elite Sportswear, L.P., along with the support of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, proudly introduces their unique and intricate GK 2012-2013 Couture Collection leotards.  All four leotards in this collection will be on display at USA Gymnastics National Congress in San Jose on June 29-July 1, 2012.

Freedom, the fourth stunning leotard in GK’s line of Couture Leotards, is adorned with approximately 13,500 jewels all generously donated by Swarovski, the premium brand for the finest crystal elements in the world.  Designer Jeanne Douglass chose from an array of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to create this beautiful and powerful leotard.  This unique long sleeve leotard is studded with Swarovski Classic Crystals, Nailheads, Chessboard Circle, Chessboard Square, Graphic Flat Back, Oval, Pearl, Square, and Eclipse in colors such as Crystal Moonlight, Brushed Silver Metallic, Sapphire, Montana, and many more atop a White Mystique fabric.

Jeanne says that her inspiration for this patriotic leotard comes from her personal Olympic image of athletes victoriously wrapping themselves in the American flag.  She strived to bring the American flag to life by making it figuratively become the gymnast’s uniform.  To incorporate this idea into her design, Jeanne imitated ribbons wrapping around the gymnast’s body through different shades of red crystals.  The detail and beauty  of the sport of gymnastics is represented in the intricacy of the white areas while its power is signified by the blue areas.

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