Rebecca Bross Recommends GymTek for Serious Gymnasts

Rebecca Bross is currently in the midst of some of the toughest training of her gymnastics career.  The strenuous and long hours of practice that gymnasts endure is what GK had in mind when designing GymTek leotards.  A high performance gymnastics leotard for the serious gymnast... whether elite or beginner. 

Rebecca said, "GK leotards have always been my favorite.  They are the most comfortable and fit the best.  Now, with their new GymTek Leotards, GK has taken it one step further.  They have no tags which means nothing bothering you while you practice and a breathable fabric to keep you cool even on very hot summer days, like the ones we are already starting to have here in Texas.  Also, there are no side seams which make the GymTek leotards even more comfortable. I definitely recommend them!"

Here, Rebecca is wearing GymTek Open T-Back Performance Leotard 3675, a scoop neck gymnastics workout leotard in black StretchTek, featuring an open t-back, charcoal tech mesh panels, and contrasting cover stitching. Her matching shorts are GymTek Blue Flatlock Gymnastics Shorts 3678, high performance gymnastic shorts in black StretchTek, featuring charcoal tech mesh panels for breathability, and contrasting blue flatlock stitching for comfort.

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Cincinnati Gymnastics All Over US Secret Classic in GK

Cincinnati Gymnastics sent five awesome athletes to the US Secret Classic last weekend and they made their presence known.  With two seniors and three juniors competing, Cincinnati Gymnastics racked up an impressive medal count. Competing and winning for Cincinnati Gymnastics were Seniors Amanda Jetter (8th FX, 10th AA) and Brianna Brown (7th AA).  The Juniors from Cincinnati included Lexie Priessman (1st FX, 3 BB, 4th AA, 5th UB, 6th VT) and Amelia Hundley, who, in addition to her 3rd All-Around win, took home 2nd on BB, 3rd on VT and UB (T) and 4th on floor.  Also representing Cincinnati at the Classis was Alexis Beucler, who is in her first year of Elite competition. 

Sporting GK's Interlaced Swirl Gymnastics Leotard 9555 gave the athletes from Ohio a champion look.  The custom fabric choices of Black, Gold Leaf, and Cherry Mystique proved to be a winning combination. 

Congratulations Cincinnati Gymnastics!

Check out Lexie Priessman's 1st Place Winning Floor Exercise!

Do your athletes need a champion leo?  Shop the 2012-2013 GK Competitive Catalog here!  Need some help with our infinite possibilities?  Find your local GK Sales Representative here and they will be happy to assist you. 

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Nastia's Comeback in GK

With equal parts pressure and excitement, Nastia returned to the world of competitive gymnastics on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Secret U.S. Classic.  The cheering was deafening before and after her beautiful beam routine for which she won 3rd place!  While we wait the long two weeks for the Visa Championships - let's talk about what else the fans were waiting for - what would Nastia wear?

Pink GK, of course!  Nastia and the entire WOGA team sported a beautifully classic GK, Neckline Binding Gymnastics Leotard 4856, customized with Berry Mesh, Berry Mystique, and Silver Mystique fabrics.  The long sleeve leotard shimmered with brilliant SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS embellishing the curved bodice, scoop back, and the lower sleeve from elbow to wrist. 

The WOGA team was equally stylish in between events in their Striped Fitted Warm Up Jackets 8790 made of White Brushed Tricot and Black Mystique.  The WOGA logo shimmered on the back of the warm up jacket with black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Let's check out Nastia's much anticipated come back in her signature pink GK gymnastics leotard.

 

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Medal Stand Filled with GK at 2012 Secret Classic

GK congratulates the winners of the 2012 US Secret Classic this past weekend in Chicago, Illinois.  Excitement filled the UIC Pavilion at the University of Illinois as the top contenders for London 2012 showcased the best of the sport of gymnastics.  In the end, three athletes rose to the top of the medal stand.  Aly Raisman won the all-around Gold, posting a score of 60.350.  First year senior, Kyla Ross, took Silver with a score of 59.800 and rounding out the top three was Kennedy Baker, also a first year senior, with a score of 56.800.

With just 59 days until the Olympics, the excitement and competition will only grow in intensity. The debates will rage on and scores will be analyzed and reanalyzed.  For now, let's enjoy celebrating the senior all-around medalists and talk about the awesome GK gymnastic leotards they wore for this important competition. 

Aly Raisman beautifully defended her Secret Classic title in a stunning custom GK 3/4 sleeve gymnastics leotard that echoes the design of In Stock Workout Tank Leotard 3685 and the color combination of Cascading Ribbon Gymnastics Leotard 7557A01.  Aly's v-neck competition gymnastics leotard is made of Sangria Mystique, Berry Mesh, and Berry Mystique embellished with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on the sleeves and Clear and Fuchsia SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on the front. 

Kyla Ross chose a beautiful special order GK gymnastics leotard for her debut as a senior.  Kyla's Wrapping Ribbon Gymnastics Leotard 9566 is a boat neckline competitive gymnastics leotard with wrapping ribbons across bodice and back.  It is made of Black Mystique, Berry Mesh, White Sparkle, Berry Mystique, and Princess Pink Sparkle.  It has a White Sparkle underlay under sleeves and shimmers with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 

Taking the Bronze medal home to Texas, Kennedy Baker, also a first year senior, shown in a custom GK long sleeve gymnastics leotard worn by the Texas Dreams athletes.  The teams designed a classic boat neckline competitive gymnastics leotard made of White Mesh, Rich Royal Mystique, Columbia Blue Sparkle, White Mystique, and Gun Metal Mystique embellished with scattered Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  For a look similar to Kennedy's check out GK's Striking Wave Competition Gymnastics Leotard 9546A02

Check out Aly in action on the floor!

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Gymnastic Legend - Svetlana Boguinskaia

Svetlana Boguinskaia was born on February 9, 1973, in the city of Minsk, Belarus.  She went on to a long and illustrious gymnastics career after finding success at an early age when she burst on to the competition scene and walked away with the All-Around title at the 1986 Junior European Championships.  Svetlana is one of only a few athletes to compete in three separate Olympic Games and one of even fewer who have competed on three different Olympic teams representing the Soviet Union in Seoul in 1988, the Unified Team in Barcelona in 1992, and Belarus in Atlanta in 1996.

With her trilogy of Olympic showings and numerous other competitions, her medal count is impressive.  In Seoul, she won the Gold medal with the team, the All-Around Bronze medal, the Gold medal on vault, and the Silver on floor.  She won the 1989 European title, the 1989 World All-Around title, and swept all five Golds at the 1990 European Championships.  Svetlana retired after leading her team to the Olympic Gold medal in 1992, but made a comeback in 1995.  Remarkably, she won the All-Around Silver medal at the 1996 European Championships a decade after her junior victory. Svetlana was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2005.

When Svetlana Boguinskaia competed as a gymnast, she preferred leotards with a dark color on the bottom and a light color on top to create stand-out contrast.  Being a study in contrasts herself on the competition floor, the combination suited Svetlana well. 

Svetlana’s gymnastics were a contrast of graceful artistry and intense drama.  That same grace and drama served as inspiration for her 2012 GK Legends Collection Leotard. Her design inspiration comes to life with Black Mystique throughout the body and Charcoal Mystique and Berry Mystique near the neckline in a rolling flame design on the front and back.  Svetlana said the “berry, silver and black combination looks great together and makes a perfect leotard for gymnasts of all ages.” 

Presently, Svetlana lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two children, daughter Ania, 12, and son, Brandon, 8.  She is owner and founder of Olympia Gymnastics Camps where she inspires young gymnasts as a choreographer and coach.  She has hosted the Svetlana Invitational since 2001.  She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Discover Fitness Foundation, a non-profit organization that awards athletic scholarships to children fighting obesity, children with special needs, and children with financial need wishing to participate in recreational and competitive level gymnastics.  Svetlana also spends time as an independent consultant and choreographer for gymnastics clubs, universities and summer camps.

Svetlana offers the following words of wisdom for young gymnasts… 
“To become a champion, give 100% every day, practice like you compete, and never give up on your dream!”

Shop the GK Gymnastic Legends Special Edition Catalog here!

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Meet Jim Davie, GK International Distributor for Australia, New Zealand, and the West Pacific

Jim Davie felt very fortunate in 2001 when he was first appointed the GK Distributor for Australia and New Zealand.  At that time, GK was not well known in the two countries because the market was dominated by domestic manufacturers.  Now, with the best product in the world and a lot of hard work, Jim is able to claim that GK is the dominant brand in these markets, and the first choice of the vast majority of gymnasts.

Born in Scotland and educated in Rhodesia, Jim began his career in the field of law, but soon shifted into the business sector. He went on to hold senior marketing positions and was the CEO of major engineering companies in Melbourne, Singapore, and London.

In 1991, Jim established Northpac International, with the goal to import Dancewear and Swimwear from the United States. 

Jim is married and his wife, Brenda, manages the Administrative and Customer Service areas at Northpac.  Together, they have two adult sons, both married, and have 2 grandchildren. Stuart and his family live in Sydney and Andrew and his family live in Houston, Texas.

Jim was recently appointed GK's Co-Coordinator for the West Pacific area, a challenge he relishes due to his history of working in Asia. 

If you are in Australia or New Zealand and need gymnastics leotards for women, mens gymnastics apparel, or gymnastics leotards for children, contact Jim at northpac@bigpond.net.au.

Outside of Australia or New Zealand?  GK has International Distributors all over the globe.  Click here to find yours!

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Everyday Champion: Julie L.

Julie L. is a GK Everyday Champion who competes at Level I for 15-16 year olds in France.  She trains at the prestigious Les Jeunes de Chéreng gymnastics facility.  2012 marks the 90th anniversary of the Gymnastics Club that is now headed by Jean-Louis Decalonne.

16 year old, Julie L., recently competed in the Regional Individual Championships in Cysoing, France wearing GK's Sporty V-Neck Competition Gymnastics Leotard 4843 in White, Cherry, and Navy Mystique with optional Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  This gymnastics leotard features inverted V styling on bodice and back with complimenting accents on each arm and back.

Congratulations Julie!

Are you an International Everyday Champion or are you a Coach or Gym Owner outside of the United States?  Find your GK International Distributor here!

GK offers competitive gymnastics leotards made with your choice of colors and customized with your choice of fabrics, colors, and embellishments.  More Styles. More Choices. More Everything. 

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Summer Value Tanks in Exclusive Prints Just $29.99

Value tanks are a great way to add to your GK gymnastics leotard wardrobe for summer!  GK Summer Essentials is your first choice for everyday workout and camp gymnastics leotards.  These value tanks are priced at $29.99 and feature exclusive, one-of-a-kind prints that only GK can offer.

Retro Circles Gymnastics Leotard E1971 is a v-neck tank gymnastics leotard with retro circles foil fabric and orange nylon/spandex trim. Safari Gymnastics Leotard E1969 is a v-neck regal safari foil tank gymnastics leotard with regal pink mystique trim.

Sunflower Value Tank E1970 is a v-neck neon sunflower hologram tank gymnastics leotard with lemon lime mystique trim. Bedrock Value Tank E1972 is a purple bedrock foil tank gymnastics leotard with eggplant velvet trim.

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GK Outfits Level 10 Gymnasts for Women's Jr. Olympics

The country's best Level 10 gymnasts met and competed at the 2012 U.S. Women's Jr. Olympic National Championships at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia on May 11-12, 2012.  Just under the elite level, Level 10 is the highest level in the Jr. Olympics program.  Athletes from each of the eight USA Gymnastics regions came ready to compete.

Continuing a now ten-year tradition, GK supplied gymnastic apparel for the JO athletes including a long sleeve gymnastics leotard and a warm up.  GK representatives were on site in Virginia to hand out the apparel to the athletes.  The athletes were very excited to receive their GK box containing the weekend's wardrobe!

Each athlete received GK's Classic Jeweled Tank Leo Style 3599, from their region in Black Nylon/Spandex, White Sparkle, and one of eight beautiful Mystique fabric colors.  The tank leotard was embellished with their region number in silver sequinz.  For competition, GK supplied the athletes with a Classic Square Neck Long Sleeve Gymnastics Leotard Style 4804, made of Black/Nylon Spandex, coordinating Mystique fabrics, and embellished with Clear Crystals on the front chest.  GK also supplied warm ups for all of the athletes made of Black Stretch Woven, White Stretch Woven, and White Tech Mesh, with their region number on the front and the JO logo on the back of the warm up jacket. 

Connie Maloney, Women's JO Program Director, said, "The USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program has been so fortunate to have a special association with GK Elite Sportswear.  For so many years, GK has outfitted all of the competitors at JO nationals, giving each region its own beautiful colors to identify them.  Thank you, GK, for being such a loyal supporter of our athletes and for always giving us such high quality apparel and top-notch service." 

GK congratulates all of the winners at the Women's 2012 JO's.  Visit the USAG website for complete results and fantastic photographs of the athletes in action in GK gymnastics apparel.  

GK provides gymnastics apparel for all USAG Junior Olympic National Events including, women's, men's, rhythmic, tumbling & trampoline, and acro.  GK has contributed over $3 Million in products in support of hallmark programs like the Junior Olympics. GK is passionate in its support of the sport. This singular focus explains why GK outfits more national teams, more gold medalists and, of course, more gymnasts worldwide.

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Have you figured out who our legendary designers are?

Only a few days left before the launch of the exclusive GK Gymnastic Legends Catalog.  Have you figured out who the five legendary leotard designers are? 

Check back on Monday to see if you were right!

While the gymnastics world eagerly awaits London 2012, GK presents its Gymnastics Legends Catalog.  Gracing the pages of this Limited Edition Catalog are GK gymnastics leotards designed by champions for champions. 

GK has chosen five iconic gymnasts to tell their story through a personally designed GK leotard.  Enjoy shopping the exclusive leotards while reading about the most decorated gymnastic legends in the history of the sport.  Each athlete has shared with GK, in their own words, the inspiration behind their leotard design.  All five Legends have worn GK and endorsed GK, and some have sold GK in their own gyms proving that GK truly is the Choice of Champions. 

Continuing its charitable tradition, GK will donate 10% of every Legends Special Edition gymnastics leotard sold to the Collegiate Development Fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation.

 

 

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GK Outfits Athletes for Men's Junior Olympics Championships

From May 7th through 12th, athletes from across the country descended on Cincinnati, Ohio for the P&G U.S. Men's Junior Olympic Championships at the Duke Energy Center.  This USA Gymnastics event features competition for regional teams, all-around, and individual apparatus.  The event culminates with the Level 9 and Level 10 Championships toward the end of the week long event.  The Junior Olympics are a qualifier for Level 10 gymnasts to advance to the Visa Championships - set this year for June 7-10 in St. Louis, Missouri. 

GK continued its charitable support of the Junior Olympic Men's Program with its donation of all of the gymnastics apparel for the competitors.  Each athlete received GK's Men's Gymnastics Competitive Shirt Style 1946 with a U back, strong color insets at shoulders with piping and bold back design, Men's Straight Leg Gymnastics Shorts Style 1817, and a GK Warm-Up in Black and Platinum DryTech.  Nine different colors were used to signify each region competing.

GK congratulates all of the winners at the Men's JO's 2012.  Visit the USAG website here for complete results and some great photographs of the athletes sporting GK men's gymnastics apparel

GK provides gymnastics apparel for all USAG Junior Olympic National Events including, women's, men's rhythmic, tumbling & trampoline, and acro.  Over the past ten years, GK has contributed over $3 Million in products in support of hallmark programs like the Junior Olympics. GK is passionate in its support of the sport. This singular focus explains why GK outfits more national teams, more gold medalists and, of course, more gymnasts worldwide.

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Coming Soon...GK Leotards Designed by Champions for Champions

While the gymnastics world eagerly awaits London 2012, GK presents its Gymnastic Legends Catalog.  Gracing the pages of this Limited Edition Catalog are GK gymnastics leotards designed by Champions for Champions. 

GK has chosen five iconic gymnasts to tell their story through a personally designed GK gymnastics leotard.  Enjoy shopping the exclusive leotards while reading about the most decorated gymnastic legends in the history of the sport.  Each athlete has shared with GK, in their own words, the inspiration behind their leotard design.  All five Legends have worn GK and endorsed GK, and some have sold GK in their own gyms proving that GK truly is the Choice of Champions. 

Continuing its charitable tradition, GK will donate 10% of every Legends Special Edition gymnastic leotard sold to the Collegiate Development Fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation.

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Behind the Make It or Break It Leo, the Season Finale: United Stakes

Welcome to Behind the Leo - a weekly spotlight on the GK Gymnastics Apparel worn in each of this season's Make It or Break It episodes.

On tonight's Season finale, Payson boldly changes her floor routine, jeopardizing her spot on the team. Meanwhile, Kaylie's shocked when her drug screening turns up positive; Lauren weighs her recovery against her Olympic dreams; and Jordan won't accept help from Kaylie.

This week the spotlight is on Kaylie Cruz.

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Tune in tonight to see Kaylie in GK's IN STOCK Delicate Pink Tank Leo 3664, a classic tank leotard with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The designer found inspiration for this GK gymnastics leotard while on a trip to Manhattan. The design conveys the feeling of emerging from the Lincoln Tunnel. The black on the shoulder is the road traveled which splits open as you come out of the darkness and into the excitement that is The City. The thin black lines portray the cars as they criss-cross upon entering Manhattan and the crystals are reminiscent of the lights on the cars and those of the street lamps. 

Shop for this gymnastics leotard and the rest of the MIOBI line here!

Watch what happens on the Season Finale of Make It or Break It tonight on ABC Family at 9/8c.

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Ultimate Brilliance by Elite

Introducing Ultimate Brilliance by Elite.  SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS have been our choice for jeweled accents ever since jewels were added to gymnastics leotards, over 12 years ago.  The fire and brilliance of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are second to none.  GK uses 100% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on all our competitive gymnastic leotards and gymnastics warm-ups.  Don't settle for anything less...small details for maximum impact. 

Independence SWAROVSKI Gymnastics Leotard 1001.  A classic v-neck gymnastics leotard in Silver Mystique, featuring over 3,300 Sapphire Blue, Ruby, Navy, and Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS adorning the body and sleeves of the garment.

Freedom SWAROVSKI Gymnastics Leotard 1002This elegant patriotic scoop neck gymnastics leotard in White, Ocean, and Red Mystique features 1,653 Clear, Brilliance, and Metallic Silver SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Radiance SWAROVSKI Gymnastics Leotard 1003.  This elegant scoop neck gymnstics leotard in Charcoal Mystique features a beautiful pattern of 2,000 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in Clear, Black, Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, and Gold Brilliance.

Courage SWAROVSKI Gymnastics Leotard 1004.  A Beautiful Black and Petal Pink Mystique v-neck gymnastics leotard is the foundation for over 2,000 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS adorning the body and sleeves of the garment and an additional 1,600 Pink, Fuchsia, Clear, Ruby, and Tangerine SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on the back

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GK's Olympic Heritage Continued at the 1996 Atlanta Games

For the 1996 Atlanta games, GK outfitted four Olympic teams from all over the world.  As more and more teams wanted to wear GK, the demand was almost overwhelming.  Teams and athletes had unique requests and made many changes, up to the last minute.  In keeping with our goal of excellent service, some apparel was hand carried to Atlanta to meet those last minute needs.

GK appeared on the podium over and over again, best of all - for the Women's All Around Gold Medal - won by Lilia Podkopayeva from the Ukraine.  GK outfitted the Ukrainian national team, a gymnastics powerhouse, for the next eight years.

Check out Lilia's Gold Medal winning All Around Floor Exercise from 1996...


Have a favorite Olympic memory from 1996?  Share it with us below!  Need a gymnastic leotard for your future Olympian?  Shop the 2012-2103 Women's Competitive Catalog here!

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National Sales Reps Gather at GK Headquarters for Conference

GK's U.S. Gymnastics Sales Representatives descended upon GK headquarters in April 2012 for their annual sales meeting.  Sales Reps from all over the United States spent three agenda-packed days in Reading, Pennsylvania brainstorming and covering a variety of wide ranging topics.  The gymnastics representatives were very excited to get their hands on a hot-off-the-presses copy of the 2012-2013 Competitive Catalog!

The newest GK leotard designs were showcased for representatives from the women's and men's competitive leotard collection, in-stock leotards, and essentials collections.  The representatives also enjoyed the 2011 company recap and tour of the GK facility which is always a highlight no matter how many times you've experienced it. 

Finally, yearly sales awards were handed out along with years of service recognition awards.  One special award was bestowed on Ms. June Blackman, Sales Representative for Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, for her 20 years of stellar service with GK.  Congratulations June!

Check out the GK National Sales Team!  From left to right are Melanie Walker, Kylee Rogers, Laura Robezzoli, Kelli Doorley, June Blackman, Lisa Behm, Martha Bannon, Kiana Ross, Judith Cook, Lori Johnson, and Holly Thomas

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Behind the Make It or Break It Leo: Truth Be Told

Welcome to Behind the Leo - a weekly spotlight on the GK Gymnastics Apparel worn in each of this season's Make It or Break It episodes.

On tonight's episode... Lauren undergoes an experimental procedure, and her recovery time weighs heavily on her future as a possible Olympic gymnast. Elsewhere, Jordan's world is shaken by the arrival of an unexpected visitor.

This week the spotlight is on Jordan Randall.

Tune in tonight to see Jordan in GK's Classic Velvet Tank Leotard 3642, a Sapphire Blue tank leotard with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  The GK designer said of this gymnastics leotard, "Sometimes there is a need for clean, simple, traditional leotards. This leotard was designed at a time when those qualities were exactly what was needed to fulfill the wishes of GK's many customers. This classic gymnastics leotard illustrates grace in the movement of the style lines, colors that never go out of fashion, and sparkle from the beautiful SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS accenting the lines. Designed as a staple for any gymnast's wardrobe, this gymnastics leotard is a perfect choice for training or competition."

Shop for this gymnastics leotard and the rest of the MIOBI line here!

Watch what happens on Make It or Break It tonight on ABC Family at 9/8c.

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Everyday Champion: Daniela B.

Everyday Champion Daniela B., a Level 7 gymnast from Boynton Beach, Florida, has been doing gymnastics for just two and half years.  She trains at American Twisters Gymnastics in Coconut Creek, Florida. 

Here, Daniela is training in GK's Sunburst Tank Leotard 3953, a classic tank gymnastics leotard in Black & Red Mystique with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Does your champion need new workout gymnastics leotards?  Check out the recently released 2012-2013 IN STOCK Catalog.  Workout tank gymnastics leotards are available for an entire year.  With over 70 styles, you are sure to find your perfect workout tank gymnastics leotard.  IN STOCK gymnastics apparel routinely ships in just three business days. 

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Meet Holly Thomas, GK Gymnastics Sales Representative for Northern California

Holly Thomas joined the GK Elite Sportswear family in the fall of 2011. She may be new to GK, but she is not new to Northern California. Holly has been active in the Northern California gymnastics community for over 25 years as a gymnast, a coach, and as a nationally rated judge.

Holly competed at the club level through Class I until the age of 13. She stayed with the sport, starting to coach at age 16 and judging at age 17.  When she began college at The University of California, Davis, she took a tumbling class just for fun. The class instructor was also the coach of the UCDavis women’s gymnastic team invited Holly to join the team. As unlikely as it was to return to competitive gymnastics after 5 years, Holly competed for the Aggies from 1994-1997, primarily on beam and floor. Holly graduated from UCDavis and went on to teach Kindergarten for eight years.

Holly resides in Ripon, California with her husband, who is also a teacher, and their two children, Jacob and Paige.  Holly has recently retired from coaching, but continues to judge when not representing GK at gymnastics meets. 

If you live in Northern California and are looking for gymnastics leotards, warm-ups and other gymnastic apparel, contact Holly at gkhollythomas@gmail.com.  

Click here for contact information for GK Gymnastics Sales Representatives in other parts of the country.

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Sabrina Vega Goes "Back to School" at GK Photo Shoot

Recently, GK had the pleasure of hosting Sabrina Vega for a photo shoot for the future "Back to School" Essentials catalog. Sabrina is a current member of the U.S. National Team.  Sabrina placed third in the all-around at her first major meet as a Senior, the 2011 CoverGirl Classic in Chicago, Illinois.  She captured Silver on Floor and finished fourth on vault.  At the 2011 U.S. National Championships, Sabrina placed fifth in the all-around.  As a Junior National Team Member, Sabrina captured Gold on the floor exercise, Bronze on balance beam, and finished fourth in the all-around at the 2009 Junior National championships.  Internationally, at the 2009 Junior Pan American Games in Brazil, Sabrina assisted her team in capturing the Gold medal and also won two individual Silvers in the all-around and on uneven bars.

GK had the chance to talk with Sabrina in between shots.

GK:  Sabrina, how old are you and where are you from?

Sabrina:  I’m 16 years old and I’m from Carmel, New York.

GK: What gym do you train at?

Sabrina: I train at Dynamic Gymnastics.

GK:  How long have you been a gymnast?

Sabrina: I’ve been a gymnast for 11 years now.

GK: What got you started in gymnastics?

Sabrina: I was invited to a birthday party when I was five years old and I just enjoyed it so much, I just kept going and going.  My mom asked if I wanted to do gymnastics and I said, Yes!

GK: Who is your role model and why.

Sabrina: My role models are all of the girls who made it to the Olympic team because that’s my main goal. 

GK: As you train for 2012, what has been your inspiration?

Sabrina: My inspiration is just to achieve my dream and making that Olympic team would mean everything!

GK: So, making the Olympic Team would be the goal you are training for? 

Sabrina: Definitely!

GK wishes Sabrina much luck as all eyes are on London 2012.  Thank you for making GK look so beautiful! 

Be sure to look for Sabrina in future GK catalogs.  In the meantime, check out our current Summer & Camp Essential Catalog and our newest 2012-2013 Women's Competitive Catalog.

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