Aly Raisman Returns to the Karolyi Ranch with Her GK Gymnastics Tank Leotards

Aly Raisman is packing up her gymnastics grips and tank leotards as she makes her return to the Karolyi Ranch for the National Team Training Camp this weekend, October 23-27.  This will be her first camp since before the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Excitement energizes the air as she prepares to reunite with Olympic teammates Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross to pursue her dream of making the 2016 Olympic Team. 

Aly Raisman Sublimated Leotard E2625

Alexandra Raisman returned to her home gym, Brestyan's, in September 2013 and resumed training under head coach Mihai Brestyan. She has been consistently dedicated to getting back in shape this past year and has eagerly been working towards making a comeback on the competitive scene. Since 2000, no U.S. Womens Artistic Gymnast held consecutive spots on Olympic Teams, but with her technical difficulty level on the floor, experience, and consistency, Aly Raisman has a strong chance to find her way competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. 

There's no doubt that many thoughts and emotions are swirling around Raisman's mind this week as she prepares for camp, but one thing is for sure, she will stand confident in her signature line of GK gymnastics leotards. This exclusive girl's tank leotard collection features designs, fabrics, and embellishments hand picked by the 2012 Olympic Champion herself. Click here to view Alexandra Raismans' 2014 Holiday Leotard Collection and get her Back to School workout tank leotard line on sale for $39.99! 

We can't wait to see what this GK Champion has in store for this upcoming competitive season, and we wish her luck as she returns to the Karolyi Ranch this weekend! Stay tuned to our blog to see which Aly Raisman tank leotards she chooses to train in.

GK. Choice Of Champions.

Click the links below to read more about Aly Raismans' and Gabby Douglas' workout tank leotard collections:

Alexandra Raisman Leotards and Workout Shorts That Will Inspire You This Holiday Season

Aly Raisman Gymnastics Leotards and Shorts for Fall

Gabby Douglas Tank Leotards Just In Time for Fall

2014 Holiday Gymnastics Leotards are Now Online

 

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Gabrielle Douglas Finds Inspiration in Iowa

It's not uncommon to be inspired by the 2012 Olympic Champion, Gabrielle Douglas.  Just some of her exceptional achievements include being the first American gymnasts in history to win the Olympic All-Around and Team Gold in 2012, Subway Sportswoman of the Year, Nickelodeon's 2014 Kids' Choice Sports Award for Best Female Athlete, and the YoungStars Award at the 2013 BET Awards.  With a long list of accomplishments, it is no wonder why she has inspired thousands of athletes worldwide; however, there is one young gymnast who has given this Olympic Champion the inspiration to keep pressing forward.

Gabrielle Douglas with Amarissa at Iowa StateGabby Douglas with Amarissa

Amarissa Mauricio, a 13-year-old aspiring gymnast, was passionately pursuing her dream to become like Gabby Douglas until she was diagnosed with Lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease that attacks vital organs. The doctors told her she would no longer be able to continue participating in gymnastics. The devastation was almost unbearable as she saw her dreams fade away, and her wish to meet Gabby Douglas grow dim.

News of Amarissa's situation reached Gabby and she immediately jumped into action to help.  Before she knew it, she was headed out to Iowa State to meet Amarissa and spend some time in the gym with her. The day consisted of these athletes working on different balance beam skills, trying on Gabby's gymnastics grips from the 2012 Olympics and even witnessing first hand some of Gabby's Olympic floor routine. The highlight of the day came when Gabrielle Douglas put one of her Olympic Gold medals on Amarissa and had her stand on top of a block to reenact the podium award ceremony. Later that day, Gabby gave this young athlete two of her signature leotards as a reminder to never give up. One of the leotards was our Lemon Lime Gabrielle Leotard E2602 with matching Lemon Lime Sparkle Gabby Workout Shorts E2601 and the other from her summer collection, the Gabrielle Gypsy Wave Gymnastics Leotard E2484, so they could match when they went to the gym.

Gabby tells NBC, “[Amarissa] is a huge inspiration to me, to remember to keep fighting if things get hard, if things get tough.” Amarissa is an inspiration to all, and reminds us to never give up on our dreams. 

Every season, Gabby Douglas designs new gymnastics leotards so her fans can find inspiration in the exclusive prints, flattering style lines, and exquisite embellishments. Click here to see the newest selection of Gabby Douglas Signature gymnastics apparel, and find your inspiration today. 

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Palouse Empire Gymnasts Love Their GK Camp Leotards

Palouse Empire GK Gymnastics Apparel

Palouse Empire Gym in Moscow, ID can't get enough of GK's gymnastics apparel! It was time for a new camp leotard and what better place to go then to the leader in the gymnastics apparel industry, GK! Palouse Empire Gym owner, Lynne Kindelspire, tells us that, "It had been 3 years since we had a new 'Palouse' leo and when I saw the postcard this past spring, it was a perfect fit for us.  Many of our Junior Olympic team members will purchase them too because they love to wear their club leo when they go to clinics.  Class kids love to feel special too and when they are wearing the same leo as a team kid, they just beam! " 

This little cutie pie is all smiles in our Fuchsia Color Block Camp Leotard E2520 with matching Fuchsia Color Block Camp Shorts E2525. This classic Black Nylon/Spandex girls workout leotard features brilliant Fuchsia Nylon/Spandex straps and a sporty back design. The Palouse Empire personalized their gymnastics wear with a customized embellishment in Silver and Berry Hologram Sequinz across the front. Their matching Sling Bag GK102 with White Mystique straps is the perfect accessory to carry their gymnastics grips and other items in!
 
If you love Palouse Empire's new gymnastics workout apparel, then check out GK's full collection of Camp Gymnastics Wear. Personalize your team leotards with Sequinz, Embroidery and even SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for an Elite look for gymnastics camp!

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Gabby Douglas Attended Karolyi Gymnastics Summer Camp

After two months of rigorous training with her coach, Liang Chow, the 2012 All-Around Olympic gold medalist headed off to Texas to train at the Karolyi Ranch. After an invitation from Martha Karolyi, Douglas packed up her gymnastics leotards, grabbed her grips and headed down to the official USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center in Huntsville, TX. She has shown incredible progress throughout the past two months as she trained at Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute. Chow speaks highly of her progress and believes she has what it takes to make a record comeback! She told GK, "It was great being invited back to the National Team Training Camp! I truly missed being away, and it was awesome reuniting with everyone. I'm really excited to get back in top shape so that I can start competing again."  

Gabrielle Douglas in the Spot Cat Leotard by GK

Also attending Karolyi's Gymnastics Camp were 2012 Olympic Team gold medalist, Kyla Ross, and 2013 All-Around World Champion, Simone Biles. This five day camp is designed to prepare these athletes for upcoming competitions, such as Secret U.S. Classic, P&G Gymnastics Championships, and World Championships. Rigorous conditioning exercises, physical abilities tests and perfecting routine construction are just a few of the tasks ahead for these campers. Good luck to all of our GK Champions! We look forward to seeing you once again on the competition floor!
 

Gabby Douglas in Dancing Sequinz Tank Leotard by GKWant to train like an Olympian? Check out The Gabby Douglas Collection of GK gymnastics leotards to get your summer started off on the right foot! With exclusive prints hand picked by Gabby, fun colors, and exquisite embellishments you will look and feel like an Elite athlete in Gabrielle Douglas leotards, and for a limited time only buy two or more Gabrielle Douglas leotards and receive 50% off and free shipping! Click here for more information on how you can save, and stay tuned for further updates on this Olympic Champion's comeback!

 

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Check out the link below for more information on Gabrielle Douglas's leotard line:

Gabrielle Douglas Gymnastics Leotards for Summer

Gabby Douglas Tells GK About her Movie, her Comback, and her Leotards

 

 

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Stocking Stuffers are Hot for the Holidays with our Gymnastics Accessories

Can you believe there are only 16 days until Christmas? We have rounded up all the necessities to fill every gymnasts' socking this year. Must have shorts, briefs, headbands, wristbands, grips, and slippers make great gifts for athletes on your list. Add a sparkling GK grip bag to hold all your essentials.

Start off with our Mystique Grip Bag GK91 to hold all these fantastic gymnastics accessories. Our versatile & functional mystique grip bags feature our sparkling jeweled GK logo for a bit of sheen and are offered in a variety of colors including Red, Imperial Purple, Berry, Black, Electric Turquoise, Lemon Lime, Rich Royal, and Lime Mystique.

Our WristSavers GK48 are the perfect gift to protect and support athlete's wrists and a great way to prevent injuries.

Your favorite gymnast will appreciate our 3 inch Terry Wristbands GK40 another necessary addition to your holiday shopping list. Our stretch terry wristbands protect gymnasts wrists when using grips. Wristbands are sold in pairs and are one size fits all. Available in Black, Purple, or White.

Another must have accessory used for the uneven bars is our Reisport Velcrro Gymnastics Grips GK56 cconstructed of high quality leather, stitch and glued rubber dowel and velcro wrist closure for a secure fit.

Your favorite athlete will love our In Stock Mystique Headbands GK101 offered in our Mystique fabric and a large assortment of colors to match every gymnastics leotard or gymnastics warm up. This accessory not only coordinates well for a more complete gymnastics look but also functions to keep hair out of the face.

Shop our complete Hot for the Holidays Collection today to find the best holiday gifts in gymnastics apparel. Be sure to check out our 2013 Holiday Workout Essentials Catalog for even more hot styles!

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GK's Exclusive Aly Prize Pack Winner Announced

Thanks for all of your comments on our 2013 Back to School Aly Raisman Workout Essentials Collection!  We enjoyed reading what you love about the 2012 Olympic Champion's designs and why you love GK gymnastics styles. The randomly selected winner of our exclusive Aly Raisman prize pack is Kimberly Pieper. Congratulations Kimberly! When it comes to gymnastics leo designs GK has you covered. After all, GK is the choice of champions!

Nicole has won a set of exclusive Aly Raisman autographed prizes including a beautiful Aly leo from our 2013 Spring Collection in size child large, poster, and a grip bag to hold your gymnastics essentials! This scoopneck workout leotard features eye-catching zig zag trim and is designed in our Berry, Black Mystique and Black Nylon Spandex. What a perfect gymnastics apparel collectible!

Twenty winners will also receive an autographed postcard from Alexandra Raisman! We have randomly selected these winners. If your name appears below, please contact us by private message on Facebook/Twitter and provide your mailing address and phone number so that we can send your prize.

We maintain the right to select a new winner if we do not receive a response by Friday, September 27th.

1. Lisa Ferrari Pickens                       11. Michelle Santoro

2. Jade Kotilainen                                12. Lucy Cameron

3. Jamie McGarity                                13. Stephanie Metz

4. Alyssa Spickermann                      14. JI West

5. Marianne McKee                             15. @kenzie_taff

6. Princess Tovi                                   16. Ali Petrov

7. Kelley Brittingham                           17. Marta Annette

8. Sreya Sudireddy                              18. Rob Caylor

9. Christina Gilbert                              19. Ali Petrov

10. Olivia Rosen                                  20. Christy Parish White

Stay tuned for many more upcoming contests on our blog. Our signature collections offer exclusive designs in popular colors designed by Gold Medalists themselves! Check out our latest styles in our 2013 Aly Raisman Holiday Workout Essentials Catalog.

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leotard from our 2013 Spring Collection in size child large, an Aly autographed poster, and an Aly autographed grip bag to hold your gymnastics essentials! This scoopneck workout leotard features eye-catching zig zag trim and is designed in our Berry and Black Mystique and Black Nylon Spandex. This collectible is the ultimate prize for the aspiring gymnast. - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/choice-of-champions-gymnastics-blog/enter-to-win-a-gk-exclusive-aly-raisman-autographed-prize-pack#sthash.iEXlKWEe.dpuf
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Enter to Win a GK Exclusive Aly Raisman Autographed Prize Pack

Have you checked out our Aly Raisman Back to School Workout Essentials Collection? Which style is your favorite? Here at GK we are giving away an autographed Alexandra Raisman prize pack to one lucky winner!

Our prize pack includes an exclusive Aly autographed leotard from our 2013 Spring Collection in size child large, an Aly autographed poster, and an Aly autographed grip bag to hold your gymnastics essentials! This scoopneck workout leotard features eye-catching zig zag trim and is designed in our Berry and Black Mystique and Black Nylon Spandex. This collectible is the ultimate prize for the aspiring gymnast.

For Your Chance to Win:

1. Comment below on which Aly Raisman leo is your favorite and why from our 2013 Fall Collection featured below. (We appreciate your patience as we moderate comments before they are posted.)

Note* - Comments will be moderated prior to posting.  Thank you for your patience. - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/gk-champion-style/win-an-autographed-aly-raisman-leotard#sthash.BMJTD8BG.dpuf

2. The winner will randomly be selected from comments on this blog.

3.  We will randomly select 20 more winners to receive an autographed postcard by Aly Raisman.

 

Check out the latest styles in our Aly Raisman Collection in 2013 Back to School.

Aly Sangria Fusion Tank Leo E2331  Aly Purple Chaos Sparkle Leotard E2336  Aly Sleek Leotard E2335

 

Aly Swirled Purple Chao Leo E2334 Aly Radiant Royal Sparkle Leo E2332 Aly Cascading Crystal Leo E2333

Comment below and tell us which Alexandra Raisman leo is your favorite and why!

(Please be patient as we monitor comments before posting.)
 Winner will be announced on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12noon. We reserve the right to select a new winner if not heard back within 7 days of announcement.

 

Click here to flip through our 2013 Back to School Workout Essentials Catalog.

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And the Winner of Our Gabby Prize Pack Is...

We are pleased to announce, the winner of our Gabby Douglas Prize Pack is...Jessica O'Neal Straley. You will receive a gorgeous autographed Gabby leo adorned in clear jewels.  Your leo comes with a matching hair scrunchie and autographed grip bag and Gabby poster.  It was fun to read all of your comments and about your passion for gymnastics. We have randomly selected twenty more winners to receive an autographed postcard from Gabrielle.

Postcard winners are:

1. Nicole Hansen                             11. Christine Kittle

2. Jada Powers                               12. Madison Porter

3. Sharon Tan                                  13. Sydney Neil

4. Gabrielle Spencer                        14. Stacey Morin

5. Rachael Flem                               15. Yvonne Wright

6. Kelly Rolleston-Maxwell              16. Noelle Young

7.  Sara                                               17. Jaclyn Holsomback

8. Charlene Shannon                       18. Tiffany Lippert

9.  Chloe Espinoza                           19. H. Walsh

10. Marissa Richey                          20. Tiffany Rider

 

ATTENTION ALL WINNERS:

Please contact us via private message on Facebook or Twitter with your name, address, and telephone number so that you will receive your prize in a timely manner. *Please note, we reserve the right to replace winner if not heard from by August 23rd.  Thanks to all who participated in our contest and congratulations to the winners!

Gymnastics is our passion too. For over 30 years, GK has been outfitting teams with the best fitting gymnastics apparel in the world. Shop our gymnastics apparel today and you could be the next Olympian!

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Enter to Win a Gabby Douglas Prize Pack

GK Champion and All-Around Olympic Gold Medalist, Gabrielle Douglas is an inspiration to the gymnastics world! She has worked with us here at GK to design a line of her own Signature gymnastics leotards. Lucky for you, we are giving away a Gabby leo, grip bag and poster, each autographed by Gabrielle Douglas! This striking V neck leo from Gabby's Spring 2013 Signature Leotard Collection, is a size Child Large and is beautifully adorned in Clear jeweled accents.

 

How to enter:

Simply comment on this blog post, tell us about your passion for gymnastics and why Gabby is an inspiration to you.  We appreciate your patience as we monitor comments before they are posted. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on our blog at 12 noon on Friday, August 9th. 20 more randomly selected comments from fans on this blog will also be announced as winners of an autographed postcard from Gabby! Please check back periodically. We reserve the right to replace the winner by August 16th if we do not receive a response from the named winner that includes contact information. Good luck to all of you! We look forward to hearing your responses!

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Aly Prize Pack Winner Announced!

We are so excited at the overwhelming response we had to our Aly Prize Pack Contest! Lots of our fans shared so many great comments about our gymnastics apparel! From Olympic Champions to National Team members, more gymnasts have trained in GK apparel than any other brand. Outfit your team with the best workout apparel in the sport of gymnastics. We know gymnastics, we are GK!

GK Elite is proud to announce the winner of Alexandra's Prize Pack is Jenna Zemenchik. This autographed Aly Raisman gymnastics leotard is a scoop back tank leo featuring patriotic fabrics and striking wrap around detail. This amazing prize comes with a matching hair scrunchie and convenient autographed grip bag and autographed Aly poster!

The first 20 comments won an Aly autographed postcard. If you see your name on this list please private message GKElite on Facebook or Twitter your full name, address and telephone number so we can send you your prize!

1. emlucky13                                                           11. Lisa Stefan

2. MeredithPope                                                      12. Savannah

3. heatherpascarelli                                                13. Judith Varga

4. Mary-Jo Turner                                                   14. katygirl123

5. Patty Snyder Brettle                                            15. Kaitlin Kaupas

6. Emily                                                                    16. Laura Burton

7. Melissa Tally                                                        17. Charity

8. Brooke Poquette                                                  18. Grace Caines

9. Dalia                                                                     19. Michelle Scott

10. Paulina Gonzalez                                                20. Denise

Congratulations to all of our winners. Stop by periodically for even more contests and prizes. Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!

GK. Choice of Champions.

Alexandra Raisman autographed gymnastics leotard with matching hair scrunchie. This scoop-back tank leotard features patriotic fabrics with striking wrap-around detail. Beautifully created in Ocean Fusion Hologram, Red Mystique, and Silver Mystique, this leo prize pack comes with autographed grip bag, and autographed Aly poster! - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/choice-of-champions-gymnastics-blog/enter-to-win-an-aly-raisman-prize-pack#sthash.21SHjRKY.dpuf

 

 

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Enter to Win an Aly Raisman Prize Pack!

Join us in celebrating Independence Day! GK is hosting an Aly Raisman prize pack give-away! One lucky winner will receive an Alexandra Raisman autographed gymnastics leotard with matching hair scrunchie. This scoop-back tank leotard features patriotic fabrics with striking wrap-around detail. Beautifully created in Ocean Fusion Hologram, Red Mystique, and Silver Mystique, this leo prize pack comes with autographed grip bag, and autographed Aly poster!

How to enter the contest

1. Simply comment on this blog and tell us why you love GK leos! It's that easy.

2. The first 20 comments will receive an autographed postcard from Aly herself!

(We appreciate your patience while we monitor your comments prior to posting)

3. Drawing will be at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, July 3rd. Winners to be announced on our blog.

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Stocking Stuffers for Gymnasts are HOT for the Holidays

34 days until Christmas!  GK stocking stuffers are HOT for the Holidays!  Need ideas to stuff your gymnast's stocking? Wristbands, grips, and grip bags make great gifts for any gymnast.  These accessories are in stock and ready to ship in time for the holidays.

GK Mystique Grip Bag GK91 is a versatile & functional grip bag featuring a jeweled GK logo. The grip bag is available in 8 beautiful colors!  Or check out our 3 inch Terry Wristbands GK40 or Velcro Hand Grips GK32.

Two more great stocking ideas - Reisport Velcro Gymnastic Grips GK56 and WristSaver GK48.

Check out all of the GK Stocking Stuffers here.

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How Long Does A GK Gymnastic Leotard Last?

We have photographic proof that a GK Gymnastic Leotard may last for at least 15 years!  Here is a mini gymnast from College Station, Texas sporting a hand-me-down GK leotard from her older sister.  Mom testifies to it still being in great shape, the elastic is still good, and the colors are still bright! 
GK gymnastics leotards don't wear out - they wear on, and on, and on...

 So how did this GK leo last so long?

  • Proprietary Four-Way Stretch Fabric providing minimal shrink and exception stretch
  • Four Thread Overlock Stitching creating the most durable garments in the industry
  • Unparalleled Cutting Accuracy guaranteeing a proper fit
  • 16 Stitches Per Inch - the industry's most stringent standard in stitching
  • 11 Quality Inspections including the rigorous stretch test
  • The World's Best Elastic ensuring a consistent no-slip grip in all openings

Shop the 2012 Spring Essentials Catalog to pick out the GK leotard that may become a classic in your family!

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Preventing and Taking Care of Rips

While swinging on the uneven bars, parallel bars, or pommel horse, friction between a gymnasts hands and the bar is greatly increased. The more the event is performed, the greater the chances for a gymnast to get a hand rip. Rips are a gymnasts worst nightmare! They are completely inevitable. Here are some prevention and treatment tips to help with rips.

For the Prevention of Rips:
  • Wearing grips is the greatest prevention on hand rips. Reisport dowel grips are a preferred brand of gymnastics grips.
  • If calluses start to build on your hands, use a pumice stone on your hands to reduce them.
  • After a bar training session, wash your hands with cold water. This reduces the heat from friction and will help in the prevention process
  • Wear thicker wristbands to help prevent rips on your wrists and palms. I would suggest using the GK 5 inch Terry Wristbands.
  • Use Handebalm on your hands every time you do bars. This is a great prevention method that works great.
For the Treatment of Rips:
  • Wash off the rip immediately with warm water and soap.
  • Cut off access skin around the rip.
  • Treat immediately with Neosporin or Vitamin E and bandage it up.
  • Before bed, wash out the rip with soap and water, then pat dry. Cover the infected area with Neosporin and bandage the area. Wear a glove on your hand while sleeping to help keep the bandage from falling off. Continue this until the rip is gone.
  • You may need to take a few days off from swinging bars depending on the severity of the rip. You can still swing and perform what you can on the strap bar since there is no friction build-up while swinging on this piece of equipment.
  • Sometimes you have to work through the pain!
  • Use tape grips when the rip is healed enough to start swinging again. Ask your coach or athletic trainer how to make them. They can be reused many times.
  • You can also use second skin to cover the area under the tape grip.
  • Spray tuff skin on the rip before putting on the second skin and tape grip.
Make sure to be the stylish girl in your gym and carry your gymnastics grips and wristbands in a Mystique Grip Bag featuring a GK logo made of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS!

GK Grip Bag
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What's New with GK In-Stock?

GK Elite is the world's leading brand of gymnastics leotards and apparel and is recognized around the world for variety, quality, fit, and service.  You won't only stand out in GK's Special Order leotards, but you will also make your mark in GK's IN STOCK leotards.  It would be easy to mistake the garments in GK's new IN STOCK catalog for Special Order leotards.  With this said, GK now has even more variety and selection in their new 2011-2012 IN STOCK Apparel for Teams & Pro Shops catalog.

2011-2012 In Stock Catalog

To make your leotards even more fun and exciting, we have added 6 new Sparkle fabrics to our IN STOCK selection.  There is a new Stock basic leotard style 3674 that is a nylon/spandex v-neck leo and is available in four bold colors: berry, turquoise, sangria, and purple.  New leotard styles have been added to our Long Sleeve Stock collection to reflect our most popular competitive styles at a great price!  There are new Coordinating Stock Warm-ups in which the same style/color is available in both Elite Fitted and Unisex fits.  We've improved our Capri and Tights by adding a low rise waistband.  New GK Grip bags and a new gymnastics slipper have been added to the gymnastics accessories.  

Additions have also been made to the adidas gymnastics selection.  There are now two new Long Sleeve Stock Leotards and two more Stock Elite Fitted Warm-up sets from adidas!  To go along with the Stock pants, adidas has designed matching Unisex Jackets. 

Check out all our newest IN STOCK gymnastics leotards, apparel, and accessories from GK and adidas online today!

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Check Out CEK Gymnastics!

If travelling to Europe, be certain to include a visit to our store in the Netherlands, CEK Gymnastics in Zwijndrecht!  There, you will find all your gymnastics essentials.  CEK Gymnastics is specialized in selling GK and adidas gymnastics apparel, including men's and women's competitive and workout leotards, tanks, and shorts, as well as gymnastics shoes, grips, magnesium, t-shirts, and track suits. 

CEK Gymnastics Shop
You can stop in anytime from Wednesday until Saturday between the hours of 9.30 and 17.00 and on Thursdays from 9.30 to 20.00 to buy all your essential gymnastics wear.  See you there!
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What are grips? And when should a female gymnast start wearing them?

Needed to protect a gymnast’s hands from rips and calluses as well as peeling off of the bar, gymnastic grips are a major necessity for uneven bars. Coming in many different sizes, gymnastics grips consist of a piece of leather that covers the hands of a gymnast and has either a buckle or velcro that straps around each wrist. To prevent the grips from Paige Cipolloni using dowel grips on the uneven barsslipping off of the wrists, all gymnasts should wear wristbands under the velcro or buckle. Non-competitive beginner gymnasts, who do not perform hard skills on the uneven bars, should use palm grips when starting out their gymnastics career.

Once you begin learning harder skills, gymnasts should use dowel grips. A dowel, or small metal bar, is added at the top of the leather to help competitive gymnasts grip onto the bar easier. Gymnasts should start wearing dowel grips when they start performing bigger skills and major release moves. All in all, palm grips should be worn when a non-competitive gymnast starts swinging on the uneven bars and competitive gymnasts should start wearing dowel grips when they start performing bigger skills, such as major release moves.

Gymnastics grips and wristbands can be purchased on the GK Elite Sportswear web-site!

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Get Ready for a Fresh, New Season of Color - Shop our Spring adidas Collection Today!

Spring is one of the most colorful season of the year. The Spring adidas collection by GK Elite takes its inspiration from the beautiful vibrant colors of spring.

AS393Pink flowers, blue water, and fresh green apples represent the colorful season of Spring and find their way to the Spring adidas collection. Combined with the universally known symbols of the adidas brand, these gymnastics leotards are as vibrant and attractive as your movements.

It's important to invest in quality when choosing your competition leotards. The choice of the right fabric, the perfection of the fit, and the quality of the construction are some of the factors that you should consider when choosing your gymnast apparel. In addition, it is also important that theAS395 gymnastics leotard reflects your personality. Gymnastics is not only a sport; it is an art. What more creative way to express your true colors in every performance than with appealing gymnastics workout leotards?

The Spring adidas Collection by GK Elite combines quality and style, comfort and performance. Having all these in one leotard is a must for an absolutely outstanding performance.

If you are looking for elite leotards designs, checkout GK Elite's wide range of gymnastic apparel. We have everything you need from warm-up apparel, shirts, leotards, grips and more.

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Young Gymnasts are Getting Ready for the Nastia Supergirl Cup

The Nastia Supergirl Cup, which will be on March 4, 2011 continues to gain interest in the world of sports. The Cup was established to help young women achieve their dreams and make a name for themselves in the world of gymnastics. The Supergirl Cup features the country’s up and coming gymnasts and provides a venue where they can showcase their outstanding skills and unique talents. Eighteen gymnastics invitationals begain in mid-January and continue until February 21st, making up this year's Nastia Supergirl Cup Series. The series is aimed at producing 36 very talented gymnasts who will be vying for the title at the 2011 Nastia Supergirl Cup.

Nastia SupergirlThe Nastia Liukin Supergirl line features a collection of competition leotards bearing the Supergirl’s logo and design. This collection makes it possible for young girls, to live a part of their dream by wearing gymnastic leotards from such an iconic brand. The “S shield” is now very popular among young girls especially those who follow the series. It is easily recognizable. By wearing Nastia gymnastic apparel, young girls can be a part of this huge event.

The Nastia Liukin Supergirl Collection is exclusively made by GK Elite. Feminine colors of bright pink and purple that are deeply associated with the Supergirl Cup will surely inspire young girls to dream big.

If you are looking for elite leotard designs, checkout GK Elite's wide range of gymnastic sportswear. We have everything you need from warm-up apparel, shirts, leotards, gymnastics grips and more.

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Science Behind Sportswear

As spectators, we’ve all enjoyed watching athlete’s compete whether it be on the floor or the court or the field. However, many spectators may not realize that gymnastics is unique in that it combines beauty and grace with power and athleticism. These days in gymnastics, it is all about the best gymnastics leotards that athletes wear which become a part of the event.

Shawn Johnson Gymnastics LeotardIn many sporting events, like swimming and track and field, what an athlete wears plays a crucial role in his or her performance. If you are into sports, you understand how important it is to find good sportswear.  Technology and modern science help create swim wear that enhances the skill of the swimmer. A suit that helps the athlete glide effortlessly underwater can be the big difference between winning and losing. In gymnastics, cool gymnastics leotards that provide flexible over-all support can help the gymnast perform with ease. Choose competition leotards that are flexible and will move with every routine. It is equally important that your leotard is durable and will not restrict your movement, especially when you get to that award-winning routine.

If you are looking for elite leotard designs, checkout GK Elite's wide range of gymnastic sportswear. We have everything you need from warm-up apparel, shirts, leotards, grips and many more.

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