Everyday German Gymnastics Champion, Madeleine Owen, Competes in GK Competition Leotards

Gymnastics champion, Madeleine Owen, from Bochum, German, loves to compete in her GK 3/4 sleeve gymnastics leotard! She trains at Gymnastics Center Harpener Heide to compete with the best, perform her best and to be the best. During her competition at WTB-Landescup, Madeleine chose to portray this feeling of greatness by wearing a brand that gives her a great fit, superior comfort, and a professional leotard design, GK.

Madeleine chose a classic, high neck Dramatic Asymmetrical Competition Leotard 9562. This leo matches Maddi's fierce yet graceful personality with its Red, Black and White Mystique unique style lines that shimmer under the fluorescent lights of the gym, complimenting Maddi's natural glow and technical skill level. No competition leotard is ever complete anymore without jewels, and Maddi chose to adorn her 3/4 length leo with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS throughout the torso, neckline, sleeves and back of her leo to glisten from every angle.

All around the world, GK is known as the premier manufacturer of gymnastics apparel, and our reputation is not without merit. We offer only the best in jewels, fabrics, and designs for an unprecedented fit and finish suited for champions. Don't take our word for it though, try our GK gymnastics leotards out for yourself. We promise not to disappoint you.

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$5 Athletic Sports Bra With Any Purchase

For a limited time only, purchase any item from our website, and receive an Athletic Sports Bra E1720 for just $5! There's no limit to the number of sports bras that you can purchase, so get started right away and stock up while supplies last.

We love the Nylon/Spandex and breathable Black Techmesh combination of this Athletic Sports Bra E1720 because it's both supportive and cooling. In addition, the thinner straps make this look feminine and sleek. For just $5 it's a steal that you'll want to double up on.

Need a reason to shop? We can help! The Spring Essentials Collection was a huge success this year, but manufacturing of the collection is winding down, and so is our supply of Spring Leotards! If you haven't already purchased an Aly Raisman Leotard or a Gabrielle Douglas Leotard from the seasonal collection, here's the incentive you were looking for. $5 for a sports bra! That's a savings of almost $15!

Now that you know what you have to do, go have fun shopping while we gear up to prepare your shipment. Don't forget to enter this promo code at check out: G14RC3BRA.

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Everyday Champion, Amanda, Competes in a Berry Mystique Tank Leotard

Meet everyday champion, Amanda! Amanda is a 9 year old, XCEL Silver level gymnast from Rincon, GA who aspires to compete at the collegiate level and at the Olympics someday. This is Amanda's first year competing, and she loves learning and growing with her teammates from D.E.E.N.O.S. Below, Amanda is shown warming up for her event by practicing her back handspring.

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This year Amanda and the other XCEL Silver gymnasts from D.E.E.N.O.S. competed together in a Sleek Berry V Neck Workout Leotard E2421 from our 2014 Spring Collection to honor the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. The beautiful Berry Mystique in this sparkling, youthful leo looks stunning on the girls, and they couldn't be happier with their selection. You'll find this bright, spring color featured on many other great styles in our Spring leotard collection as well. Shop today while supplies last.

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New Jersey State Championships Decorated with GK and Under Armour Leotards

The floor of the New Jersey Level 8, 9 and 10 State Gymnastics Championships was a glowing display for GK last weekend! SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS lit up the floor on an array of teams wearing various GK styles. We're undecided as to which style was our favorite, so we'll let you be the judge.

www.gkelite.com/Bright Stars Gymnastics of Egg Harbor Township, NJ competed in our Dramatic Intersecting Competition Leotard 3532. They special ordered this eye-catching competition leo to include swirling design lines of White Sparkle Hologram and Sunshine Mystique on top of their shimmering Cherry Mystique competition garment. They adjusted the sleeves to a 3/4 length and added Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to the cuffs, left sleeve and the White Hologram swirling line design, in addition to the small logo to insure a sparkling routine. We especially love that they paired their GK Leo with matching, bright orange shoes. 

Competitors from Randolph Gymnastics of Randolph, NJ were beautiful and feminine in their special order design of our Cascading Ribbon Gymnastics Leotard 7557. This is a faux sweetheart style, somewhat in disguise. The Violet Slither lower body and and Black Mesh upper body is overlapped with an edgy ribbon pattern in Seaglass Sparkle Hologram and an abundance of Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along the neckline and over the ribbon detail for a mystical look. The combination works well together, and we adore the look.  

The Classic Sweetheart Competition Leotard 7545 looked very regal on Action Gymnastics from Howell, NJ. Their Berry Mystique upper body and arms are lined with Black Mesh and adorned with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS all around, creating a deep and shimmering color. Its the perfect topping to their Black Mystique Lower body, frosted around the cuffs and sweetheart top with heavily packed, Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Together, the details selected so carefully by Action Gymnastics, delivered a spectacular look, and Action was proud to show it off.

Our Under Armour Collection of competition leotards also offers a sweetheart style, and Rebound Gymnastics, from Marlboro, NJ wears it well. Their Under Armour Elegance 6701 is a style inspired by the National Team leotard worn at the 2013 Jesolo Trophy. Sewn with Seaglass Sparkle Hologram fabric, this shimmering silhouette offers a contrasting, Black Slither, with Black Mesh lining on the shoulders and arms. Its featured faux halter style lines in heat transferred packed Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS compliments the style and looks fabulous with Rebound's custom Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that embellishment the sleeves with curvy leaf shapes, sparkling cuffs and their name, Rebound, scripted along the arm. What a gorgeous combo!

The next time you see a leotard style that you love, look it up on our Special Order Design Studio and make it your own by selecting your preference of fabrics, colors and jewels. For assistance, many of these featured teams contacted our New Jersey Sales Representative, Colleen Patton, to bring their design together. Your local GK Representative is happy to share their expertise in fit, style and design to give you a leotard that's fit for champions.

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Harlem Invitational Proudly Sponsored by GK Gymnastics Leotards

Throughout our 30+ years of service to gymnasts worldwide, GK has proudly donated, and continues to donate, millions of dollars in leotards and gymnastics accessories to the industry. This dedication to give back is not one that we take lightly. It is twofold a responsibility and an honor, for without organizations such as USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics, TOPS, East/West Championships, and smaller organization such as the Wendy Hilliard Foundation, the sport that we dedicate our lives to day in and day out would cease to exist, and so would we.

Harlem Gymnastic's Purple GK LeotardHarlem Gymast in GK Leotard for Wendy Hilliard Foundation

One of our most recent and prized contributions to gymnastics went to a Hall of Fame Rhythmic Gymnast named Wendy Hilliard. Wendy operates a not for profit gym, The Wendy Hilliard Foundation “WHF”, that provides free weekly gymnastics classes to New York inner city youth. Their website states, "As the first African-American to represent the U.S. in rhythmic gymnastics, Wendy Hilliard's goal was to create a program that provided an opportunity for more minorities to experience her sport. After serving over 10,000 participants the Wendy Hilliard Foundation has established an incredible track record of providing quality programming for people of all ages and abilities in the sport of gymnastics." She has even taken her athletes to the Junior Olympic National Championships, where they consistently won top honors and earned first place finishes. The WHF lady gymnasts are pictured above with GK Business Development Specialist, Erin Gettle.

This year, GK designed and donated a beautiful Imperial Purple Mystique 3/4 Sleeve Gymnastics Leotard 3457 to Wendy Hilliard's Harlem gymnasts. These leos, adorned with Silver Hologram Sequinz in a lively floral pattern, united the team at their own Harlem Invitational, where athletes competed in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline and Tumbling. Most of the competing teams came from New York, but Harlem was also able to pull in some teams from New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts for this well-organized and well-received event.

The WHF guys wore a White Nylon/Spandex Wrap Around Men's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1853 with Black and Purple Nylon/Spandex style lines along the shoulders and under the arms, and an over-sized Harlem Invitational embroidered logo on the front. Our men's competition shirts feature a boy cut leg for maximum comfort and support. GK also supplied the Harlem boys with a Men's Gymnastics Long Short 1818, in Black Nylon/Spandex.

As you can see from the photos above, the day wasn't all work and competition. It was also a celebration, of sorts, where the community gathered to honor all of the young gymnasts, their dedication and achievements, and to enjoy the day. The day was made possible through sponsorship from GK, TD Bank, Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness, Whole Foods and Aquafina. Each sponsor had something different to contribute. Thanks to Whole Foods, the coaches and judges enjoyed a delicious lunch, and many of the adults took advantage of Massage by Marta. Best of all, admission was free. The Wendy Hilliard Foundation ended the event with a 2 hour showcase of different groups from their organization putting on group and individual special performances.

If you missed the Harlem Invitational this year, it's definitely worth marking your calendar for 2015. Until then, you can be proud to shop the brand that supports all facets of gymnastics, GK.

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Olympus Tops Gymnasts, A Distinguished Team In Luxurious Purple Leotards

We all love purple! And what better color to distinguish these young gymnasts from Olympus Tops Gymnastics in Sandy, UT than a tone that combines the energy of red with the calm of blue. A gemologist will tell you that purple is the color of good judgement, while a priest might say it's the color of spirituality. Either way, it's a color that represents balance - hot and cold, loud and subtle. You might say that for the Olympus Tops gymnasts, it represents the ability to perform a grueling gymnastics routine in practice and to reflect, afterwards, on the dynamics of the skill. With that said, having qualities of both warm and cool tones, pairing purple with another color presents a challenge at times. Olympus School of Gymnastics got it right, though, and they are stunning!

GK 3/4 Sleeve Purple Leo on Olympus Tops Gymnasts

Photo compliments of Andrea Hanks Photography

Set out to satisfy their purple passion, Olympus Tops paired the shimmering Purple Mystique on their 3/4 sleeve leotard with White Sparkle Hologram for contrast and Black Nylon/Spandex as a subtle accent. The selected colors merge to create a fantastic woven side design that shapes and elongates Olympus Tops' athletic physique. That same pattern gives way to a heart shaped back to emphasize the gymnasts' youthful spirit. Since there's no luxury in competition leotards without jewels, Olympus Tops added both Lavender and Brilliance SWARVOSKI ELEMENTS throughout the sleeves and along the intricate style and v neck lines, illuminating this team to stardom.

Think you have what it takes to tackle a purple leotard? Test your design skills by logging in and personalizing your favorite gymnastics leotard style from our Special Order Design Studio. Hurry. Your destiny leotard awaits you. 

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GK Sales Representative Supports Aim High Academy

Here's a shout-out to our Sales Representative, June Blackman, and the organization that she recently assisted, Aim High Academy, for their efforts to give underprivileged children an opportunity to experience the sport of gymnastics. Founder and Executive Director of Aim High Gymnastics, Jennifer Patterson, sent GK this wonderful note about June, saying,

"I was writing to inform you of a marvelous gesture June Blackman performed for Aim High Academy. We are a non-profit gymnastics program for underprivileged children. We serve over 250 children. We hosted our first gymnastics meet on Jan. 18th in Tulsa, OK. We called it the Dream Meet and ran it in conjunction with MLK Jr. Weekend. It was a great success! We ran a wonderful meet and raised quite a bit of money for Aim High.

One way we raised money was through a raffle. June donated a beautiful leotard out of the Brilliance Collection to the cause. We were able to sell about 700 raffle tickets throughout the day."

The GK Ultimate Brilliance leotard pictured above is our Independent SWAROVSKI Leotard 1001. This Silver Mystique, long sleeve leo is a perfect addition to the Dream Meet. Featuring 3,300 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in various colors, including Sapphire Blue, Ruby, Navy and Clear, this $480 leo represents the stars of our gymnastics industry, and the bright futures of our gymnastics athletes. Visit our entire collection of Ultimate Brilliance leotards for more dazzling styles adorned with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Tell us what you're doing to help your community because a better place to live and to tumble. Comment below. Your ideas could be the inspiration someone else needs to serve their community.

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Buy a Leotard, Get a Short!

Waiting for a sweet deal on a new gymnastics practice leotard? For a short time, GK is offering a FREE GymTech short with each GymTech tank leotard that you purchase from the list below. All of our GymTek workout apparel is tagless to prevent inching and abrasions, have flatlock seams to eliminate interior thread and fabric bulk, and are designed with our well-known GK fit in StretchTek fabric to keep you cool and dry during your workout.  Here's how the promotion works. Add one of the following GymTek leotards and shorts to your cart, enter the promo code G14C3GTEK during checkout, and wait for your new gymnastics attire to arrive in the mail.

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Which of these active leotards suites your style? The GymTek T-Back Performance Leotard 3675 is a superior fit gym leo that features a scoop neck and charcoal Techmesh panels around the arms, attached with contrasting cover stitching. GymTek T-Back Gymnastics Leotard 3676 presents a less distinct t-back cut and features Green cover stitching to connect the Black Techmesh panels to this Black StretchTek leo. Do you prefer to stand out a bit? GymTek Racerback Gymnastics Tank Leotard 3677 features bold Red Techmesh side panels, a v-neck and an open back detail that is sure to get you the attention you desire. For a subtle look, choose one of our other Black StretchTek leos such as our Power Purple GymTek Leotard 3703. This is a scoop neck workout leo that features charcoal techmesh inserts along the openings of the arms, power purple flat lock seams. Another great option is the Fuschia Flat Lock GymTek Leotard 3704, a scoop back design with contrasting fuchsia flat lock seams and charcoal tech mesh inserts or Black and White Contrast GymTek Leotard 3705, where Charcoal Techmesh inserts create bold side lines and a unique, sporty strap design in the back.

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Then choose a high performance flatlock gymnastics short to match, with an amazing fit and breathable Techmesh inserts to keep you cool. The three shorts available for free are GymTek Blue Flat Lock Shorts 3678, featuring Charcoal Techmesh with Blue stitching, GymTek Green Flat Lock Shorts 3679, featuring Black Techmesh and Green stitching, and GymTek Red Techmesh Panel Flat Lock Shorts 3680, featuring a our bold Red Techmesh with black stitching.

What are you waiting for? These great gymnastics products won't last long, so order your GymTek gymnstics-wear while supplies last.

Valid Monday, March 3, 2014 – Sunday, March 16, 2014 only. Valid for US Consumer Accounts only. Valid on discontinued GymTek merchandise only. Offer subject to stock on hand and valid only while supplies last. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Valid only at www.gkelite.com. Offer subject to change at any time for any reason. Promo Code G14C3GTEK. Available while supplies last. Only applies to leotard styles 3677, 3675, 3676, 3703 (limited size availability – CS, CM and AL), 3704 & 3705. Free shorts include 3680, 3678 and 3679. Consumer customers only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Under Armour Leotard Spotted on Olympic Champion Victoria Moors

We love seeing world renowned gymnasts wearing Under Amour in practice! Victoria Moors is a 2012 Canadian Olympian who practices in Under Armour at Canada's #1 Gymnastics Club, Dynamo Gymnastics. 

Our Under Armour Tank Leotards are a collection of understated, sporty designs that blend GK's expertise in gymnastics with Under Armour's mission, "to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation." The current All-Around Elite Canadian Champion, Victoria Moors, is pictured to the left practicing in UA Dedication 6307. This elegant Under Armour tank leo fuses the GK 4-way stretch, shimmering Black Mystique fabric with beautiful Passion Mystique accents of curvaceous piping along the torso, and simple, bold style lines below the shoulder blades. It's the perfect combination of athleticism and femininity, and it looks phenomenal on Victoria!

Keep your eyes peeled for more Under Armour designs by GK in the coming months and years, as the U.S. National Gymnastics Team prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. In the meantime, search our current selection of Men's and Women's Under Armour gymnastics shirts, pants and leotards at GK to practice and compete like champions. 

 

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More of our Favorite Gymnastics Leotards From The WOGA Classic

Wow! There were so many fabulous designs at the WOGA Classic this year that we just can't stop showing them off! Ribbon designs seem to be very popular, and the talented teams that they represent have come up with some amazing ways to make the designs their own. Below, you'll find Northwest Kids gymnasts and Metroplex gymnasts, both from Texas, posing at the event in their creative versions of our special order long sleeve leotards.

Northwest Kids gymnasts are wearing a custom, asymmetrical competitive leotard composed of diagonal fabric variations in our textured Black Slither Hologram, our shiny Red Mystique, and Black Mesh adorned in sparkling Ruby and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. But that's not all! This fashion forward ensemble also consists of several creative design elements that give the girls a radiant edge on their competition. The SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that adorn the right mesh sleeve carry over to the body where they also enhance the already shimmering mystique, and to the Black Slither. In addition, Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS line the Red Mystique on both the body and the left arm where the combined elements create a ribbon effect that wraps around a sleeve of Natural Mesh, creating an artistic illusion. Together with the beautiful Columbia Blue Sparkle applique design, these elements create a masterpiece long sleeve gymnastics leotard.

Metroplex gymnasts, shown below, also look great in their competitive long sleeve leotards that they special ordered from our Wrapping Ribbon Gymnastics Leotard 9566. This boat neck leo features our Black Sparkle fabric and contrasting Lavender Ice Mystique sleeves. The ribbon pattern that gives this beautiful competitive leotard so much definition is a complex variation of lines in Silver Mystique, Lavender Ice Mystique, Imperial Purple Mystique and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The back of this leotard is what really characterizes the Metroplex style, though! It features an Imperial Purple scoop back neckline and an oversized, Lavender Ice Mystique M, outlined in Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Try your hand at creating beautiful gymnastics apparel to reveal at your next competition. All you have to do is view and select one of our Long Sleeve Leotards, and specify your color combinations. Your athletes will look and feel fabulous, and you'll be glowing with pride.

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Aly Raisman Leotards on Gymnastics Champions

Look who we found supporting their friend and co-gymnast, Aly Raisman? Victoria Moors, Kyla Ross and Simone Biles compete as some of the most prestigious gymnasts in the world, and they love to practice in their GK Aly Raisman tank leotards!

Kyla Ross, to your left, and Victoria Moors, to your right, both love their textured Aly Criss Cross Workout Leotard E2413. Moore says, "It's super comfy and very flexible! It's honestly one of my favorite Leo's ever! It makes me feel like the champ Aly Raisman when I wear it! " (Smiles from us) It's really no surprise that the first female gymnast to perform a double twisting, double layout at an international competition feels so comfortable in this leo. It's comprised of Red Techmesh in all the right places to pull moisture away from the body, and to keep her fresh with it's antimicrobial properties.

Kyla Ross, a Honolulu native and a member of the 2012 American Gold medalist Olympic Team, says, "I love this new Aly leotard because it is a very vibrant and bright red! I also love the new Red Slither Hologram fabric because it is stretchy and comfortable!" Our new Slither Fabrics are form-fitting and stretchy, with a special shimmering effect.This Aly Criss Cross leo is decorated with a bold, Black Nylon/Spandex X that separates the other two fabrics, and is accented with Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for a hint of glam. The combination is stunning!

Simone prefers to work out in the Aly Wrap Around Workout Leo E2414 because she says, "The colors and pink slither material make me feel sassy & fierce!" Sassy and fierce indeed!  This classic tank leo features our Silver Mystique fabric, which has a life of its own with its shimmering effect, and our Berry Slither Hologram in the form of pink textured flames that rise through the torso. It looks amazing on the 2013 reigning US and World All-Around Gymnastics Champion! How does it look on you?

It's not too late to join the Aly leo club, but time is running out. These hot for spring Aly Raisman tank leotards are available through March, while supplies last. Join the gymnastics champions and get yours today.

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Fond Memories of the Pink Invitational

As the Pink Invitational came to a close on Sunday, Feb.23, GK and all the participants and sponsors gathered their fondest memories to store away until next year. For some of the gymnasts, those memories will include award winning medals, high scores, and team bonding moments. Others will hold dear to them the GK and SWAROVSKI leotards or Mancino mats that they won in our raffles and through fundraising efforts. Some will remember their own personal efforts to aid women effected by breast cancer. Through all the gymnastics events that day, the designing, planning, producing, promoting and enjoyment, here's a few of moments we feel are worth sharing from the Pink Invitational.

First and foremost, the Pink Invitational GK leotard! The Berry Mystique silhouette looked stunning on every single one of the gymnasts who competed at the meet last weekend. A true testament to the success that the competing gyms have had in training their athletes in the skill of gymnastics and in the skill of life, these Pink leotards carry with them a reminder that no matter where your talent lies, we're all united as one to keep women, both young and wise, alive and active, and free of cancer. Many of they gymnastics teams at the meet were really creative with their Pink leos, and dressed them up with anything from tutus to crazy socks and hair pieces.

Rainbow Riders gymnsts in Waynesboro, PA supporting
the cause and having fun!
Montgomery County Gymnastics team visiting
the GK booth,and showing support for
Unite for HER.
AJS Pancott gymnasts glam it up with
coaches, Kristi and Karen.

In addition, the custom designed Unite for HER leotards, and the GK/SWAROVSKI couture leo that was auctioned and raffled at the Pink Invitational are a huge source of pride for GK. All of the black tank leotards that were auctioned at the event were donated to the Bravado art auction by GK, and designed and signed by industry professionals or gymnasts to generate funds for the cause. As you can see from the display below, they turned out fabulous! One of our favorites is the Aly Raisman Unite for HER leo, featuring a jeweled Girls Rule slogan and crown, and an Aly Raisman signature on the bottom right corner. Then we have the GK/SWAROVSKI compulsory leo that is absolutely gorgeous! It's a Black Mystique, long sleeve leotard with an asymmetrical Black Mesh neckline, and it's covered in thousands of Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS of various colors. The lucky winner of this raffle is anxiously awaiting her SWAROVSKI leo, worth over $5,000, to arrive in the mail, so stay alert for more details about her reaction to winning. If you missed out on this fabulous competitive leotard, we have a similar style available for purchase on the GK website, the Charm SWAROVSKI Leotard 1005 from our Ultimate Brilliance Collection. It's not exactly the same as our compulsory leo, but it's definitely worth a look.

Bravado Leotard display at Pink Invitational Aly Raisman Bravado Leotard GK SWAROVSKI couture leo

At last, the privilege of partnering with such amazing organizations as the AJS Pancott Gymnastics team and Mancino Mat Co. will always be remember with great pride. A shared dedication to helping the community and raising awareness for humanity bonds us in a relationship that is both rewarding and essential. We can't thank them enough for all they've done, and for inviting us to participate in the cause. Below, you'll find our Marketing Manager, Kelly Christman, with breast cancer survivor and Founder of Unite for HER, Sue Weldon, drawing the winning raffle ticket for the GK SWAROVSKI long sleeve leotard, and receiving an award for GK's participation in the Pink Invitational.

Sue Weldon assists Kelly Christman in choosing the
winning raffle ticket at the Pink Invitational.

Kelly Christman accepts a participation award
on behalf
of GK Elite Sportswear.

What will you remember most about the 2014 Pink Invitational? Post your comments below, and continue to support Sue Weldon's Unite for HER fund by shopping our Breast Cancer Awareness Leotards, a selection that includes three gymnastics leotards, a gymnastics sports bra, and a gymnastics short, all of which GK commits to donate 5% of the sales to Unite for HER.

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GK Outfits Nastia Liukin Cup Participants

The Nastia Liukin Cup in Greensboro, NC has finally begun! Throughout the weekend, you'll see photographs of Nastia Liukin qualifiers published across social media boards everywhere. Here's a sneak peak at the apparel that GK donated to the event.

The Senior team will be wearing a long sleeve competitive leotard, as well as a GK tank leo. The competitive leotard is beautifully designed in Black Mystique with a Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS lined sweetheart styling and a faux halter neckline. The shoulders and arms are dressed in Berry Mesh, enhanced with packed jewels around the neckline. The tank leotard is fashioned almost identically to the long sleeve leo with the same mystique and mesh fabrics, and sweetheart, halter design with an extended faux scoop and halter back styling.

The Juniors will compete in a long sleeve and tank leotard identical in styling to the Senior team leotards, only in contrasting color combinations. For these athletes, gymnastics competition wear will feature a Berry Mystique bodice, and faux halter design, with Black Mesh shoulder and sleeve lines. Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS line the sweetheart chest line, and a gorgeous spray of heat transferred jewels adorn the the neckline.

 

In addition to competition and tank leos, GK has also provided all the Nastia Liukin competitors with warm-up jackets and gymnastics pants that coordinate with the rest of their gymnastics wardrobe. The Fitted Micro Knit Warm-Up Jacket L1037 is a lightweight, yoga-fit jacket, comprised of a black, micro knit fabric, a full front zipper, and a mock neck. Both stylish and comfortable, this gymnastics warm-up jacket features a sleek media pocket on the upper right arm, two secure zipper pockets, and an elegantly jeweled gymnasts and Nastia Luikin Cup Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS emblem on the back.

The matching Micro Fitted Micro Knit Warm-Up Pants L1038 are just as stylish and comfortable in the same micro knit sport fabric. The Nastia Liukin gymnasts will look tall and slim in this boot cut pant which features a sleek back zipper pocket and low-rise waste band.

The anticipation is killing us, so let the games begin, as they say! Be sure to share all of your favorite Nastia Liukin photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gkelite #GKlovesNLCup.

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Pink Invitational Is Almost Here...

We're very excited to announce the Pink Invitational at the PA Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia is just around the corner!  Here's a few highlights for you to look forward to over the course of the weekend, as AJS Pancott Gymnastics, GK Elite Sportswear, Mancino Manufacturing Co., Frey Boutique, Verizon, and all of the competing gymnasts partner to raise funds for Unite For Her!

The entire gym will be filled with Pink, as all gymnasts will compete in this GK Berry Nylon/Spandex tank leotard, displayed on the left. All mats have been provided by Mancino Manufacturing Co. and are available for purchase, in combination with a GK Unite For Her t-shirt. The Pink Invitational leotard features a beautiful Gold and Silver Sequinz cascading, swirl design, a silver Sequinz Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon, and our Black GK logo and White Unite For Her ribbon. GK will donate 5% of the sales from our Breast Cancer Awareness leotard collection to the cause.

Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets, if you haven't already, for this gorgeous GK/Swarovski couture leotard. Our Marketing Manager, Kelly Christman draws the winning ticket of this raffle on Sunday at 7:00pm, and looks forward to meeting with the lucky winner for a brief photo and congratulatory hand shake. In addition to the couture leotard raffle, GK will also draw a winner each day for a GK gymnastics tank leotard of their choice: Under Armour, Aly Raisman or Gabby Douglas.

Finally, BRAVADO will feature GK leotards, designed by the biggest names in gymnastics, to show their support for the cause at a silent auction to raise funds for Unite For Her during the Pink Invitational. Interested parties can view and bid on these decorated GK tank leotards. The black tank leotard created by our very own designer, Jeanne Douglas, to you left will be included in the auction. It's going to be a lot of fun to see what our celebrity gymnasts came up with this year!

It all begins tomorrow! We can't wait to see you there!

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Bermuda National Team Competes in Under Armour Leotards

What a delight is was to see the Bermuda National Senior team from St. David's wearing Under Armour at the IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet this February! The athletes on the Bermuda National Team are a distinguished group of athletes from Bermuda, selected to train in the Bermuda Gymnastics Association's national training center to compete at international competitions around the globe. The IGI Meet is a Nastia Liukin qualifier meet, and it's also the largest women's national invitational gymnastics meet in the world, so it's really no surprise that our GK Representatives, Wendy and Judy, would find them competing on this day. It was quite an honor, though! Other meet locations on their itinerary for this year include Bermuda, Scottland, Brazil, China and Mexico. Their dedication to the sport of gymnastics literally takes them around the world, and they travel in style, in Under Armour!

Bermuda gymnasts shown above proudly unite in their Under Armour Strength 6300 leotards. This v neck tank gymnastics leotard features a sporty design in Steel Mystique and Black Nylon/Spandex. The side panels are adorned with Black Techmesh that keeps the girls cool and comfortable, and Berry Mystique symmetrical wave side panels and piping to give them a feminine look. Along with the Under Armour Tank Leotard styles displayed at the GK booth by Wendy and Judy, as shown on the right, Under Armour competitive leotards are also available online.

Whether you're competing at an international invitational on the Historic Navy Pier in Chicago or at a small meet in your home town, be prepared beyond your practiced skills. Always look and feel your best in Under Armour.

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Twisters Gymnastics Prepares to Compete in GK Leotards

Twisters Gymnastics of the Twisters Sports Center in Mountain View, California prepares to compete in the GK sponsored The Spirit of the Flame Challenge in Santa Clara, CA this year in their GK 3/4 sleeve leotards. The Sports Center, their home gym, takes great pride in their gymnastics team, stating, "Gymnastics is considered by many as the foundation of all sports because it enhances a child’s strength, coordination, and flexibility. Studies have shown that it also improves social and cognitive skills that are so important to your child’s growth. Twisters makes it fun to grow and learn by providing positive and safe instruction taught by qualified coaches who are safety certified." Twisters switched to GK this year and they are thrilled with their new competitive leotards and warm-up apparel.

The Twisters ordered all of their gymnastics competition apparel online, using our Special Order Design Studio. This allowed them to visualize their color selections as they placed their order, and to see all of the available options in jewels, embroidery and fabrics. In doing so, they ordered an Abstract Lightning gymnastics Leotard 9575 in Black Mystique, Orangeade Sparkle, Seaglass Sparkle and Black Mesh. This colorful, asymmetrical v neck leotard from our Special Order Design Studio boasts shimmering fabrics, inspiring zig-zag design lines, and brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that accent the leo design and absorb the transparency of the left mesh sleeve. The bold combination is striking!

They coordinated their warm-up suits with their competitive leotards by incorporating the Seaglass Sparkle into their Black DryTech Classic Gymnastics Warm-Up Jacket 8756 and Fitted Warm-Up Gymnastics Capris 8787. The jacket is a form-fitting style, featuring contrasting Seaglass Sparkle side panels and the Twister's name spelled out in beautiful Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The matching, fitted capris feature a low-rise fold over waist band for added comfort. Another great options for cooler temperatures is the GK Low-Rise Gymnastics Warm-Up Pants 8731, as seen on your right. This gymnastics pant offers the same great features as the capri, but with more coverage.

Twisters will be competing later this month at The Spirit of The Flame Challenge, the weekend of Feb. 28, in Santa Clara, CA. This meet is sponsored by GK and each participant will receive a custom GK sublimation leotard as their gift. Stay posted for further information.

GK. Choice of Champions.

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Galaxy Gymnasts Unite in GK Sublimated Leotards

Galaxy Gymnastics of Orangeburg, NY are thrilled with their GK Sublimated leotards! What's so exciting about the gymnastics tank leotard, proudly worn by this rec team, is that it gives these lady gymnasts a sense of teamwork, and helps to promote a positive attitude and self confidence. Their owner, Jamie Winkler, says, "Our Recreational Team absolutely loves the GK leotards that were specially made just for them! Galaxy Gymnastics loves GK."

The beautiful gymnastics workout apparel worn by Galaxy's Rec Team is a basic v neck tank leotard which features a sublimated Purple and Black Zebra pattern. The FoilTek on which this leotard is printed is a high quality, four way stretch material that offers a great fit and a shimmering effect that gymnasts of all ages can get excited about. The bold, fashion-forward leo just wouldn't be the same without the contrasting Green Galaxy logo that perfectly matches the GK logo, as well as the Lemon Lime binding along the neckline. What a clever way to give this young gymnastics team a sense of unity!

With GK sublimation, the creative possibilities for your next innovative look are endless. Whether you're designing for a gymnastics meet, a gym fundraiser, or gym workout apparel, GK is the resource you need for the look you want. Check out some of in stock leotards that feature sublimation, or create one of your own using our sublimation form. As always, customer service is only a phone call away if you require additional assistance.

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

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Odessa Xtreme Sports Under Armour competitive Leotard

Odessa Xtreme proudly competed at the WOGA Classic this year in her Under Armour gymnastics leotard. The high school senior, level 9 gymnast, shown below, is moving to the top, competing in Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor and AA events. She loves her Under Armour competitive leotard because it flatters her athletic shape and offers a comfortable, perfect fit to enhance her skills.

Her scoop back Under Armour Inspiration 6901 leotard shimmers from top to bottom with Black, White and Red Mystiques that twist and tumble throughout her torso and bodice. Ferocious style lines are enhanced with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to soften the look and sparkle between the whirling pattern throughout Odessa Xtreme's competitive leotard.

Odessa gymnasts looks like a champions in their Under Armour Inspiration, and you can too. Browse our collection of Under Armour competition leotards, made by the leading gymnastics leotard manufacturer in the Industry, GK, and choose your color and fabric combinations to make it your own. Champion gymnasts are made in the gym, but their apparel should be made by Under Armour.

 

 

 

 

 

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Everyday Champions: Kim and Ruth

Proud to be wearing GK gymnastics leotards, Everyday Champions, Ruth and Kim stand tall at Anchorage Gymnastics Association in Anchorage, AK! Ruth is an 11-year old, level 8 gymnast who introduced her friend Kim, a 9-year old level 3 gymnast, to the sport of gymnastics after a long friendship and a shared love for dancing, pizza, McDonalds and movies. These two friends have a lot of fun celebrating together after their meets, and they adore their matching GK tank leotards!

To represent their enthusiasm for the sport, Ruth and Kim practice in a GK Sunburst Tank Leotard 3593, a classic Black Mystique tank leotard that features a beautiful Red Mystique sunburst pattern. It's Accented with studded clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, and reminds Kim and Ruth of their sparkling friendship and growing skills.

GK is proud to support your young gymnast as she matures into a champion athlete by providing her with the very best in gymnastics performance apparel. With an exceptional, nonrestrictive workout leotard or GKids tank leotard from GK, your child will focus better, shine bright, and enjoy her gym experience more, guaranteed. Give her the best. Give her a GK gymnastics leotard.

GK. Choice of Champions.

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Peppermint Twist Remembered by GK Sublimation Leotard

We are so excited to offer sublimated gymnastics leotards to our customers in 2014, and we adore this Peppermint Twist Meet leo that we designed for the Twin City Twisters in December. All meet participants received one of these GK sublimation SBG100 tank leotards as part of their admission to the event. Shown below is a tank leotard featuring a gradient color transition from gray to black and festive peppermint candies cascading across the length of the leotard. GK Sublimated tank leotards offer the same great fit and comfort that our long time customers have always known and loved us for. Coaches of the Twin City Twisters say, "We can always count on GK for providing us with great leos that the kids all love. We see them all the time on kids at workouts, long after the meet is over!" 

In lieu of a t shirt, why not give every gymnast what they really want to remember your event by? Give them a GK leotard, custom designed to represent the theme of the day. 

Try your hand at a sublimated design from GK for your next big event or for your team's practice wear. All you have to do is supply a theme, a color scheme, and any specific ideas, if you have some, and let our designers create a one of a kind gymnastics leotard that gymnasts will remember you by for years to come. For more information, see visit our Sublimation page online, and order via our Sublimation Order Form or contact customer service for additional assistance.

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

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