New 2014-2015 Under Armour Gymnastics Catalog Now Online

GK is thrilled to announce that the 2014-2015 Under Armour Gymnastics Catalog is now online! Browse through our large selection of National Team inspired men's and women's Under Armour gymnastics apparel to see all that this year's collection has to offer! By listening to the needs of our customers, we have expanded our selection of men's and women's gymnastics warm-ups and Under Armour gym gear, which now includes footwear, hoodies, and teeshirts! Keep reading for a taste of what's in store for the 2014-2015 season!

2014-2015 Under Armour Gymnastics Catalog by GK

NEW Under Armour Long Sleeve Leotard

Gorgeous Under Armour tank and long sleeve leotards flatter the athletic figure while optimizing performance. With sleek style lines, innovative designs, and dazzling embellishments these competitive leotards are the finest gymnastics apparel in the industry!

Our Under Armour Men's Gymnastics line has expanded to include even more performance enhancing competitive wear! Flip through our full line of Men's Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel to start training like a champion today!

This year, we have expanded our selection of men's and women's Under Armour gym gear including bags, footwear and warm-ups. Our gymnastics warm-ups are made with high performance DryTech fabric for a cool and comfortable feel on and off the floor. Our exclusive line of Under Armour warm-ups offers a wide variety of colors and styles in a relaxed or fitted silhouette. 

Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel is doing something for you: it's making you better. The exceptional fit, 4-way stretch fabrics and four thread overlock stitching results in the most durable gymnastics apparel in the industry. After a year of perfecting our 2014-2015 Under Armour line we are ecstatic to share it with you! So what are you waiting for? Flip through our 2014-2015 Under Armour Gymnastics Catalog today and train like the National Team in Under Armour by GK!
 

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GK Attends the 18th Annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

May 17, 2014 marked the 18th annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) induction ceremony at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. Four gymnastics legends were awarded the honor of being initiated into the IGHOF. Among them was Natalia Yurchenko (Russia), Jackie Fie (USA), Li Yuejiu (China), and Kalus Koste (Germany). Gordon Maddux was also apart of the IGHOF Class of 2014 and was given the Frank Bare Award for his contributions to the sport of gymnastics.

In addition to the induction ceremony, the 1984 USA Olympic men's gymnastics team, comprised of Bart Connor, Tim Daggett, Mitch Gaylord, James Hartung, Scott Johnson and Peter Vidmar, was there to commemorate the 30th year anniversary of their historic team gold medal! Bart Connor, chairman of the IGHOF board, tells us that, "it is going to be an emotional night to have so many of our sport's true 'game-changers' all in one room," and it certainly was just that!

GK attending 18th Annual International Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony GK's June Blackman with Bruno Klaus and Mitch Gaylord GK's June Blackman with Paul Ziert

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The IGHOF was founded in 1987 by Glenn M. Sundby, a long-time publisher. It started out in a small business room in Oceanside, CA, and 17 years later it has grown to include 81 gymnastics legends from 21 countries! Connor tells us that "the IGHOF's mission is to preserve the legacies of these international gymnastics legends, and use their stories of achievement to inspire future generations." GK was honored to be included in this historical event. Members of our sales team, including June Blackman, were elated to join the celebration and be surrounded by so much talent and inspiration. Congratulations to these incredible athletes and thank you for all your outstanding contributions to the sport of gymnastics! 

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Alex Naddour Wins Gold in Under Armour Men's Gymnastics Apparel

Congratulations to GK's cover model, Alex Naddour, for adding another gold medal to USA's collection! Naddour competed at the 2014 Anadia World Cup in Portugal earlier this month. His ambitious routine on the pommelAlex Naddour wins gold on the pommel horse at the 2014 Anadia World Cup horse landed him the gold medal with a top score of 15.225. He also received the silver medal on the rings with a score of 15.300, just .4 points behind first place. Team USA brought home a total seven medals, four of which were gold, from the 2014 Anadia World Cup. Congratulations to the USA National Team at their incredible success at the 2014 Anadia World Cup! We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 World Championships!

Alex Naddour on the cover of the 2014-2015 GK Men's Competitive Catalog

Naddour on the rings at the 2014 Anadia World Cup GK is proud to have been chosen by Under Armour® to manufacture the US National Team competitive and training apparel for USA Gymnastics through 2020, as well as produce and market a commercial line of gymnastics apparel for gymnasts everywhere. Every Under Armour® product is doing something for you: it's making you better. The core benefits of 4-way stretch fabrics, exceptional fit, and four thread overlock stitching are the building blocks of producing top of line performance competitive gymnastics apparel.

If you are ready to train like a champion, then visit our website to see our full line of Under Armour® Gymnastics Apparel. We are excited to announce the new catalog is coming soon! Stay posted to our blog and website to find out when the new styles will be available!

Want to see all the GK has to offer for men's gymnastics apparel? Flip through our 2014-2015 Competitive Catalog for Men's Apparel & Warm-Ups online to see why we are the champions choice.

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New 2014-2015 Under Armour Gymnastics Catalog Coming Soon

We are excited to announce that the new Under Armour Catalog is coming soon! After a year of perfecting the 2014-2015 Under Armour gymnastics line, we are right on the brink of sharing it with you!  Once again, the two most innovative companies in the gymnastics apparel industry joined together to bring you the finest Under Armour gymnastics leotards in the world! Our partnership with Under Armour strives to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Our joint vision is to empower athletes everywhere by providing top-of-the-line competitive Under Armour gymnastics apparel that will enhance performance, increase confidence and drive you to success.Under Armour Logo

Ladies, get ready to be blown away by a greater variety of tank and long sleeve competitive Under Armour leotards! With new styles and designs for our In Stock and Special Order gymnastics apparel you will have plenty of possibilities to choose from.

Don't worry guys, we have lots in store for you too! This year we have increased our selection of men's Under Armour competitive gymnastics wear and added new styles to enhance your training! We have also added a new sublimated style and the new Campus Stretchtek and Campus Performance Mesh fabrics that are breathable and have moisture wicking properties

New this year, we are excited to provide an expanded selection of men's and women's Under Armour gymnastics warm-ups that are designed to fit the body type and build of a gymnast, as well as our exclusive line of Under Armour gym gear including bags, footwear, and other gym essentials! Under Armour gymnastics apparel by GK will be your one stop shop for all your competitive apparel needs!

To get you pumped up and ready for the 2014-2015 Under Armour catalog release, we are giving away free Under Armour gym bags! Enter to win by checking out our 2013-2014 Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel Line and comment on this blog to tell us what your favorite Under Armour item is! 10 randomly selected people will be chosen to win an Under Armour book bag, sack pack, or duffle bag. Winners will be announced on our blog on Monday June 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Stay tuned to our GK Gymnastics Blog and website for the 2014-2015 Under Armour Catalog launch!

 

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2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Championship Gymnasts Warm Up With GK

Excitement mounts in Tampa, FL as the sunshine state prepares for the 2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Championship and Invitational this July! Event planners are expecting over 2,000 gymnasts from across the nation to travel to Tampa for this prestigious event. YMCA level 1-10 gymnasts who have received a high All-Around score at a USA Gymnastics sanctioned meet will compete for the Gold on the bars, beam, vault and floor. The event consists of a three-day competition with an Olympic-style Opening Ceremony, where Megan Clementi, Miss Florida 2010, will be the keynote speaker. This competition has been officially declared an Olympic Day event, marking it a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GK is honored to be a part of such an esteemed competition. We are the exclusive gymnastics apparel sponsor of the coaches hospitality room, and will be outfitting the athletes in a customized gymnastics warm up jacket. The colorful YMCA "Treasures Discovered" logo brightens up this gymnastics apparel as bold black lines create a striking linear design against the white background. Congratulations to all the athletes who have made it to the 2014 YMCA National Championship! We look forward to seeing you there!

If you love this gymnastics wear, be sure to check out our full collection of  in stock men's gymnastics warm ups and women's gymnastics apparel. Stay tuned for updates on the 2014 YMCA National Championship and Invitational!

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Under Armour Men and Boys Gymnastics Competitive Shirts Are 50% Off

Ready to train like a champion? While supplies last, two of our Under Armour men's and boys gymnastics shirts are 50% off! These Under Armour competitive gymnastics shirts are made with performance DNA to withstand even the toughest workouts. With 4-way stretch fabric, exceptional fit, and four thread overlock stitching, there is no higher quality men's gymnastics apparel in the industry! 

 

The Under Armour Force Gymnastics Competition Shirt 6001 features an athletic color block wrap around design in Black, Red and White Nylon/Spandex with Red Techmesh side panels. Techmesh is a highly breathable fabric allowing for optimal comfort during a rigorous training. 

The Under Armour Fighter Gymnastics Competition Shirt 6002 features cutting edge design and sublimated print on the front and back in Black Nylon/Spandex and Charcoal and Black Techmesh for incredible comfort and exceptional style.

These Under Armour competitive gymnastics shirts are available in men's and boys sizes. Don't miss out on your chance to train in the highest quality gymnastics apparel in the industry at an unbeatable price! Click here to see GK's full line of Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel. Stay tuned to our blog and website for the 2014-2015 Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel Catalog coming soon! 

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Dress Your Little Athletes in GKids Summer Leotards

 Are your little athletes ready for this summer and camp season? Designed specifically for little gymnasts, each GKids style is made with our super soft, no itch fabrics without sacrificing GK's superior fit. This exclusive collection of gymnastics leotards offer adorable styling at reasonable prices.

Your tiny gymnast can have fun while learning new gym techniques in our GKids Kitty Bow Gymnastics Leo E2472. This cute children's Pretty Kitty Polyester/Spandex print tank leotard features a double bow back detail with contrasting Corona Nylon/Spandex fabric insert. She will be super comfy in our GKids Pretty Kitty Biketard E2474.  This adorable children's biketard is a pretty option with an alternating wave of Pretty Kitty Polyester/Spandex print and Corona Nylon/Spandex fabric. It features a classic neckline and scoop back detail. Another beautiful blend of these coordinating fabrics is our GKids Pretty Kitty Gymnastics Leo E2473. This classic girl's high neck workout leotard is made in our Pretty Kitty Polyester/Spandex print with a fun contrasting Corona Nylon/Spandex upper bodice and straps, featuring a sporty geometric back and Black Nylon/Spandex accent line. 

 

We didn't forget the boys!  Our Men's In Stock Wrap Around Comp Shirt 1853ST is available in children's sizes. This gymnastics competition boys shirt is made in our Black Nylon/Spandex fabric and features a wrap around shoulder design and boy-cut leg. To complete this gymnastics outfit we have paired the wrap around shirt with our Men's In Stock Gymnastics Long Shorts 1818M. Also available in children's sizes theses gymnastics competition shorts offer a 5 inch inseam and elastic drawstring waist. They are slightly longer in length with a mid thigh hemline perfect for the determined gymnast.

Be sure to shop our vibrant GKids Collection for the latest styles in children's gymnastics apparel. For the teens and more mature athlete, you will love our Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman Leos too! Stay tuned for even more hot looks in gymnastics leotards!

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Men's Gymnastics Sublimated Competitive Wear by GK

GK Men's White Sublimated Competition Shirt 1814M with GK Gymnastics Shorts 1817M

Are you looking for a fresh new way to create a competitive edge for your men's gymnastics team apparel? GK has you covered with our Men's Sublimated Compression and Competition Shirts. Create a unique team look with innovative designs by GK's new sublimated Ink'd Gymnastics Sublimated Designs by GKline: ink'd. The ink'd process is simple: just pick your style from our basic silhouettes, tell us your team colors and then give us your graphic design ideas. Our talented team of designers will create a one of kind print that will reflect your team's personality. Sublimate our Men's Compression Shirt SBG401 or warm ups with your team's design to take the competition to the next level. For more information on how to get your sublimated look click here. Fill out our Sublimated Form to start designing your competitive edge today!

Men's Competitive Sublimated Gymnastics Shirt

Don't have time to wait? Choose a sublimated competition shirt from our In Stock line. Our Men's White Sublimated Competition Shirt 1814M features masculine sublimated royal and navy designs on a white PolyTek fabric with a boy-cut leg. For a darker design we have our Men's Black Sublimated Competitive Shirt. This men's gymnastics shirt features cutting edge sublimated designs on a Black Nylon/Spandex background with a boy-cut leg. These sublimated gymnastics shirts pair perfectly with our Men's In Stock Gymnastics Short 1817M. These Nylon/Spandex gymnastics shorts feature a straight leg and elastic drawstring waist. They are available in Black, White, Aluminum, Red, Navy and Royal to meet your teams desired color. Customize these shorts by adding your team name or logo in your choice of embroidery or imprinting. GK has in stock sizes ranging from child to adult to fit even the smallest gymnasts' needs. 

Contact your local sales representative or our customer service department to get started on creating your sublimated ink'd look today!

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Rene Cournoyer Trains in Under Armour Men's Gymnastics Apparel

Rene Cournoyer is anything but ordinary in Under Armour's gymnastics apparel. This Quebec Gymnast is working his way to represent Canada in the 2016 Olympic Games. He currently trains at Club Gymnika in Repentigny, Quebec, and has recently received a gold medal for the floor and a silver medal for the vault at the 2014 Junior Pan Am Games. He is currently preparing for the upcoming Youth Junior Olympics, where he will be representing Canada. This ambitious athlete knows that in order to stay ahead he has to choose the choice of champions in his gymnastics apparel: Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel by GK.

Rene has chosen the Under Armour Force 6001 men's gymnastics competition shirt to train in. This competition shirt features athletic color block wrap around designs in Black, Red, and White Nylon/Spandex with Red Techmesh on the sides for optimal breathing comfort. This clean cut men's gymnastics competition shirt is available in child and adult sizes.

GK has partnered with Under Armour to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Our vision is to empower athletes everywhere and give them the most out of their gymnastics practice wear. Click here to see what Under Armour has waiting for you.

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Check out these other posts of gymnasts wearing Under Armour:

U.S. Men Sport Under Armour at 2013 American Cup

Brandon Wynn at Worlds in Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel

National Team Wins Big in Under Armour at American Cup

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2014 Junior Olympic Athletes Will Compete in GK

May 2014 marks the 20th year that GK has been the official outfitter for the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics! Each May, every level 10 Junior Olympic gymnast receives their regional GK gymnastics leotards and warm-up attire packaged especially for them, bearing their name with a note of congratulations from the employees of GK. Over the years, we have grown to be able to provide gymnastics apparel for all five of the disciplines of gymnastics. Today, we furnish over 2,400 pieces of apparel a year, including men's and women's competitve apparel and warm-ups. GK is passionate in its support for the sport of gymnastics. This singular focus explains why GK outfits more national teams, more gold medalists and, of course, more gymnasts worldwide.

Junior Olympics 2014 GK Warm Up Jacket

When GK decided to take on the Junior Olympics National Championships project in 1984, our desire was to create a more polished look for the event. GK outfits each of the 8 regions in matching leotards and warm-ups to give a professional appearance and help unite the regions together. Through many years of experience, GK has perfected this program and looks forward to many more years of dressing these level 10 gymnasts in the choice of champions.

GK apparel is made for athletes. No matter what level, beginner or Elite, we take great pride in manufacturing the best fitting gymnastics apparel worldwide. For more information on how you can outfit your team in the choice of champions, visit our website or flip through our 2014-2015 Competitve Catalog for Women's Gymnastics Leotards and Warm-Ups, Men's Competitve Apparel and Warm-Ups, and our In Stock Apparel.

 

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Everyday Champion, Michael Lober, Competes in a Men's GK Competition Shirt

Meet Everyday Champion, Michael Lober, from Top Flight Gymnastics! Michael loves competing in his "choice of champions" men's competition shirts. He says, "My men's competition shirt was given to me because I had the chance to be on the men's Junior Olympic Region 7 team in 2011, in Long Beach, California. It was such an amazing experience that I will remember forever. Participating in such a large competition was as thrilling as it got, and my GK team gymnastics wear was the icing on the cake. Thank you GK!"

GK donates all the apparel to the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program for all disciplines, and Michael looks great in his Junior Olympics menswear. This Royal and Black Nylon/Spandex gymnastics competition shirt features Black Techmesh to keep him cool and comfortable during his routine. Paired it with a Black Men's Competition Pant, the look is professional, comfortable and fit for a champion.

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2014 Women's Long Sleeve Leotards and Men's Competition Shirts Are Now Online

GK is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Women's Special Order Long Sleeve Leotards for gymnastics are now available online! This year, GK has rolled out six new colors in three different fabrics to add even more creative compliments to any of your special order gymnastics apparel. Flip through GK's Online Competitive Catalog for women's leotards and warm-up apparel to see dramatic shots of 2013 World Champion, Simone Biles and Texas Dreams, Bailie Key. With over 90 different competitive gymnastic leotards to choose from and countless color options, GK's online catalog is your one stop shop for all your gymnastic apparel dreams. No other company can compete with such a pristine collection of original designs and innovative creations. GK takes great pride in remaining focused on our customers, staying centered around our athletes, maintaining our renowned GK fit, and manufacturing the highest quality of gymnastics apparel in the industry. Below, Simone Biles is captivating in the new glamorous Serpentine Whirl Long Sleeve Leo in Magenta Nylon/Spandex, Black Mesh sleeves and chest with Wild Sangria Sparkle Underlay, embellished with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Not only can GK's customers find women's long sleeve gymnastics leotards online and ready to order, but this year's Men's Competition Shirts are also at the ease of online shopping. Flip through this years full apparel and warm-up options for men's gymnastics in GK's 2014-2015 Catalog online! On the cover you'll find Alex Naddour sporting a Men's Jet Fire Competitve Gym Shirt in Red, White, and Black Nylon/Spandex as he moves effortlessly around the Pommel Horse. New sleek designs, comfortable neck lines, and multiple color combinations fill in this year's line of men's competition shirts. Design your favorite gymnastics apparel today with GK's Design Studio or by contacting your local Gymnastics Representative.

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The Petite Pink Posse Wins Favor with Fans and Judges at Idaho State Championships in GK Tank Leotards

They call themselves the Petite Pink Posse, and all eyes swing in their direction when they compete. They're not just cuties in hot pink and sparkly silver GK tank leotards; they are the champions of the Level 3 Idaho State Championship, and they can't help but to steal your heart.

These tiny athletes consume their audience and gymnastic judges in a Swarovski Swirl Tank Leotard WL340. In Berry Mystique and Silver Mystique, this gorgeous leotard looks like it could be part of our GKids line. The look is completely appropriate and beautiful for their age. However, adorned with a different color palette the look of this tank leo changes drastically. That's what makes our special order design studio such an ingenious invention. This leotard can be ordered in your favorite fabric and color combination with or without the Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that decorated the swirling pattern in Pink Petite Posse's leotard. With a Fuschia SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS infused GK logo, these young gymnasts sparkle from top to bottom.

When browsing our Special Order Design Studio, remember to look for patterns and styles that speak to your team's personality. Colors, jewels and team logos can all be changed to refine the look, and turn it into a gymnastics leotard made just for your team. Add your impression to all your gymnastics gear, from tank leotards and competition leotards to men's compression shirts and warm up jackets. For sizing samples, design expertise and general assistance please contact your local GK Sales Manager or Customer Service.

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Stars From the Winter Cup Compete in GK Men's Competition Shirts

This year's Winter Cup in Las Vegas, a district qualifier to the P&G Championships, turned out to be a nice reunion for GK, and sales representative, Calli Campo, as we caught up with several of our GK Catalog models and USA Gymnastics National Team members. Cover model, Brandon Wynn, showed up to perform a stunning and winning performance on the rings. After his seemingly effortless routine, he was gracious enough to pose for a photo with a signed copy of the GK Competitive catalog, featuring Wynn in GK Men's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1971. In addition, fellow National Team member, Donnell Whitenburg, who was welcomed to the Senior National Team at the conclusion of the Winter Cup, stopped by to chat with us as well (pictured below with Wynn).

We always look forward to seeing GK model and National Team member, John Orozco, who, by the way, tied for second place in the All-Around. Falling behind by only half a tenth of a point, Orozco and friend, Joshua Dixon enjoyed their day none-the-less. Dixon was all smiles after winning the Bronze Medal on the vault, and earning his place on the Men's Senior National Team. Both looked great in their Under Armour shirts! Finally, the event wouldn't have come together quite as seamlessly without Director, former Buckeye gymnast, and GK Model, Kerry Adderly!

Be sure to check out these athletes on our website when you shop our Men's In Stock Competition Shirts and Men's Compression Shirts. And remember, they could be at your next event in Under Armour gymnastics apparel by GK.

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Fun Times and GK Leotards at the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational

Kalon Ludvigson had a fabulous turnout this year at his annual Invitational where athletes had an opportunity to meet with Kalon for the first time since his injury in August. Prior to the event, we briefly recapped Kalon's life and his accomplishments. You can read about them at GK is Proud to Sponsor the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational. If you are interested in helping Kalon with his recovery, he is still accepting donations from The Kalon Ludvigson Fund to offset the cost of his treatments and necessary equipment.

What we saw this year at the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational was an amazing rally of support for a friend, peer and hero. The gymnastics meet that began its tradition 4 years ago by an athlete who is adored by many for his talent, comradery and good looks is now an event to support that same athlete that we have come to love over the course of his career. This year, the event attracted professional and aspiring gymnasts alike from across the country. For fans, this meant that Salt Lake City was the place to be. Below you'll see many familiar faces, alongside of Kalon, meeting with fans.

Attire on the mats varied from sparkly tank leotards to formal long sleeve competition leotards. Both of the styles represented below are stocked by GK for immediate purchase. The Gypsy Flyers from Gleason's in Minnesota are wearing a Mystique Low Scoop Neck Leotard 3619 with their team logo added to the front. This beautiful Electric Turquoise color looks great on everyone, and the design offers an athletic and supportive square back that the girls love.

The Northern Star Bounders look fantastic in their Classic Leotard With Bold Design 5838ST. This is a stock leotard that can be purchased as is in Red and Black Mystique with White Sparkle Hologram design outlines and Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS highlights. However, if you love the style and want to add your own personal touch to the design, it's also customizable! Jewels, stock or custom, sequinz, applique embroidery or imprinting all leave their mark on this competitive leotard in a creative, unique way. The Northern Star Bounders men blend nicely with the group, competing in Under Armour Force 6001. Made by GK, the Red and Black Nylon/Spandex and Red Techmesh in this men's gymnastics competition shirt features the same shades as the ladies' Red and Black Mystique, without the sparkle. The design, available in both mens and kids sizes, looks great on the male gymnasts. It's paired with a UA In Stock Men's Gymnastics Short 6003 in Red. All of the Kalon Invite athletes from Northern Star Bounders look fabulous!

We enjoyed taking part in the 2014 Kalon Ludvigson Invitational, and look forward to seeing Kalon's recovery progress next year. That begs the question, what will you wear for the 5th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitation? Will you compete in an in stock leotard, men's GK competition or UA Competition Shirt, or will you take the plunge and Special Order your competitive team wear? Either way, we look forward to seeing all of our GK Champions enjoying their sport.

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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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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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GK is Proud to Sponsor the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational

GK is proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational in Salt Lake City, UT this weekend, in support of Kalon Ludvigson, one of our GK Gymnastics catalog models, and the most decorated Trampoline and Tumbling athlete in the world. The meet will incorporate all levels of competition in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline.

Kalon began his gymnastics career at the age of 8, and in just 10 years time, earned his first US National Championship title in Trampoline and Tumbling in 2006. He defended this title for the next seven years, while also earning 20 World Cup and World Championship medals and setting 2 world records. Then, in August 2013 after winning his final US National Championship, a neck injury during training left him paralyzed below his chest. Since his accident, Kalon's treatments and strength-training has kept him out of the public eye... until now. 

This year's Kalon Ludvigson Invitational is going to be absolutely amazing! It will be Kalon's first public appearance since his accident, and his friends, fans and teammates are rallying to support him at this special gymnastics meet. Because of Kalon's superior standing in the gymnastics industry, we're going to see a lot of 2012 World Champion Team members and finalists, as well as World Age Group Champions and former Olympians, many of them competing at the meet. All of these gymnasts are eager to support Kalon, who by the way, was just nominated as the T&T Representative for the USA Gymnastics Athletes Council.

As part of a fundraiser for Kalon's medical costs, fans purchased Keep Calm and Pray for Kalon t-shirts, that they will wear during the final events on Saturday. This supportive gesture should be an amazing and emotional gift of inspiration for Kalon! If you'd like to help offset the costs of Kalon's medical bills, contributions are being collected through The Kalon Ludvigson Fund.

So what part does GK play in this event? All of the organizing staff at the Kalon Ludvigson Invitational will wear a black and white warm-up jacket and warm-up pant from GK. The female staff will look polished and comfortable in a GK Women's Woven Warm-Up Jacket with Piping L1043 and a Women's Woven Black Pant L1046. The Male staff will wear Men's Woven Warm-Up Jacket with Piping L1042 and Men's Gymnastics Warm-Up Pants L1045. Both men's and women's warm-up jackets are White Polyester with Black style lines under the arms and on the shoulders and our classic GK logo on both the back and the right chest. The Kalon Ludvigson Invitational logo is embroidered on the left. Paired with the relaxed fit pant, this gymnastics warm-up combo will look terrific on the men and women helping out at this trampoline and tumbling event on Saturday.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our GK booth on Saturday to support a fellow champion, Kalon Ludvigson, who has given all of us so much to aspire to already.

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

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Stars Gymnastics Lights up HNI in their Custom GK Leotard

Congratulations to Stars Gymnastics of Houston for all their wins at the Houston National Invitational in TX last weekend! These determined athletes were ready to go on game day with their brilliant custom design leotard that continues to wow us over and over again!

GK Custom Design Competitive Gymnastics LeotardBack View of Stars Gymnastics Custom Design Competitive Leotard by GK

The Stars Black Mystique competition leotard with White Mystique design lines along the bodice and neckline is a true testament to the team and their name. While the mystique fabric gives this leotard a beautiful shimmer, the team Custom Design GK Leotard in Black and White Mystiqueadded loads of definition with Brillance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that adorn not just the white design details throughout, but also the Natural Shadow proof lined Black Mesh that covers the sleeves and secures the strappy back. Ruby SWAROVSKI ELEMNENTS add a subtle hint of color to the black and white silhouette. The most striking element of this leo has to be the stars and cascading jewel design.  These starlit ladies certainly deserve to shine in this sophisticated and feminine competitive leo.

With GK, the design possibilities are endless.  If it's glamour and sparkle you're looking for to boost the aesthetics of your routine, shop our Ultimate Brilliance Collection for your next big meet. Be sure to check out some of the other great men's competitive shirts and women's competitive apparel seen at HNI on our post about our sponsorship of the Houston National Invitational.

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

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Kim Zmeskal's Legendz Classic Texas Prime Meet Features GK Sublimated Leotards

The qualifying events for the Nastia Liukin Cup on February 28,2014 are almost complete. Looking back, we were excited to see the first American gymnastics World Champion, Kim Zmeskal-Burdette, enjoying herself alongside the first American gymnastics Olympic Champion, Mary Lou Retton, at the Legendz Classic Texas Prime Meet. The meet is hosted each year by Kim and her husband's, Chris Burdette, gym, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, in January. Kim Zmeskal-Burdette is a former Olympic gymnast and the first American gymnast to win an all-around gold medal in the World Championships. Today, she is an active USAG coach, and she has a lot of Olympic hopefuls for 2016 at her gym right now. As stated below,

Kim has chosen GK leotards throughout her career. She chooses nothing less for the Texas Dreams. "The Texas Prime Meet combines all of my favorite elements of competition as I moved up through the ranks of the sport of gymnastics.  GK Elite has always been a huge part of my own career, and having a long standing tradition of outfitting the best gymnasts, as they showcase the highest levels of gymnastics, of course I wanted them to represent us at my 'prime' competition.  Each year, the design of our Legendz leotard is unique, classy, and a wonderful keepsake for gymnasts to remember their special experience at the meet. This year, we chose GK's new sublimation leotards - we had creativity at our fingertips. The girls loved the fit and look and we can't wait to design again for next year.  I'm proud to support GK Elite."

The 2013 Legendz Classic leo is a round neck racer back tank leotard. GK uses the best "professionals' choice" Italian inks on all our Sublimated Designs to insure that any GK item, whether it be a women's gymnastics capri, a men's compression shirt, or a gym sling bag, is printed with intense colors, clear lines and less fading. The Legendz leo is a testament to this quality as it features a sublimated sweeping Columbia Blue starry sky design on a pure black background that is bright and beautiful. The Kim Zemskal Texas Prime Meet logo is also sublimated on this leo, however other options are available as well. See our Sublimation Form for additional selections in fabrics, colors, lazer or heat transfer jewels and sequinz.

Sublimated Leotards are an excellent choice for special events, such as the Legendz Classic, but we've also seen some awesome gym shorts and competition leotards as well. So the next time you see a design, picture or pattern that inspires you send it our way and we'll help you turn that inspiration into your team's next winning look.

GK. Choice of Champions.

 

 

 

 

 

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