GK Sponsors USA Gymnastics T&T JumpStart Program

As part of its ongoing support of the sport of gymnastics, GK supplied the participants of USA Gymnastics T&T JumpStart program with gymnastics apparel for their January 12-13th camp at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas.  The JumpStart Program "identifies future elite athletes at a young age and educates their coaches on proper fitness and skill development. The fitness program is designed for all trampoline and tumbling athletes." ("T&T Jumpstart Program Overview." USA Gymnastics, n.d., Web. 12 March 2013.)

GK was happy to supply apparel for these young athletes and their smiles are thanks enough!  The girls of the JumpStart program received a GK tank gymnastics leotard with a custom embroidered JumpStart logo on the front.  For warm ups, the girls look great in GK's Fitted DryTech Team Warm-Up SWU01 in Black DryTech, White DryTech, and Red DryTech & coordinating Fitted DryTech Warm-Up Pants SWU02 in Black DryTech.  For the boys, GK supplied Men's Basic Competition Shirt 1838M in red with custom embroidered JumpStart logo to be worn with either Men's In Stock Competition Pants 1846M in white or Men's Gymnastics Straight Leg Stock Shorts 1817M, in red.  The boy's warm up jacket is GK's Relaxed Fit Team Warm-Up Jacket 1797 paired with Men's Relaxed Fit DryTech Pant 1792 in Black DryTech. 

To see some great photos of the kids at camp - click here.  Do you have a camp, meet, or team to outfit?  Check out GK's In Stock Catalog which offers a large variety of gymnastics leotards and apparel for teams & pro shops.  Our workout tank leotards are available for an entire year and with over 70 styles, you are sure to find your perfect workout tank with no worries about availability to fill in throughout the year.  In Stock apparel routinely ships in just three business days.

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

The men of the U.S. National Team stepped on to the competition floor at the 2013 American Cup in new Under Armour gymnastics apparel manufactured by GK Elite Sportswear.  Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma posted a 89.398 for the first place win.  Both Dalton and his teammate, Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics, looked great in their Royal Blue, White, & Navy Blue Stretchtek gymnastics apparel with both the Under Armour logo and the iconic National Team circle of stars logo.


All photos © John Cheng

Don't your male athletes deserve the same fit & quality as the men of the U.S. National Team?  Shop the GK Men's Catalog for competition shirts, compression shirts, and gymnastics pants and shorts

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GK Partners with Under Armour & USA Gymnastics for Next Two Olympics

Under Armour & USA Gymnastics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore, MD-based leader in athletic performance gear, will provide performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for the USA Gymnastics athletes, coaches, and staff for the next eight years, through the 2020 Olympic Games.  This is the brand’s first sponsorship of a national governing body for a summer Olympic sport.

As part of this exciting agreement, Under Armour will also collaborate with GK Elite Sportswear to create the U.S. National Team competition apparel for men's gymnastics, women's gymnastics, and trampoline & tumbling.  GK has been the exclusive manufacturer of competitive gymnastics apparel for the U.S. National Team since 2000.  “GK Elite is proud to be partnering with Under Armour and USA Gymnastics for the next two Olympic cycles,” said Kelly McKeown, EVP of Corporate Relations.

Designated as the official performance apparel and footwear outfitter, Under Armour will provide national team members with competition, conditioning and training apparel, accessories and footwear, including competition gymnastics leotards. The U.S. National Team coaches, athletes and staff will also be outfitted head-to-toe at national training camps and national & international competition.  USA Gymnastics athletes and staff will first appear in Under Armour® apparel at the AT&T American Cup on Saturday, March 2.  Stay tuned to the GK Gymnastics Blog for future updates & news!

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GKids for 2013 Spring! Adorable! Bright! Comfy!

GKids for 2013 Spring are designed specifically for little gymnasts.  Each gymnastics leotard style is made with our super soft, no itch fabrics, and feature GK's superior fit.  GKids leotards offer adorable styling at reasonable prices.  Available now through April 30, 2013.

Bow Back Children's Gymnastics Leotard E2155 features pink gumballs nylon/spandex with foil, black velvet style lines and cute velvet bow back detail. Sporty Strappy Biketard E2157 features black velvet & pink gumballs nylon/spandex with foil, neon pink tricot straps, and v-back detail.  Turquoise Biketard E2152 is a turquoise nylon/spandex biketard featuring GK Exclusive Print - fun glow hearts nylon/spandex with foil - top accent and wave style line. Velvet Glow Hearts Biketard E2151 features black velvet & glow hearts nylon/spandex with foil with neon lime and turquoise nylon/spandex waist accent.

Glow Hearts Key-Hole Gymnastics Leotard E2150 is a children's leotard featuring magenta nylon/spandex & glow hearts nylon/spandex with foil, neon lime nylon/spandex yoke binding, and back key-hole cut out.  Sequinz Heart Tank Gymnastics Leotard E2156 features magenta nylon/spandex, v-back, pink gumballs nylon/spandex with foil side panels, and silver hologram sequinz fancy heart design on front.  Neon Lime Tank Gymnastics Leotard E2153 features bright neon lime nylon/spandex, sporty glow hearts nylon/spandex with foil binding accents, and key-hole back. Neon Pink Children's Gymnastics Leotard E2154 features neon pink nylon/spandex with pink gumballs nylon/spandex with foil wave detail.

And last, but not least, Boy's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1834M features U back, V shape design on sides and boy cut leg.  Paired with Boys' Gymnastics Shorts 1818M with 5" inseam and elastic drawstring waist.

Flip through the 2013 Spring Workout Essentials Catalog here.

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Behind the Scenes Look & Chat with Gabrielle Douglas

Soon after the announcement of Gabrielle Douglas as the latest GK Champion, work began on her first collection of gymnastics leotards culminating in a photo shoot for the upcoming Spring 2013 Workout Essentials catalog.  In between shots, GK had a chance to chat with the 2 time Gold Medalist. 

GK:  How does it feel to have a collection of GK gymnastics leotards with your name on them?

Gabrielle:  It just feels amazing to have my own line! I’m so excited for it to come out, I’m even going to buy my own line.  It’s just very exciting.

GK:  What are your favorite features of your Spring collection of GK gymnastics leotards?

Gabrielle: I love my spring leotard collection because everything is really comfortable.  I know that when I work out, I always want to be comfortable.  The fabrics are not only comfortable, but cute too.  There is one I love called “slither,” kind of like an animal print.  I just hope you guys love it.

GK:  Is leotard design something you’ve always wanted to do?

GabrielleI’ve always loved designing my own leotards.  I remember designing leotards for Classic's or Visa’s and throwing different colors in and a whole lot of bling in.  I’ve always dreamed about designing my own leotard line. 

GK:  What is your inspiration for your leotard designs?

Gabrielle: My inspiration comes from cool designs, the idea of comfortable leos, just crazy colors, crazy rhinestones, just a mix of it all.

GK:  Is there anything you’d like to say to the young gymnasts who will be buying your leotard collection?

Gabrielle:  Yes, I would just say I hope you guys love my GK gymnastics leotards.  I hope you succeed in all that you do in this sport.  Never quit, never give up, always have fun, and love the sport!  

Check out Gabrielle's signature gymnastics leotards here!  Pre-order before January 13, 2013 and receive a free poster of Gabrielle!

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GK Sole Sponsor of the 2013 Metroplex Challenge

GK, the world's leading brand of gymnastics apparel, recognized around the world for superior variety, quality, fit, and service is pleased to announce its sole sponsorship of the 2013 Metroplex Challenge.

The Metroplex Challenge takes place in one venue, on one weekend.  The Challenge is not just another invitational, but a gymnastics event!  Slated for January 25-27, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas, this gymnastics mega-meet boasts exciting competition in Women's Gymnastics, Xcel, Men's GymnasticsT&T, TAAF, and Rhythmic!

If that's not enough competition for you - each day of competition is followed by an NCAA meet.  On Friday night, the men of the NCAA take the podium at 7:00 p.m., with athletes competing from Oklahoma University, Ohio State, Illinois University, University of Iowa, University of Texas, and Texas A&M.  On Saturday at 7:00 p.m., the women of the NCAA take the podium representing the University of Georgia, Oklahoma University, LSU, Oregon State, and the University of Washington.  Tickets for both NCAA meets are on sale now.  Click here for ticket information.

After the Women's NCAA meet on Saturday, the Metroplex Challenge will host the "Largest Gymnast Party in the Nation!"  Your ticket to the Gymnast Party includes the opportunity to meet & greet Olympic Champion and member of the Fierce Five, McKayla Maroney.  There will be food & drinks, a candy bar,  DJ and dancing, a mechanical bull and much, much more. 

Visit the Metroplex Challenge website for details and information.

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Kelly & Michael Try Out Gabby's Gold Medal Moves in Elite Sportswear

Two time Olympic gold medal champion Gabby Douglas visited Live with Kelly & Michael yesterday to show them some of her gold medal moves on her signature apparatus, the uneven bars.  Gabby, Kelly, and Michael were outfitted with the best gymnastics apparel by Elite Sportswear, of course.

Gabby was beautiful in her Zig Zag Trim Tank Leotard 3637 from the current IN STOCK Catalog, a classic gymnastics leotard with brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Kelly was stunning in a special edition, Team USA replica leotard, Strength AS432, a v-neck red mystique gymnastics leotard with a bold clear jeweled neckline.  Michael pulled out his men's gymnastics apparel from his first day on Live, a Men's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1853ST in Navy Nylon/Spandex, Red Nylon/Spandex, and White Nylon/Spandex. Now that the trio is feeling confident and looking good - it was time to try out the bars...

Great job Kelly & Michael!  Awesome dismounts all around!  Visit the IN STOCK Catalog to shop for Gabby's leotard and the rest of the tank leotards now available.  Also available to flip through online is the 2012 Holiday Essentials Catalog - start your wish list today!

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GK Men's Couture on Kellogg's Tour

Never to be outdone, the men of the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions sport their own GK gymnastics "couture" costumes for their jaw-dropping performances.  Next stop for the men and the rest of the Kellogg's Champions? Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, November 1st; Indianapolis, Indiana on Friday, November 2nd; Detroit, Michigan on Friday, November 3rd; and Columbus, Ohio on Friday, November 4th. 

This men's gymnastics sleeveless shirt and men's gymnastic pant are made with luminescent Silver Mystique.  The costume is sleek, understated, and stunning all at the same time showcasing the sheer athleticism of the male gymnasts. 

GK is proud to be the Official Supplier of Gymnastics Apparel for the Kellogg's Tour.

Visit the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions Website for ticket and tour information.

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USA Gymnastics T&T Campers Sport GK Apparel

USA Gymnastics' Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a bridge between the Junior Olympic and Junior Elite levels. The program provides a training camp, coaches' education, and an ODP team named based on ranking from the ODP Divisions at three competitions. At their recent International Exchange Camp, the athletes trained in IN STOCK women's gymnastics leotards and boy's gymnastics shirts and pants from GK.

The girls are wearing GK's Asymmetrical Curved Tank Gymnastics Leotard 3665 from the IN STOCK catalog, which is a classic tank gymnastics leotard in rich royal mystique and silver mystique with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

The boys are wearing GK's Boy's Basic Competition Shirt 1838M in royal with coordinating Boys' Gymnastics Competition Pants 1846 or Boy's Gymnastics Straight Leg Shorts 1817

GK's IN STOCK catalog for Women's and Men's Gymnastics Apparel offers everything you need to outfit your team, or your whole gym.  Find your local GK Sales Representative here if you need some help in narrowing down your choices. 

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GKids Gymnastics Apparel for Holiday 2012

Designed specifically for little gymnasts, GKids gymnastics leotards and new gymnastics workout shorts are adorable, bright, and comfy!  Each style is made with our super soft, no itch fabrics and GK's superior fit.  GKids offers adorable style at reasonable prices. 

Scoop Back Biketard E2105 is a berry nylon/spandex and lime zany zebra nylon/spandex print biketard.  Bow Back Gymnastics Leotard E2103 is a berry nylon/spandex and lime zany zebra nylon/spandex print leotard with berry velvet binding and fun bow back detail. Scoop Back Tank Leotard E2108 is a grape nylon/spandex leotard with fun purple gumballs nylon/spandex with foil midriff detail and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS jeweled neckline. Gumball Bow Back Biketard E2109 is a grape nylon/spandex and purple gumballs nylon/spandex with foil biketard with berry velvet binding and fun bow back detail.

Sequinz Star Biketard E2106 is a black velvet and berry nylon/spandex biketard with lime zany zebra nylon/spandex print straps and black hologram sequinz star.  Gumball Tank Leotard E2107 is a purple gumballs nylon/spandex with foil leotard with grape nylon/spandex shoulders and berry velvet empire detail. Boys Competition Shirt 1833M features unique V shape design on sides, shown here in black and white nylon/Spandex with and red Tech Mesh.  Coordinating Boy's Gymnastics Short 1818M are slightly longer in length and come to mid thigh.  Jeweled Gymnastics Leotard E2104 is a black nylon/spandex and lime zany zebra nylon/spandex print leotard with berry nylon/spandex design featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 


 

Shop these GKids styles, including coordinating shorts and doll leos here.

Flip through the 2012 Holiday Online Catalog here.

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The Men of the Kellogg's Tour & GK Gymnastics Apparel

The men on The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions have been making jaws drop with an awesome display of strength and gymnastics skills.  What a great showcase for GK Men's Gymnastics Apparel as it's never been seen before. 

For the high bar feature of the show, the men sport a superhero-like outfit of GK men's gymnastics compression shirts made of Black Nylon/Spandex with Red Nylon/Spandex applique detailing.  The coordinating men's gymnastics pants are made of the same Black Nylon/Spandex with some that are plain black and some echoing the red appliques of the men's gymnastics tops. 

For a group aerial number, the men wear GK men's gymnastics pants in Black Nylon/Spandex with a wide side stripe of either Ocean, Red, Yellow, Charcoal, Kelly Green, or Silver Mystique.

 

All photos courtesy of John Cheng.  GK is proud to be the Official Supplier of Gymnastics Apparel for the Kellogg's Tour.  Visit the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions Website for ticket and tour information.

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New Live! Co-Host Sports GK Men's Gymnastics Apparel on First Day

On Tuesday, September 4th, former New York Giant and Superbowl winner, Michael Strahan, made his debut as Kelly's permanent co-host on the show now known as Live with Kelly & Michael!  On the guest list for Michael's premier day were women's gymnastics Gold Medalists Aly Raisman and Jordan Wieber. A "Challenge with the Champions" ensued involving Aly & Michael, Kelly & Jordan, a balance beam, and some eggs.  Michael can add winning (well tying) egg-beam racer to his list of accomplishments, right after his record for most sacks in a single year. 

Check out the riveting competition below and check out Michael's reveal of his GK Men's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1853ST in Navy Nylon/Spandex, Red Nylon/Spandex, and White Nylon/Spandex.

Shop the GK Men's Catalog here.

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Caitlin Performs Body In Flight (Delta) at Indianapolis Museum of Art

Caitlin of The Classic City Center Gymnastics Program in Waterloo, Indiana was recently chosen as one of four girls to perform Body In Flight (Delta) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.


Earlier this year, the exhibit which was originally shown at the "Gloria" art exhibit at the 54th La Biennale di Venezia, Caitlin and the other gymnasts donned the same GK Ladies' Unitards and men's Competition Shirts and Pants that were also showcased by 2007 U.S. All-Around Champion David Durante and 2008 Olympic silver medalist Chellsie Memmel in Venice in July 2011.

Still want to learn more about La Biennale di Venezia?  Check out www.imamuseum.org/venice/about/exhibition to explore the event and view pictures of the gymnasts performing in GK gymnastics apparel!

Does your gym need new competition leotards?  Visit GK's 2012 Competitive Catalog for inspiration and ideas.  Need help?  Find your local GK Gymnastics Sales Representative here.

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GK Outfits Junior Olympics Men's Gymnastics Team

Continuing its long tradition of supporting the sport of Gymnastics - GK recently outfitted the Level 9 Junior National men's gymnastics team with warm-ups.  Kevin Mazeika, the U.S. Men's National Team Coordinator said, "GK's goals are synonymous with ours; to be the best at what we do!"

Here the young gymnasts look sharp in GK's In Stock Gymnastic Warm Up Jacket 1797 in Black DryTech, White DryTech, and Red DryTech with embroidery on the back and left front chest. Their coordinating gymnastic warm up pant is GK's Black DryTech Pant 1792

GK's In Stock Warm-Ups offer both fitted and relaxed styles, available as separates, so coaches and athletes can match and have a perfect fit!

Shop GK's Men's In Stock Gymnastics Wear Catalog for all your men's and boy's gymnastics apparel needs including gymnastics compression shirts, gymnastics shorts, gymnastics pants, and warm-ups.

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Everyday Champion: Jordan H.

This beginner gymnast is dreaming big!  Jordan H. of Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania is sporting one of GK's mens and boys compression shirt and adidas triple stripe gymnastics shorts AS104 while learning all the basics!

Does your gym need men's gymnastics apparel?  Visit GK's 2012 Men's Competitive Catalog for inspiration and ideas.  Need help?  Find your local GK Gymnastics Sales Representative here.

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Junior National Developmental Gymnastics Team Chooses GK for Camp

The Junior National Developmental Gymnastics Team attended a special camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 16-20, 2012.  Dusty Ritter, JO Program Manager, directed the camp assisted by members of the USA Gymnastics Jr. National Coaching Staff.  Twenty-eight gymnasts, ages 10-13, were invited from the Future Stars Championship/Evaluation that was held this past fall.  All athletes at the camp were outfitted with GK Gymnastics Warm Ups designating them as 2012 Team Members. 

Many of the current Junior and Senior National Team members were once part of this strategic gymnastic development and education program.  GK Elite Sportswear is a proud supporter of the USA Gymnastics Future Stars program. 

Check out the Junior National Developmental Gymnastics Team in their GK Striped Sleeve Warm Ups Style 8033 in navy, white, and red fabric.  These warm up jackets go great with our Relaxed Warm Up Pants 8250.   For your athletes, you can choose any fabric and any color combination to design a warm-up jacket and pant with your own custom look. Add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz, appliqué embroidery or imprinting.

The athlete above sports GK's Heavyweight White Gymnastics Pants 1845M.  Be sure to check out GK's full line of Special Order Warm Ups and In Stock Warm Ups.  We have many options for boy's gymnastics apparel in our 2012 Men's Catalog

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Everyday Champion: Jace W.

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

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

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

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

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Junior Men’s Gymnast Alex Magsam Chooses GK!

Alex Magsam, a Junior gymnastics competitor from North Valley Gymnastics in Phoenix, Arizona, recently chose to compete in GK for the 2012 Men’s Visa Championships that were held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 7-10.  This was Alex’s second year competing at the Visa Championships and he is one to watch in the coming years in the Senior Division. 

Alex is coached by Travis Rainer at North Valley Gymnastics, a premier gymnastics, cheer, and tumbling facility.  His involvement in gymnastics began in 2003 and was influenced by his mother’s career as a coach.  The parallel bars is Alex’s favorite event and to him the best part of gymnastics is learning new skills.

In this photo taken at the 2012 Men’s VISA championships Alex is competing in GK Elite Men’s Gymnastics Competition Shirt style 1957 in black, red, and white nylon spandex and and Men’s IN STOCK Competition Pants style 1846m in red nylon/spandex.

Follow Alex’s lead and visit www.gkelite.com to purchase all your Men’s Competitive Gymnastics gear!


 

 

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GK's Guide to the Olympic Trials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

While you're waiting - shop all of the current GK lines of gymnastics apparel:

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Everyday Champion: Logan C.

Logan C., 4 years old, is a GK Everyday Champion who has been taking gymnastics for a little over a year.  He is enrolled in KinderGym at Parkettes Gymnastics in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Logan's favorite activities are the foam pit and trampoline.  He recently completed the Spring Session and was very proud of his medal and certificate.  Logan is also a GK model and can be seen in our GKids promotions.

Way to go Logan!

Here, Logan is sporting Boy's STOCK Gymnastic Shorts 1818M in red paired with Boy's Basic Compression Gymnastics Shirt 1700M in black. 

GK's IN STOCK men's and boy's gymnastic apparel is available and ready to ship. Outfit your team with both competition apparel and warm-ups that are IN STOCK, in our most popular designs and color combinations. Add your team logo for a completely customized look. 

Check out GK's full line of men's and boy's gymnastic apparel here.

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