Catching Up with Kyla After 2013 World Gymnastics Championships

GK was thrilled to be a part of the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. Our retail store was a huge success providing lots of traffic and customer interaction. We love that we could enjoy chatting with the world's most elite gymnasts, and also share the latest styles in gymnastics apparel. We are please to have recently caught up with Kyla Ross after Worlds. Here is what she has to say about her experience in Belgium...

Kyla earned the silver medal behind Simone Biles in the All-Around Finals. Additionally she earned second place on the uneven bars, and placed fifth on the floor exercise. - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/choice-of-champions-gymnastics-blog/kyla-ross-in-stunning-gk-leo-at-worlds#sthash.AZLcBfBB.dpuf
Kyla earned the silver medal behind Simone Biles in the All-Around Finals. Additionally she earned second place on the uneven bars, and placed fifth on the floor exercise. - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/choice-of-champions-gymnastics-blog/kyla-ross-in-stunning-gk-leo-at-worlds#sthash.AZLcBfBB.dpuf
Kyla earned the silver medal behind Simone Biles in the All-Around Finals. Additionally she earned second place on the uneven bars, and placed fifth on the floor exercise. - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/choice-of-champions-gymnastics-blog/kyla-ross-in-stunning-gk-leo-at-worlds#sthash.AZLcBfBB.dpuf

GK - We are so proud of your accomplishments and you must be too! You have recently placed 2nd in the All-Around, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars and 5th in the Floor Exercise at Worlds. How do you feel about your performances?

Overall I was happy with the way that I performed and was able to hit all my routines consistently.  I was also really honored to get the Longines Elegance award.  That was a pleasant surprise!

GK - Did you debut any new skills you are most proud of this year? If so, do you feel you have mastered these new skills and what are some you are still working on mastering? 

I have been training new skills but at Worlds I didn't compete any new upgrades.  Now that I have had some down time to work on new tricks, hopefully I will be able to incorporate them in my upcoming competitions.  I have been working on a back handspring Arabian on beam.

GK - What type of advice do your coaches provide to you before a major championship such as this?

My coach Jenny knows me very well and is great at getting me mentally prepared to compete and focus on hitting my routines in high pressure situations.  She is encouraging and makes sure that I am constantly visualizing my routines prior to getting up on the apparatus.  I have been competing with her for many years now and she takes every competition very seriously.  She knows how to motivate me to keep fighting till the end of the competition.

GK - What was your favorite part of traveling to Belgium for this year’s World Artistic Championships?

I love Europe.  The town of Antwerp was so cute.  I loved all the cafes and shops.  There were also many beautiful historical building and sculptures that were fun to see.

GK - Which men's event would you enjoy if it was allowed and why? 

I love watching men's high bar.  The skills that they do look so unreal it's amazing.  It would be my coaches dream for me to do some of the men's skills!  Everything they do is so difficult but maybe someday I will be able to pull one of their tricks off!

GK - What was your favorite event at Worlds this year and for what reason? 

I would probably say beam.  I felt very confident and hit my routines on all three days that I had to compete beam.  I felt like this was a big accomplishment because your nerves can really get the best of you on beam.  I was able to get past that and just enjoy being on the world stage.

GK - Now that World’s is over, what are your plans? Do you plan on relaxing or vacationing at all? 

My Aunt has been wanting to take me on a spa retreat weekend for awhile now.  I finally just got to go and I had a blast in Vegas.  We went to several amazing restaurants, Nobu and Serendipity to name a few. I experienced a spa day and saw the "O" show which was incredible.  I also went on a little shopping spree too!
 
Read more about Kyla Ross and her GK gymnastics leo style from Worlds here. For a fierce competition look of your own, check out our Design Studio where you can design your very own championship look today!

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EDC: Adorable Pryce in GK Gymnastics Apparel

We are so excited to be receiving tons of photos from our happy customers! We recently received this adorable shot of this little cutie, Pryce P. from All Starz Academy of Gymnastics and Dance in Kingman, AZ. He is pictured here in his GK gymnastics apparel from a recent photo shoot at his local gym.

Pryce is wearing GK's Men's Gymnastics Long Shorts 1818M in a child size in White Nylon/Spandex. These gymnastics competition shorts have a five inch inseam and elastic drawstring waist. These shorts are slightly longer in length with a mid thigh hemline and available in Black, Navy, Royal, White, and Red Nylon/Spandex. Our Basic Men's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1832M in Red Nylon/Spandex is so cute on Pryce. Perfect to pair with your favorite gymnastics short, this competition shirt is available in Black, White, Navy, Red, and Royal Nylon/Spandex. Team logos or names may be added in embroidery or imprinting to customize your look.

Are you looking for a beginner's outfit for your little gymnast? We are proud to offer child and adult sizes in our gymnastics apparel. Be sure to shop our Men's In Stock Gymnastics Collection today!

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New Under Armour® Men's In Stock & Special Order Designs

Every Under Armour® product is doing something for you: it's making you better. There are three core benefits that make up the building blocks of performance. The first is that our exclusive fabrics feature built-in 4-way stretch which improves mobility and performance. Our pattern designs incorporate a proprietary fit formula that ensures the perfect fit. Lastly, we offer a four thread overlock stitching and 16 stitches per inch, which exceeds the industry standard. We follow strict guidelines resulting in the most durable gymnastics apparel in the industry.

The styles above are in stock and ready to ship. This particular style 6001 UA Force is a sporty gymnastics shirt featuring athletic color block wrap around design in Black Nylon/Spandex, Red Techmesh, Red Nylon/Spandex, and White Nylon/Spandex. 6002 UA Fighter offers a cutting edge design and sublimated print on front and back in Black Nylon/Spandex, Charcoal Techmesh and Black Techmesh. Our 6000 UA Contender is an athletic Under Armour gymnastics competition shirt with athletic wrap around styling features Sapphire Nylon/Spandex, Navy Techmesh, White Nylon/Spandex and Royal Nylon/Spandex.

National Team inspired, our Men's Under Armour® Special Order Style shown above, 6100 UA Performance in fabric configuration A02 is a sporty design with curved side styling. Shown on the left above in Aluminum, Sapphire, and Red Nylon/Spandex with Navy Techmesh accents. Fabric Configuration A03 is shown in White, Red, and Black Nylon/Spandex and Red Techmesh. Our third fabric option combines Black Nylon/Spandex, Neon Green, White, and Black Techmesh for a bold look.

National Team Inspired leo, UA 6101 Competitor gymnastics competition shirt is inspired by USA Gymnastics National Team and features daring web-like side styling. Shown above in Royal, White, and Navy Nylon/Spandex. A02 fabric combination is a sleek look consisting of Sapphire and Aluminum Nylon/Spandex, and Neon Green Dry Tech. A clean look, A03 is shown above on the right with a blend of White and Red Nylon/Spandex and Black Techmesh.

Our Men's Under Armour® Special Order Styles can be customized to your color and fabric preferences. Above, 6102 UA Dominance is our Under Armour gymnastics competition shirt featuring modern upper body side styling. A03 fabric configuration is shown above in Royal, White, and Gold Nylon/Spandex. Fabric configuration A02 is a sleek combination of Pewter, Black, and White Nylon/Spandex and Turquoise Techmesh. Last but not least, A01 features a bold combination of Red, Aluminum, White, and Navy Nylon/Spandex.

All Under Armour® styles are available for men's gymnastics and boy's gymnastics, both with boy cut leg.  Men's Under Armour® gymnastic shorts and competition pants are available to match with each style.

 

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Get Back in the Gym with Under Armour Gym Gear

We are so excited to have partnered with Under Armour® and USA Gymnastics to outfit the coaches, athletes, and staff at national training camps and national and international competitions until 2020! We have previously revealed our Under Armour® Women's and Men's In Stock and Special Order gymnastics styles, some inspired by our National Team. These performance gymnastics leos are the most innovative designs and top quality in the industry. Under Armour® also offers styles for your time in training with the Gym Gear Collection.


Get organized at the gym with these hot styles in Under Armour® Gym Gear. The UA Exeter Sackpack 6210 is the perfect companion to take with you to the gym. This bag offers a lined pocket,  two-toned adjustable single cording and measures 19" X 15" X 2". Available in an assortment of colors you are sure to love! Another option is the UA Exeter Backpack 6209 a Storm Treated backpack to protect your gear. This organized backpack features a padded laptop sleeve, lined media pocket, adjustable shoulder straps, and two side bottle pockets. This backpack measures 18" X 11" X 9" and is available in Under Armour colors Black, Graphite, White, Forest Green, Royal, and Midnight Navy. An even larger version is the UA Hustle Medium Duffle 6207, Storm Treated to protect your gear, lined media pocket, and adjustable shoulder strap. This durable bag measures 23" X 12" X 11" and is also available in small and large in Under Armour colors Black, Graphite, Midnight Navy, Red, and Royal. Teams can customize their gym gear by adding their team name or logo in embroidery or imprinting.

Under Armour® also offers coaches gear for your comfort and convenience. The UA Women's Coaches Polo 6211 on the left is a classic knit pique women's polo features feminine silhouette with shaped hem, shown in Z11 Royal. This 100% Polyester shirt features anti-snag, anti-odor and moisture wicking technology along with two eyelets in underarm for ventilation. The UA Men's Polo 6212 shown on the left in Black features a special fabric to keep you cool, dry and comfortable. This 95% Polyester and 5% Elastane shirt features anti-odor technology, anti-pill finish and rib knit collar.

In need of some warm ups? Under Armour® offers the perfect option in campus jackets and pants. The athletically styled UA Women's Campus Jacket 6200 features front chest stripe, side pockets and consists of 100% Polyester. This style is shown on the right in Graphite with matching UA Women's Campus Pants 6201

Shown below is the UA Men's Campus Pants 6202 which feature a bold chest stripe and side pockets in 100% Polyester. Matching pants, UA Men's Campus Pants 6203 offer a bold stripe through a zippered ankle opening. Men's Warm Ups are available in Under Armour® colors Black, Graphite, Midnight Navy, Red, and Royal. Youth sizes are also available.

 

 

 

Read more about our partnership with Under Armour® here. If you love these styles, shop the Under Armour® Gymnastics Catalog today!

 

 

 

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Visit GK Retail Store and Coaches Lounge at World Championships

Our GK retail store at World Championships has been a huge success so far in Antwerp, Belgium. Shoppers who visit us and purchase items valued over €100.00 receive a free exclusive gymnastics necklace, while supplies last.  Choose from hundreds of GK gymnastics apparel styles and colors! Our store is temporarily set up directly in front of the Antwerp's Sports Palace. The address is Schijnpoortweg 119, 2170 Merksem and our hours are September 30th to October 6th from 10am through the end of competitions daily.  Attention Coaches: join us in our coaches lounge on the top floor of our store to enjoy light refreshments and meet with other credentialed coaches. Our coaches lounge is open during store hours.

If you are at Worlds, be sure to stop by the GK retail store and coaches lounge. You won't want to miss out on the latest styles in gymnastics apparel and your chance to relax and socialize with those who share the same passion of gymnastics. Shop our Women's Long Sleeve Competition Leotards and be ready for your next competition. Also shop our Men's In Stock Competition Shirts for the latest in men's gymnastics apparel.

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GK Gymnastics Apparel Store at Worlds

GK Elite is thrilled to be a part of Worlds 2013 Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium this week! The world's top-class male and female gymnasts compete in this individual championships competition. This year, we have set up an official GK store where customers can choose from hundreds of GK gymnastics leotard styles and colors. Our retail store is located directly across from the Antwerp's Sports Palace and is open daily from 10am until the end of competitions each day. A special free gift promotion is being offered with purchases of gymnastics apparel over €100.00, while supplies last. Check out the shots of our GK retail store below:

We have lots of traffic and happy gymnastics customers visiting our store, so if you are at Worlds, don't forget to stop by! Shop our Long Sleeve Competition Leos online today and find a gymnastics competition leotard style of your own!

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Everyday Champions: Cuties Sawyer & Nikell

These cuties had such a great time this past weekend after showing off their stuff at their gymnastics performance. The two little darlings, Sawyer and Nikell attend Arizona Dreams in Prescott, AZ. After their performance, they enjoyed an artistic encounter of face painting to celebrate.  

They love their GK apparel because of its softness, comfort, and fit. Who wouldn't love these adorables styles? Check out more childrens styles going fast, with our GKids Summer Collection. Don't forget, many of GK gymnastics styles are available in girls and boys child sizes and adult sizes for your convenience.

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2013 Climbing to the Top in GK at Acro Nationals

This year's Acro Nationals were held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky in late July. This national event featured the top acrobatic gymnasts in the U.S., representing many gyms across the country.  Athletes qualified through state and regional competitions. Categories included women's pair, men's pair, mixed pair, along with women's group and men's group, including Levels 5 through the Elite Level. Combining flexibility and strength, acrobatic gymnastics adds an artistic touch when choreographed with music turning it into a beautiful dance routine. Below are trio, sisters Natalie and Hannah, and Allison from Acrobatic Gymnastics in San Antonio, Texas. 

The incredible athletes above are wearing GK's Classic Swirl Tank Leotard 3649 an artsy two-toned tank leotard with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in Black and Red Mystique, our beautiful shimmery nylon/spandex fabric with foil.

If you love this trio's bold look, shop our Women's In Stock Gymnastic Leotards now.

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Visit our GK Store at the 2013 World Championships

This year's World Artistic Gymnastics Championships are being held from September 30 through October 6, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. The first time World Championships were held in this city was exactly 110 years from this year's event. The world’s top male and female gymnasts will compete at this elite event. The preliminary events will qualify athletes into the program which will include the all-around finals and the apparatus finals.

GK is thrilled to be a part of this year's event! We will be setting up an official GK retail store directly in front of the Antwerp's Sports Palace Schijnpoortweg 119, 2170 Merksem. Our store hours begin on September 30 through October 6 from 10:00 am until the end of the competitions each day. Choose from hundreds of GK leotard styles and colors! You can receive a FREE GIFT, a beautiful gymnastics necklace with a purchase over €100,00 at our store while supplies last.

We will also be holding an Alexandra Raisman Meet & Greet Session, where you will be able to meet Aly and receive her autograph on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Attention all Coaches! Join us in our Coaches Lounge daily for light refreshments and mingling with other credentialed coaches.

We hope to see you at the World Championships and look forward to supporting our passion for gymnastics!

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2013 National Developmental Team Sport GK Warm-Ups

The 2013 National Developmental Team, pictured below, sported a competitive look in their GK warm-ups!  These gymnasts, ages ten to thirteen, earned the opportunity to participate in a week long training camp in July at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  They were invited to this training camp through a special selection and evaluation during the National Future Stars Championships held this past November.  Future Stars is a USAG athlete development and education program for gymnasts eight to thirteen years of age that facilitates the continuation of quality, skill, execution and performance.

The gymnasts look ready for competition in their GK Retro Striped Gymnastics Warm-Up Jackets (Style 8033).  These relaxed GK gymnastics warm-up jackets feature retro striped sleeves that flatter both male and female athletes.  Since this is Special Order, you can really make it your own and put your mark on it.  Create a custom look, just like the National Developmental Team chose to do, by choosing any fabric and any color combination or add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz, embroidery or imprinting.

If you like the GK warm-up jacket worn by the National Developmental Team, you have got to take a look at all of the Special Order Relaxed Warm-Ups that GK has to offer!  This is just one of several warm-up jackets that give a flattering look on both men and women.  If a more fitted look is what you're after, we have a great variety of GK Special Order Women's Fitted Warm-Ups that female gymnasts love.

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More Women's Under Armour® Special Order Styles!

Here at Elite Sportswear, we couldn't be any prouder to have joined forces with Under Armour®, a leading athletic apparel company, to produce workout and competitive gymnastics apparel for male and female gymnasts. The eight year partnership ensures that the US Olympic Gymnastics Team apparel in 2016 and 2020 will be made right here at Elite Sportswear in Reading, PA. Previously, we announced our National Team inspired women's gymnastics attire and in stock leotards. We have also introduced a few special order options for your own customization. Continuing on this trend, here are a few others to really stand out in an exclusive widely recognized brand!

Style 6704, Grace, is a special order V neck competition leotard with alternating sleeve and side panel designs. A02 fabric configuration is shown above in Rich Royal, Gold, and Gold Leaf Mystique along with Ocean Mesh and Rich Royal Velvet. Options available are natural shadowproof lining and unique jewel designs J14, T791 & T792 in Gold Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Another fabric layout in A01 is shown in White Opalescence Hologram, Black Mystique, Electric Turquoise Mystique, and Azure Sparkle Hologram. with optional jewel designs in J14, J875 & T790 in Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Style 6704, Grace is also available in fabric configuration A03. This bold look is shown in Berry Nylon/Spandex, Orangeade Sparkle Hologram, Sunshine Mystique, and Berry Mystique. Optional jewel details available in J14, T790, & T791 shown here in Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Style 6703, Rhythm, is a competition leotard featuring striking zig zag trim designs available in two fabric configurations. Shown above is A02 in Purple Nylon/ Spandex, Grape Mystique, Concord Velvet, Blue Raspberry Mystique with optional jewel designs J14, J877 & T796 in Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Fabric configuration A01 is available shown here in Lemon Lime, Navy, and Silver Mystique with optional T795 jewel design in Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Style 6705, Bold, is a scoop neck gymnastics competition leotard with criss cross zig zag trim style lines. Shown above in fabric configuration A01 in Red, Black and White Mystique with optional jewel designs T799 in Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Also available in configuration A02 shown in Sapphire Nylon/Spandex, Sterling Silver and Cherry Mystique. Optional jewels available for added sparkle in J880 & T798 in Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. To complete our special order fabric combinations our A03 is a bold shiny option. This shown above in Steel Mystique, Black Mesh, and Lime Mystique is available to be shadowproof lined and embellished in jewel designs  J14 & J880 in Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and T799 in Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

All leotards come with matching hair scrunchie and are available in child and adult sizes. Choose a fabric and color combination to design Under Armour women's competitive gymnastics apparel with your own custom look. Add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, embroidery or imprinting. Under Armour® styles are currently not available for international sales.

Shop this and other exclusive GK Under Armour® Women's Gymnastics Special Order styles and get your own look as unique as you are!

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Obsessed with GK Special Order Warm-Ups!

We love our huge selection of Special Order Fitted and Relaxed Fit Warm-Ups that appeared in our 2013-2014 Competitive catalog and know you will, too!  You can arrive in style with our athletic cut, Fitted Warm-Ups made to coordinate with your competitive leo.  When you need a warm-up for both male and female coaches, nothing could be better than our Relaxed Fit Warm-Ups.  Best of all, you can bring your warm-up creation to life and get your very own custom look by choosing any fabric and any color combination.  Finish your unique warm-up by adding your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz, embroidery or imprinting.   Let's check out a few of our favs!

Heat things up in the GK Fitted Flame Gymnastics Warm-Up Jacket (Style 8721)!  This fierce fitted warm-up jacket features a unique left shoulder abstract flame design on the front and back.  It is shown to the left in Navy Brushed Tricot and Cherry Mystique.  We love how this jacket looks with the GK Relaxed Gymnastics Capri Pants (Style 8785) that feature a low rise fold-over waistband. 

Another one of our favorites is the GK Sporty Raglan Gym Warm-Up Jacket (Style 8777) with sporty raglan styling and style lines that wrap to the back of the jacket!  It is shown to the right in Berry DryTech, Black DryTech and Steel Mystique.  Complete this look with a pair of our flattering GK Fitted Warm-Up Gymnastics Leggings (Style 8788)!

Coaches can dress to impress for competition in our GK Warm-Up Jacket with Piping (Style 8026)!  This GK relaxed fit gymnastics warm-up jacket features piping along set in sleeves and at the upper back and looks great on both men and women!  The women shown to the left is modeling her jacket in Berry DryTech, Black DryTech, White Techmesh and Steel Mystique and the man is wearing his in Navy DryTech, Platinum DryTech and White DryTech.  It goes great with the relaxed look of the GK Women's Gymnastics Warm-Up Pants (Style 8251) or the GK Men's Gymnastics Warm-Up Pants (Style 8250).

Another style that flatters both male and female coaches is the GK Retro Striped Gymnastics Warm-Up Jacket (Style 8033).  The man to the right is wearing his relaxed fit warm-up in Black DryTech, Neon Green DryTech and Graphite DryTech, while the woman is pictured in Navy Brushed Tricot, Lemon Lime Mystique and White Brushed Tricot.

Want to look as good for warm-ups as you do for competition?  Check out our variety of Special Order Fitted Warm-Ups and Special Order Relaxed Fit Warm-Ups and design your perfect custom look!

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GK Proud Senior Elite National T & T Winners

As the 2013 Trampoline & Tumbling Championships came to a close, we couldn't help but celebrate our GK brand presence with the Men's Senior Elite Winners.

The Men's Senior Tumbling winners were 1st place, Kalon Ludvigson, 2nd place, Alex Renkert, and 3rd place, Garret Wheeler. These T & T athletes worked very hard and are well deserved champions. Congratulations from GK!

On the left is Alex Renkert in our Abstract Back Men's Gymnastics Shirt 1965. Available in any fabric or color combination for your own unique look. Add your team's name or logo in your choice of embroidery or imprinting. To the right at 3rd place, Garret Wheeler is wearing the Powerful Mens Competition Shirt 1954 featuring a bold abstract design shown here in Evergreen, Black, and White Nylon/Spandex. The first place winner, Kalon Ludvigson is wearing a custom design in White Dry Tech and Ocean Mystique. The winners are all in GK's Men's Gymnastics Competition Shorts 1817 to complete their look. Want an award winning look? Shop our Special Order Competitive Wear Men's Tops and be confident in your next performance!

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A Glimpse at Our In Stock Warm Ups

We have several amazing In Stock Warm Ups in our 2013-2014 In Stock catalog to satisfy every style!  Keep reading to catch a glimpse of a few of our favorites...

One of our favorites is the GK Fitted Micro Knit Warm-Up Jacket (Style L1037).  This super soft and lightweight, yoga fit warm-up jacket is made of black micro knit sport fabric, making it both stylish and comfortable!  In the photo to the left, the jacket is embellished with J788, J789 and J790 jewel options in clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  It features a full front zip and extended mock neck, but that's not all it has to offer.  You can conveniently listen to your music anywhere you go by placing your phone or media player in the secure Velcro closure.  This Sleek Media Pocket is located on the upper right arm so you can slide your earbuds through the finished cord exit for easy hands free listening!  Your cash, cards and keys will also be kept safe in the two secure zippered hand pockets.  This sporty yoga jacket was designed and created with comfort in mind- it has stylized Flatlock Seams to eliminate fabric bulk that might otherwise cause chafing and abrasion and has three inch turnback cuffs that provide alteration-free adjustable sleeve length.

This jacket pairs perfectly with the GK Fitted Micro Knit Warm-Up Pants (Style L1038).  Like the jacket, these pants feel as comfy as they look!  They are made of black micro knit sport fabric and feature a body skimming bootcut styling.  You can easily store your essentials in the secure zippered back pocket and you won't have to worry about chafing with the stylized Flatlock Seams construction!

That's not all!  We also love the sporty statement that's made in our Fitted DryTech Jacket with Piping (Style SWU07), as shown to the right.  It is constructed in Black DryTech and White DryTech fabrics for unbelievable comfort.  Make it your own by adding your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz, embroidery or imprinting.  Complete this sporty look in a pair of boot cut GK Fitted DryTech Warm-Up Pants (Style SWU02).

For men or women, we can't get enough of the GK Relaxed Fit DryTech Warm-Up Jacket (Style 1785)!  This jacket flatters both male and female athletes.  Plus, it offers the benefits of DryTech moisture-wicking fabric.  It comes in Black DryTech and you can add your own touch by embellishing it with your team name or logo!

To check out all of the GK In Stock Warm Up styles and choose your favorite, click here!

 

 

 

 

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"Fantastic" Outcome at Fantastic Gymnastics NK 2013

The Netherlands' Fantastic Gymnastics, a huge spectacle of gymnastics and dance, was held June 15-16 at the Ahoy sports arena in the country's second largest city of Rotterdam.  Its motto is "See, Discover and Experience Fantastic Gymnastics."  The 15,000 spectators and 5,800 athletes truly did see, discover, and experience the most spectacular gymnastics event in the Netherlands!

This event plays host to the annual Dutch National Championships in Women's Gymnastics, Men's Gymnastics, Trampoline, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Team Gym, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Jazz Dance, Street and Demo Dance, and Free Running.  Those who wanted even more entertainment were able to head out on Saturday evening to be amazed as competitors from various disciplines went head to head in the ultimate "show your talent" competition.

GK didn't only make an appearance, but made a statement with a full-fledged display of the many leotards and gymnastics apparel we carry.  The displays featured our Men's and Women's In Stock and Special Order Competitive Wear, Under Armour Line, Cirque Du Soleil collection, Gabrielle Douglas Collection, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Sequinz, and several workout tank leotards, to name a few!

If you couldn't make it to the Netherlands to "See, Discover and Experience Fantastic Gymnastics", have no fear!  You can catch up by watching videos of the magnificent event on the event's website.

Since we couldn't fit all of our GK leotards and gymnastics apparel on the displays at our booth, don't forget to check out our website!

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Everyday Champion: Yuri V.

Yuri V. is a 9-year-old gymnast from the Netherlands who always chooses GK to fulfill his gymnastics apparel needs!  He is a member of the club O&O Zwijndrecht, which is one of the best clubs for boys gymnastics in the Netherlands.  Yuri competed in the Netherlands' nationals for his age level and made it to the finals for the first time in his life.  He not only made it to the finals in one event, but three events!  He placed 7th in the All-Around and 4th on the Rings and won the silver medal on Vault!  Awesome job, Yuri! 

In the picture above, Yuri is competing on the Rings in a GK In Stock Navy and Royal Men's Gymnastics Shirt (Style 1834M) in Navy Nylon/Spandex, White Techmesh and Royal Nylon/Spandex.  This scoop neck competition shirt features a unique V shape design on the sides and a boy cut leg.  Yuri's top is paired perfectly with GK Men's Gymnastics Competition Pants (Style 1846M) in Royal Nylon/Spandex.  These competition pants feature a comfortable, yet secure, waistband and foot stirrups.

Do you want to bring your gymnastics to the next level?  Take Yuri's lead and check out all of the Men's In-Stock Gymnastics Apparel GK has to offer!

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GK Elite Celebrates Under Armour Partnership

It was a wonderful celebration Tuesday, June 11th acknowledging GK Elite's employees and all of their hard work in our recent partnership with Under Armour®. Dan Casciano, President of GK Elite Sportswear expressed his heartfelt gratitude to over 400 employees in the preparation and release of our Under Armour® Catalog. Under Armour's Director, Athlete Services & Event Merchandising, Mark Graff spoke highly of Elite Sportswear and acknowledged Under Armour’s excitement on our new partnership. Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and Design, Kelly McKeown showed her enthusiasm as well, "We are excited to have launched the Under Armour catalog.  The company luncheon was a great way to show our entire company how much we appreciate all of their hard work in this endeavor, and to showcase the National Team apparel that we design and manufacture in conjunction with Under Armour. We look forward to a successful journey over the next eight years of our partnership!"

 

"You could certainly feel everyone's excitement in the crowd. It is a huge accomplishment and stepping stone for us", said one employee. The celebration continued throughout the day with an outdoor picnic catered by Konopelski Catering, a local caterer. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs were served among the staff, and a traditional cake in celebration of this momentous event.

 

Elite Sportswear, manufacturer of GK, the world's most popular brand of gymnastics apparel celebrates its recent partnership with Under Armour®, Inc. to manufacture workout and competitive gymnastics apparel for male and female gymnasts. The two American companies have developed an exclusive collection of gymnastics apparel that blends GK's expertise in gymnastics and Under Armour®'s  mission "to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation." 

Our new Under Armour® Collection is now available online at  www.gkelite.com/underarmour and the catalog was released in early June 2013. These new cutting edge leotard designs are inspired by the iconic Under Armour® brand and some by the U.S. National Team. 

This eight year partnership ensures that Elite Sportswear is the official manufacturer of the U.S.A. Gymnastics National Team and Olympic apparel in 2016 and 2020!

 

 

 

Shop Elite Sportswear's Under Armour® Collection now and see what the next generation of gymnastic's leotards look like!

 

GK. Choice of Champions.

Elite Sportswear, manufacturer of GK, the world’s most popular brand of gymnastics apparel, is pleased to announce a partnership with Under Armour, Inc. to manufacture workout and competitive gymnastics apparel for male and female gymnasts.  The two American companies have developed an exclusive collection of gymnastics apparel that blends GK’s expertise in gymnastic with Under Armour’s mission “to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.”  - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/gk--choice-of-champions/elite-sportswear-announces-partnership-with-under-armour-to-produce-under-armour-brand-gymnastics-apparel#sthash.SUu0kNtd.dpuf
Elite Sportswear, manufacturer of GK, the world’s most popular brand of gymnastics apparel, is pleased to announce a partnership with Under Armour, Inc. to manufacture workout and competitive gymnastics apparel for male and female gymnasts.  The two American companies have developed an exclusive collection of gymnastics apparel that blends GK’s expertise in gymnastic with Under Armour’s mission “to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.”  - See more at: http://blog.gkelite.com/blog/gk--choice-of-champions/elite-sportswear-announces-partnership-with-under-armour-to-produce-under-armour-brand-gymnastics-apparel#sthash.SUu0kNtd.dpuf
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Elite Sportswear Announces Partnership with Under Armour® to Produce Under Armour® Brand Gymnastics Apparel

Elite Sportswear, manufacturer of GK, the world’s most popular brand of gymnastics apparel, is pleased to announce a partnership with Under Armour, Inc. to manufacture workout and competitive gymnastics apparel for male and female gymnasts.  The two American companies have developed an exclusive collection of gymnastics apparel that blends GK’s expertise in gymnastic with Under Armour’s mission “to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.” 

The new Under Armour® gymnastics products will be available online at http://www.gkelite.com in early June 2013.  The catalog will be mailed to existing accounts on approximately June 15th.  In addition to new, cutting edge leotard designs inspired by the iconic Under Armour® brand, the line will also include U.S. National Team inspired leotards as seen at the 2013 American Cup and Jesolo Trophy.

The eight year partnership includes the manufacture of the leotards to be worn by the U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in 2016 and 2020 thus insuring that our Olympic team will be wearing garments sewn right here in the USA.

And here's your first look inside the new 2013-14 Under Armour Gymnastics Catalog....

Under Armour Power Women's and Girls Gymnastics In Stock Tank Leotard Style 6302 from Elite SportswearUnder Armour Fighter Men's and Boy's In Stock Gymnastics Competition Shirt Style 6002

Under Armour® in stock sporty gymnastics workout leotard style 6302, Power, features bright Cherry Mystique body, Navy Techmesh shoulder and racer back, and Navy Nylon/Spandex side inserts.   This style includes a matching hair scrunchie.  Under Armour® in stock gymnastics competition shirt style 6002, Fighter, features a cutting edge design and sublimated print on front and back in Black Nylon/Spandex, Charcoal Techmesh and Black Techmesh.  This style is available for men's gymnastics and boy's gymnastics, both with boy cut leg. 


Under Armour Elegance Women's and Girls Special Order Gymnastics Competition Leotard Style 6701Under Armour Competitor Men's and Boy's Special Order Gymnastics Competitive Shirt Style 6701

Under Armour® long sleeve gymnastics competition leotard style 6701, Elegance, is inspired by the National Team leotard worn at the 2013 Jesolo Trophy.  This competition leotard with v neck and back features sweetheart styling with pretty faux shoulder strap design.  This style includes a matching hair scrunchie.   Shown here in Hot Red Mesh and Red Mystique.  Options Shown:  J867, T780 and T781 in Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Under Armour® men's gymnastics competition shirt style 6101, the Competitor, is also inspired by the USA Gymnastics National Team and features daring web-like side styling.  Available for men's gymnastics and boy's gymnastics, both with boy cut leg.  Shown here in Royal Nylon/Spandex, White Nylon/Spandex and Navy Nylon/Spandex.  All National Team inspired styles can be shipped internationally after October 15, 2013.

This highly anticipated Under Armour® collection of gymnastics apparel will be online for ordering in early June 2013 at http://www.gkelite.com or by calling the GK Customer Service Department at 800.345.4087.

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The Maverick All Star Tumblers Love GK!

 

The Maverick All Star Tumblers' Level 5 Power Tumbling Team out of Weatherford, TX, looked great as they swept the awards stand at the State Championship in their brand new GK leotards!  The team had five individual State Champions, two team awards and even qualifiers for Nationals.  Way to go Maverick All Star Tumblers! 

The girls absolutely loved their GK Sweetheart Swirls Gymnastics Leotards (Style 5825ST) in Silver Mystique, Navy Mystique and Blue Raspberry Mystique which is shown below.  The boy on their team competed in a GK Wrap Around Men's Gym Competition Shirt (Style 1853ST) in Black Nylon/Spandex, Pewter Nylon/Spandex and White Nylon/Spandex and Men's Gymnastics Competition Pants (Style 1846M) in White Nylon/Spandex.  "We looked great in our GK leotards and our boy is in a  competition shirt and pants by GK!" said Coach Jenifer Still.

Get your team ready for competition by checking out GK's entire selection of Gymnastics Competitive Leotards!  Need help?  Your local GK Gymnastics Sales Representative will be happy to help you!

 

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GKids for Summer 2013 Workout Essentials

Wind up for summer with awesome gymnastics leotards for little champions!  You'll be starstruck by our fun summer leotard designs!  Designed specifically for little gymnasts, each leotard is made with our super soft, no itch fabrics, and GK's superior fit.  GKids offers adorable styling at reasonable prices!

Starstruck Squareback Children's Leotard E2212 is a Black Nylon/Spandex children's gymnastics leotard featuring GK Exclusive Print - Pink Starstruck Poly/Spandex - and Berry Hologram Sequinz star embellishment.  Sequinz Starstruck Children's Biketard E2214 is a Neon Pink & Black Nylon/Spandex children's gymnastics biketard with fun Pink Starstruck Poly/Spandex Print shoulder detail and gold hologram Sequinz star on front.  Neon Yellow Back Bow Children's Leotard E2213 is a children's gymnastics leotard featuring Starstruck Poly/Spandex with a fun Neon Yellow Nylon/Spandex back bow detail. 

Neon Pink Children's Tank Leotard E2210 is a classic children's gymnastics leotard featuring Neon Pink Nylon/Spandex, GK Exclusive Print - Feisty Feline Poly/Spandex - with a Black Nylon/Spandex empire waist accent. Feisty Feline Children's Biketard E2211 is a children's gymnastics biketard featuring Neon Pink Nylon/Spandex bottom, Feisty Feline Poly/Spandex Print upper and Black Nylon/Spandex empire waist accent.Feisty Feline Children's Tank Leotard E2209 is a children's gymnastics leotard featuring Feisty Feline Poly/Spandex Print with Black Nylon spandex accent & Neon Pink Nylon/Spandex binding.   X Back Boy's Competition Shirt 1718M is a Boy's Gymnastics Shirt with racerback styling and X back design near shoulder blades paired with Boy's Gymnastics Shorts 1818M, boy's gymnastics competition shorts with 5" inseam and elastic drawstring waist.

Click here to shop GK's GKids gymnastics apparel collection.

GK. Choice of Champions.

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