GK Sponsors Region 3 Congress & Compulsory Workshops!

GK's booth had a big presence at the Region 3 Congress and Compulsory Workshops at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, TX from June 21-23!  At Congress, coaches came from all over Region 3 to learn the new routines that will be performed by their gymnasts.  Each level has its own routine and skills that each gymnast in their respective level must master.  There are over 75 sessions covering 2013 Compulsory information, Competitive Coaches education (JO, TOPS and Elite), Preschool and School Age Class education, Business education and Judges education.

Coaches could stop by the GK booth to check out our leotards, claim some freebies, and chat with our sales representatives.  While there, they were able to fill out an entry form and submit it in hopes of winning one of two prizes.  One drawing was made for a Cirque du Soleil leotard and the other for an Under Armour leo!  Even Tom Koll, USA Gymnastics National Junior Olympic Committee Chair and Compulsory Clinician, stopped by the GK booth and loved it.

Below, the lucky leotard drawing winners are posing with their brand new leos and GK sales rep Ms. June!  Madeline Newsome from Amarillo College, shown below to the left, is holding her new UA Strength Leotard (Style 6300) and Ghislane Lune from Elite Sports in El Paso, TX, shown below to the right, has her winning GK Cirque du Soleil Passion Flame Tank Leotard (Style CIR008).

If you love these lucky winners' leos, check out all of the gymnastics leotards and apparel we have to offer on our GK website by clicking here!  To find your region's "Ms. June", check out our list of US Gymnastics Sales Representatives.

GK.  Choice of Champions.

 

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Savannah Vinsant Jumps into the T&T Championships in Under Armour Leos

Savannah Vinsant made history at the 2012 London Olympic Games when she became the first USA trampoline athlete to make the Olympic finals.  In her first ever appearance at the Olympics, Savannah placed sixth!  Savannah also claimed the 2011 and 2012 national championship titles on trampoline.  She is from Lafayette, LA, and trains under coaches Dmitri Poliaroush and Tara Guidry at Trampoline and Tumbling Express.

Savannah is looking forward to competing at the upcoming U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships!  The Championships will be held in Kansas City, MO, from July 3-10 at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium.

You can meet Savannah at the GK booth that will be set up at the Championships, where Savannah will be signing autographs and greeting fans! Check the competition program and stay tuned to find out when she will be at the GK booth.

In preparation for the competition, Savannah has been training hard in her Under Armour leos.  In the photos below, taken by professional photographer Teri Fortenberry, Savannah is wearing one of her Under Armour workout tank leotards made exclusively for Nationals.  You will be able to see Savannah sporting her UA tanks during the practice sessions at the T&T Championships!

If you like Savannah's look, you will adore our UA Power Tank Leotard (Style 6302), shown below to the left.  This Under Armour sporty gymnastics tank leotard has a bright Cherry Mystique body, Navy Techmesh shoulder and racer back, and Navy Nylon/Spandex side inserts.

You'll also love our UA Motivation Tank Leotard (Style 6304), shown below to the right.  This classic scoop neck gymnastics leotard has a sporty racer back and features an Imperial Purple Mystique body and Lemon Lime Mystique and Black Nylon/Spandex side wrap around styling.

Be sure to head out to Kansas City for the T&T Championships July 3-10.  You don't want to miss your chance to check out the GK booth and meet Olympian Savannah Vinsant!

Click here to check out all of our new Under Armour Women's Tank Leos and to get Savannah's style!

 

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USA National Olympic Gymnastics Team Apparel Proudly Made in the USA!

Under Armour CatalogHere at Elite Sportswear, we are thrilled to be in partnership with Under Armour® to provide performance apparel for the USA National Olympic Gymnastics Team for the next eight years! We are proud to sponsor the USA National Team. The USA National Team consists of elite athletes, who represent the United States on the international stage. Elite Sportswear, L. P. is excited to collaborate with Under Armour® and USA Gymnastics to outfit the coaches, athletes, and staff at national training camps and national and international competitions until 2020!

Under Armour®’s Mission is "To Make All Athletes Better Through Passion, Design And The Relentless Pursuit Of Innovation." In 1996 Under Armour® began it’s idea born to 23 year old Former University of Maryland Special Team’s Captain Kevin Plank out of his grandmother’s basement in Washington DC. He researched the athletic benefits of synthetic fabrics, and found their moisture wicking performance fibers to keep athletes cool, dry, and light in the hottest situations. He started by selling his "t-shirt" out of the trunk of his car. By the end of the year he landed a sale of an entire team valued at $14,000 in sales. Based out of Baltimore, MD Under Armour® is now the most recognized brand and worldwide leader in athletic apparel.

GK Elite Sportswear is an American manufacturer of gymnastics and cheerleading apparel, focusing on leotards, uniforms and warm- ups. Since 1981, GK Elite Sportswear has been supplying this athletic apparel and operating out of its headquarters in Reading, PA under the GK brand. GK is the world's leading brand of gymnastics apparel and is recognized around the world for superior variety, quality, fit and service. For over 30 years, GK has been dedicated to the sport of gymnastics, contributing millions of dollars to support grass roots gymnastics development programs. Known for their signature collections of gymnastics workout leotards, GK has partnered with over ten Olympic athletes and currently offers workout leotards designed by 2012 All-Around Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and 2012 Floor Exercise Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandra Raisman. GK is proud to outfit some of the world's most original, cutting-edge All-Star Cheerleading teams, including Top Gun All-Stars and Maryland Twisters All-Stars. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Elite Sportswear, L.P., the company behind the GK Gymnastics brand, continues its commitment to American-made quality and continuous innovation in designs for Gymnastics and Cheerleading apparel. We are proud that every one of our competitive wear products are sewn in the USA in Reading, PA. When you buy our competitive wear from GK you help support American workers with fair wages and good benefits.

Check out our new Under Armour® Catalog and see the latest in gymnastics apparel!

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Want GK to Bring Your Leo Design to Life?!

 

GK and Under Armour are sponsoring the "Color Your Leo" contest for USA Gymnastics.  Entering this social media-based leotard coloring contest is easy!  Fans will design a leotard using USA Gymnastics' template and upload a digital version of the design through the "Color Your Leo" contest app on the USA Gymnastics Facebook page.  Here, you can also check out all of the other fun and original designs that have already been submitted.  Make sure you don't run out of time!  Entries will be accepted until July 8th at noon ET, after which there will be a weeklong vote.

By now, you're probably dying to know what the contest prizes are...  GK will actually bring to life the design of one lucky winner, who will be determined by a fan vote on Facebook!  Not only will GK make the winner's leotard, but it will also be featured in the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships digital program and GK fashion show.  The winner will receive other prizes from USA Gymnastics, too!

So, enough reading about the contest, go enter the contest!  If you need any inspiration and design ideas, check out the many leotards we feature on gkelite.com!

 

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Orlando and Reno Compulsories Winners Announced

It has been an exciting year so far for us at GK Elite! We have announced our partnership with Under Armour®, launched our Cirque du Soleil Collection, and participated as the exclusive vendor at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Compulsory Workshops in Orlando, FL and Reno, NV in early June. These workshops are held to provide participants with a clear understanding of the 2013-2021 USA Gymnastics Women's Junior Olympic Program. Workshops include concepts, compulsory exercises, text interpretation, and skills techniques. All coaches who attended received W311 University Credit and all judges earned their Continuing Education Clinic credits. A few coaches were lucky enough to win some very exciting prizes, from GK!

Cirque WinnerSwarovski Winner

Under Armour Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above are the winners from the Orlando, FL Workshops. Each day, GK hosted events that offered these exclusive prize packages. Our booths were flooded with gymnasts and coaches while we released our Under Armour® Catalogs and showed some of our Cirque du Soleil Collection. Featured above, Jennifer Plecs from Deary's Gymnastics, and Jessica Sedgwick (no photo) from Prattville, YMCA received a  giveaway for 2 FREE Cirque du Soleil ticket vouchers good towards 2 tickets to a Cirque du Soleil show valued at $200.  GK Elite was proud to award Kelly Hill from JamJev Gymnastics $500 in SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on up to ten leotards. Also featured above Jenn Laake with TGC Gymnastics received the FREE Under Armour® Coaches Pack including a polo shirt, warm-up set, and backpack for up to five coaches valued at $1,200.

Our Reno, NV Compulsories Workshops were also a huge success! Again our booths were flooded with gymnasts and coaches so eager to see our Under Armour® and Cirque du Soleil Collections. Our proud winners of the Cirque du Soleil tickets were Dawn Mosteller from Rising Stars Gymnatics in photo, and Tracy Green from River City Gymnastics.

Ernestine Russel of Flex It won the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS package, and Sharon Weber won the Under Armour® Coaches pack, not shown.                                   

 

Read more about Elite Sportswear's partnership with Under Armour® here. Elite Sportswear Announces Partnership with Under Armour® to Produce Under Armour® Brand Gymnastics Apparel

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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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Top Level 10 Gymnasts Compete in GK Style at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships

Hundreds of the nation's top Level 10 gymnasts competed in the 2013 Women's U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships, May 10-11, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  As usual, GK Elite set the stage for competition by outfitting the gymnasts from top to bottom in gorgeous training tanks, long sleeve competitive leotards and warm ups.  Kim Riley, USA Gymnastics Women's Program Director of Athlete and Coaching Programs, loved GK's leotards.  "The girls looked great in their leotards!" said Riley.

 

 

Every region gave each gymnast a GK V-Neck Tank Leotard (Style WL355) in Black Nylon/Spandex with a sleek mystique accent and adorned with a silver hologram sequinz number to identify their region.  For competition, gymnasts wore GK's Athletic V-Neck Competition Leotard (Style 4871) in Black Nylon/Spandex, as shown below.  Depending on the gymnast's region, their leotard was complemented with a colorful Mystique fabric and their region sparkled down the right sleeve in Silver Hologram Sequinz.  The leotard featured below makes a statement in its Grape Mystique and Silver Mystique fabrics.  Each Level 10 gymnast's look was completed with a GK Elite Form Fit Team Coordinate Jacket (Style L662N) made with comfortable Cotton/Poly Super Soft Needle Text Fabric with white imprinting and a pair of Form Fit Team Coordinate Pants (Style L663N).

    

This year, GK even outfitted the meet volunteers.  "I really appreciate that GK Elite outfitted the army of volunteers here at the meet, said Riley.  "It made them so easy to find when we needed something."

Love all of the gymnastics gear GK provided the Level 10 gymnasts at the 2013 Junior Olympic Nationals?  Click here to explore all of GK Elite's gymnastics wear.

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GK Elite Exclusive Vendor of Compulsory Workshops

 

Calling all Coaches! Is your team ready for the new set of compulsory routines? Changes are coming soon!

GK Elite Display at Compulsory Workshops

Join GK Elite, this year's exclusive vendor in Orlando, FL at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Compulsory Workshops. New music and new routines are to be released on June 10, 2013, effective Fall 2013 through 2021. Learn from a list of proposed elements to share with your team and for practicing purposes over the summer. These workshops are designed specifically for you to prepare for the 2013-2021 USA Gymnastics Women's Junior Olympic Program. Check out our GK Elite events this weekend and enter to win these exciting prizes!

 

 

Friday, May 31st - Cirque du Soleil Giveaway

Two lucky coaches will win a set of 2 FREE Cirque du Soleil tickets, a $200 value. Winner to be selected at 5:45 pm.

 

 

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Saturday, June 1st - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Embellishments Drawing

One lucky coach will receive $500 worth of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Embellishments for up to ten purchased GK gymnastics leotards. Winner to be selected at 6:30 pm.

 

 

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Sunday, June 2nd - Under Armour® Coaches Pack

Win $1,200 worth of Under Armour® apparel for your team's coaches. Pack includes a polo shirt, warm-up set and backback for up to five coaches.

Additional coaches packs may be purchased at 50% off suggested retail prices. Winner to be selected at 4:00 pm.
 

 

 

Coaches...we are pleased to announce the release of our new line of Cirque du Soleil and Under Armour® Collections!

GK Elite has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to develop a line of workout leotards that combine GK's exclusive fit with the whimsical artistry of Cirque du Soleil. These leotards feature exclusive designs, prints and embellishments new to the gymnastics apparel industry. In addition, we have partnered with Under Armour® to provide your team with the perfect fit and fabric technology. Read more on our relationship with Under Armour® here.

You will be the very first to view the new collections and receive our brand new, hot off the press Under Armour® Catalog! Take your team to the top with the latest styles in gymnastics wear!

GK. Choice of Champions.
 

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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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Over 50,000 Likes for GK on Facebook!

GK is very excited to have earned over 50,000 likes on Facebook and we would like to thank all of our GK friends & fans who made it possible! 

GK is the most liked gymnastics leotard manufacturer on Facebook with none of our competition even coming close! So, why do people like GK so much?

  • Infinite possibilities for color, fabrics, and embellishments!
  • Over 90 special order styles!
  • Exclusive use of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS!
  • Made in the USA of imported fabrics!
  • Early buy discount!
  • GK Champions Gabrielle Douglas & Alexandra Raisman!

Why do you like GK?  Let us know! 

GK. Choice of Champions.

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T&T Gymnast Flies in GK Leotard

Is it possible for a girl to fly?  If you are Charlotte Drury, the answer is YES! Charlotte, a Senior Elite Trampolinist and member of the USA Gymnastics National T&T Team knows what it takes to achieve her level of success and stands by the fact that GK truly is the Choice of Champions.

For any trampolinist, the need for leotards to fit long, slender, athletic body types is a necessity, and if a leo doesn't fit like a GK, then it has no business in the high-intensity world of T&T. However, for this 16-year-old from Laguna Niguel, there is one more extremely important factor... if you are going to win, WIN IN STYLE! Charlotte loves the flattering GK leotard designs and the comfort they provide. 

Charlotte was very excited to design a competition leotard for this year and the help she received from her GK Gymnastics Sales Rep, Kiana Ross, made the process easy and fun.  Charlotte's leotard is GK's Stunning Swirl Competition Leotard 9549, a long sleeve gymnastics leo featuring a classic neckline & scoop back with exquisite swirl design on the bodice and back.  Charlotte modified the sleeves to a comfortable 3/4 length and then chose White Mystique, Navy Mystique, and Steel Mystique fabrics.  The combination is beautiful and Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS add the perfect finishing touch. 

Charlotte and her teammates at World Elite Gymnastics have an exciting road ahead and GK is exited & proud to be a part of it and will be cheering them on along the way! 

Need a new competition leotard for your gymnasts? Perfect timing - the GK 2013-2014 Women's Competitive Catalog was just launchedClick here to flip through the catalog for design ideas and inspiration. New this year - the FREE sample leotard. You can now order a sample leotard showing your team's design, fabrics, colors, and embellishments. The sample leotard is free when you place your competitive leotard order within 30 days.

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GK Women's Gymnastics Competitive Leotards for 2013-2014 Online Now!

GK is a world leader in the design & manufacturing of gymnastics apparel.  As you look through our new 2013-2014 Competitive Catalog, you will see world class athletes like 2012 All-Around Champion, Gabrielle Douglas, and 2012 Floor Champion Alexandra Raisman. Known for the best fitting gymnastics apparel in the industry, GK offers the best leotard designs, highest quality, and more variety than any other gymnastics manufacturer in the world.

GK has manufactured more competitive gymnastics wear than any other company in the industry.  From National Teams to Olympic champions, GK has outfitted more gymnasts than any other company. Outfit your team in the best gymnastics apparel in the sport of gymnastics.  We know gymnastics, we are GK!

What you'll find in GK's 2013-2014 Competitive Catalog:

Infinite Possibilities. GK offers more styles, more fabrics, more colors, and more embellishments than any other gymnastics leotard manufacturer.  Infinite Possibilities means over 188 million possible choices when designing your gymnastics apparel.

Free Sample Leotard.  Order a sample leotard showing your team's design, fabrics, colors, and embellishments.  The sample leotard is free when you place your competitive leotard order within 30 days.

Early Buy Discount. There is no easier way to stretch your budget.  Order by August 31 and save up to 18%.

Exclusively Swarovski. GK uses 100% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on every one of our competitive leotards.  Nothing shines more than the fire and brilliance of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Don't settle for less.

Made in the USA of imported fabric. Our competitive gymnastics wear products are all sewn in the USA in Reading, Pennsylvania.  When you buy your competitive wear from GK, you help support American workers with fair wages and good benefits. 

Click here to see all of the exciting styles in the 2013-2014 Competitive Catalog!

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U.S. Women Sweep Jesolo Trophy in Under Armour Leos

Last weekend, the newly minted women's European Tour team swept the awards at the Jesolo Trophy winning 13 individual medals in both the senior & junior competitions, including seven gold medals. GK is very proud to partner with Under Armour in manufacturing gymnastics leotards for the awesome group of athletes who make up the National Team.  To top things off, Team USA also won the senior team title. 

Now, let's get to what we are here for - what did they wear?  National Team Under Armour Leotards of course!  Manufactured by GK, the new National Team leotards were gorgeous.  Are you Team Pink or Team Red?  The stunning pink National Team leotard features a V neck & back and Berry Mystique body.  The fierce long sleeves are Berry Mesh with intertwining White Opalescence ribbons running from shoulder to cuff.  Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are scattered over each sleeve and along select style lines.  The dazzling red National Team leotard has a sophisticated feel with its sweetheart styling.  The bodice is made with Red Mystique and the top and sleeves are Hot Red Mesh.  The faux straps are also Red Mystique.  Strategically placed Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS add the perfect amount of sparkle. Both leotards feature the National Team USA logo and the Under Armour logo. 


Looking for competition gymnastics leotards for your athlete?  Don't they deserve the same fit & quality as the National Team? 

Shop the GK Competitive Catalog for ideas and inspiration.  Have a design idea?  Contact your local GK Sales Representative who will help you turn your design sketch into your own, unique leotard.  GK offers more styles, more choices, more everything. 

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Which National Team Under Armour Leotard is Your Favorite? Tell GK to Win!

At the close of the March Women's National Team Camp at the Karolyi Ranch, USAG announced the eight women selected to represent Team USA on a two week European Tour which will begin at the 2013 Jesolo Trophy on Saturday, March 23rd in Jesolo, Italy. GK was on hand immediately to deliver brand new Under Armour gymnastics leotards to the National Team for training and competition as part of its partnership with Under Armour to manufacture the National Team leotards.

Looking fantastic in their training leotards are Amelia Hundley of Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minnesota/Twin City Twisters, Brenna Dowell of Lenexa, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Lexie Priessmann, reigning U.S. Junior Champion, of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, Peyton Ernst of Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastics, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, California/Gym-Max. 

It looks like the team is very happy with their Under Armour leotards! 

Which leo is your favorite? Comment below telling us which leotard is your favorite and why you love it and you will be entered to win a 2-piece set of Mystique Headbands!

Comments will be accepted through Thursday, March 28th at 11:59 PM.  Twenty winners will be randomly selected to receive a headband set.  Winners will be able to choose an adult or child size headband set.

Please note: Comments on the GK Gymnstics Blog are moderated by an administrator so there may be a delay before you see your comment published.

Good luck!  We can't wait to hear from you!

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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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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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GK Catches Up with Team USA Gold Medalist, Kyla Ross

At a recent photo shoot for the 2013 catalog featuring women's competitive gymnastics leotards, GK had the chance to sit & chat with Kyla Ross, member of the gold medal winning "Fierce Five" Women's Gymnastics Team.

GK: Congrats on bringing home Gold for Team USA!  What was it like to represent Team USA in London?

Kyla: Getting to go out there and compete, not only for yourself, but for Team USA, was such an honor, knowing that everyone is supporting you.  We didn’t even realize until we got home how many people were watching the Olympics, supporting us, and cheering us on.  It was a huge deal.

GK: How has your life changed now that you’re an Olympian?

Kyla: The first few months when I got back were kind of hectic.  We were doing so much and going so many places.  But now, it’s kind of cooled down and I’ve been back to school and back in the gym training.

GK: You’ve had so many great experiences since London, what was your most memorable?

Kyla: Definitely, meeting President Obama was a huge honor!  It was amazing to be in the oval office and see everything and to be able to meet the President.

GK: Now that the Olympics are over, what are you focused on?

Kyla: I am focused on training and I’m looking forward to competing this season and hopefully bringing something new to the table. 

GK: So, do you plan to compete next season at Championships?

Kyla: Yes, I’m planning on competing in championships and getting out there with everyone else, enjoy it, and do my best.

GK: What advice would you give to your fans?

Kyla: To all my fans, I would say to reach your goals, you always have to focus and do your best.  Some days might be tough, but you just have to keep training hard in the gym and be dedicated to your sport.

GK wishes Kyla the best of luck this gymnastics season.  Stay tuned to the GK Gymnastics Blog for announcements regarding the 2013 Women's Competitive Catalog.  There's still time to shop the 2012 Catalog here.

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Last Chance for The Shawn Johnson Collection of GK Leotards

Olympian Shawn Johnson has been a GK Champion since winning the Gold Medal for the Balance Beam and Silver Medals for Team USA, the All-Around, and Floor Exercise at the Beijing 2008 summer games. Shawn has spent the last four years partnering with GK to design top selling gymnastics leotards for our essential catalogs and fans wait anxiously to see what new strappy ideas Shawn comes up with for each of her signature leotards. 

Upon designing her final GK gymnastics leotards, Shawn said,  "My gymnastics career has been a journey, with definite highs and lows along the way.  From a young age, gymnastics has taught me lessons about balance in life, love, faith, and what winning really means.  I'm so proud of my journey, as it has made me the person I am today.  I am so blessed for the opportunity to influence young gymnasts and be part of the women's gymnastic team.  Thanks GK for the opportunity to express my creativity in my Signature Collection of leotards.  It was so much fun to select my own styles and fabrics."

Thank you Shawn for being such a bright light in the GK family!  Your smile will continue to light up any room you walk into. 

If you'd like to own a piece of gymnastics history, don't wait - the Shawn Johnson Collection of GK Gymnastics Leotards will only be available while supplies last.  Shawn Johnson Strappy Back Gymnastics Leotard E2051 features an Exclusive GK Print - moody blues nylon/spandex with foil & a black nylon/spandex double strap back.  Shawn Johnson Mid-Back Opening Gymnastics Leotard E2052 is a black nylon/spandex tank leotard featuring clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and lime safari nylon/spandex with foil straps and mid-back opening. Shawn Johnson Criss-Cross Back Gymnastics Leotard E2050 is a sangria mystique tank leotard with a black nylon/spandex criss-cross back featuring bold lime safari nylon/spandex with foil details. 

Shawn Johnson Scoop Back Gymnastics Leotard E2049 features lemon lime mystique and a lime safari nylon/spandex wrap-around design with a black nylon/spandex lower torso.  Shawn Johnson Racer Back Gymnastics Leotard E2054 features the exclusive GK print - moody blues nylon/spandex with foil - in a wrap-around shoulder feature with a cascading silver sequinz design.  Shawn Johnson Sporty Gymnastics Leotard E2053 is a lemon lime mystique racer back leotard with a black nylon/spandex & sangria mystique wrap-around shoulder design featuring clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Shop the whole Shawn Johnson Collection here.

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Olympic Replica Leotard Sale! While Supplies Last!

Take advantage now of the last chance to own one of GK's Special Edition Gymnastics Leotards inspired by Team USA for just $59.99.  These six styles are the only authorized replicas of the gymnastics leotards worn by Team USA in the Summer Games. Each leotard features the iconic, embroidered National Team circle of stars logo.

Determination AS427 is a v-neck berry nylon/spandex tank gymnastics leotard with a bold star burst design and clear jeweled star accents. Perseverance A428 is a v-neck purple nylon/spandex tank gymnastics leotard with a bold starburst design featuring imperial purple mystique and clear jeweled star accents. Pride AS429 features a stylized stars & stripes poly/spandex design printed on classic gymnastics leotard. 

Motivation AS430 features a stylized shooting star poly/spandex design printed on a classic tank gymnastics leotard. Spirit AS431 is a low scoop sangria mystique tank gymnastics leotard with a striking Art Deco clear jeweled neckline. Strength AS432 is a v-neck red mystique tank gymnastics leotard with a bold clear jeweled neckline. 

Get your authentic souvenir from London 2012 before they're gone!

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GK Outfits USAG Athletes for Training Camp

The Women's National Junior Olympic & Level 10 Training Camp was held November 10-13, 2012 at the Olympic Training Center in Huntsville, Texas.  GK has long supported the JO Program and was proud to outfit the participants for this year with leotards and warm-ups for camp. 

The athletes are ready to train in their special order GK Sporty Raglan Style Gymnastics Leotard WL370, a v-neck tank leotard in Navy Nylon/Spandex and Red Mystique with custom USA heat transfer Silver Metallic jewels on the front center chest.   

You can achieve the same team look at your gym with GK's wide variety of workout leotards. GK's unparalleled fit and comfort combination is essential for long training sessions. Once you select a leotard style, choose any fabric and any color combination to design a special order GK Gymnastics Tank Leotard with your own custom look. Add your team name or logo in your choice of jewels, embroidery, sequinz or imprinting.

Shop all of GK's Tank Gymnastics Leotards here.

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