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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Introducing the Aly Raisman Signature Gymnastics Leotard Collection from GK

GK is excited to announce the launch of the Aly Raisman Signature Collection!  The first three gymnastics leotards designed by the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and GK Champion, are now available for purchase online!  Aly said, "I'm really excited to have my own gymnastics leotard collection with GK!  I have always loved fashion, so this is a dream come true.  I am looking forward to collaborating with GK on more leotard designs in the future.”      

GK proudly announced Raisman as an official GK Champion in April of 2012.  The initial gymnastics leotard line and subsequent collections will be the fruition of that relationship.  The whole GK family proudly cheered Aly on during the 2012 Summer Games and celebrated hers and Team USA's success.  As captain of Team USA, Aly helped bring home the coveted Gold Medal for the Team Finals.  In addition, she became the first American woman to receive the individual Gold Medal on floor exercise.  Aly also won an individual Bronze Medal on the beam.

The Aly Raisman Patriotic Gymnastics Leotard E2182 is a scoop back gymnastics leotard featuring patriotic red mystique, silver mystique, and ocean fusion hologram with striking wrap-around detail.  Aly Raisman Metallic Workout Gymnastics Leotard E2183 is a scoop neck gymnastics leotard with black mystique upper bodice, zig zag trim in gold, antique gold, and gold leaf mystique and solid black nylon/spandex body.  Aly Raisman V-Neck Gymnastics Leotard E2184 is a v-neck gymnastics leotard in alternating berry and black nylon/spandex featuring clear jeweled accents.

Kelly McKeown, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations & Design at GK said, "It has been a pleasure for our team to work with Aly on her gymnastics leotard collection.  She has a distinctive, creative vision on the styling of her leotard designs and approaches her collection with consideration to a variety of looks which range from sporty to elegant.  Aly's collection combines her love for gymnastics and her passion for fashion."

Flip through the Aly Raisman Signature Collection catalog here!

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New from GK - GymTek Gymnastics Training Pullover & Capri Pant

New for 2012 Holiday - the GymTek Gymnastics Training Pullover & Capri - high performance workout apparel for the serious gymnast. 

GymTek Training Pullover 3701 & GymTek Training Capri 3702 feature:

  • Tagless technology eliminating the itching and scratching caused by tags
  • Media Pocket, equipped with earphone opening, perfect for keeping your media player in place while warming up
  • Pullover hood featuring an opening for your ponytail to comfortably fit through the back of our hoodie
  • Fashionable thumbholes in the cuffs keep your sleeves in place while you warm-up or layer with your favorite warm-up jacket
  • GK's exclusive StretchTek compression fabric feels great and keeps you cool and dry
  • Tech Mesh inserts in the capri keep you cool, while flatlock seams eliminate internal thread and fabric bulk

Both pieces are Made in the USA and are guaranteed in time for December 25, 2012. (Orders must be received by December 7, 2012 and shipped within the continental United States.)

Need a GymTek gymnastics leotard or gymnastics shorts to go with your new pullover and capri?  Shop the entire GymTek gymnastics apparel line here.

Shop for all of the gymnasts on your list with the awesome selection of gymnastics leotards in the 2012 Holiday Workout Essentials Catalog

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US Consumer Orders Over $80 Are Shipped for Free Every Day by GK

Did you know that GK offers free shipping on US consumer orders over $80 every day?  You don't have to wait for that one day a year to pick out and order a new gymnastics leotard or two and get free shipping from GK!* 

Why not shop our current catalogs to find your new favorite gymnastics leotards that GK will ship free to you today?*

Hurry to get your Back to School gymnastics leotards before they're gone on October 31, 2012.

Everyday Champions - GK's Gymnastics Special Edition Catalog featuring gymnastics leotards inspired by Team USA - Available now through December 30, 2012.

Just released Holiday 2012 workout leotard essentials with the new GymTek pullover & capri featuring state of the art technical features.

And don't forget the 2012 Women's Competitive Catalog.

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GK Gymnastics Leotards in Action on The Kellogg's Tour

Next stop on the Kellogg's Tour - the Maverick Center in West Valley City, Utah on September 27!   If you are going - you'll see this GK gymnastics leotard showcased by the likes of the Fierce Five and other cast members in a group number.  It is a patriotic, long sleeved, classic gymnastics leotard reminiscent of the 2012 USA Gymnastics leotard from the summer games. 

The Stars & Stripes summer games leotard was - by far - the favorite among fans who tweeted and blogged about their love of the nostalgic design with a modern twist.  The fact that they are Made in the USA makes them that much better. 

The Kellogg's Tour version of the Stars & Stripes leo is a sublimated print on tricot fabric.  

Check out Aly Raisman below in one of her beautiful poses from her Gold Medal winning floor routine.

You can have a GK leo with the same stylized stars & stripes design - just check out AS429 Pride in the Everyday Champions Special Edition catalog. 

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Kendrick Kippettes Gets "Never Ending" Support from GK

In 2007, The Kendrick Kippettes were established as Philadelphia's very first non-profit, USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic gymnastics program providing a gymnastic opportunity for inner-city and urban-based children.  The city-subsidized program thrives on fundraising, stipends, grants, and the unending support and guidance of Kendrick Recreation Center Supervisor, Bill Malizia, and Program Director, Janette Santore. 

At Kendrick, gymnastics instructors dedicate a multitude of volunteer hours to ensure that gymnasts have the opportunity to acquire a heightened sense of self-confidence, tenacity, perseverance, accountability, and the capacity to nurture healthy relationships with peers, program leaders, and contributing members of the community.  The result has been the delivery of a boundless experience across athletic challenges, healthy competition, relationship management, a results-driven culture, and goal-oriented curriculum. 

The Kippettes currently train gymnasts who compete across USAG levels 3-9 and a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Competitive Gymnastics program.  In addition, Kendrick provides safe and healthy gymnastics instruction to more than 150 recreational participants. GK is proud to be the choice supplier of gymnastic workout leotards, competitive leotards, and warm ups for this awesome program.

Saranne Miller, Head Coach & Team Coordinator at Kendrick Kippettes said, “When I founded the Kippettes Gymnastics Team in 2007, I was overwhelmed with the administrative tasks of establishing Philadelphia’s first non-profit USAG competitive team. But, when it came to gymnastics leotards, GK Elite took the weight off of my shoulders. From leotard design to sizing to payment processes, and finally placing my order, GK representatives guided me through every step. I was treated as an individual, rather than one of a million customers. When I expressed concern over colors and fabrics, a GK representative was at the other end of the line ready to counsel me on my choices. The quality of the products, the timely delivery, and the never-ending support of the GK staff has made gymnastic leotard supply for the Kippettes the least of my worries. Thank you GK! We wouldn’t be who we are without our snazzy GK leos!”

Check out this awesome video about the Kippettes ...

We can't wait to see what the Kippettes accomplish this season in gymnastics!  Thank you for allowing GK to be a part of your success!

Do you need a helping hand in designing and ordering gymnastic leotards, workout tanks, or warm ups?  Give our Customer Service Experts a call at 1-800-345-4087 and they will be happy to help you with every step.

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Team Central Gymnasts in USA Gymnastics Team Replica Leotards

Morgan and Kadi of Team Central Gymnastics Academy, a National Level Non-Profit Gymnastics Training Center in St. Louis, Missouri, show off their USA Gymnastics team replica leotards.  Pride AS429 is an adidas stylized stars and stripes poly/spandex design, printed on a classic tank leotard featuring the iconic embroidered National Team circle of stars logo.  This workout leotard will forever remind us of 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman's floor exercise routine.

Do you just have to have the same elegant, regal leotard?  GK is the only place to get authorized replicas of the USA Gymnastics team leotards available for purchase through December 30, 2012. Get Pride AS429 here!

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GK is the Choice of Champions & Official Supplier for Kellogg's Tour

The 2012 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions kicked off on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in San Jose, California.  According to USA Gymnastics, the Tour "promises to be unlike any gymnastics tour ever produced, providing fans with a high-flying, dynamic experience that will celebrate the sports' beauty and skill. Bigger and better than ever, the show's format pairs elite gymnastics skill with modern performance art that pushes the boundaries of athleticism and is sure to keep fans cheering for more."

Fantastic!  Now - what will they be wearing?  The Choice of Champions of course!  GK is very proud to be the official supplier for all gymnastics apparel and costumes for the tour.  Some gymnastics leotards and costumes will be one-of-a-kind, others will be worn by local gymnasts who will help to open each show. 

Be sure to visit the GK Gymnastics Blog for a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the unique gymnastics leotards and other costumes on display at the show. For more information about the tour, visit the official site at Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions.


Photo: John Cheng

 

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Engineered Art Gymnastics Leotards for Fall

Introducing GK's LIMITED EDITION Engineered Art gymnastics leotards.  These custom created leotards reflect the artistry and technique of gymnastics. They feature exclusive prints designed by GK and are engineered to fit on the body of leotard. Each gymnastics leotard is Made in the USA with GK's exclusive comfort and fit. 

Wrap yourself in custom art.

Art Deco Leotard E2040 features a stylized custom abstract construction design printed on a classic tank gymnastics leotard.  Impressionism Leotard E2039 features a stylized custom abstract smudges design printed on a classic tank gymnastics leotard.

Art Nouveau Leotard E2041 features a stylized custom dot necklace design printed on a classic tank gymnastics leotard. Post Impressionist Leotard E2042 features a stylized abstract portrait design printed on a classic tank gymnastics leotard.

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100% SWAROVSKI = 100% SPARKLE

GK uses 100% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on every one of our competitive leotards. The alternating facets and platinum foiling of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS create a brilliance unmatched in the industry. 

Don't take our word for it, listen to Kiana Ross, mother of Kyla Ross, member of 2012's Gold Medal winning Fierce Five. 

Kiana said, "The SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS were a vital part of the USA Gymnastics leotards. When Kyla wears GK competition leotards, I know, as her mother, how important it is for her performance that she feel confident on the competition floor.  Confidence comes from being prepared, long hours of training, having the right coach, necessary support from family and, of course, from the look, fit, quality, and design of your leotard. GK constructs gymnastics leotards with all of that in mind. When I watch Kyla in competition, I can tell who is wearing a leotard with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  There is nothing that compares with the sparkle and shine of a GK leotard." 

Here, Kyla is wearing GK's Freedom Gymnastics Leotard 1002This elegant patriotic scoop neck gymnastics leotard in White, Ocean, and Red Mystique features 1,653 Clear, Brilliance, and Metallic Silver SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  This leotard is part of GK's Ultimate Brilliance by Elite CollectionHowever, every gymnastics leotard in our Competitive Catalog can be embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 

Shop the 2012 Women's Competitive Catalog here.

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2012 USA Gymnastics Leotards by Elite Sportswear - Stars & Stripes

Some said they saved the best for last!  The Stars & Stripes USA Gymnastics leotard made its appearance at the Women's Event Finals for Beam and Floor.  The patriotic leo was a lucky one for GK Champion Aly Raisman who took the Gold Medal on Floor and the Bronze Medal on Beam. 

The Stars & Stripe leo is an example of a new innovation in gymnastics leotards called sublimation where designs are digitally printed on poly/spandex fabrics.

This digital printing is what provided the shooting star effect on the leo.  Ruby, Clear, and Navy SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS then take the digital print to the next level adding brilliance and sparkle.

 

Now you can show your team spirit with Pride AS429 from the Everyday Champions Special Edition Catalog - the only authorized source for USA Gymnastics replica leotards.  

Pride features the same stylized stars and stripes poly/spandex design, printed on a classic tank gymnastics leotard featuring the iconic embroidered National Team circle of stars logo.  This leotard will be available through December 30, 2012.

Shop the Everyday Champions Collection here.

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2012 USA Gymnastics Leotards by Elite Sportswear-The Art Deco Leotard

The Women's Gymnastics All Around and Event Finals were the showcase for the next two shiny pieces from the USA Gymnastics' leotard treasure chest.  The Art Deco Leotard was seen in two beautiful colors, Sangria Mystique and Steel Mystique. The Sangria Art Deco gymnastics leotard sparkled with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in square, round, triangle, rectangle, and teardrop shapes adding dimension and brilliance.  The Steel Mystique Art Deco gymnastics leotard had the same crystal shapes, but metallic colors of Gold Brilliance, Aurora Boreale, and Golden Shadow SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS were used.

Craving the Art Deco gymnastics leotard design for yourself?  Be sure to get Spirit AS431 from the Everyday Champions Special Edition Catalog - the only place to purchase authorized USA Gymnastics Replica leotards!

Spirit is a low scoop Sangria Mystique tank gymnastics leotard with a striking Art Deco clear jeweled neckline. 

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Special Edition collection here!

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2012 USA Gymnastics Leotards by Elite Sportswear - The Chrysler Leotard

One of the most anticipated gymnastics leotards of the summer games was the Women's Team All Around leotard and fans were not disappointed!  Those tweeting live from the arena marveled at the statement-making red color and unmatched sparkle of The "Chrysler" Leotard. Shawn Johnson tweeted, "Red HOT Leo's!! LOVE!! Go USA! So many rhinestones I'm blinded!!"

Inspired by the Chrysler Building in NYC, the Red Mystique gymnastics leotard had 3000+ SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in round and rectangular shapes for a fantastic and classy display of bling!  It proved to be the perfect gymnastics leotard for bringing home Team Gold for the USA. There was also a White Mystique version of the same leotard that the Tumbling & Trampoline athletes wore for podium training.

Get a gold medal look with Strength AS432 from GK's Special Edition Collection - the only authorized USA Gymnastics replica leotards.

Strength AS432 is a v-neck Red Mystique tank gymnastics leotard with a bold, clear jeweled neckline featuring the iconic embroidered National Team circle of stars logo.

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2012 USA Gymnastics Leotards by Elite Sportswear - Purple Starburst

The Fierce Five returned to North Greenwich Arena for the Women's Qualifications and continued the starburst trend, only this time it was in purple!  The Imperial Purple Mystique long sleeved gymnastics leotards had the same stunning starburst design with alternating panels of Concord Mesh over Natural Shadowproof Fabric. Stars were crafted with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS lighting up the bodice of the leotard.

Do you just have to have the same elegant, regal leotard?  GK is the only place to get authorized replicas of the USA Gymnastics team leotards available for purchase through December 30, 2012.  Perseverance AS428 is a v-neck tank gymnastics leotard in Purple nylon/spandex and Imperial Purple Mystique featuring clear jewel star accents and the National Team logo.

Shop here for all of the 2012 USA Gymnastics Replica Leotards.

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U.S. Lawmakers Impressed With GK

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach visited GK and were impressed with what they saw.  Sen. Toomey and Rep. Gerlach were given the grand tour of GK's manufacturing facility and saw first hand all of the intricate steps involved in crafting the best gymnastics apparel in the industry. 

The Lawmakers started where all GK apparel begins - in the design department.  They then walked through each department getting a glimpse of the pattern making, cutting, embellishing, sewing, and inspection processes.  Both admired the specific skill sets of GK employees necessary for crafting gymnastic apparel. Afterward, Toomey said, "Elite Sportswear shows that manufacturing is still thriving in this state and America.  [GK] is an example of a company that used innovation to target their market." 

GK is immensely proud of the fact that every one of its gymnastics leotards, for the beginner athlete or a gold medalist, is Made in the USA.  Gerlach touched on this fact as well saying, "We need to put in place the right policies that will allow [GK] to compete effectively and stay in the United States." 

To see coverage of the visit in the local news and press, check out the links below.

Lawmakers tour Reading garment factory

Toomey, Gerlach tour sportswear company

Thank you Sen. Toomey and Rep. Gerlach for coming to visit GK!

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Team USA Leotards by Elite Sportswear - Berry Starburst

The first Team USA competition leotard to makes its debut in London was a stunning pink creation!  It wasn't so much a matter of if the Team would wear pink, but when.  The soon to be Fierce Five sported these beautiful pink gymnastic leotards when they first hit the Olympic floor for podium training. 

This long sleeve competition leotard is a custom design with a regal v neck and v back.  The foundation fabric is Berry Mystique with the starburst design created with alternating Berry Mesh fabric.  The glittering star appliques are made of Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on the front and back of the leotard.  On the right shoulder is the iconic circle of stars logo of the USA Gymnastics National Team.

Love this leo?  Have to have it? GK has the only authorized replicas of the USA gymnastics team leotards available for purchase through December 30, 2012.  Determination AS427 is a v-neck tank gymnastics leotard with the same bold starburst design as the Team USA  leotard featuring clear jewel star accents and the National Team logo.  It's created with Berry nylon/spandex and Berry Mystique. 


Shop here for all of the 2012 Team USA Replica Leotards.  Looking for competition gymnastic leotards of your own design? Check out GK's Design Studio to get started.

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2012 Team USA Replica Gymnastics Leotards from Elite Sportswear

We can't wait any longer!  Elite Sportswear is pleased to announce - 10 days earlier than expected - the Everyday Champions Special Edition Catalog - patriotic gymnastics leotards inspired by Team USA!  We want to celebrate the everyday champions - the athletes who supported, cheered, and aspire to one day be... Team USA!

The Special Edition Catalog offers:

2012 TEAM USA Replica Gymnastic Leotards will be available for pre-booking immediately.  The catalog will be available August 13th - December 30th, 2012.

Even more reason to be proud - every gymnastics leotard in the Special Edition catalog is sewn and assembled in the USA. 

Shop the Everyday Champions catalog now for your authentic souvenir of the 2012 London Games!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GK Hosts Legendary Designers for Autograph Sessions

Earlier this month at USA Gymnastic's National Congress & Trade Show, the GK Booth suddenly had a long, long line to get in. The reason?  Some of GK's "legendary designers" showed up to autograph the GK Special Edition Gymnastics Legends catalog for fans.  The Gymnastics Legends leotards were on display in the booth from June 28 to July 1. 

Team Captain of the 1996 Magnificent Seven and the first U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team to win Gold in all of Olympic history, Amanda Borden, met with fans and signed autographs at the GK booth on Friday, June 29th.  Her Sequinz Flag Gymnastics Leotard E1956 has a classic scoop neck and is made of Silver Mystique and White Nylon/Spandex.  She found inspiration for her legends gymnastics leotard in her Magnificent Seven teammates.  The seven stripes of the abstract flag on her leotard represent the seven team members who won Gold at the 1996 Olympics.

On Saturday morning, Kim Zmeskal, the first-ever American woman to become All-Around World Champion in 1991, arrived ready to greet her fans. Her Contrast V-Neck Gymnastics Leotard E1958 is made of Silver Mystique, and Radiant Royal Sparkle Hologram featuring nail head accent and clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.  Kim's design inspiration for her gymnastics leotard came from the logo design of the 1991 World Championships.  Kim brought along her gymnast, Kennedy Baker, to the autograph signing - a bonus for fans!

Carly Patterson arrived at the GK booth later on Saturday.  Carly became the second American woman to win Olympic Gold for the Individual All-Around at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.  Her Modern Zig Zag Trim Gymnastics Leotard E1961 is a scoop back tank leotard featuring an Olympic rings design made of Ocean, Black, Red, Yellow, Kelly Green, and Black Mystiques atop a Silver Mystique fabric.  Her design is inspired by the greatest achievement of her gymnastics career, the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

The lines to meet and get autographs from these three legendary American gymnasts were very long, but the many fans waited patiently for the coveted signatures and a chance to meet a gymnastic legend. 

Shop it before it's gone on August 15th - the GK Special Edition Gymnastics Legends Catalog.

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GK Booth at 2012 National Congress

Each year USA Gymnastics hosts the National Congress & Trade Show and each year GK is there.  This year was extra exciting with the Olympic Trials going and GK was front and center at the show with their super-sized booth!  The best of GK gymnastic apparel was on display.  All of our gymnastic leotards were showcased for coaches, gym owners, athletes, and fans to touch and see up close.  Lots of people were excited to see a leotard that they had on order.  Others were looking for inspiration for their next design or purchase.  Many people were checking out the latest Back To School Workout Essentials leotards.  From Special Order to In Stock, Ultimate Brilliance to GK Couture, GymTek to GKids - there were lots of gymnastics leotards to ooh and ahh over.  Our new Engineered Art line and the unbelievable Free Sequinz Promo had everyone talking.

GK was taking orders at the booth and giving away tote bags, catalogs, and Nastia Liukin calendars.  Thank you to everyone who signed up for our mailing list!  Congratulations to Crista N. from Miami, Florida who won the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS contest and a $500 gift card from GK!

We look forward to phone calls, questions, and orders from everyone that stopped by to visit with us!  Remember the GK "booth" is always on line at www.gkelite.comFlip through the Back to School Workout Essentials here.

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GK Sales Reps Set Up Shop at T&T Junior Nationals

USA Gymnastics recently held the 2012 Trampoline & Tumbling Junior National Championships in Long Beach, California.  From July 4th to July 11th, athletes and fans enjoyed days of competition and activities.  GK Elite Sportswear Representatives, June Blackman and Kiana Ross, presented a lavish gymnastics leotard and gymnastics apparel collection at the event which kept them busy!  Here are some great photos of their GK Boutique.

Remember, you can always shop online 24/7 at www.gkelite.com, or give our Customer Service Experts a call at 1-800-345-4087 and they will be happy to assist you with your gymnastic leotard needs!

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