Team USA Takes the Podium in Under Armour Leotards at Jesolo Trophy

Congratulations to Team USA on their overwhelming wins at Jesolo! We are so thankful that photographer Filippo Tomasi was able to capture these amazing moments in gymnastics history to share with us.

Team USA consumed the Senior All-Around podium, with Kyla Ross from Gym-Max Gymnastics in Costa Mesa, CA in First Place, followed by Peyton Ernst from Texas Dreams Gymnastics and Maggie Nichols from Twin City Twisters in Minnesota.

Team USA in GK Gymnastics Leotards at Jesolo Trophy

Team USA senior gymnasts at Jesolo Trophy. Photographed by Filippo Tomasi.

Their winning leotard is an Under Armour custom v neck design in Sangria Mystique. Berry Mesh decorates the upper body of this Under Armour leotard, and lively Silver Mystique and Steel Mystique style lines add charm to the look. Finally, Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS adorn the arms and upper body to give these American gymnasts the glow of champions.

Team USA also won the Junior Title, with Bailie Key from Texas Dreams Gymnastics leading the Junior All-Around, followed by Nia Dennis from Buckeye Gymnastics in OH, and Nora Flattley from Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Studio in IA. All were American winners! Way to go, Ladies!

Team USA junior gymnasts at Jesolo Trophy in pink leotards

Team USA junior gymnasts at Jesolo Trophy. Photographed by Filippo Tomasi.

They accepted their trophies in a design created specially for Team USA. This Berry Mystique competitive gymnastics leotard is dazzling with a featured Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS chandelier design that flows from a White Sparkle applique. The additional SWAROVKSI ELEMENTS on the upper body and Berry Mesh sleeves bring the entire gymnastics leotard to life, insuring that all eyes stayed glued to these gymnastics champions.

If you love to be in the know about Team USA and their fashion-forward leotard designs, there's more to come. Follow USA Gymnastics and GK Gymnastics on Facebook for Team USA's latest competitions, leotards and wins. If you find yourself craving one of these fabulous featured leotards for yourself, shop our Special Order Competition Leotards, where you'll find similar styles that you can make your own with a few fabric, color and jewel selections.

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Cirque du Soleil Gymnastics Leotards Now $49.99!

Spring is here, and we're giving you eight reasons to celebrate the new season. For only $49.99 one of these eight Cirque du Soleil gymnastics leotard styles can be yours. All of these great styles feature a combination of our Black DrySport fabric, shimmering Mystique fabric, Hologram Sequinz and a unique sublimated print.

Celestial Dream Tank LeotardDaydream Wishes Tank LeotardThe Celestial Dream Tank Leotard features Black DrySport in combination with Purple Nylon/Spandex, and a beautiful, celestial sublimation design on mystique. Daydream Wishes Tank Leotard is an artistic combination of Dreamy Sublimation, Turquoise Nylon/Spandex and striped Imperial Purple Mystique.

 

Vibrant vines Tank LeotardGypsy Lace Tank LeotardThe Gypsy Lace Tank Leotard features a stunning nighttime sunset landscape scenery with swirling clouds of Silver Hologram Sequinz and a colorful leopard sublimation print. The Vibrant Vines Tank Leotard also features a creative use of multi-colored Hologram Sequinz that accumulate to create a lovely vine of leaves under a whimsical Turquoise sublimation design.

 

Tribal Fantasy Tank LeotardPassion Flame Tank LeotardThe next two leotards simulate a dance with fire. Tribal Fantasy Tank Leotard takes our senses to a mystical magic state with flashing images of Red and gold Sequinz that seem to vanish behind the Black DrySport fabric. These flashes transcend to the fierce sublimated flame design on the shoulder for a deliciously daring look. Passion Flame Tank Leotard brings your senses directly to the fire with flaming sublimated appliques descending from from the v neck and onto the Black DrySport bodice. Slenderizing Red Mystique sides add heat to the fierce design.

 

Surreal Scribbles Tank LeotardWhimsical Sequinz Tank LeotardWhimsical Sequinz Tank Leotard transports you to a tropical ocean cove with a featured sublimation pattern and a Sterling Silver Mystique upper bodice that reminds us of a white sand beach. The beautiful Cirque du Soleil leo features a v-neck and a simulated sweetheart style. Somewhere on the opposite side of the world we can imagine a desert sandstorm in the Surreal Scribbles Tank Leotard. The mystique sublimation on this classic, high neck leo depicts waves of sand swirling through the air. Antique Gold Mystique and Gold Hologram Sequinz add to the effect and presents you with a sophisticated and artistic silhouette.

Now's your opportunity to stimulate your senses and give your routine an artistic edge. For only $49.99, these Cirque du Soloeil inspired leotards are a steal, and they won't last long. Offer is valid for stock on hand, only while supplies last.

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$5 Athletic Sports Bra With Any Purchase

For a limited time only, purchase any item from our website, and receive an Athletic Sports Bra E1720 for just $5! There's no limit to the number of sports bras that you can purchase, so get started right away and stock up while supplies last.

We love the Nylon/Spandex and breathable Black Techmesh combination of this Athletic Sports Bra E1720 because it's both supportive and cooling. In addition, the thinner straps make this look feminine and sleek. For just $5 it's a steal that you'll want to double up on.

Need a reason to shop? We can help! The Spring Essentials Collection was a huge success this year, but manufacturing of the collection is winding down, and so is our supply of Spring Leotards! If you haven't already purchased an Aly Raisman Leotard or a Gabrielle Douglas Leotard from the seasonal collection, here's the incentive you were looking for. $5 for a sports bra! That's a savings of almost $15!

Now that you know what you have to do, go have fun shopping while we gear up to prepare your shipment. Don't forget to enter this promo code at check out: G14RC3BRA.

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

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

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

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

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Harlem Invitational Proudly Sponsored by GK Gymnastics Leotards

Throughout our 30+ years of service to gymnasts worldwide, GK has proudly donated, and continues to donate, millions of dollars in leotards and gymnastics accessories to the industry. This dedication to give back is not one that we take lightly. It is twofold a responsibility and an honor, for without organizations such as USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics, TOPS, East/West Championships, and smaller organization such as the Wendy Hilliard Foundation, the sport that we dedicate our lives to day in and day out would cease to exist, and so would we.

Harlem Gymnastic's Purple GK LeotardHarlem Gymast in GK Leotard for Wendy Hilliard Foundation

One of our most recent and prized contributions to gymnastics went to a Hall of Fame Rhythmic Gymnast named Wendy Hilliard. Wendy operates a not for profit gym, The Wendy Hilliard Foundation “WHF”, that provides free weekly gymnastics classes to New York inner city youth. Their website states, "As the first African-American to represent the U.S. in rhythmic gymnastics, Wendy Hilliard's goal was to create a program that provided an opportunity for more minorities to experience her sport. After serving over 10,000 participants the Wendy Hilliard Foundation has established an incredible track record of providing quality programming for people of all ages and abilities in the sport of gymnastics." She has even taken her athletes to the Junior Olympic National Championships, where they consistently won top honors and earned first place finishes. The WHF lady gymnasts are pictured above with GK Business Development Specialist, Erin Gettle.

This year, GK designed and donated a beautiful Imperial Purple Mystique 3/4 Sleeve Gymnastics Leotard 3457 to Wendy Hilliard's Harlem gymnasts. These leos, adorned with Silver Hologram Sequinz in a lively floral pattern, united the team at their own Harlem Invitational, where athletes competed in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline and Tumbling. Most of the competing teams came from New York, but Harlem was also able to pull in some teams from New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts for this well-organized and well-received event.

The WHF guys wore a White Nylon/Spandex Wrap Around Men's Gymnastics Competition Shirt 1853 with Black and Purple Nylon/Spandex style lines along the shoulders and under the arms, and an over-sized Harlem Invitational embroidered logo on the front. Our men's competition shirts feature a boy cut leg for maximum comfort and support. GK also supplied the Harlem boys with a Men's Gymnastics Long Short 1818, in Black Nylon/Spandex.

As you can see from the photos above, the day wasn't all work and competition. It was also a celebration, of sorts, where the community gathered to honor all of the young gymnasts, their dedication and achievements, and to enjoy the day. The day was made possible through sponsorship from GK, TD Bank, Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness, Whole Foods and Aquafina. Each sponsor had something different to contribute. Thanks to Whole Foods, the coaches and judges enjoyed a delicious lunch, and many of the adults took advantage of Massage by Marta. Best of all, admission was free. The Wendy Hilliard Foundation ended the event with a 2 hour showcase of different groups from their organization putting on group and individual special performances.

If you missed the Harlem Invitational this year, it's definitely worth marking your calendar for 2015. Until then, you can be proud to shop the brand that supports all facets of gymnastics, GK.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GK Sales Representative Supports Aim High Academy

Here's a shout-out to our Sales Representative, June Blackman, and the organization that she recently assisted, Aim High Academy, for their efforts to give underprivileged children an opportunity to experience the sport of gymnastics. Founder and Executive Director of Aim High Gymnastics, Jennifer Patterson, sent GK this wonderful note about June, saying,

"I was writing to inform you of a marvelous gesture June Blackman performed for Aim High Academy. We are a non-profit gymnastics program for underprivileged children. We serve over 250 children. We hosted our first gymnastics meet on Jan. 18th in Tulsa, OK. We called it the Dream Meet and ran it in conjunction with MLK Jr. Weekend. It was a great success! We ran a wonderful meet and raised quite a bit of money for Aim High.

One way we raised money was through a raffle. June donated a beautiful leotard out of the Brilliance Collection to the cause. We were able to sell about 700 raffle tickets throughout the day."

The GK Ultimate Brilliance leotard pictured above is our Independent SWAROVSKI Leotard 1001. This Silver Mystique, long sleeve leo is a perfect addition to the Dream Meet. Featuring 3,300 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in various colors, including Sapphire Blue, Ruby, Navy and Clear, this $480 leo represents the stars of our gymnastics industry, and the bright futures of our gymnastics athletes. Visit our entire collection of Ultimate Brilliance leotards for more dazzling styles adorned with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

Tell us what you're doing to help your community because a better place to live and to tumble. Comment below. Your ideas could be the inspiration someone else needs to serve their community.

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Buy a Leotard, Get a Short!

Waiting for a sweet deal on a new gymnastics practice leotard? For a short time, GK is offering a FREE GymTech short with each GymTech tank leotard that you purchase from the list below. All of our GymTek workout apparel is tagless to prevent inching and abrasions, have flatlock seams to eliminate interior thread and fabric bulk, and are designed with our well-known GK fit in StretchTek fabric to keep you cool and dry during your workout.  Here's how the promotion works. Add one of the following GymTek leotards and shorts to your cart, enter the promo code G14C3GTEK during checkout, and wait for your new gymnastics attire to arrive in the mail.

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Which of these active leotards suites your style? The GymTek T-Back Performance Leotard 3675 is a superior fit gym leo that features a scoop neck and charcoal Techmesh panels around the arms, attached with contrasting cover stitching. GymTek T-Back Gymnastics Leotard 3676 presents a less distinct t-back cut and features Green cover stitching to connect the Black Techmesh panels to this Black StretchTek leo. Do you prefer to stand out a bit? GymTek Racerback Gymnastics Tank Leotard 3677 features bold Red Techmesh side panels, a v-neck and an open back detail that is sure to get you the attention you desire. For a subtle look, choose one of our other Black StretchTek leos such as our Power Purple GymTek Leotard 3703. This is a scoop neck workout leo that features charcoal techmesh inserts along the openings of the arms, power purple flat lock seams. Another great option is the Fuschia Flat Lock GymTek Leotard 3704, a scoop back design with contrasting fuchsia flat lock seams and charcoal tech mesh inserts or Black and White Contrast GymTek Leotard 3705, where Charcoal Techmesh inserts create bold side lines and a unique, sporty strap design in the back.

Get a workout short...

Then choose a high performance flatlock gymnastics short to match, with an amazing fit and breathable Techmesh inserts to keep you cool. The three shorts available for free are GymTek Blue Flat Lock Shorts 3678, featuring Charcoal Techmesh with Blue stitching, GymTek Green Flat Lock Shorts 3679, featuring Black Techmesh and Green stitching, and GymTek Red Techmesh Panel Flat Lock Shorts 3680, featuring a our bold Red Techmesh with black stitching.

What are you waiting for? These great gymnastics products won't last long, so order your GymTek gymnstics-wear while supplies last.

Valid Monday, March 3, 2014 – Sunday, March 16, 2014 only. Valid for US Consumer Accounts only. Valid on discontinued GymTek merchandise only. Offer subject to stock on hand and valid only while supplies last. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Valid only at www.gkelite.com. Offer subject to change at any time for any reason. Promo Code G14C3GTEK. Available while supplies last. Only applies to leotard styles 3677, 3675, 3676, 3703 (limited size availability – CS, CM and AL), 3704 & 3705. Free shorts include 3680, 3678 and 3679. Consumer customers only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Under Armour Leotard Spotted on Olympic Champion Victoria Moors

We love seeing world renowned gymnasts wearing Under Amour in practice! Victoria Moors is a 2012 Canadian Olympian who practices in Under Armour at Canada's #1 Gymnastics Club, Dynamo Gymnastics. 

Our Under Armour Tank Leotards are a collection of understated, sporty designs that blend GK's expertise in gymnastics with Under Armour's mission, "to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation." The current All-Around Elite Canadian Champion, Victoria Moors, is pictured to the left practicing in UA Dedication 6307. This elegant Under Armour tank leo fuses the GK 4-way stretch, shimmering Black Mystique fabric with beautiful Passion Mystique accents of curvaceous piping along the torso, and simple, bold style lines below the shoulder blades. It's the perfect combination of athleticism and femininity, and it looks phenomenal on Victoria!

Keep your eyes peeled for more Under Armour designs by GK in the coming months and years, as the U.S. National Gymnastics Team prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. In the meantime, search our current selection of Men's and Women's Under Armour gymnastics shirts, pants and leotards at GK to practice and compete like champions. 

 

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Aly Raisman Leotards on Gymnastics Champions

Look who we found supporting their friend and co-gymnast, Aly Raisman? Victoria Moors, Kyla Ross and Simone Biles compete as some of the most prestigious gymnasts in the world, and they love to practice in their GK Aly Raisman tank leotards!

Kyla Ross, to your left, and Victoria Moors, to your right, both love their textured Aly Criss Cross Workout Leotard E2413. Moore says, "It's super comfy and very flexible! It's honestly one of my favorite Leo's ever! It makes me feel like the champ Aly Raisman when I wear it! " (Smiles from us) It's really no surprise that the first female gymnast to perform a double twisting, double layout at an international competition feels so comfortable in this leo. It's comprised of Red Techmesh in all the right places to pull moisture away from the body, and to keep her fresh with it's antimicrobial properties.

Kyla Ross, a Honolulu native and a member of the 2012 American Gold medalist Olympic Team, says, "I love this new Aly leotard because it is a very vibrant and bright red! I also love the new Red Slither Hologram fabric because it is stretchy and comfortable!" Our new Slither Fabrics are form-fitting and stretchy, with a special shimmering effect.This Aly Criss Cross leo is decorated with a bold, Black Nylon/Spandex X that separates the other two fabrics, and is accented with Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for a hint of glam. The combination is stunning!

Simone prefers to work out in the Aly Wrap Around Workout Leo E2414 because she says, "The colors and pink slither material make me feel sassy & fierce!" Sassy and fierce indeed!  This classic tank leo features our Silver Mystique fabric, which has a life of its own with its shimmering effect, and our Berry Slither Hologram in the form of pink textured flames that rise through the torso. It looks amazing on the 2013 reigning US and World All-Around Gymnastics Champion! How does it look on you?

It's not too late to join the Aly leo club, but time is running out. These hot for spring Aly Raisman tank leotards are available through March, while supplies last. Join the gymnastics champions and get yours today.

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Fond Memories of the Pink Invitational

As the Pink Invitational came to a close on Sunday, Feb.23, GK and all the participants and sponsors gathered their fondest memories to store away until next year. For some of the gymnasts, those memories will include award winning medals, high scores, and team bonding moments. Others will hold dear to them the GK and SWAROVSKI leotards or Mancino mats that they won in our raffles and through fundraising efforts. Some will remember their own personal efforts to aid women effected by breast cancer. Through all the gymnastics events that day, the designing, planning, producing, promoting and enjoyment, here's a few of moments we feel are worth sharing from the Pink Invitational.

First and foremost, the Pink Invitational GK leotard! The Berry Mystique silhouette looked stunning on every single one of the gymnasts who competed at the meet last weekend. A true testament to the success that the competing gyms have had in training their athletes in the skill of gymnastics and in the skill of life, these Pink leotards carry with them a reminder that no matter where your talent lies, we're all united as one to keep women, both young and wise, alive and active, and free of cancer. Many of they gymnastics teams at the meet were really creative with their Pink leos, and dressed them up with anything from tutus to crazy socks and hair pieces.

Rainbow Riders gymnsts in Waynesboro, PA supporting
the cause and having fun!
Montgomery County Gymnastics team visiting
the GK booth,and showing support for
Unite for HER.
AJS Pancott gymnasts glam it up with
coaches, Kristi and Karen.

In addition, the custom designed Unite for HER leotards, and the GK/SWAROVSKI couture leo that was auctioned and raffled at the Pink Invitational are a huge source of pride for GK. All of the black tank leotards that were auctioned at the event were donated to the Bravado art auction by GK, and designed and signed by industry professionals or gymnasts to generate funds for the cause. As you can see from the display below, they turned out fabulous! One of our favorites is the Aly Raisman Unite for HER leo, featuring a jeweled Girls Rule slogan and crown, and an Aly Raisman signature on the bottom right corner. Then we have the GK/SWAROVSKI compulsory leo that is absolutely gorgeous! It's a Black Mystique, long sleeve leotard with an asymmetrical Black Mesh neckline, and it's covered in thousands of Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS of various colors. The lucky winner of this raffle is anxiously awaiting her SWAROVSKI leo, worth over $5,000, to arrive in the mail, so stay alert for more details about her reaction to winning. If you missed out on this fabulous competitive leotard, we have a similar style available for purchase on the GK website, the Charm SWAROVSKI Leotard 1005 from our Ultimate Brilliance Collection. It's not exactly the same as our compulsory leo, but it's definitely worth a look.

Bravado Leotard display at Pink Invitational Aly Raisman Bravado Leotard GK SWAROVSKI couture leo

At last, the privilege of partnering with such amazing organizations as the AJS Pancott Gymnastics team and Mancino Mat Co. will always be remember with great pride. A shared dedication to helping the community and raising awareness for humanity bonds us in a relationship that is both rewarding and essential. We can't thank them enough for all they've done, and for inviting us to participate in the cause. Below, you'll find our Marketing Manager, Kelly Christman, with breast cancer survivor and Founder of Unite for HER, Sue Weldon, drawing the winning raffle ticket for the GK SWAROVSKI long sleeve leotard, and receiving an award for GK's participation in the Pink Invitational.

Sue Weldon assists Kelly Christman in choosing the
winning raffle ticket at the Pink Invitational.

Kelly Christman accepts a participation award
on behalf
of GK Elite Sportswear.

What will you remember most about the 2014 Pink Invitational? Post your comments below, and continue to support Sue Weldon's Unite for HER fund by shopping our Breast Cancer Awareness Leotards, a selection that includes three gymnastics leotards, a gymnastics sports bra, and a gymnastics short, all of which GK commits to donate 5% of the sales to Unite for HER.

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GK Outfits Nastia Liukin Cup Participants

The Nastia Liukin Cup in Greensboro, NC has finally begun! Throughout the weekend, you'll see photographs of Nastia Liukin qualifiers published across social media boards everywhere. Here's a sneak peak at the apparel that GK donated to the event.

The Senior team will be wearing a long sleeve competitive leotard, as well as a GK tank leo. The competitive leotard is beautifully designed in Black Mystique with a Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS lined sweetheart styling and a faux halter neckline. The shoulders and arms are dressed in Berry Mesh, enhanced with packed jewels around the neckline. The tank leotard is fashioned almost identically to the long sleeve leo with the same mystique and mesh fabrics, and sweetheart, halter design with an extended faux scoop and halter back styling.

The Juniors will compete in a long sleeve and tank leotard identical in styling to the Senior team leotards, only in contrasting color combinations. For these athletes, gymnastics competition wear will feature a Berry Mystique bodice, and faux halter design, with Black Mesh shoulder and sleeve lines. Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS line the sweetheart chest line, and a gorgeous spray of heat transferred jewels adorn the the neckline.

 

In addition to competition and tank leos, GK has also provided all the Nastia Liukin competitors with warm-up jackets and gymnastics pants that coordinate with the rest of their gymnastics wardrobe. The Fitted Micro Knit Warm-Up Jacket L1037 is a lightweight, yoga-fit jacket, comprised of a black, micro knit fabric, a full front zipper, and a mock neck. Both stylish and comfortable, this gymnastics warm-up jacket features a sleek media pocket on the upper right arm, two secure zipper pockets, and an elegantly jeweled gymnasts and Nastia Luikin Cup Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS emblem on the back.

The matching Micro Fitted Micro Knit Warm-Up Pants L1038 are just as stylish and comfortable in the same micro knit sport fabric. The Nastia Liukin gymnasts will look tall and slim in this boot cut pant which features a sleek back zipper pocket and low-rise waste band.

The anticipation is killing us, so let the games begin, as they say! Be sure to share all of your favorite Nastia Liukin photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gkelite #GKlovesNLCup.

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Twisters Gymnastics Prepares to Compete in GK Leotards

Twisters Gymnastics of the Twisters Sports Center in Mountain View, California prepares to compete in the GK sponsored The Spirit of the Flame Challenge in Santa Clara, CA this year in their GK 3/4 sleeve leotards. The Sports Center, their home gym, takes great pride in their gymnastics team, stating, "Gymnastics is considered by many as the foundation of all sports because it enhances a child’s strength, coordination, and flexibility. Studies have shown that it also improves social and cognitive skills that are so important to your child’s growth. Twisters makes it fun to grow and learn by providing positive and safe instruction taught by qualified coaches who are safety certified." Twisters switched to GK this year and they are thrilled with their new competitive leotards and warm-up apparel.

The Twisters ordered all of their gymnastics competition apparel online, using our Special Order Design Studio. This allowed them to visualize their color selections as they placed their order, and to see all of the available options in jewels, embroidery and fabrics. In doing so, they ordered an Abstract Lightning gymnastics Leotard 9575 in Black Mystique, Orangeade Sparkle, Seaglass Sparkle and Black Mesh. This colorful, asymmetrical v neck leotard from our Special Order Design Studio boasts shimmering fabrics, inspiring zig-zag design lines, and brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that accent the leo design and absorb the transparency of the left mesh sleeve. The bold combination is striking!

They coordinated their warm-up suits with their competitive leotards by incorporating the Seaglass Sparkle into their Black DryTech Classic Gymnastics Warm-Up Jacket 8756 and Fitted Warm-Up Gymnastics Capris 8787. The jacket is a form-fitting style, featuring contrasting Seaglass Sparkle side panels and the Twister's name spelled out in beautiful Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The matching, fitted capris feature a low-rise fold over waist band for added comfort. Another great options for cooler temperatures is the GK Low-Rise Gymnastics Warm-Up Pants 8731, as seen on your right. This gymnastics pant offers the same great features as the capri, but with more coverage.

Twisters will be competing later this month at The Spirit of The Flame Challenge, the weekend of Feb. 28, in Santa Clara, CA. This meet is sponsored by GK and each participant will receive a custom GK sublimation leotard as their gift. Stay posted for further information.

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Galaxy Gymnasts Unite in GK Sublimated Leotards

Galaxy Gymnastics of Orangeburg, NY are thrilled with their GK Sublimated leotards! What's so exciting about the gymnastics tank leotard, proudly worn by this rec team, is that it gives these lady gymnasts a sense of teamwork, and helps to promote a positive attitude and self confidence. Their owner, Jamie Winkler, says, "Our Recreational Team absolutely loves the GK leotards that were specially made just for them! Galaxy Gymnastics loves GK."

The beautiful gymnastics workout apparel worn by Galaxy's Rec Team is a basic v neck tank leotard which features a sublimated Purple and Black Zebra pattern. The FoilTek on which this leotard is printed is a high quality, four way stretch material that offers a great fit and a shimmering effect that gymnasts of all ages can get excited about. The bold, fashion-forward leo just wouldn't be the same without the contrasting Green Galaxy logo that perfectly matches the GK logo, as well as the Lemon Lime binding along the neckline. What a clever way to give this young gymnastics team a sense of unity!

With GK sublimation, the creative possibilities for your next innovative look are endless. Whether you're designing for a gymnastics meet, a gym fundraiser, or gym workout apparel, GK is the resource you need for the look you want. Check out some of in stock leotards that feature sublimation, or create one of your own using our sublimation form. As always, customer service is only a phone call away if you require additional assistance.

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Peppermint Twist Remembered by GK Sublimation Leotard

We are so excited to offer sublimated gymnastics leotards to our customers in 2014, and we adore this Peppermint Twist Meet leo that we designed for the Twin City Twisters in December. All meet participants received one of these GK sublimation SBG100 tank leotards as part of their admission to the event. Shown below is a tank leotard featuring a gradient color transition from gray to black and festive peppermint candies cascading across the length of the leotard. GK Sublimated tank leotards offer the same great fit and comfort that our long time customers have always known and loved us for. Coaches of the Twin City Twisters say, "We can always count on GK for providing us with great leos that the kids all love. We see them all the time on kids at workouts, long after the meet is over!" 

In lieu of a t shirt, why not give every gymnast what they really want to remember your event by? Give them a GK leotard, custom designed to represent the theme of the day. 

Try your hand at a sublimated design from GK for your next big event or for your team's practice wear. All you have to do is supply a theme, a color scheme, and any specific ideas, if you have some, and let our designers create a one of a kind gymnastics leotard that gymnasts will remember you by for years to come. For more information, see visit our Sublimation page online, and order via our Sublimation Order Form or contact customer service for additional assistance.

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GK's Displays Gymnastics Leotards at I Love NY Cup Invitational

Competitors and spectators of the annual I Love NY Cup Invitational were treated to a beautiful display of GK's newest gymnastics collections on January 31-February 2. The Cup, hosted by the PGA of Southern Tier Gymnastics Academy for USAG levels 2-10, Excel and all levels USAIGC, was located at the newly renovated Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY. It had all brand new seating, lighting, and marquee. It was the perfect location for the GK Kiosk, where GK Gymnastics Sales Rep, Laura Robezzoli, displayed an array of apparel from Under Armour Leotards and GK Workout leos to GKids gymnastic leotards and gym shorts.

Laura says, "The entire event was very well organized. They held the awards sessions on the main floor of the arena, immediately following each session, to allow for ample seating and viewing for parents and gymnasts. It was the perfect venue for this prestigious event and GK was proud to be a part."

If you saw a GK Leo that you loved, but passed up the opportunity to purchase, at your last gymnastics competition, it's not too late. Shop online for the latest styles of Under Armour, Cirque du Soleil Leotards, GKids and Spring Leotards. And don't forget to stop by our booth at your next big event to show us which GK style you compete in.

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

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

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

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

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

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2014 Houston National Invitational Sponsored by GK

Approximately 2,000 athletes from 94 men's, 98 women's and 32 Tumbling and Trampoline teams competed at the 20th annual Houston National Invitational in the Reliant Arena this month. This Open Team Cup Competition featured top teams from around the world, including the teams and athletes pictured below, Eagle Wings Trampoline and Tumbling, Chris Brooks, USA Gymnastics World and Cypress Academy. It was definitely a must see event that GK was proud to sponsor! 

Senior Elite and Level 8 ladies from Eagles Wings Trampoline and Tumbling pose with GK's Calli Campo in V-Neck Flame Competitive Leo 9570

Level 8 boys from USA Gymnastics World pose in Under Armour Performance Men's Competition Shirt 6100 and  Under Armour Special Order Men"s Gymnastics Pants 6104

Senior Elite Gymnast, Chris Brooks, poses in Under Armour Gymnastics Apparel

Maddie from Cypress Academy poses in a GK special order Dramatic Asymmetrical Comp Leo 9562

GK Vice President of Global Gymnastics Sales, Wendy Marshall Martin and GK Business Development Specialist, Calli Campo told us that the hosts, Houston Gymnastics Center, did a fabulous job planning this meet, "...great location and space. The coach’s hospitality room was upstairs from the competition floor, but overlooked the meet. This was great for coaches to grab food, relax, and still be able to watch their kids." These ladies, along with GK Sales Representative, Ms. June, set up a booth between the three gyms and handed out mints, lip gloss and GK Catalogs. They also displayed an array of our newest selection of leotards, released to the public just last month.

The next time you're at a big meet, stop by to say hello to GK where you're sure to find your next favorite workout leotard, and maybe even a small gift. And, if you weren't wearing a GK Women's Competitive Leotard or a men's Under Armour or GK Competitive Shirt for this event, make sure your team is prepared to compete with the best next time, in the most sought after gymnastics apparel in the industry, GK.

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GK Sponsors Classic Rock Invitational Meet Leotards

Did you see us at the Classic Rock Invitational last weekend in Phoenix? Hosted by the Arizona Sunrays, this was one of the many events leading up to the annual 2014 Nastia Liukin Cup in Greensboro, NC at the end of the month, where the top gymnasts from similar meets across the country will compete again. We want to congratulate all the athletes who made it this far, and we hope you enjoyed the GK Classic Rock Gymnastics Leotards. 

The Gymnasts featured in the photo above are members of a visiting team from New Brunswick Canada. They are sporting a custom version of our in stock Classic Nylon/Spandex Tank Leotard 2012 in Classic Rock's signature Pewter color.  The embellishment on this leo was a lot of fun to design and to see in the gym. Custom Black, Silver and Orange SequinzTM form the meet's logo on the front center chest. It's all sparkle and there's no way to miss it! What a fun way to get this event going! Each of approximately 1800 participating gymnasts received this GK gymnastics leotard as part of their registration fee.

Now's a great time to begin preparing for next year's events, so visit our website and begin planning for your teams next great look in Long Sleeve Leotards. There's also plenty of fashion forward tank leotards to give you some extra inspiration during Spring practices. We look forward to seeing you at the Cup.

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Stars Gymnastics Lights up HNI in their Custom GK Leotard

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

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

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

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

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