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What You Should Expect in Your Child’s First Gymnastics Class

What You Should Expect in Your Child’s First Gymnastics Class

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The time is here. Registration is complete. Your new gymnast has her first gymnastics leotard and she is ready to go to her first gymnastics class! Here are some things you can expect from your child’s first class.
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Unique Fundraising Opportunities for Gymnastics Teams

Unique Fundraising Opportunities for Gymnastics Teams

As parents of gymnasts, you know that competitive gymnastics can cost more money than you may have originally thought. Many gyms have booster clubs that focus on fundraising money for their competitive gymnasts year round. Here are some unique opportunities that your gym’s booster club can consider when looking to fundraise. 

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Earth Day 2022

Earth Day 2022

We have one Earth and at Destira we like to do what we can to help keep our Earth beautiful for us and for the future. Every small change makes a difference when we are able to add them all together.
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Things To Consider When Choosing a Leotard for Your Child

Things To Consider When Choosing a Leotard for Your Child

When your child is starting out in gymnastics there are many options to choose from when it comes to youth gymnastics leotards and apparel. How do you know what is best for your young gymnast? The main goal is to make sure that your gymnast is comfortable and confident in her apparel for practice. Here are a few things to consider when choosing gymnastics apparel for your new gymnast. 
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4 Ways To Help Develop Your Child’s Confidence as a Gymnast

4 Ways To Help Develop Your Child’s Confidence as a Gymnast

It is easy to lose confidence as a gymnast. As the parent or guardian of a gymnast, you can help reboost that confidence! By helping develop a strong confidence in your gymnast, you are also helping your gymnast build a strong foundation of confidence in their everyday lives. Here are 4 ways that you can help develop your child’s confidence as a gymnast.
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Destira 2022 Spring Ambassador Search

Destira 2022 Spring Ambassador Search

Calling all gymnasts! Do you LOVE Destira? Do you want to join the Destira Stars?! Now is your chance! We are recruiting for our Spring 2022 Ambassadors! Our Ambassadors are gymnasts of all ages and levels.
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Shipping Deadlines for the 2021 Holiday Season

Shipping Deadlines for the 2021 Holiday Season

Crazy to think - but the holidays are just around the corner! We are here to let you know some shipping deadlines coming up to ensure that you get your Destira gear in time for the holidays!

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Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast - Meet Elliott

Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast - Meet Elliott

We are concluding out Celebrate series with Elliott - a Level 8 gymnast at Rigert Elite Gymnastics. She is inspired by her teammates and coaches, but she inspires us with her determination and love for the sport! We loved learning more about Elliott after video shoot when we asked her some more in depth questions about her journey. See what she has to say!
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Destira is Proud to Partner with Girls Leadership

Destira is Proud to Partner with Girls Leadership

The sport of gymnastics brings so many valuable lessons and skills to our athletes beyond the awe-inspiring physical feats of the sport. We are so excited to be partnering with Girls Leadership to extend and deepen our actions toward empowering girls.
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Stocking up for Back to School...in April

Stocking up for Back to School...in April

Whether you're getting ready for back-to-in-person-school, or looking ahead to summer camp, stock up on our $15 Face Mask 3-packs, in solids and prints your kids want to wear. Plus, we'll partner with your PTA to fundraise through mask sales.
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My Voice Matters and Other Self-Affirmations for Gymnasts

My Voice Matters and Other Self-Affirmations for Gymnasts

When you share these self-affirmation cards with your gymnast, you’re sending a clear message that you’re an ally in her journey to strengthen and celebrate her power, and raise up the other girls and women in her life, too. 
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International Women's Day 2021: We Choose to Challenge

International Women's Day 2021: We Choose to Challenge

This International Women's Day, Team Destira celebrates women's achievements, amd commits to raising awareness against bias, and taking action for equality. We #choosetochallenge. Will you join us?
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Together We Can Leotard Means More

Together We Can Leotard Means More

Together we can give back to every gymnast in the US. It starts right here with our limited-edition Together We Can leotard, offered for a limited time to celebrate our resilient gymnastics community, and raise funds for USAG Regional Education programs.
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Female Empowerment Leotard Collection

Female Empowerment Leotard Collection

We know — and we want all girls to know — that when we embrace our authentic selves and show up for one other, there is no limit to what we can achieve.
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Guest Post: Have Fun and Be Strong

Guest Post: Have Fun and Be Strong

Destira Star Stella shared this with us at the end of July 2020. Stella’s writing is a perfect reminder of why we are here — passion for gymnastics and desire to support and empower youth is at the heart of what we do at Destira. Our work is for the young athletes who love the experience of being a gymnast.  Thank you for sharing, Stella!
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Athletic Face Masks for the Gymnastics Community and Beyond

Athletic Face Masks for the Gymnastics Community and Beyond

As parents ourselves, we know that a poorly-fitting mask is a no-go for most kids, so we meticulously designed our masks to account for the changing shape of the human face between preschool and high school. Our masks are tailored to each age range for a contoured fit that’s so comfortable, you may forget you’re wearing it.

Premium braided elastic over the head holds the mask securely in place during tumbling practice and beyond. We think they’re cute enough to wear around town, too.

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Guest Post: Becoming the Best Gym Parent for Your Athlete

Guest Post: Becoming the Best Gym Parent for Your Athlete

Guest writer Anna shares her story of a big perspective shift in how she shows up for her 10-year-old gymnast.
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Donation 2019-2020 Snapshot

Donation 2019-2020 Snapshot

When you purchase a leotard or accessory from Destira, you're helping us to do good in our community. Here's a snapshot of how we've been giving and who we have been giving to in 2019 and 2020.
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Guest Post: Overcoming the Odds

Guest Post: Overcoming the Odds

Kaelyn is a ten-year-old level 4 gymnast in the JO program at Virginia Elite Gymnastics Academy. She loves gymnastics even though she has some atypical challenges in building strength and skills. We love your positive attitude and determined spirit, Kaeyln!
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gymSAFE Healthy Gymnast Symposium Recap

gymSAFE Healthy Gymnast Symposium Recap

Do you know about gymSAFE yet? Read on about all of the incredible speakers at their 4th annual Healthy Gymnast Symposium, and then get to know the organization better by visiting their website and social media. gymSAFE’s mission is to provide gymnastics professionals and athletes with the tools and knowledge to prevent gymnastics-related injuries, increasing safety in the sport of gymnastics.
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Donating Masks to Youth Empowerment Organizations

Donating Masks to Youth Empowerment Organizations

Your face mask purchase makes a difference. For every 3-pack of masks purchased, we donate one mask to an organization working to empower and uplift youth. Our first two donation partners are Project Avary in CA and Cool Girls in GA. Who should we donate to next?
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Guest Post: Back to Gym after 83 Days Away

Guest Post: Back to Gym after 83 Days Away

Guest post by Kyleigh Giraldo, a ten-year-old competitive gymnast living in Virginia. Kyleigh shares about her experience participating in weekly video workouts with her teammates and coaches, and working through a mental block when in-person practice resumed. Thank you, Kyleigh!
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Why We Wear Face Masks for Coronavirus

Why We Wear Face Masks for Coronavirus

A properly-fitted cotton mask will, when worn correctly, contain most of those potentially-infectious droplets, so that we can say it, but not spray it. Here's some science about that, and what makes Destira face masks so great.
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We Want YOU to Write for Destira!

We Want YOU to Write for Destira!

We're adding new voices to our blog! Do you want to be a featured contributor? Destira is especially interested in submissions including underrepresented perspectives in gymnastics. Read on to learn more and get in touch.
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Ideas for Time Capsules and Journals

Ideas for Time Capsules and Journals

You’re living through history right now, and whether you want to document your experience for posterity or add another tool to your kit to think things through, creating a time capsule or a journal can do both! Download our time capsule printables and find lots of tips on creating all kinds of journals.
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Adapting Through These Unique Times

Adapting Through These Unique Times

Since we have the pleasure to work with clients and customers nationwide, we wanted to be sure to provide needed products and services to our all customers, in whichever phase of staying home or reopening they are in.
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We are here. We are working to do better. We are listening and learning.

There are no words we can write to make this better, but we are dedicated to being stronger advocates for change.  We know we can only grow from the discomfort of hard conversations, learning, and understanding.
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Destira is a Proud Beam Queen Boot Camp Partner

Destira is a Proud Beam Queen Boot Camp Partner

Have you seen the 2020 BQBC leo yet?! With our shared missions of empowerment and love for the sport of gymnastics, Beam Queen Boot Camp and Destira make strong partners in designing and producing bold and modern BQBC custom leotards for four years and counting!
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United 2020 Fundraising Leotard

United 2020 Fundraising Leotard

The major events of 2020 haven’t gone as we expected, but we’re still here to stand strong with our gym partners, athletes, and the national gymnastics community. Clubs across the country are showing their community spirit by customizing our iconic Defy Gravity leotard.
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Stay Connected, Share Your Wins

Stay Connected, Share Your Wins

Our 500th custom leotard design, new Digital Pro Shop Program, and some beautiful bread. We're celebrating our wins online—how do you stay connected and share your good news?
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Our Favorite Self-Care Activities

Our Favorite Self-Care Activities

Today we’re sharing our most-loved self-care practices to encourage you to take the time to do the things that make you feel like YOU!
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Staying Active Outside of Gym Practice

Staying Active Outside of Gym Practice

Is this a time to let roller skates in the house? We’ll let you make that call for yourself, but here are our suggestions to help spark your creativity for offering a variety of activities to raise your gymnast’s heart rate. Dance party, anyone?
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Gymnastics is Fun and so is Destira

Gymnastics is Fun and so is Destira

While we’re doing our serious businessperson work, we like to keep the mood light. Surrounded by smiling sloths, space cats, glittery rhinestones, and delightful customers and coworkers, it’s usually easy to keep fun at the forefront — and we know that our work is better for it.
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Shaken to Our Core Values

Shaken to Our Core Values

Like so many of you, we at Destira have been reflecting on our core values to help us remain grounded as we navigate some big changes in business and in our daily routines. This week we focus on Family First and the origins of the company. What does Family First mean to you?
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November Customer Spotlight: Laura Battle

November Customer Spotlight: Laura Battle

We'll be showcasing our top customers on our blog with the most orders and product reviews to show our appreciation. This month's all star is Laura Battle and her daughter Khloe.

Here's is their story and what Laura shared with us...

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October Customer Spotlight: Araceli Teran

October Customer Spotlight: Araceli Teran

Introducing Customer Spotlights! As a family owned, small business, Destira values each and every customer. Our community, especially our customers, are the true face of our brand. We want to highlight our amazing community and those that stand behind our brand and products...
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