Blog — Living Gymnastics
Off-days — when you can't believe you ever loved this sport that is so mentally and physically challenging, and think you might be better suited to badminton instead — are part of gymnastics. Quit, if that's right for you, but not when you're down. Today Guest Contributor Laura Battle shares her story about encouraging her gymnast to persevere after a bad day at practice.
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!
Whether or not you’re back to the gym this summer, there are plenty of hours in a day to keep building strength and stamina while having fun. Try these activities with a sibling, parent, or friend. Create a leader board and track your progress over time for some friendly competition!
Take your strength-building, cardio-pumping, balance-refining awesome-gymnast moves out of doors with yoga in the grass, hill sprints, and jump ropes!
Destira's core value BE YOU invites us to bring our whole selves to work every day, and to celebrate all of the great and unique things about all of our team members and customers. Celebrate being a gymnast, and all of the other wonderful things about YOU!
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?
Temperatures are going down, excitement is bubbling, and your gymnast is ready to dive back into studying and the gym. This school year Destira encourages you to be a wanderer and discover new things, be a wild dreamer and follow your heart, be bright and bold and let your passion shine...
Hi, there. We have some exciting news to share: Destira will be settling into our new, more spacious location on Sept. 23rd! Business is thriving, our apparel collections are expanding, and our team is bigger than ever. This exciting time gives us a chance to give our community a heartfelt THANK YOU!
The back to school season is approaching. Don't stress! A rainbow of colors, the glint of crystals, and the sheen of oh-so-soft fabric will ease you back into your regular gym mode. Graphics – cool, cute, fun, or motivational – our designs are made to inspire. Check out our latest collections and keep your mood elevated.
One of the root skills in gymnastics is your splits. As our Destira Stars know, splits are stretched in warm-up and then utilized on every event throughout each practice. Take a look at our step by step guide and Stretch Your Splits to the limit!
USA’s best Juniors will represent their country at the first-ever Junior World Championships!