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Shout Out to the Gym Moms

Shout Out to the Gym Moms

Hey, Mom. We see you. You’re up late, washing loads of lycra, and those stinky, chalk-covered shorts, leggings, leotards and sweatshirts. You know how to care for sore muscles, rips, and grips. You know the quick braid, the competition hairdo, and the the just-get-your-hair-up sweaty ponytail.

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Mother's Day, 2021

Mother's Day, 2021

The wish we send up this Mother’s Day is for all of the parents and grandparents, caregivers and supporters out there to connect with something that inspires you.

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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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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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Guest Post: Anna Kojac, Mental Toughness Coach for Gymnasts

Guest Post: Anna Kojac, Mental Toughness Coach for Gymnasts

Self-love is an important aspect of gymnastics training. Read this Guest Post from Anna Kojac, M.Ed, about why self love is important and  how can parents and coaches foster self-love in gymnasts for resiliency and determination for a lifetime.

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Guest Post: Gena + Jennalyn

Guest Post: Gena + Jennalyn

In this guest post, Gena Abong shares the story of her daughter's introduction to gymnastics at a birthday party, falling in the love with the sport, and finding a gym that meets her training needs and wants right where they are.  Thank you for sharing your story, Gena! Love at First Flip Jennalyn is a 9-year-old gymnast living in California. This...

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Guest Post: Never Quit on a Bad Day

Guest Post: Never Quit on a Bad Day

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.

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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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Please help me find my kids' face masks

Please help me find my kids' face masks

Our Project Manager Janine’s face masks are disappearing faster than single socks in a clothes dryer and she needs your advice. Read our latest blog post for what she’s tried already and share your strategies for family face mask storage, while she looks under the kids’ beds…again!

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At-Home Challenges for Gymnasts

At-Home Challenges for Gymnasts

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!

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Mother's Day, 2020

Mother's Day, 2020

We’re all really earning that Mother of The Year Award this year, aren’t we? Fellow Mothers, we see you, we appreciate you, we salute you. For adapting to whatever your “new normal” looks like today. We're so grateful to be on your team.

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How to Create the Perfect Bun

How to Create the Perfect Bun

Creating the perfect competition bun can be daunting. It has to look gorgeous AND it has to stay in! Here’s a guide on creating the perfect bun for your Destira Star!

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