Blog — Tips and Tricks

Choosing YOUR Perfect Pair of Grips

Choosing YOUR Perfect Pair of Grips

Each gym has different rules for allowing gymnasts to get their first pair of grips. Sometimes it’s by level, sometimes by skill requirement. Any way you swing it, getting your first pair of grips is exciting!

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Level 8 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Level 8 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Level 7… check! Congratulations on moving up to Level 8. Level 8 means you’re flipping your first vault in competition, that you’ve added twisting into your floor passes and are performing saltos on the balance beam. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back! Level 8 is one of the most difficult levels of gymnastics and it’s no small...

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Level 7 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Level 7 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Learn about the requirements for Level 7 Gymnastics here! As with all levels, a gymnast must be proficient in her previous level in order to be able to compete at the higher. Proficiency is at the advice of her coach, and in obtaining the required mobility score from the previous level.

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How to Choose a Gym She'll Love

How to Choose a Gym She'll Love

Suddenly, your daughter wants to take gymnastics lessons. Of course you want to support her budding interest. But how do you choose the right gym for her needs and personality? Don't worry! Destira is here to make your search enjoyable and successful. Here's a checklist of must-know tips for choosing a great Gymnastics club: Background checks Ask the gym if...

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Welcome Back to Scrunchies: a 2018 Fashion Trend

Welcome Back to Scrunchies: a 2018 Fashion Trend

Welcome back, scrunchies! This beloved poof of elastic and fabric from your childhood is rushing back to popularity in 2018 in a big way. They are crowning models on the runway at New York Fashion Week events, modernizing the up-do’s and pony tails of popular celebrities, and being displayed at some of the trendiest hipster retail shops and upscale department...

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Braids, buns, and ponytails... Hair DO'S for gymnastics competitions.

Braids, buns, and ponytails... Hair DO'S for gymnastics competitions.

Blog by Donna Levy, Destira Founder As a mom to former gymnasts (and gymnasts still at heart), I spent hours, maybe even hundreds of them, doing braids for every gymnastics meet. It started with my three daughters, and it wasn’t very long before their teammates began to line up for me to do their braids, too! Single braids, crown braids,...

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8 Items to Pack in Her Gym Bag

8 Items to Pack in Her Gym Bag

As any parent knows, it’s essential for little ones to have everything they need within reach when they’re at the gym. In between practicing and performing, young gymnasts use a wide range of items, including water bottles, chalk and grips. That being said, it’s up to you to make sure your gymnast’s bag is packed and ready to go! Here...

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Ten New Year Resolution Ideas for Gymnasts!

Ten New Year Resolution Ideas for Gymnasts!

2016 is here, and your Destira team hopes you were able to spend time with family and friends, whether simply relaxing or having a ball. You may also be using it to think of ways you can improve yourself in 2016, maybe in school, at home, or in gymnastics. If the latter, let us help! Below, we’re providing 10 New...

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Halloween Costumes Made Cute and Easy – Destira Style!

Halloween Costumes Made Cute and Easy – Destira Style!

Halloween is near, and it’s time to embark on the process of putting together the perfect costume. Why not go for something that can be worn on Halloween night and to the gym countless times after!? Your Destira leotard can double as the perfect base for a Halloween costume this season. Whether you are going to be spooky or sweet, we've...

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Five tips to become a Winning Gym Parent

Five tips to become a Winning Gym Parent

Helping your children become successful gymnasts is so much more than driving them to and from the gym. In fact, much of their individual achievement is dependent on your involvement as a parent and your example as a role model. Whether or not you recognize it yet, you have tremendous influence in shaping a positive – or negative – gymnastics...

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Five ways to practice Gymnastics at home!

Five ways to practice Gymnastics at home!

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out in gymnastics or already on the competitive team, there will come a time, when you'll want to practice at home. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to build your skills without all of the equipment you have access to at the gym. However, first, we ask that you...

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Staying Active Outside of Gym Practice

Staying Active Outside of Gym Practice

If your gymnast won’t be attending summer sessions or taking part in a camp, you may be wondering how she will stay active while school is out of session. The great part about summer fun is that it doesn’t have to be structured. Instead of pushing a fit routine, try a few of these fun activities to keep your gymnast's heart-rate up...

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