Blog — Tips and Tricks
Take your strength-building, cardio-pumping, balance-refining awesome-gymnast moves out of doors with yoga in the grass, hill sprints, and jump ropes!
Effective visualization can help gymnasts learn, gain confidence, and even improve your coordination. We'll walk you through it. Plus, an invitation to join Valorie Kondos Field and Jill Hicks at their Success Summit for Gymnasts and Parents. Register here!
Whether your gymnast wants all the sparkle, super cute animal patterns, or a sporty workout tank, you’ll find a wealth of fun, inspiring leotards in our shop. Before you buy, here are some tips to make sure she’s wearing a leotard that is sized and fits correctly!
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!
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?
Whatever your level, you don’t have to stop gymnastics training if you’re away from the gym. You can stay active and continue to build your skills without specialized equipment. Begin with a warm-up and full-body stretch in appropriate gear (may we suggest a Destira leotard?) and let’s get started!
Visualizing is arguably one of the most useful tools for gymnasts and for athletes in every sport! The ability for gymnasts to visualize can be used when learning new skills, taking skills from a low beam to a high beam, learning new routines, during mental blocks or in times of injury when you may not be able to perform to...
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!
Fueling your body before, during, and after a gymnastics practice or competition is of great importance to an athlete. Food, when eaten correctly, can help boost your energy levels and help your muscles to recover.
The press handstand is a root skill in the gymnastics world and can be tricky to master. We’ve compiled a list of a few exercises that can be done with minimal equipment to help you master your press handstand!
Have you ever wondered about elite gymnastics? What it takes to become an elite gymnast, or what being an “elite” means exactly?! Elite gymnastics draws most people into the gymnastics world. Let's take a closer look.