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No Tricks Just Treats: Healthy Halloween Snacks and Food Themed Costumes!

No Tricks Just Treats: Healthy Halloween Snacks and Food Themed Costumes!

Eat your favorite delicious treats and be them too! Destira's cooked up some food themed costume leotards this season! Pair a leo with a healthy treat and be the cutest treat in practice...

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Visualizing:  A tool for every athlete

Visualizing: A tool for every athlete

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...

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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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Fueling up for Gymnastics

Fueling up for Gymnastics

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.

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The Press Handstand: Mastering It

The Press Handstand: Mastering It

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!

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Take a look at Elite Gymnastics

Take a look at Elite Gymnastics

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.

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Finishing your competition season strong!

Finishing your competition season strong!

We think that at this time of the season it’s important to check-in with yourself. How are you feeling? The healthier you are in mind, body and spirit, the better your gymnastics will be. Stay Strong, Be Fierce.

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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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