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Fresh Air Workout for Gymnasts

Fresh Air Workout for Gymnasts

Take your strength-building, cardio-pumping, balance-refining awesome-gymnast moves out of doors with yoga in the grass, hill sprints, and jump ropes! 

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Visualization for Gymnasts

Visualization for Gymnasts

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!

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How To Design Your Dream Leotard

How To Design Your Dream Leotard

Our design process starts with inspiration and ends with a leotard that looks awesome and feels great to wear. Learn about our process, give it a try with our templates, and show us your dream leos!

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Choosing the Right Leotard for Your Gymnast

Choosing the Right Leotard for Your Gymnast

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!

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Our Favorite Self-Care Activities

Our Favorite Self-Care Activities

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!

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Staying Active Outside of Gym Practice

Staying Active Outside of Gym Practice

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?

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5 Ways to Practice Gymnastics at Home

5 Ways to Practice Gymnastics at Home

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!

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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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