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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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Gymnastics Summer Camp: What to Pack

Gymnastics Summer Camp: What to Pack

Summer is finally here and that means Summer Camp! A gymnastics summer camp is a great way to keep your gymnast fit and ready outside of practice season. But packing for a weeklong summer camp is a totally different task than an overnight sleeping party. To calculate how much clothing your child will need, the general rule of thumb is...

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Choosing the Right Leotard for your Gymnast!

Choosing the Right Leotard for your Gymnast!

One of the best parts about shopping with Destira is the abundance of options you have when ordering- style, color, size, shape, and back details. Your gymnast can get the leotard she wants in a style that’s comfortable to her. But how can you make sure she’s wearing a leotard that is sized and fits correctly? Check out these tips...

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Routine Ready: How to Motivate Your Gymnast on Competition Day

Routine Ready: How to Motivate Your Gymnast on Competition Day

The morning of competition day in the house of a gymnast can be hectic. There’s the rush to get an energizing breakfast in, finding her favorite Destira leotard, and all the other last minute items needed for the day… not to mention that pre-competition over-thinking. She’s wondering if she’s practiced enough, if she will be able to land just right,...

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