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Positive Coaching Alliance Studies Impact of Abusive Coaching

Positive Coaching Alliance Studies Impact of Abusive Coaching

We love and care about our gymnasts as if they are our own children. There are many hours spent in the gym - some of them more difficult and intense than others. Coaches have a large impact on their gymnasts. While there are many different coaching styles and techniques, we need to be cognizant of how to recognize when coaching turns abusive toward the young girls, and how it can affect them in the long run if not taken care of in a timely manner. 

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Fruit Pop Leotard Collection

Fruit Pop Leotard Collection

Summer is here and the heat is rising! Stay cool with the Destira Fruit Pop Leotard Collection! 🍌 With vibrant and bold colors, these fruity patterns are cool for the summer and a sure crowd please among your teammates and coaches. 

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Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast - Meet Abby!

Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast - Meet Abby!

Not one person’s journey is the same in life - or gymnastics! Some start with Mommy & Me classes while others jump right into developmental classes. The best part about this is that each journey is a cause for celebration! ✨

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Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast - Meet Leah!

Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast - Meet Leah!

Every gymnast has a journey. The journey is different for each girl. We are celebrating the journey of each gymnast - the wins, the failures, the commitments, and everything in between. Whether you are celebrating practicing in the gym again, seeing your teammates, or mastering a new skill for the upcoming season, the Destira team is here to celebrate your journey with you! 

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Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast - Meet Leslie!

Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast - Meet Leslie!

Here at Destira, we love to celebrate the everyday gymnast! Leslie joined the Destira team recently as a part of our Celebrate YOU-S-A Fundraiser. After a great day of shooting the video, we asked Leslie a few questions about her gymnastics career. See what she has to say! 🎉
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Countdown to the Olympics Patriotic Sale

Countdown to the Olympics Patriotic Sale

Destira is celebrating Team USA with a 10-Day Countdown to the Olympics Patriotic sale! Our collection of patriotic leotards are on sale for $30 for the 10 days leading up to the games. red heartwhite heartblue heart 
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Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast (and a July Fundraiser!)

Celebrating the Journey of Every Gymnast (and a July Fundraiser!)

Share your gymnastics story! The best of the best in our sport started just like you. They started in preschool classes, or not until they were ten. They started with admiring gymnasts on TV, and wanting to fly too. They started with a first day, a first try.  You inspire us, so we’re celebrating you.
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Destira is Proud to Partner with Girls Leadership

Destira is Proud to Partner with Girls Leadership

The sport of gymnastics brings so many valuable lessons and skills to our athletes beyond the awe-inspiring physical feats of the sport. We are so excited to be partnering with Girls Leadership to extend and deepen our actions toward empowering girls.
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We Did it Together + What’s Up Next

We Did it Together + What’s Up Next

Destira's Together We Can 2021 Fundraiser was a huge success! We know many of the businesses that have been able to remain open have had to adapt. That’s why we’ve been developing new Destira programs to meet your new needs, and refining all of our traditional offerings as well, so that we’re prepared to meet our partner gyms and programs with easy, effective, fun solutions, whatever their current circumstances are.
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Shout Out to the Gym Moms

Shout Out to the Gym Moms

Hey, Mom. We see you. You’re up late, washing loads of lycra, and those stinky, chalk-covered shorts, leggings, leotards and sweatshirts. You know how to care for sore muscles, rips, and grips. You know the quick braid, the competition hairdo, and the the just-get-your-hair-up sweaty ponytail.
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Mother's Day, 2021

Mother's Day, 2021

The wish we send up this Mother’s Day is for all of the parents and grandparents, caregivers and supporters out there to connect with something that inspires you.
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Animal Walks for Gymnastics 🐯

Animal Walks for Gymnastics 🐯

Young gymnasts love animal walks and stretches as a playful way to learn gymnastics shapes, gain flexibility, and have fun with their bodies and imaginations.

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Together We Can —  and We Did!

Together We Can —  and We Did!

With over $45,000 raised for Regional Committees and partner gyms, and more than a thousand Together We Can leotards shipping to gymnasts right now, we want to extend a huge thank-you to everyone who participated.
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New Year, New Leotards — What's your favorite new style?

New Year, New Leotards — What's your favorite new style?

We joyfully debuted a flurry of new styles in the first part of 2021 — female empowerment, big cats, bananas, lightning bolts, and so much more. Which was your favorite?
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My Voice Matters and Other Self-Affirmations for Gymnasts

My Voice Matters and Other Self-Affirmations for Gymnasts

When you share these self-affirmation cards with your gymnast, you’re sending a clear message that you’re an ally in her journey to strengthen and celebrate her power, and raise up the other girls and women in her life, too. 
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International Women's Day 2021: We Choose to Challenge

International Women's Day 2021: We Choose to Challenge

This International Women's Day, Team Destira celebrates women's achievements, amd commits to raising awareness against bias, and taking action for equality. We #choosetochallenge. Will you join us?
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The Meets Go On in 2021

The Meets Go On in 2021

Team Destira loves meet season because we’re fantastic at designing unique commemorative leos for events nationwide and because our team enjoys traveling to meets and seeing athletes, coaches, owners, and families year after year. What happened to meets in 2021? Check out some of this year's striking custom designs!
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Together We Can Leotard Means More

Together We Can Leotard Means More

Together we can give back to every gymnast in the US. It starts right here with our limited-edition Together We Can leotard, offered for a limited time to celebrate our resilient gymnastics community, and raise funds for USAG Regional Education programs.
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Guest Post: Anna Kojac, Mental Toughness Coach for Gymnasts

Guest Post: Anna Kojac, Mental Toughness Coach for Gymnasts

Self-love is an important aspect of gymnastics training. Read this Guest Post from Anna Kojac, M.Ed, about why self love is important and  how can parents and coaches foster self-love in gymnasts for resiliency and determination for a lifetime.
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Female Empowerment Leotard Collection

Female Empowerment Leotard Collection

We know — and we want all girls to know — that when we embrace our authentic selves and show up for one other, there is no limit to what we can achieve.
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Custom Gymnastics Apparel for Your Team or Group, Now Easier than Ever

Custom Gymnastics Apparel for Your Team or Group, Now Easier than Ever

We'll host your pre-sale of custom gymnastics apparel on our website, selling on your behalf 24/7. We handle all of the ordering, payment processing, and individual fulfillment, so you don't have to.
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Guest Post: Gena + Jennalyn

Guest Post: Gena + Jennalyn

In this guest post, Gena Abong shares the story of her daughter's introduction to gymnastics at ...
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Guest Post: Gymnastics is 90% Mental

Guest Post: Gymnastics is 90% Mental

Guest writer and gymnastics coach Mary Reiss Farias shares why she believes not all coaches give ample time and care in instruction around mental aspects of gymnastics training, and offers resources for coaches who want to bring more mental training into their practices.
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Give Confidence with these Sophisticated Leotards

Give Confidence with these Sophisticated Leotards

Confidence never goes out of style. We’re shining a light on some of the best confidence-inspiring gymnastics apparel for a more sophisticated mood. ive her a new leotard that will remind her of her strength, natural beauty, and endurance to see it through.
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Black Friday Sale, 2020

Black Friday Sale, 2020

30% off site-wide!  Shop New styles, Gymnast Gift Sets, Activewear, and Masks. Support this women-owned small business and get them gifts that inspire confidence and fun.
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Give Activewear

Give Activewear

We focused on gymnasts and the way they move when we created Destira activewear sports bras and shorts. Designed by former gymnasts to be worn in tandem with our super comfortable leotards, our activewear provides a complementary fit she’ll appreciate during her workouts and beyond.
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Holiday Gifts for your Gymnast, Coach, Teacher, and Family

Holiday Gifts for your Gymnast, Coach, Teacher, and Family

2020 Holidays may look different this year, but they are not canceled! Check out Destira's gift ideas for your Gymnast, Coaches, Teachers, Family, and Friends -- including our curated Gymnast Gift Sets and Gifts Under $25. 💙🎁
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Guest Post: Have Fun and Be Strong

Guest Post: Have Fun and Be Strong

Destira Star Stella shared this with us at the end of July 2020. Stella’s writing is a perfect reminder of why we are here — passion for gymnastics and desire to support and empower youth is at the heart of what we do at Destira. Our work is for the young athletes who love the experience of being a gymnast.  Thank you for sharing, Stella!
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Guest Post: Never Quit on a Bad Day

Guest Post: Never Quit on a Bad Day

Off-days — when you can't believe you ever loved this sport that is so mentally and physically challenging, and think you might be better suited to badminton instead — are part of gymnastics. Quit, if that's right for you, but not when you're down.
Today Guest Contributor Laura Battle shares her story about encouraging her gymnast to persevere after a bad day at practice.
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Guest Post: Becoming the Best Gym Parent for Your Athlete

Guest Post: Becoming the Best Gym Parent for Your Athlete

Guest writer Anna shares her story of a big perspective shift in how she shows up for her 10-year-old gymnast.
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Donation 2019-2020 Snapshot

Donation 2019-2020 Snapshot

When you purchase a leotard or accessory from Destira, you're helping us to do good in our community. Here's a snapshot of how we've been giving and who we have been giving to in 2019 and 2020.
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Please help me find my kids' face masks

Please help me find my kids' face masks

Our Project Manager Janine’s face masks are disappearing faster than single socks in a clothes dryer and she needs your advice. Read our latest blog post for what she’s tried already and share your strategies for family face mask storage, while she looks under the kids’ beds…again!

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Team Halloween Costume Favorites

Team Halloween Costume Favorites

Halloween is such a favorite time at Destira that it’s a whole season, not just a single day. From initial brainstorming in Spring and Summer, to launching the Costume Shop in early fall, we really love creating Halloween Leotards and wearing costumes of our own.
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Guest Post: Overcoming the Odds

Guest Post: Overcoming the Odds

Kaelyn is a ten-year-old level 4 gymnast in the JO program at Virginia Elite Gymnastics Academy. She loves gymnastics even though she has some atypical challenges in building strength and skills. We love your positive attitude and determined spirit, Kaeyln!
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Halloween Leotard Costume Ideas

Halloween Leotard Costume Ideas

Do leotards make good costumes? Yes, they do! We’re offering over a dozen Halloween leotards that make no-stress costumes in a jiffy. There’s a super comfortable holiday leo in our shop for every gymnast, whether they want to be spooky or playful for this year’s celebration of disguise.
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Introducing Destira's New Never Stop Dreaming Gymnastics Leotard Collection

Introducing Destira's New Never Stop Dreaming Gymnastics Leotard Collection

The best gymnastics leotards now available in three new, whimsical styles to put a smile on your face. The Never Stop Dreaming collection features sparkling unicorns, friendly robots, tropical-toned dinosaurs,  leaping kitties, and tripe-stacked ice cream cones to make your gymnast smile.
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