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5 Exercises You Can Do at Home To Improve Gymnastic Skills

5 Exercises You Can Do at Home To Improve Gymnastic Skills

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Written by Madison Melancon
As your gymnast progresses from class to class in the gym, the skills she learns to build and grow on one another.Even if your child is attending just one class per week, there are many different exercises that she can do at home to help her strengthen her muscles, improve flexibility, and become more confident in her gymnastics skills. Here are 5 great exercises that gymnasts of all levels can do.
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What Gymnasts Must Absolutely Carry In Their Gym Bag

What Gymnasts Must Absolutely Carry In Their Gym Bag

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Written by Madison Melancon
We know there are many gear-heavy sports. If you’re playing softball you will need a bat, softballs, glove, helmet, and more. Tennis requires rackets and tennis balls. But what does a gymnast need to carry? Take a look at some gymnast must-haves for your gymnasts’ gym bag. 
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Destira Through the Years: Darcie’s Journey

Destira Through the Years: Darcie’s Journey

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Written by Madison Melancon
Do you love the feeling of seeing an iconic blue Destira package waiting for you when you get home? Do you love how each order is packed with care just for you? How about knowing that when you open your package, there is always a personal touch to show you how important you are to each of us on Team Destira?
The Destira Distribution Center (DC) is where all the magic happens, and Darcie Vasquez is our Operations Manager that makes it all run smoothly and efficiently!
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Destira Through the Years: Krystal’s Journey

Destira Through the Years: Krystal’s Journey

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Written by Madison Melancon

This year, we are celebrating 20 years of Destira! Destira would not be the gymnastics apparel destination that it is without the people who make up Team Destira. Meet Krystal Weakley, our Director of Marketing and Consumer Success. Krystal has been with Destira for 12 years! You may have seen her at events, on Instagram Live, or even talked to her through our customer service line. It’s been quite a journey to becoming the Director of Marketing and Consumer Success here at Destira.

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How Am I Limitless? A Talk with Destira Star, Avie Frankl

How Am I Limitless? A Talk with Destira Star, Avie Frankl

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Written by Madison Melancon
We chatted with Destira Star, Avie, on what being limitless means to her after a trying gymnastics meet in January.
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Tips for Choosing the Right Gymnastics Gym for Your Kid(s)

Tips for Choosing the Right Gymnastics Gym for Your Kid(s)

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Written by Madison Melancon
Just think - you have decided to enroll your child in a gymnastics class and are ready to begin their gymnastics journey but have no idea what to look for in a gym. Choosing the right facility for your new gymnast can seem like a daunting choice, especially since each gym can offer a different experience for your child. With over 4,000 gyms in the US alone - the choices seem endless. Here are a few tips that may help guide you to the gym you are looking for.
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How am I Limitless? A Talk with Destira Star, Claire Stutzman!

How am I Limitless? A Talk with Destira Star, Claire Stutzman!

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Written by Madison Melancon

Destira Star, Claire Stutzman, is a 7-year-old who dreams of becoming a fashion designer! Claire is currently a level 3 gymnast from Connecticut who loves all things creative. She has already started working hard to achieve her goals by learning to sew, designing on paper, and translating it into real life for herself and her dolls.

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How am I Limitless? A Talk with Destira Star, Khloe Battle!

How am I Limitless? A Talk with Destira Star, Khloe Battle!

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Written by Madison Melancon

We sat down with Destira Star, Khloe Battle, and talked about her dreams for herself and what makes her limitless. Khloe is an 11-year-old gymnast from Texas. She has big dreams to become a veterinarian!

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2023: You are Limitless

2023: You are Limitless

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Written by Madison Melancon

2023 is a big year for Destira. We are celebrating 20 years of making your gymnasts' favorite gymnastics apparel - and we are bringing you along for the journey! 

Why limitless? The word quite literally means without end/boundless. At Destira, we consider not only ourselves, but our entire community limitless. Starting with Donna, Destira has been built from the ground up to where we are today. Adding in her daughters, Jodi and Jen, Destira is now a well-known brand worn by gymnasts across the world. 

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What Can Gymnasts Wear to Practice Besides a Leotard?

What Can Gymnasts Wear to Practice Besides a Leotard?

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Written by Madison Melancon
Did you know that gymnasts have more options than just leotards that they can wear to practice? While it is important that gymnasts wear close-fitting apparel for optimal movement during practice, gymnasts can wear more than just a leotard. Check out some other popular gymnastics apparel options below.
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Reasons Leotards Are Important for Gymnasts

Reasons Leotards Are Important for Gymnasts

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Written by Madison Melancon

Did you know that there are reasons why gymnasts wear gymnastics leotards for practice and competition? Check out some of them here.

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Star Spotlight: Esmi Bostick

Star Spotlight: Esmi Bostick

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Written by Madison Melancon
Parenthood: the state of being a parent and the responsibilities involved. Esmi Bostick is a parent. A mom. A leader.
Esmi is the mom of one of our Destira Stars, Isabella. Isabella is a 7 year old gymnast who has already experienced a lot of change in her life. Her mom, Esmi, has helped lead her and her siblings through this change.
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Team Destira’s Holiday Traditions

Team Destira’s Holiday Traditions

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Written by Madison Melancon

‘Tis the season of traditions! The holidays are full of traditions, each one different and special. Many families created traditions so long ago that they have been passed down for generations. Others have created newer traditions with friends and family alike. We are excited to share some of Team Destira’s favorite holiday traditions below!

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Destira’s 2022 Black Friday Sale is Here!

Destira’s 2022 Black Friday Sale is Here!

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Written by Madison Melancon
The annual Black Friday Weekend Sale has arrived at Destira.com! Santa Claus
Enjoy 25% OFF everything on Destira.com when you use the code HOLIDAY at checkout from Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 29th at midnight.
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Tips To Getting Your Child Interested in Gymnastics

Tips To Getting Your Child Interested in Gymnastics

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Written by Madison Melancon

Gymnastics is a fun sport filled with jumps, flips, and tricks on different apparatuses. If you enroll your toddler into a gymnastics class, you may find that they might not be completely invested in the sport, which is normal. As a parent, you can encourage and motivate your child to keep trying their best in class, as gymnastics is a wonderful sport for building self-confidence as well as common skills used in their lives like listening and patience. Here are some tips to keep your child interested in gymnastics classes. 

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Black Friday Has Arrived Early at Destira in 2022

Black Friday Has Arrived Early at Destira in 2022

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Written by Madison Melancon

This sale has ended, but sign up for our emails to be notified for Black Friday 2022! The holidays have arrived early at Destira and we are celebrating with the BIGGEST sale of the year! 🎅 Enjoy 30% OFF everything on Destira.com when you use the code EARLY30 at checkout from Thursday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 6th at midnight.

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‘Tis The Season for Holiday Cheer with Destira

‘Tis The Season for Holiday Cheer with Destira

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Written by Madison Melancon
‘Tis the season of snowfalls, roaring fires, and mugs of sweet hot chocolate. Keep the spirit alive even when you are heading to the gym in one of Destira’s 2022 holiday leotards. The 2022 holiday collection features some Destira fan-favorite styles as well as two brand new styles that will keep the holiday cheer alive throughout the entire season. 
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Star Spotlight: Melody Hawkins - Gymnast & Gym Coach

Star Spotlight: Melody Hawkins - Gymnast & Gym Coach

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Written by Madison Melancon
Being a teenager means being in a constant state of change - your interests, your emotions, your...
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Make Your Destira Halloween Leotard a Costume to Remember

Make Your Destira Halloween Leotard a Costume to Remember

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Written by Madison Melancon
Can you believe that Spooky Season 2022 is already here? You don’t want to wait until the last minute to perfect your Halloween costume. Let Destira help with our costume leotards + inspiration for the perfect Halloween Costume that is sure to get you more treats than tricks this year.
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Star Spotlight: Sisters Making a Difference

Star Spotlight: Sisters Making a Difference

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Written by Madison Melancon
At Destira, we are celebrating Leadership and those making a difference in the lives of those i...
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Meet the Team: Morgan and Anissa - Custom Experts

Meet the Team: Morgan and Anissa - Custom Experts

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Written by Madison Melancon

Are you working on getting custom Destira gear for your team or gym? Are you looking to design a fun, fresh leotard for your upcoming event? If you reach out to Destira, you will be working with our fantastic custom team - Morgan and Anissa! 

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What Your Child Should Wear During Gymnastics Practice

What Your Child Should Wear During Gymnastics Practice

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Written by Madison Melancon

Choosing the correct garments for gymnastics can seem like a daunting task - but that’s why we are here! The most important thing is that your gymnast is comfortable and able to move. Here is a few do’s and don’ts that gym parents can follow to make sure their child is set for class. 

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The Many Benefits of Gymnastics for Young Children

The Many Benefits of Gymnastics for Young Children

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Written by Madison Melancon

Gymnastics is a sport for all ages. Some gymnasts start when they are young and in a Mommy & Me class while others start with developmental classes closer to the pre-teen years. While it does not particularly matter what age a child starts gymnastics, there are many benefits gymnastics has on young children. 

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5 Different Ways To Encourage Your Child’s Hobbies

5 Different Ways To Encourage Your Child’s Hobbies

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Written by Anissa Soria
Support your children as they flourish and explore their identity through their interests. Discover different ways of encouraging your kids and their hobbies.
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5 Important Gymnastics Safety Tips for Any Level

5 Important Gymnastics Safety Tips for Any Level

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Written by Madison Melancon

Gymnastics - a sport that can be tough on your athlete no matter what age. With skills that include flipping in the air, swinging around the bar, balancing on a beam, and so much more, as a parent you may be concerned about the safety of your gymnast. Here are a few tips to ensure your gymnast is being safe during each practice, workout, and competition. 

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2022 Memorial Day Sale Is Here!

2022 Memorial Day Sale Is Here!

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Written by Madison Melancon
Memorial Day Weekend is here and so is the 2022 Destira Memorial Day Sale! Get 25% OFF all weekend long through Monday night at midnight.
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What You Should Expect in Your Child’s First Gymnastics Class

What You Should Expect in Your Child’s First Gymnastics Class

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Written by Madison Melancon
The time is here. Registration is complete. Your new gymnast has her first gymnastics leotard and she is ready to go to her first gymnastics class! Here are some things you can expect from your child’s first class.
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Celebrating Mother's Day 2022

Celebrating Mother's Day 2022

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Written by Madison Melancon

We are at one of our favorite times of year - Mother’s Day! Destira is a company founded on the belief that no matter what - family comes first. This Mother’s Day, we talked to all of the Destira Team about their moms, what it is like to be a mom, and their hopes and dreams for their moms and children. 

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Unique Fundraising Opportunities for Gymnastics Teams

Unique Fundraising Opportunities for Gymnastics Teams

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Written by Madison Melancon

As parents of gymnasts, you know that competitive gymnastics can cost more money than you may have originally thought. Many gyms have booster clubs that focus on fundraising money for their competitive gymnasts year round. Here are some unique opportunities that your gym’s booster club can consider when looking to fundraise. 

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Earth Day 2022

Earth Day 2022

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Written by Madison Melancon
We have one Earth and at Destira we like to do what we can to help keep our Earth beautiful for us and for the future. Every small change makes a difference when we are able to add them all together.
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What’s the Difference Between a Unitard and a Leotard?

What’s the Difference Between a Unitard and a Leotard?

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Written by Madison Melancon

Buying the right apparel for your gymnast can be tricky. The biggest key is to make sure your gymnast is comfortable; gymnastics unitards are great for this. At Destira, we offer both a traditional leotard as well as girls unitards.

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Things To Consider When Choosing a Leotard for Your Child

Things To Consider When Choosing a Leotard for Your Child

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Written by Madison Melancon
When your child is starting out in gymnastics there are many options to choose from when it comes to youth gymnastics leotards and apparel. How do you know what is best for your young gymnast? The main goal is to make sure that your gymnast is comfortable and confident in her apparel for practice. Here are a few things to consider when choosing gymnastics apparel for your new gymnast. 
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4 Ways To Help Develop Your Child’s Confidence as a Gymnast

4 Ways To Help Develop Your Child’s Confidence as a Gymnast

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Written by Madison Melancon
It is easy to lose confidence as a gymnast. As the parent or guardian of a gymnast, you can help reboost that confidence! By helping develop a strong confidence in your gymnast, you are also helping your gymnast build a strong foundation of confidence in their everyday lives. Here are 4 ways that you can help develop your child’s confidence as a gymnast.
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Meet the Team: Braylee and Emi - Sales Extraordinaires

Meet the Team: Braylee and Emi - Sales Extraordinaires

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Written by Madison Melancon

If you are one of our Wholesale or Consignment clients, you are more than likely talking to Braylee or Emi each time you connect with us. These ladies work hard every day to ensure that your Destira experience is one-of-a-kind! 

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Destira 2022 Spring Ambassador Search

Destira 2022 Spring Ambassador Search

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Written by Madison Melancon
Calling all gymnasts! Do you LOVE Destira? Do you want to join the Destira Stars?! Now is your chance! We are recruiting for our Spring 2022 Ambassadors! Our Ambassadors are gymnasts of all ages and levels.
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Caring for Your Destira Leotard

Caring for Your Destira Leotard

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Written by Madison Melancon

We want to make sure you are getting the most out of your Destira products. The way you care for your leotards and shorts can affect the lifespan of your gear. Follow the below instructions to get the most out of your favorite Destira products! 

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