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v-waist-shortsUPDATED – Congratulations Ariana you are the winner.

After a lifetime of gymnastics, my daughter finished her competitive gymnastics career about 10 months ago. She did high school cheerleading over the summer and fall, then swam on the high school swim team this winter, but now it is spring and she misses the gym!  She recently went back to gymnastics – just for classes – but when I asked her what she needed most for workout, she said SHORTS. Luckily for her, I was given the opportunity to do a review of the most popular shorts from Motionwear – the v-waist team short. It is elastic free, has a flattering and very comfortable v-shaped waistband and a 2-3/4″ inseam.

So, what did she think? The Motionwear V-Waist shorts have quickly become her favorite! She says they are softer and more comfortable than the velvety ones she used to wear. They have been washed and worn numerous times since we got them and they have shown no signs of shrinking, pilling, or losing their shape.

When my daughter did gymnastics competitively, she had quite a few Motionwear leotards – and they always washed well, fit comfortably and best of all – they lasted. Motionwear has a wide range of gear for gymnastics, dance and cheer – from the basics to the highest quality competitive wear.

Here are a few photos my daughter’s friend took of her practicing in the Motionwear V-Waist shorts this week at the gym…


We have also been given the opportunity to give one lucky reader a $25 gift card to Motionwear!! If you haven’t tried Motionwear – this is the perfect opportunity and if you already love Motionwear, I am sure you have a wish list going.

What we are giving away:

  • One $25 gift certificate good toward any purchase at

How To Enter

  • Simply leave your response to the following questions in the comments on THIS site: Do you do cheer, dance or gymnastics and what Motionwear item would you most like to add to your workout wardrobe?
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  • Leave your comment(s) no later than midnight April 24, 2013.
  • You must use your first name and email address in the comment form below.  If you don’t we can’t contact in the event that you win.
  • We will be using AndTheWinnerIs to select one (1) winner at random.

Disclosure: We received the Motionwear shorts for review purposes but all opinions are 100% our own. Additionally, this post does contain affiliate links.

Categories : Gymnastics
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Save 20% on Motionwear Gymnastics Leotards

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It has been almost one year since my daughter wrapped up her gymnastics career and traded in her grips for cheer shoes and pom poms.  Of course we sold all her practice leotards last summer and guess what she wants to do now? Yep, she wants to go back to the gym!! She isn’t going back to the competitive program, but is going to take a class for high school age girls who just want to keep up their gymnastics skills and learn a few new ones, too.  I guess we will be buying new leotards.

Luckily, one of her favorite brands, Motionwear, has some fun, new styles and I am happy to be able to offer you a 20% off code on anything Motionwear carries for dance, cheer and gymnastics. Use Code SGP20 to get 20% Off Purchase Of $100+. Personally, I like these practice leotards:

Gymnastics leotard by Motionwear

The Banded Tank leotard is my favorite ($37) – she has had quite a few leotards over the years that had the banded trim and they were some of the most comfortable leotards she wore.


Gymnastics leotard by Motionwear

Ooh, I love the colors in the Raglan Front tank ($39.50) – and it is a very flattering style as well.

Gymnastics leotard by Motionwear

This simple and spirited, USA Tank Leo is available in blue, red and berry – ($36)

Motionwear apparel is made in the USA, too! Whether you are looking for dancewear, competition or practice cheer and gymnastics wear or everyday fitness wear, take a look at Motionwear!

PS – Don’t forget to use code SGP20 to get 20% Off  your purchase of $100 or more at Motionwear. 

PSS – Yes, the links to Motionwear are affiliate links, which means I do make a small commission on sales – however, Motionwear is a brand I am very familiar with and my daughters have worn their leotards for years. You can use the coupon code whether you use my affiliate links or not – it’s all good ;-)

Categories : Gear, Gymnastics
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