Welcome to the gift guide that will fulfill all of your gym nerd needs; with something for your gymnastics nieces, a favorite coach, adult gymnast, proud gym nerd or hardcore athlete on your holiday gift list.
Nastia’s book: Finding My Shine will be here just in time for the holidays. What secrets will this real life gymnastics princess reveal?!
Cheeseburgers on Horse. In case you missed the phenomenon created when Chris Brooks gave the most epic, pre-pommel horse, motivational speech ever at the Glasgow World Championships, we have immortalized it forever in Ugly Christmas Sweater T-shirt form. For a refresher, read the transcript here, listen to Spencer recite it in Episode 176.
Hot Script Necklace. If Carrie from Sex in The City was badass enough to do gymnastics, this is the necklace she would wear.
Finding Our Balance. Frequent guest-host, Lauren Hopkins, editor-in-cheif of The Gymtner.net has published the premier title of the 2016 Trilogy. In the first installment follows Amalia, Ruby, and Emerson through heartbreak, triumph, and everything in between as their lifetime of training comes down to a single summer that will change their lives forever.
Photo Statuette. Makes parents squeal, the office jealous of your adult gymnastics career or your best gym nerd friend remember that time she met Nadia (Yes, that’s Emma) ! They come in two sizes.
Vintage Soviet Postcards. USSR stans rejoice! Mukhina, Kim, Tkatchev, Korbut, Tourischeva all of the innovators wearing polyester leotards in one glorious postcard set.
Metallic Tattoos. Let’s be honest, what gymnastics needs is more bling. What better way to make your beautiful wrist form, high relevé–ing ankles or stellar carriage stand out than with a gold or silver tattoo?
Coach Ornament. Say “thanks” to your current coach with a little forget-me-not like this, it will always be appreciated.
Little Lux Bracelet Silver, leather and a gymnast charm, what else do you need in jewelry?
Sticky Toes. Louuuuuuud noises! Our advertiser Tumbl Trak has come up with something genius, yet again. The beauty of velcro is the loud noise that screams, “Your feet are apart again!” Sticky Toes are designed to help the athlete realize when their feet are apart or together and these can be used with other velcro pieces to help with conditioning (as pictured below).
Kegel Trainer. Do you have that one friend who hasn’t come back to gymnastics after giving birth because she pees every time she does tramp? This is for you; we haven’t forgotten our beloved, adult gymnast moms or gymnasts who tumble so hard that your bladder can’t handle the G-force. Check out Elvie or Minna, they give real-time feedback, and come with an app that gives you metrics, plus progress charts. Sexy data for your vagina!
Period Panties. Yes, finally underwear that will protect you from the embarrassing spills, stains and a failed blood collector. These panties were tested by women (see video below) and we wouldn’t believe if we didn’t hear it from them first hand.
Yes Video. Do you have millions of hours of meets on video or film like we do? For the true gym nerd who has hoarded a million years of meets, this digital conversion service will protect your gym-treasures.
Healthier Pit Foam. If Brestyan’s would switch to this foam, poor Mihai wouldn’t have to vacuum and worry about his lungs all the time. Carcinogens from flame retardant materials used in pit foam have been found in the blood of college gymnasts. While studies are still pending on the safety of foam, why not switch to Rounders “conical shaped foam that improves airflow and surface contact, resulting in a foam pit that provides a softer, safer landing.” Plus, the “flame retardant cover that further protects the foam from breaking down, which reduces pit dust and improves the life span of your foam pit, making it cleaner, safer and more cost effective.”
Sylvia P Couture Leotards. Hands down, no contest, the most innovative, unique, gym leotards we’ve ever seen. These are made for the runway. Why every national team and NCAA team isn’t wearing their leotards is beyond us. They. Are. Heavenly!
TICKETS! Everyone needs to go to ALL the meets! American Cup in New Jersey, season tickets to your local college gymnastics team‘s meets, Women’s NCAA Championships in Texas, U.S. National Championships P&G’s, the Women’s and Men’s Olympic Trials and of course the Olympics in Rio!
Nanoblocks. These are like tiny legos that are only popular in Japan; so of course, they have lots of gymnastics figures! An excellent purchase for the kid in everyone/japanophile and every gym nerd.
Christy Linder Photography. Hire the gymternet’s favorite photographer all for yourself! Guaranteed to capture the hardcore action shots and the adorable emotional moments she’s famous for.
Club Gym Nerd. Obviously, the best gift for your favorite gym fan is the gift that keeps on giving! The basic membership includes two ringtones, entry into six amazing giveaways per year, early bird discounts on our swag, with more to come. Anything above the basic membership you can choose from custom gym nerdery from voicemails, sponsored segments or the piece de gym nerd resistance: Commission a custom podcast and we will take a meet, topic or the gymnastics movie/TV show of your choice and give it the GymCastic treatment.
GymCastic Swag. Support your favorite podcast by buying some super gym nerdy t-shirts.