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What’s At The End Of Your Rainbow?

Lucky-Coin-Set-of-7-and-Bag_lc317_R_1549f564Let the ‘Luck of the Irish’ reward your gymnasts this St. Patrick’s Day!

The smallest things can mean the most to children. Especially, if it comes from a beloved and trusted gymnastics coach whose approval and guidances makes the world go ‘round.

Our Lucky Coins make a great gift for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. They’re actual, real coins made with brightly colored, traditional St. Patrick’s Day colors like Green, of course, red and gold. They’re perfect for little hands to hold and fidget. They make excellent show and tell pieces. Each girl can talk to her teammates about the gymnastics skills achievement that merited her receiving the coin. Or, teammates can show each other what events or qualities their honing through the physical reminder of the coin she keeps in her gym bag.

Focus-Lucky-Coin_lc3_R_15aa2202Each girl’s gymnastics event is represented by its own St. Paddy’s Day good luck charm: Vault, Beam, Floor and Uneven Bars. Essential qualities for girl’s gymnastics like Focus, Grace and Power are also spotlighted with their own coin which will serve as a cute and friendly, physical reminder of areas she on which she should concentrate to advance her gymnastics skills and performance. Or, you could give them out as little medals for improvement in each gymnastics event or area of focus.

St. Paddy’s Day makes a great night to offer a Parents’ Night Out evening at your gym. Parents get to go out and blow off some steam on a night for pro partiers; you gain a little extra revenue on an evening you can use to keep the kids busy with a fun themed games! This site lists 17 fun Irish themed, St. Patrick’s Day games you and your kids can use to make a night of it.

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Make This Valentine’s Day a 10.0!

chenille-valentine-bear_vb120_r_1549fc35Valentine’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to bring a little love and light into the hearts of your gymnasts and coaches!

February the 14th falls on a Thursday this year (2019). While it’s not a weekend night, it’s still great evening to throw a Parent’s Night Out party at your gymnastics club or gym allowing for parents to sneak in a date night and catch a break from the kids. As you know, Parent’s Nights Out can sneak a little extra revenue into your bottom line — and who couldn’t use a little more of that?

Make it a party and everyone’s happy! The gymnasts in this video introduce a neat little set of “Valentine’s Challenges” that you and your gymnast can do at home or you and your army of gymnasts can do at your gym to mark the occasion. We’ve included the video below, so you can see for yourself or share with your little valentine, but the gist of it is to pair a pile of Valentine’s oriented activities with gymnastics skills.

Examples of the Valentine’s ideas include: eat chocolate, give hugs, wear pink or red, recite poems… You could throw in a game of name celebrity couples in or outside of gymnastics, like Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci or Aly Raisman and Tim Schafler. Your gymnast denizens of the ‘gymternet are pretty likely up to date on who’s dating or crushing on whom among gymnastics luminaries.

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Gymnastics Gifts Galore!

Winter-Wonderland-Christmas-Ball-FREE-SHIPPING_co13318_R_234f9db4We’re stuffed full of stuffing and gnawing our way through Thanksgiving leftovers and Boom! It’s Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa shopping season!

Your child eats, sleeps and breathes gymnastics. Coaches get gifts for their athletes and gymnasts give appreciation gifts to their coaches who do so much for them all year. Sure the stores are full of stuff, but where do you get the good stuff? The gymnastics goodies?! Why Ten-o of course!

Sort of like your own, gymnastics themed advent calendar, every day ’til Friday, the 21st of December. We want to make sure and have enough shipping lead time. Ordering early means you can use regular shipping. As you get later in the season, it will require 2nd Day or Express Mail to get it to you in time for your holiday celebration. We’re offering deals of the day on all your gymnastics goodness for kids and coaches, alike!

From discounts on graphic tee-shirts to gymnastics charms, leotards, grips and more, check in at ten-o.com daily for the ease of finding the perfect present for the gymnastics geeks in your life! At a discount!

Stuff your stockings to the brim with pins and charms to bring smiles to the eyes of your favorite gymnast! Does your gym or home do a Christmas tree? Your gym? Deck the hallowed halls of your gymnastics club or living room with our annual, collectible Christmas ornament!

Every year since forever, or actually 1996. Our skilled elves handpaint a gymnastics themed Christmas ornament to decorate your tree with the spirit of gymnastics Christmas present!

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It’s actually pretty amazing how they do it. Each ornament is delicately painted through a tiny hole on the inside to capture the joy that is our beloved sport!

This year our ornament features a gymnast in flight in our “Winter Wonderland” edition.  Shipping is FREE, ho ho ho!

Maybe, like so many, you’ve collected them over the years. Or, if you’re new to the game, you can score this year’s ornament and stock up on the ornaments of Christmases passed.

Of course, you’re going to want to keep it cute. We’ve made it easy for you with our beautiful holiday foil bags. We wanted to give this year’s gymnastics gift that extra special flare. Wrapping can be fun or it can be a pain in the rear. Sometimes it feels silly when it’s something small, but still you want to add some sparkle.

Colored-Foil-Envelope-114-x-162mm_fenv2018_R_238846f5Our foil bags in winter holiday colors are sturdy and gorgeous: gold, red and USA flag! Finish it off with a gymnastics themed label that comes with it to make it part and parcel of your gymnastics life. Even better! The foil bags get cheaper when you buy a bit more. 10 or less for $2 a piece. 11 or more for $1! These are a great opportunity for coaches to shower holiday joy on all their athletes and keep everyone connected.

We also have some super cute holiday envelopes with gymnastics gift labels for the same killer quantity based deal. Buy 10 or less and they’re a $1. 11 or more and they’re a mere .50 a piece.

If you’re a gymnast and wondering what to get your coach, no worries there. We got you! When you hit the home page daily for our Christmas deals, you’ll surely hit the jackpot with our 25% off on graphic tees deal for that tell-it-like-it-is coach in your life!

Super Santa Giveaway 2017

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YOU GET $500 WORTH OF GYMNASTICS GIFTS!! AND …. YOU GET $500 WORTH OF GYMNASTICS GIFTS!!

You read that right! It’s almost like being on a game show! Just call us Santa! this Christmas, we’re doing it THAT BIG with our Super Santa Christmas Giveaway!

To get your chance to win, just check back at our ten-o.com Advent Calendar and follow the contest instructions! (complete with adorable pictures of our very own office dogs! Pictured here is the big ol’ sweetheart, Chewy, very patiently dressed as a reindeer) You’ll also find all the legal, contest rules and such, should you wish to see that stuff.

Entering is a snap. The winners of prizes worth $500.00 are chosen for 5 days in November and for 14 days in December! In total, we’re giving away over $8,000 in gymnastics prizes this holiday season! What’s Santa got on us? Nothin’!

Here’s how it works:

Each day has its own prize page. Share the page for each day on your preferred social media spot among Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or increase your chances by sharing on all 3, why not!) and add the hashtag: #GmrSuperSanta17 Don’t forget the hashtag! That’s how we find your entry!

That’s it! So easy!

Tumbling into Christmas 2017

Can you paint fine details, in reverse mirror-image, through a tiny hole onto a thin, delicate piece of glass? No?

Unsurprisingly, neither can we. Lucky for all of us, we’ve found some very talented folks who can.

Years ago, sometime in the late 1990’s, at China’s world renowned Canton Trade Fair, Mike and Kappy met Mr. Liu, a sweet, unassuming, gifted painter.

Mr. Liu works for a small factory in China that does the most delicate of handiwork. Kappy, who has an eye and a soft spot for artisanal crafts, was on the hunt for something special to bring to ten-o.com’s Christmas gift offerings. She knew she had found something unique in Mr. Liu’s talent.

Mr. Liu is old school Chinese and doesn’t speak a word of English, so they spoke through a translator, a young kid. Even through a translator, you can get a feel for people. The translator’s words were accompanied by smiles and bows. Kappy could tell he wanted to communicate on his own and so did she, so she set about learning Mandarin Chinese, so she could talk with the folks that make the few things that aren’t made here in our Lithonia, GA HQ.

When she & Mike returned to China, Kappy greeted and spoke with Mr. Liu in his native language such that he was able to understand and communicate back using his own voice. He cried, moved that she had made such an effort to reach out to him. She cried, moved that she had succeeded in reaching him so deeply. It was such an emotional moment for both of them. It’s one of her favorite memories in her journey with GMR and one that adds one of the many layers of richness to the 18 year tradition of ten-o.com‘s ornament offerings.

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