We love FlexiFoot!

{*The original FlexiFoot posts was unfortunately deleted during a software update.}

ff5Gabbi received this beautiful Holo Pink FlexiFoot Advanced, she loves the color so much and it is SO sparkly! My little gymnast sure loves her FlexiFoot! 

Pink not your thing? No worries, the FlexiFoot Arch Stretcher comes in a TON of different colors and patterns…serisould just have a look HERE!

A bit about FlexiFoot before we get into it!:

FlexiFoot is an arch stretcher designed to improve foot and arch flexibility for dancers, swimmers, divers, gymnasts and synchronized swimmers. FlexiFoot is a ruggedly constructed stretcher with a raised and padded heel holder that provides comfort and increased stretch range. This product is for serious athletes. Pointe range will improve with use but as with all athletic pursuits, listen to your body and work your way up to full stretch. Warm up prior to use, and stop if there is pain. Consult your coach, instructor or physician about use. Never use on an injured foot. Use equipment at your own risk. Improper use can lead to injury

ff1We knew the FlexiFoot was going to be perfect for Gabbi for a number of reasons, the biggest being that she has very stiff muscles and little flexibility in her ankles and feet, making it very difficult for her to keep her toes pointed. She also has a very difficult time keeping her leg in a straight line…hip to knee to ankle to point, she tends to roll her knee and ankle inward.

She has been using the FlexiFoot regularly before and after most practices and we have seen a HUGE improvement! One thing that we noticed right of the bat was the foot/ankle strength she gained, especially on the beam. During practice warm ups in the past I would see her get fatigued fairly quickly. Now, it’s a totally different story! She is able to be up on her toes as long as she needs to be, her Coach was so impressed by the quick change that she even asked what Gabbi had been doing!

Her points have changed beautifully as well. She has so much more arch flexibility.
That straight leg line I mentioned above has improved drastically. Another coach even told her how much change she had noticed! YAY FlexiFoot!

Her over all leg flexibility and form has been improving as well. While using her FlexiFoot her toe stays in a point training her little legs to stay that way, while her foot is both in and not in the FlexiFoot. Having her foot in the FlexiFoot has helped to keep her hips square which is huge for her because that has been a big struggle.

We love the FlexiFoot so much…I even use it from time to time. I have severe arch issues and suffer from extreme tightness in my feet and ankles. I was surprised at how much the FlexiFoot help me and honestly help alleviate some of the pain!!!

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One of the biggest questions I get is “how long does Gabbi use her FlexiFoot?” This will defiantly range from athlete to athlete and ability. As it is right now she uses it most evenings for 3-5 minutes on each foot and before and after practice. She likes to read or watch TV while using it! She ALWAYS warms up before she uses it and stops if there is pain. The key is listening to your or your athletes body. Do not over stretch or you could end up with an injury. I cannot use it for nearly as long as Gabbi, but I’m getting there 🙂

Another question is about the FlexiFoot sizing, specifically if it only come in one size? No, actually the FlexiFoot Arch Stretcher comes in three different sizes

  • Youth: This size is for pre-pointe dancers and young athletes. The Youth heel is slightly lower and the stretch bands are closer to accommodate a small foot.
  • Adult: This size accommodates most athletes. The heel cradle is larger and the bands are further out from the heel section to allow for a larger foot.
  • X Large: This size is generally for men. The heel rest is larger and there is a greater distance between the band and heel rise to accommodate larger feet. The stretch bands are also slightly looser to allow a larger foot to be placed under the bands. For men, the Advanced model is recommended for stronger resistance.

It also comes in tow different styles

  • FlexiFoot: This stretcher has a double layer of extra heavy resistance Theraband to provide comfortable but strong resistance. This is excellent for new athletes with little point flexibility.
  • FlexiFoot Advanced with StretchLock: For advanced athletes that enjoy the Theraband resistance but benefit from the additional resistance of a hook and loop band that will lock in the desired place.

So finding your perfect fit it no problem!

Do you really need a arch stretcher if you don’t dance? Well pointed toes and ankle flexibility are pretty much a necessity in gymnastics. In fact gymnastics especially floor is incredible dance like {just youtube the floor routines for the Final 5 at the Rio Olympics} Pointed toes are need for handstand, splits, leaps and on and on.

Who would have thought she’d enjoy stretching as much as she does!

If you have a gymnast, dancer, swimmer or anything in between who struggles with foot flexibility I would defiantly encourage you to get your hands on a FlexiFoot!

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FlexiFoot is more than just their Arch Stretcher! They also have the Pointe Prefector {Gabbi want one so bad!} After seeing it you’ll know why!

Point Perfecter is a multi-functional resistance system that strengthens your ankles, legs, and for certain athletes such as dancers, gymnasts, and divers, it focuses your attention on improving your toe point. Use this in combination with your FlexiFoot Arch Stretcher for the perfectly sculpted toe point.

HOW TO’S:

How to use the FlexiFoot Arch Stretcher  

Hoe to use the Point Perfecter

RETAIL LOCATIONS:

Texas

Dancer’s Closet Westlake  (512)327-0200

3267 Bee Caves Rd, STE 133

Austin, TX 78746

Dancer’s Closet Round Rock (512)828-0800

1500 S AW Grimes #100

Round Rock, TX 78664

Movin’ Easy Dance Wear (512)474-0980

404 West 30th St

Austin, TX 78705

 

Arkansas

In Motion Dance and Athletic Wear (479)366-2307

339 N. West Ave.

Fayetteville, AR 7270

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Linda and Natalie at FlexiFoot for sending us this beautiful FlexiFoot!! I apologize for the accidental deleting of the original post, I tried for months to get it back :(! 

*Although FlexiFoot did send us this, I was not compensated for this post, nor was I persuaded in any way to give a positive review. All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & FlexiFoot.

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Lizatards Leotards on Sale!

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We are back from vacation…thats why I’ve been a bit missing in action! It was amazing and exactly what our family needed! YAY! It’s that time of year when the snow has finally melted {I hope it has where you live…I know its been trying to hang around in some parts of the country!} It actually starting to get down right hot! Today I wanted to share a some of Lizatards sale items…because I mean who doesn’t love a sale right? Let do this!

 

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Lizatards Leotard Lizard

 We LOVE this so much!
Lizatards Leotard Lime Loops

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Lizatards Leotard Lime Light

Lizatards Leotard Heart of Beast Velvet

 

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Holiday Gift Guide from Lizatards

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Hey friends! Christmas is coming fast and I know we are busy getting shopping done or any many cases started! If you have a little gymnast then this post is for you! Gabbi and I have picked some of our favorite Lizatards Leotards to share with you and we think they would be awesome under the tree this Christmas! This post is going to be short, sweet and to the point, so here we go!
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Here are some leotards we think you shouldn’t overlook and of course Gabbis favorite set!! Click the images below!

Lizatards Leotard Mermaid with Bow Back

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Girls Gymnastics Leotard Ombre and Snowcone Mesh Back Leotard

Lizatards Gymnastics Dance Giraffe Pattern  Leotard in Two Colors

Girls Gymnastics Leotard Glow in the Dark Tank Style by Lizatards

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Festive Flip Flop Leos and a Thanksgiving sale!

Let your daughters personality shine this holiday season with Flip Flop Leos!

One of Gabbi’s favorite parts of gymnastics is the Leotards! She is able to show off her personality through her leos!

We are thrilled to share Flip Flop Leos new holiday Leotards and let me tell you we are in love with them all!

Choose from six absolutely gorgeous and totally adorable Leotards! Currently we have three of the six Leotards available:

Vintage Christmas:

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This is the most gorgeous leotard! It reminds me of old Christmas cards and my childhood. Gabbi loves it’s because of the fun Santa, Reindeer and Snowman.

Let it Snow:

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Oh this Leotard is STUNNING! It reminds me of the surrounding mountains and Thomas Kinkade so much!

Green Merry Christmas:

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How cute is this? We love this bright and fun eye catching leotard! Gabbi plans to wear it with a skirt and sweater throughout the season!

Psst: Gabbi’s Leotards usually double as body suits with shorts in the summer and jeans and a sweater in the fall/winter! Making Leotards one of the most versatile items in her wardrobe.

Love what you see? Head over to and grab yours now! Be sure to use the coupon code below for 35% off $35. OFFER ENDS this WEDNESDAY the 22nd.

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Cozy up with Lizatards Leotards!

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The snow is finally falling and we are LOVING it! After the hot summer we had that seemed to drag on and on this is for sure a welcomed sight! We have been gearing up for Thanksgiving and our family tradition of black friday shopping…but thats not what I’m here to talk about! You saw in the title…more Lizatards y’all! Gabbi got the best and most special package in the mail earlier this week and we can’t wait to share, so let’s get into it now!

LizatardsFrozen Elsa Leotard

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Gabbi about lost it when she opened this GORGEOUS leotard! She has wanted this for a while now and couldn’t be more thrilled to have it! This two toned leotard has more glisten than I have ever seen, when the light catches it it’s almost blinding. The jeweled snowflake on the chest it the icing on the cake! This has moved to number one as her favorite leotard and for good reason, just look at it! GORGEOUS!

Green and Gold

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This gorgeous leotard is different from any other leotard Gabbi has, the green fabric is velvety and oh so cozy! Gabbi is so excited to wear this leotard next week because this week the gym was so cold even after warm up and she is sure this will keep her warm without getting too how! She and I both love the sparkle of the gold when the light catches it!

GYMNAST Hoodie

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This hoodie is probably Gabbis favorite item she received! She LOVE the space dye colors and it fits her perfectly. It’s not too heavy so I know this will be a favorite all year round. It came a few days ago and she has worn it every single day, school, church, shopping and just lounging around the house!

GYMNAST Capris Pants

These are Gabbis second favorite item! She loves this pants, they fit like a glove and work  great with her ugg boots she wears all the time. Usually stretchy pants like this don’t fit her well but these are greats and just like the hoodie she’s been wearing these every day!

I HIGHLY recommend this set for your active little gymnast and of course the leotards!!

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It’s So Goodly!

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I love seeing my kids express who they are, what they love and what they are proud of in their sports and activities! Gabbi has some super cute t-shirts from So Goodly Apparel that help her do just that! Not familiar with So Goodly? Oh my friend you need to be introduced…

Make A Statement with So Goodly Apparel:

 

Gabbi received two of the cutest tees from So Goodly and has been basically living in them since they arrived…I mean I would be too, they fit her amazing and are some of the softest tees she has ever worn. She LOVES these tee shirts!

GYMNASTIC STONG tee:

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BEAM QUEEN tee:

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The colors are so vibrant and wash amazingly well! I have washed them more times than I can recall and it has not faded or shows any wear at all!

She has worn both shirts a TON and we get compliments on them all the time and of course a lot of “Where did you get your daughter get her shirt, it’s so cute!?” I think we’ve told about 100 different moms “So Goodly Apparel, you’ll love all their stuff!”

Oh guys the best and cutest part about So Goodly Apparel is the darling boxes they send their gear in! I love the added special touch, it really made Gabbi feel so special when she opened it. She loves her beautiful box and has been storing some of her jewelry and hair bows in it!
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We love So Goodly and definitely this you should check them out! Don’t worry if you aren’t a gymnast, So Goodly has other collections just have a look, click on your fave and see what So Goodly has to offer!

We hope you love So Goodly just as much a we do! Oh and they have Mama shirts too! How fun is that!

Be sure to follow them on social media and tell them @flippin.gymnast.gabbi sent you ❤️

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Loving Lizatards Leotards!

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It’s definitely hot outside isn’t it? Summer is the hottest in August here in PNW and this year is proving to be just like every other year, and we love it! Theres just something about listening to the kids play in the pool that is so relaxing and fun!

We were so surprised a few days ago when Gabbi received another package from Lizatards with some awesome goodies inside! I’m so excited to share them with you so let’s get right into it!

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Lavender Sparkle

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This purple leotard is SO sparkly I just could capture its gorgeousness in photos! We love the sparkly swirl design, it totally gives a competition leotard feel and Gabbi loves that! She loves it and will being wearing to her next practice because she thinks it looks perfect for beam day!

Pink and Purple Triangles

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This pink and purple gorgeous little number is Gabbi’s new favorite! She immediately put it in an announce she was not taking it off…and she wore it to practice the next day!

In addition to the two leos Gabbi also got a super cute carry all bag and fidget spinner!

We love the quality of these leotards and defiantly recommend them!!

Hey! Are you going to the National Gymnastics Congress in Anaheim? If you are be sure to visit the Lizatards at booth, it’s #137! They have awesome leotards and other goodies at their booth! We so badly wish we were going to be there!

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Liz at Lizatards for the awesome gifts!

*Although Lizatards did send me these leotards, I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my ownALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Lizatards. If you haven’t already subscribed please do!

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