Life in a Leo Episode 26: Interview with Melisa Torres

July 13, 2018

Life in a Leo Episode 26: Interview with Melisa Torres

This week I got the chance to interview Melisa Torres, the author of the Perfect Balance Gymnastics, a fiction book series. Melisa started gymnastics a little bit later in life and progressed through the sport. As a junior in high school, her coach asked her if she wanted to continue in college and helped her find a school that matched her goals. Melisa continued to flourish in the sport as a collegiate athlete at Utah State University. Melisa builds off her experience in the sport to help develop the characters she uses in her books. To learn more about Melisa and her books, check out her website www.melisatorres.com. 

Let us know who else you want us to interview and what you think of the show? You can email me at rebecca@leotard.com or message us on Instagram @Rebeccasmomleo. Hope you all have a great weekend, keep working those upgrades, and don't forget to point your toes :)

 

Melisa promoting her Perfect Balance Gymnastics book series at the National Judges Cup competition

Melisa Torres Perfect Balance Gymnastics Fiction Books

Every gymnast's favorite thing to do on vacation...Handstands!

Melisa is in Hawaii and got this awesome picture with the waterfall

 Melisa Torres waterfall handstand

Melisa performing on her favorite event, floor, at Utah State University

Melisa Torres Utah State University

Melisa dismounting the beam in club gymnastics 

Melisa Torres on beam

Some of the gymnasts from Almaden Valley Gymnastics 

Almaden Valley Gymnastics Team Group shot

 





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Life in a Leo Episode 30: Interview with Ana Villela
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Life in a Leo Episode 29: Quick reflection on peaking at the right time
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Life in a Leo Episode 28: The GK US Classic in Columbus, OH
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Size Chart

SIZING

SIZE

BUST

WAIST

HIPS

GIRTH

5-6

22" - 25"

19" - 21"

21" - 24"

37" - 41"

6X-7

24" - 27"

20" - 22"

22" - 25"

41" - 44"

8-10

25" - 28"

22" - 23"

23" - 26"

44" - 47"

10-12

26" - 29"

22" - 24"

24" - 27"

47" - 50"

12-14

28" - 30"

23" - 25"

26" - 29"

49" - 52"

PETITE

30" - 33"

23" - 26"

27" - 31"

51" - 54"

SMALL

32" - 35"

24" - 27"

28" - 32"

53" - 56"

MEDIUM

34" - 37"

26" - 28"

30" - 35"

55" - 58"

LARGE

36" - 39"

27" - 30"

32" - 36"

57" - 60"

  Note: If your measurements are at the top of a size category and you prefer a loose fit or growing room, we recommend ordering the next size.

Girth measurement  is taken from the middle of the shoulder, down the back, through the crotch, and back up the front to the starting point on the shoulder