Andie Burton, a talented young gymnast, has hopes of making the U.S. Gymnastics team. She is thrilled to be accepted by the preeminent women's coach and intent on pleasing Coach Brooks. Despite her already low weight, Andie begins starving herself in order to attain physical perfection. As the Olympic trials approach, Andie who is weak and ill, but still pushing herself, puts her life in jeopardy.