Zaggora's founder Dessi was scrambling. She needed to lose a little weight before her wedding, but none of the weight loss products she used seem to move the needle. Eventually, she took matters into her own hands, inventing her own effective method for slimming down. Zaggora's multi-layer capris, tops, shorts, and blazers put the heat naturally emitted by the body during exercise to work burning more calories. A 2012?2013 study conducted by ETScience at University of Southern California showed users wearing Zaggora used less energy to achieve high cardio levels and burned anywhere from 6?18% more calories and than those wearing standard exercise clothing.
Made from a comfortable bioceramic material, the shorts' ThermoFit technology smoothes thighs and other dimple-prone areas by warming body tissues and increasing their metabolic rate. This process boosts energy expenditure before and after exercise, and aids in eliminating cellulite-causing toxins.
From the humble beginnings of a five-bike shop in 1981, Cycle Works has since expanded and now showcases thousands of bikes and accessories lining the floors and walls. At Cycle Works, certified bike mechanics maintain smooth-riding bikes with tune-ups and customize new bikes to suit both cyclist and terrain. Once a two-wheeler has been selected, technicians measure bike and rider, and make necessary adjustments to the bike to assure a correct and comfortable fit. Before making final decisions, they let the customer take the bike out for a malted shake and a test-drive to assure compatibility. They also guarantee each sale with lifetime brake and derailleur adjustments at no cost to the original owner.
Joking cries of “fore!” punctuate the convivial chatter, clinking glasses, and thwacking clubs at Beyond Golf Sports & Spirits, a full-service bar dotted with indoor golf simulators. From all sides of the bar, the simulators emit the glow of famous ocean, desert, and mountainside courses from around the world, including Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. The links come to life thanks to high-resolution photographs and GPS technology, and the simulators track drives accurately to within 1 yard. Though staffers stockpile a variety of clubs and putters, golfers may bring their own clubs or a collection of mannequin legs from home. Since players needn’t worry about chasing down balls, they can focus on improving their game with the help of the simulator’s swing breakdown, which targets the strengths and weaknesses of each player’s stance, arc, and swing.
Specializing in baseball and softball equipment, Primetime Sporting Goods stocks its shelves with bats, gloves, and apparel from brand-name manufacturers including Louisville Slugger and Rawlings. Homerun hitters can launch curveballs into orbit or tickle a giant with a Rawlings Big Stick wooden bat ($18.99), or utilize the lightweight protection of a wire face mask ($9.95) to harbor mugs from off-target pitches and projectile sunflower seeds. Featuring adjustable sizes, a Mizuno softball glove ($42.99) imparts easy-to-close webbing ideal for beginners, and a Rawlings catcher's mitt ($69.99) allows backstops to snag low throws within the soft gallows of oil-infused leather. Game callers can showcase the latest umpire fashions with a variety of chest protectors ($27.99+), leg guards ($32.99+), and stylish, force-field-emitting trousers.
Body Basics' fitness gurus enhance active lifestyles with new and used exercise equipment and repair ailing gear during hands-on house calls. With vast product knowledge, staffers direct customers across their spacious showroom and recommend home-gym accessories such as a Xercise Ball ($29.99) for strengthening core muscles and Deluxe Xertube heavy-resistance cables ($17.99) for building arms strong enough to crush candy canes into tiny breath mints for fireflies. Training grip gloves ($26.99) protect hands during workouts with moldable comfort pads and flexible fabrics, and the Omron GOsmart pocket pedometer ($44.99) measures steps taken during runs and everyday errands.