AussieFIT models its gym environment after Australia's lively culture, right down to the adventurous attitudes of its staff. The two clubs welcome members—or "mates"—into their fitness fold with workouts that embrace a fun-centric philosophy. Vigorous fitness classes transport their routines from Australia to the studio floor, where instructors guide BodyPump's barbell lifts and BodyCombat's martial arts strikes as they play invigorating music. Regardless of prior gym experience, visitors can groove along to BodyJam's intuitive dance choreography before taking a cooldown jog or slow-motion sprint on one of the many cardio machines. The exercise floor also includes a full-body circuit deemed the Quickie workout—an intense, nine-station regimen. Certified personal trainers oversee private sessions for a more customized approach, and attentive employees watch over youngsters at the onsite Little Nippers Kids' Club.
The staff at New Balance isn't concerned with simply selling shoes—their mission is to pair customers with the footwear that will carry them comfortably through life’s arduous steps. Understanding that an ill-fitting pair of athletic shoes can cause pain to joints and potentially damage knees, hips, and the back, associates measure the length and width of each client's foot and conduct a gait analysis to chart the trajectory of their stride when walking normally or running through ball pits. The data are collected to help the staff match clients with their ideal shoe, keeping them running longer and looking good while doing so.
Southwest Florida Diamond and Jewelry Company, serving Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Cape Coral. For three generations, Dunkin’s Diamonds has offered an experience unlike any other in the jewelry industry. Known for our standard of excellence, Dunkin’s Diamonds is known for providing a fantastic selection.
When it comes to footwear restoration, the experts at Enchanted Shoe Repair don't just go through the motions. Instead, they put in the extra effort to return each pair to a like-new condition. In addition to restoring men's and women's shoes and boots to proper walking form, Enchanted Shoe Repair's cobblers extend their savvy hands to such services as custom leatherwork and mending zippers. The technicians can clean and polish a dirty pair of work boots or replace a broken high heel caused by dressing for a basketball game in the dark. The team takes pride in restoring shoes thought to be ruined. The deft technicians also repair purses damaged from overuse and alter any shoe so that it can fit snugly in the mouth of a gossiping enemy.
The shelves at Play N Trade are lined with new and used video games for consoles that range from retro to current-generation systems. The shop's friendly staff encourages customers to try any title in-store on one of eight 32-inch LCD screens. In addition to selling new and used games, consoles, and handhelds, the store also offers used-game rentals and hosts the occasional gaming tournament for titles such as Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Lisa Busch—a jeweler, beader, and crafter—often left her local bead shops unsatisfied by their paltry inventory. When most people would have accepted the status quo and started making jewelry out of upcycled banana peels, Lisa took action, opening 1 Stop Bead Shop as a haven where she and other beaders could find all of the materials they needed under one roof. She started stocking the necessities and more, including tools, books, semiprecious gems, Swarovski crystal, glass, wire, and findings. In less than seven years, her inventory grew fivefold, requiring the shop to lay down roots in a shiny new 3,200-square-foot facility.
In addition to supplying self-sufficient beaders, Lisa shares the art of crafting with newcomers through her roster of classes. A staff of 26 instructors teaches approximately 100 lessons each quarter, ranging from beading and crocheting to wire wrapping and girls’ night out parties.