Co-owners Tyler Valencia and Tony Nunez have spent years ensuring that they could help others be healthy. They’ve received certifications as personal trainers and have earned degrees in kinesiology with emphasis on fitness. Together, they lead students of all fitness levels through rigorous outdoor boot camp sessions. They customize the program to suit all students, designing routines of interval training that make use of battling ropes, TRX suspension equipment, and resistance bands.
With a verdant variety of shrubs, trees, roses, and vines, the friendly plantologists will help you wade through the veritable ocean of foliage. Beginning green-thumbers can take advantage of a jumbo planting kit, including ample plant food, vitamin B1, and planting compost—everything a person needs to lure an unsuspecting plant into captivity ($15.97 for the regular kit; $29.97 for the jumbo kit). Advanced yard-enhancements abound in the form of trees and shrubs, such as a selection of 5-gallon citrus trees, good for accenting a living space and forming a focal point for the worship of the Lemon Pledge gods ($34.99). Armstrong can also help organic gardeners reach full-flavored nirvana with a bevy of 3-inch plant varieties ($2.99; selections vary by season and location).
Billy Loa was born and raised in Hawaii, where the sport of stand-up paddleboarding is believed to have originated. With Aloha SUP Rentals, Billy and his wife, Lynn, continue the tropical tradition in sunny Long Beach. Atop the shop's boards, customers cruise across the bay while enjoying the walking-on-water sensation the buoyant boards afford. If they'd like to go faster, or get challenged to a drag race by a gull, customers can rent out one of the 12-foot racing boards, as well.
Crystal Auto Spa is a full-service car wash that specializes in interior and exterior detailing services seven days a week. The technicians wash all autos by hand, ensuring every inch receives detailed attention without the risk of scratching. The needs of busy drivers can be satisfied with express washes. For those seeking shine-worthy enhancements, technicians protect paint-jobs with Rainbow Triple Wax and dress tires with Armor All. To imbue autos with deep glows, they wax on polishes designed to shine for a whole year and apply sealer hot waxes to remove an unwanted hood hair. Interiors see equal attention with sudsy carpet shampoos and vacuuming. Crystal Auto Spa's team of car care professionals can also answer any questions about treatments and which package may be right for the client's car.
Daphne Brewer draws on years of Hollywood styling experience to cultivate face-framing cuts and transform locks with expert coloring services. Clients can also check out Daphne’s in-person and web-based styling tutorials to learn how to self-apply hair color or french-braid eyelashes.