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).
Helmed by a team of skate enthusiasts, Long Beach Skate is dedicated to preserving its neighborhood's skateboard culture. The warehouse space specializes only in skating gear and apparel. Its walls brim with colorful decks filled with images of geometric owls, vintage pinups, pop-culture figures, and strange monsters. The shelves are filled with DC and Adidas skate shoes, sweatshirts emblazoned with the store's logo, and useful skateboard accessories such as Penny wheels and giant pillows to help you stop. At the full-service, onsite maintenance center, technicians perform services ranging from board setup to repairs.
And yet Long Beach Skate's staff don't spend all their time in the shop—they also promote local skate-park development, and often materialize at skate-park gatherings to hand out gear and food. Their charitable programs have included clothing and shoe drives. In addition, they volunteer time and energy to organizations such as Action Sports Kids Foundation, Autism In Long Beach, and Maloof Money Cup's Skate and Donate program, which benefits people in South Africa.
When Katie Waggoner created Innov8 Hair Design, she took innovation seriously. She wanted her salon to be something different, from the atmosphere to the products used. As a result, all the furniture, art, and signs at Innov8 are custom made, and all the hair products are environmentally friendly, with no animal testing. The NEVO products used are also 100% vegan, gluten-free, and packaged in 100% biodegradable bottles. Katie and the rest of her team take the client's beauty wants and needs seriously?and with her advanced Aveda coloring and cutting education, Katie has the know-how to create great new looks for their clients.
Nader's Furniture has three store locations (Gardena, Long Beach and Carson) with a large warehouse and clearance center that carries inventory so that everything is in stock for immediate pickup or delivery. The Nader Family takes pride in treating our customer with respect and honesty. Naders is family owned since 1956
First-time campers kick off with a comprehensive, one-on-one consultation with a certified fitness consultant. Then, during each session, boot-bodies can expect varied total-body workouts heightened by exercise formats such as resistance training, jump roping, kickboxing, Pilates, partner drills, short-distance running, and encyclopedia ripping-in-half. At the end of four weeks, goals are assessed and firm, silent, head nods of confidence are exchanged. Long Beach Boot Camp requires that all campers bring the following equipment to each session: exercise mat, set of hand weights, resistance band, and water bottle.
Established as a muay thai academy, Chute Boxe first opened its doors in 1978 in Curitiba, Brazil. In the decades since, its students have built a reputation as physical, well-rounded fighters capable of using submissions, grappling styles, and other techniques to take down opponents. In 2004, Chute Boxe finally began producing such fighters in the states by opening its first American location in Long Beach. Today, the U.S. branch of Chute Boxe follows the lead of head coach Gerson Schilipacke, a muay thai black belt with nearly two decades of experience. Schilipacke emphasizes the development of personal character alongside physical strength.