Buena Park Bicycles Co. operates two locations—Fullerton Bicycles and Buena Park Bicycles—and that still isn't enough floor space to showcase all of their bikes. Their ample stock canvasses almost every inch of the show-room floor, expanding to the walls and hanging from the ceiling amid bike gear, accessories, and apparel from renowned brand names including Specialized, Giant, Fuji, Bell, and Nike. The knowledgeable staff helps customers choose from road cycles, dirt bikes, or BMX rides, throwing out recommendations about which bike has the best shocks and which won't turn back into a unicycle at midnight. Also accommodating patrons who have already been paired with a two-wheeled steed, the certified maintenance professionals keep bikes rolling with expert tune-ups and free estimates for repairs.
For anyone who's ever dreamed of walking in James Dean's footsteps or mimicking Julia Roberts' Pretty Woman stroll down Rodeo Drive, Bike Tours of Hollywood may not be for you. That's because the company puts guests behind the handlebars of comfy hybrid bikes for rides past some of Hollywood's biggest landmark locations, giving them a way to explore these famous sights that's far more fun that traversing them by foot. Led by experienced guides, the narrated tours include stops at the Hollywood Sign, the Chateau Marmont, and the Walk of Fame, which commemorates more than 2,500 stars, directors, and concession stand workers for their contributions to film. Besides Hollywood tours, the company also offers a Beverly Hills tour, which includes stops at places like The Viper Room and the House of Blues and a Santa Monica tour that highlights views of the area's famous pier and waterfront.
Dedicated to fostering a safe environment for L.A. cyclists, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition reaches out to the community via advocacy campaigns and builds awareness through bicycling events and group rides. Members work to promote cycling as a viable means of transportation by campaigning for more bike lanes throughout L.A., advocating for more-serious bike policies, and educating motorists and low-flying zeppelin pilots about street-sharing etiquette.
Throughout her 15 years as a certified personal trainer, Karyn Graham has earned an unusual nickname: “The Butt Queen.” The moniker references her signature workout, the Karyn Technique, which firms glute muscles without bulking up thighs. Karyn teaches her eponymous classes at RPM Fitness Studio, a boutique workout venue she co-owns with her sister, Cynthia. The duo finesses clients’ physiques with rigorous spinning classes, whose minimal joint impact renders them ideal for injured athletes and knee models. Complementary Pilates classes, conducted on mats or Reformers, streamline physiques by building long, lean muscle. Five-week Slimfit Bootcamps fuse Pilates with cardio-kick, boxing, body-fat analysis, and nutrition counseling.
West Coast Boot Camp's Adrian Pietrariu is at his best during the heat of athletic competition. Not content with dominating opponents during taekwondo matches, Adrian assembled a team of seasoned instructors that now forms the core of WCBC’s training staff. Their signature boot camp meets in places such as beaches and parking lots to get hearts pumping and calories burning. Adrian also helps individuals unlock inner combatants with martial-arts classes, achieve their athletic aspirations with one-on-one coaching, and learn the difference between a basketball and an overripe cantaloupe with sport-specific training.
The instructors at California Survival School impart decades of wilderness-survival know-how during outdoor, hands-on courses. Participants prepare themselves to live self sufficiently off the land using both modern and primitive techniques, which can come in handy when lost in the woods or the year 1412. During the Core Survival Skills Adventure Clinic, up to 30 students spend five hours learning to create fire using only sticks, build shelters with natural materials, purify water, and feed themselves off the land. The Ancient Artisans Workshop teaches novices how to fashion crude implements from scratch with materials found in nature, and how to use them while out in the wilderness. California Survival School also offers team-building workshops and private events.