Akim's Tailoring and Dry Cleaning staff freshens up delicate garments and customizes the shape of ill-fitting clothes with dry cleaning and tailoring services. Technicians use waterless dry cleaning methods to remove dirt, smells, and remnants of competitive sweat-offs from fabrics and ornately decorated duds, deodorizing and spot cleaning sweaters ($5.25), gowns ($20-$30), and pants ($5.25). Otherwise, in-house tailors can raise or lower hemlines ($10), take in waists ($15), and fix broken zippers ($25-$45) to ensure garments match bodily dimensions snugly.
Cheerful yellow ducklings speckle the walls of Rubber Ducky Laundromat and beam down upon rows of sparkling washers and dryers. Beneath the glimmer of television screens, visitors wait for their laundry while surfing the web on complimentary Wi-Fi or munching on vending-machine snacks. A cheerful team of attendants staffs the Laundromat, washing, drying, and folding drop-off jobs, answering customer concerns, and providing advice on how to remove stubborn stains or super-glued "Kick-Me" signs from garments.
Since 1959, rollers have been zipping spherical missiles down Town Hall Lanes' 32 well-kept bowling corridors. Though similar in concept to the more familiar form of 10-pin punishment, duckpin bowling differs in that its frames permit competitors three rolls rather than two. The balls used in the game are also smaller and lack holes for fingers, making them less unwieldy for youngsters or phalange-less manatees. Even well-versed bowlers will have to bisect lanes with preternatural precision and power to scatter the 10 duckpins, as their lightweight structure makes bowling a strike much more difficult. The short, squat shape of the pins adds to the challenge and recalls the days when bowlers improvised their own games using nothing but factory-rejected cola bottles.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location. Click to check the class schedules for: Coral Gables, 169th Street, and 88th Street.
Rafeal Mekhanjian, the founder of StartMyDiet, began as a dietitian for a fitness company for 5 years before launching his own business, where he now fuels his passion for developing and supplementing custom diets and workout regimens. A staff of nutrition experts and muscle whisperers helps fill the gaps in their clients' diets with a full spectrum of health supplements, ranging from multivitamins to muscle-bulking protein powders to antioxidants that ward off unwelcomed fat cell squatters.
With a fitness center on site, the nutrition and supplement superstore encompasses all the building blocks for wellness, including an online system that tracks customers' progress toward better physical fitness.