For a gym, Red Island CrossFit has a curious lack of weights and other recognizable equipment. That's because it specializes in CrossFit, an intense daily workout that relies on functional bodyweight exercises such as pull-ups, pushups, and plyometrics. Exercisers looking to bulk up even more can sign up for the facility's Strongman training, which uses tires and atlas stones in lieu of dumbbells, while its Olympic lifting program can help national-anthem enthusiasts find a constructive outlet for their pastime.
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.
Featuring an artsy potpourri of rubber stamps, scrapbooking supplies, tools, and more, Bella ART provides art enthusiasts and creativity cravers with numerous resources. Creative customers can embark on a stamping spree with scooters ($6.75), matadors ($8.25), and bakery shops ($7.25), or provide an image of their own to customize a stamp (prices start at $7 for a 1/2” x 1 1/2” stamp and increase with size). Six yards of checkered ribbons in purple/lime and sage/taupe rolls ($4.50) can decorate a score of greeting cards or fashionably fasten burgers to their accompanying buns, and scrapbookers can collect five-colored felt sheets ($6.25) and acid-free, handcrafted cotton décor canvas ($5.95) to use for documenting a memorable family vacation or a baby’s first Revolutionary War reenactment.