The Music Store nurtures aspiring musicians with an exhaustive collection of instruments and broad teaching resources. More than 40 teachers share their skills during lessons for classical and contemporary instruments, and sheet-music-literate students can learn new songs by sight from a selection of more than 800 titles. Staff can also order any music still in print and start the musical journey with the purchase of new and used pianos and band instruments. Grownups slowly slash chords with the purchase of a new guitar, whereas child-size guitars come equipped with Pop Rocks–flavored fingerboard.
Yakety Yak Wireless specializes in cell phones. The shop stocks new and used models from brands such as Verizon, Samsung and Apple; the technicians inside it, meanwhile, can draw on more than two decades of combined experience to fix old phones. Their repairs address problems from cracked screens and water damage to faulty sensors and speakers that blast the chicken dance during important calls. Yakety Yak Wireless also vends accessories such as cases and earbuds.
Following the CrossFit ethos, Rocklin CrossFit designs high-intensity workouts that build strong, resilient bodies. Depending on their fitness level, participants may begin the muscle-manufacturing process with exercises that use only their body weight, such as squats, pushups, and tonguestands. As tone and technique improve, trainers tack on tonnage with the sonorous bells, dumb, and kettle bars, as well as plyometric boxes and medicine balls. Cardio blasters such as rowing, running, and rope jumping are also indigenous to workouts.
Posh Puppy Boutique started small. A mother saw the joy her daughters found in dressing up their pet chihuahuas and realized the potential of a dog-focused boutique. From this initial epiphany, the business ballooned into an emporium that stocks more than 15,000 items, including attire that has graced the pages of Everydog Magazine, the animal stars of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, and countless canine politicians.
Though they still stock plenty of dog costumes, Posh Puppy Boutique's canine fashionistas aim to bring a touch of style to all aspects of a dog's life. They keep the web store filled with the hottest pet fashions, which range from understated knitted sweaters to formal wedding attire for when a dog finally decides to bark "I do." The website's virtual aisle ways also beckon owners and pups to sniff out everything from training equipment to eco-friendly bedding and holiday-themed treats.
Slot cars had their heyday in the 1960s, when some 3,000 public tracks hosted races throughout the United States. Fast Track Hobbies keeps the tradition alive today with two signature courses and a fully stocked parts counter. Holding races every Saturday evening, the store saw the rise of local stock-car prodigy Justin Colvin, who took home two USRA championships this past year. In addition to slot cars, Fast Track offers a full range of R/C gear, Pinewood Derby kits, models, and rockets for trading baseball cards with Mars.
As an authorized Dish Network provider, Austin Satellite's technicians connect their clients to a satellite TV network. But they don't just offer satellites and televisions—they complement the basics with a panoply of optional special features. Commercial-free playback, for example, allows clients to watch pre-recorded primetime shows from ABC, NBC and FOX sans interruption; their mobile services, meanwhile, allow for TV viewing on devices such as smartphones and tablets.