Inside Arcadia Sports, athletes and fitness enthusiasts find what they need to replenish their stock of equipment and apparel. Baseball and softball gloves, bats, bags, and cleats equip players for practice or games, and the store's outdoor batting cages help keep them in prime shape for homerun hitting or window breaking. Slider shorts protect rumps from abrasion during base-sliding, and youth jersey shirts protect skin from moisture with Bio-Dri technology. Exercise enthusiasts can peruse kettlebells, free weights, and cardio machines for tools to help build muscle at home.
For more than three decades, Arizona Hiking Shack has been outfitting outdoor adventure seekers with seasonal gear for thrill-inducing off-road journeys. Conquer white waters or cruise along serene streams with a one-day kayak rental. Arizona Hiking Shack provides kayaks for solo or doubles trips, ideal for Captain and Tennille tribute bands to paddle down the Salt River together.
Whether for adults or children, mountainous terrain or smoothly paved streets, The Pedal Bike Shop stocks bicycles and parts that befit all individuals and conditions. Made by top brands such as Firmstrong and Wethepeople, bikes are available to rent for stretches that range from four hours to more than seven days. The Pedal also stocks rides to buy, all of which come with free lifetime adjustments. Of course, anybody can bring in bikes to the shop's expert repair techs, whose thorough tune-ups include brake adjustments to tightening up pegs to pick up hitchhikers. Along with supplying bikes, The Pedal frequently gathers biking enthusiasts for events such as group rides.
Equipment: Heavy bags, free weights, kettlebells, battle ropes, resistance bands
Students should bring: Workout attire and water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Fun atmosphere, great people and a kick-ass work out
Bike Emporium’s able staff equips riders with bicycles and accessories from top brands and keeps gear running smoothly with repair and maintenance services. Walk-ins can ride out of the store atop new spinning spokes by Giant, Electra, or Haro, as well as recumbent bikes by Sun. When any make or model of bike requires maintenance, wounded wheels benefit from a full range of repair services, including flats fixed while the owner waits and tune-ups completed in 24 hours. Bike Emporium also rents out bicycles ($17/hour; $37/day) and points riders in the direction of the Greenbelt half a mile away, a nearby mountain bike trail, and a giant hamster wheel that affords riders spectacular views of the skyline.
Rather than tying themselves to a single certification agency, Scuba Magic’s instructors guide students down a variety of training avenues. This flexibility is embodied in the school’s owner, Gary Moyer, who is certified by PADI, SDI, DSAT, EFR, and HSA. The shop’s coursework ranges from programs for first-time divers seeking their open-water certificate, to those preparing to handle underwater emergency situations and baby submarines convinced a diver is its mom. The school provides a stock of high-quality gear to students taking their classes, and technicians trained by the manufacturers themselves maintain the equipment. Occasional national and international diving trips bring aquanauts to such wonderlands of crystalline, warm water as Fiji.