Servicing street stallions for more than four decades, PV Bicycle Center's expert technicians tune up two-wheelers in seven steps. To jump-start the full-frame physical, bikes are hoisted into the air like chain-clad cheerleaders, allowing their frames, spokes, and handlebar pompons to undergo a thorough scrubbing. Next, technicians strip components and degrease them in an ultrasonic cleaner. Submitting your cycle to a shifting and brake adjustment improves its ability to switch speeds and stop, leaving it too well-adjusted to author a spiteful memoir about its winter in the garage. Further adjustments to hubs, bottom brackets and headset bearings encourage peak performance. Finally, adjustors carry out minor wheel truing, check the tires, and breathe new life into your bicycle's rubber lungs.
Windsurfdeal's true showroom isn't inside its Palos Verdes location. It's on the water. The Pacific Ocean waits only a few miles from the shop's boards, begging guests to take the gear for trial spins on the waves. Equipment from the likes of AHD and KA skims the water and jumps through the air, each with its own distinctive qualities. To feel the difference between a Nah Skwell Fit and a Kool, guests can swap out their boards as many times as they'd like during a rental period. Or they can slow down with a leisurely standup-paddleboard ride, working their cores and learning the basics from an instructor. And unlike a lazy cartographer, Windsurfdeal's team doesn't forget about the East Coast—they ship gear to airports throughout the United States, in most cases delivering items in just one day.
Certified trainer Nate has ingested countless supplements throughout his 14-year fitness career—that includes fitness management, intense-core personal training, and an extensive knowledge of nutrition and supplementation. Nate's passion to help others obtain a healthy lifestyle led him to become nationally certified through the American Council of Exercise in 2000. To help other exercisers achieve their goals and enhance their lives, he shares his favorite supplements at his eponymous shop, Nate's Muscle Market. The store's selection includes workout essentials such as multivitamins, fat burners, and protein powders that are made of finely crushed dumbbells. The Muscle Market also hosts unique and hard to find products such as UG Pharma Savage which helps build muscle. During customer visits to the store, Nate is also available to assist clients in customizing a nutrition and workout plan.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.