The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sporting goods, rentals, and repair services at Lombardi Sports.
Lombardi Sports equips active individuals with more than 50,000 square feet of equipment and clothing items designed to enhance performance in a multitude of sports. Dedicated salespeople guide patrons along avenues of gear while sharing personal knowledge acquired through active participation in each activity. Aspiring ice riders can test gliding abilities with adult ski-rental packages ($15+), and stone grinding ($35) or basic tuning ($35) increases the handling, stability, and life expectancy of personal ski gear. The Thermacore insulation and weatherproof fabric of Burton Profile under gloves help digits endure slope weather ($39.95), and the Lexan lens material of Oakley XS O-frame snow goggles ($45) deters scratching by even the most pernicious snowflakes. Cycling, climbing, and fitness gear also adorns the outdoor emporium, and fashion apparel by makers including Roxy and Levi's gives wearers an edge during competitive-lounging battles.
In addition to carrying an arsenal of calorie-fighting equipment, the Lombardi Sports team gathers patrons for free weekly classes and clubs including cycling, boot camp, yoga, and advanced physics. Through activities and lectures, the sports specialists also sponsor Team In Training, an organization dedicated to fighting leukemia and lymphoma cancer.
The upbeat employees at Lombardi Sports actively participate in the same athletic pursuits for which they sell and repair gear and apparel. Customers who visit the sprawling, 50,000-square-foot sporting-goods store benefit from the staff's rich supply of first-person training insights and anecdotes about hiking, running, swimming, and other sports. As a hive for sporting wisdom, the store boasts attractions such as live tennis demos as well as camping-supply rentals that come with the sales team's recommendations for enhancing camping fun with bear-proof food coolers and extradurable bear-tickling sticks.
A community staple since 1948, Lombardi Sports began as a somewhat smaller purveyor of biking, skiing, and camping equipment. Still owned by its originators, the store's enduring success has enabled its involvement with local charitable causes, proudly supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure's efforts to eradicate breast cancer as well as the work of Team in Training, an organization dedicated to curing leukemia and lymphoma.
1600 Jackson St.
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