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Burn Off Those Holiday Calories with Bowling

Coconut Creek’s Favorite Past Time After Turkey Day

While many of you will be celebrating Thanksgiving with your family and friends, you’re probably thinking of ways you can burn off some of those holiday calories. On the contrary, most people don’t start thinking about dropping weight until after the New Year. In this blog, we’re going to get you on a lucky strike way of thinking in a little over 400 words to help you stay in shape during this time of year.

In an article found in the Huffington Post, they claim the average American will consume more than 4500 calories during turkey dinner. That amount of caloric intake is why people put on so many extra pounds. However, if you plan additional exercise during the planning phase of Thanksgiving, you’ll find you won’t be making false pledges the first of the year.

In addition to the previous statement, according to MyFitnessPal, you can quickly burn about 250 calories when running on a treadmill for half an hour. While this may be true, most people will burn between 150-250 calories during a 2-hour game. (We found a calorie counter on Fit Day for you to weigh in and see.) The point is, you’ll be burning the stuffing, potatoes, and cocktails just by kicking back with the family and enjoying yourself.

Not only does bowling burn those calories, but it also helps improve things such a motor skills, stiff joints and muscle cramps. Bowling is a fantastic sport because of the physical aspects. This is a game for all ages making more fun for the whole family as well as beneficial. What better way to get the entire family into shape?

Besides the fact that bowling keeps you fit, it’s an excellent way to socialize with everyone. Perhaps the social aspect is one of the biggest reasons why bowling has been around since 3200bc? Not exactly sure, but we do know it to be an excellent way to connect with friends and loved ones.

Now that you’ve learned a secret that’s not so secret to burning calories where you can include family and guests, our next suggestion is to pick up your phone and make reservations for a lane. We would like to show you how much we are thankful for you, by giving you excellent service and a memory you’ll cherish for years to come. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even start a new tradition!

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
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The Wow Alley’s Version of “How I Met Your Mother”

From the second my bowling alley fries were placed on the table, I knew I was in for a not so good night. The thundering of the alley crashed into my head. My bowling ball was getting heavier as I head toward my team. We were playing against Lou’s Diamond Girls, otherwise known as the Bombshell Ballers. These girls were terrible, and I had a lousy day seemingly about to get worse.

The lady of my dreams was on the opposing team in the tournament

While my day was stressed with work, my shoulders and body were tensing at the alley as the anticipation was building. Our team and I were at the tournament to beat.  That is if you wanted to move into the pros.  While becoming anxious to beat the opposing team, I dropped my ball pulling it out of my bag. I bent over embarrassed and frustrated to pick up my ball when I looked down to see the smallest women’s shoes along with bright laces.

Pink Flames Decorated the Woman’s Bowling Shoes

As the shoes were intriguing enough, I yearned for more. I glanced up and concentrated on Gail’s eyes. There she was with that red hair, and a bowling ball spray painted with pink flames.  I was apparently in her way as she gazed deeply into my eyes and exclaimed: “Move out of the way slick!”

I Knew I wanted to Win her heart

After each one of Lou’s Diamond Girls scored one strike after another, I knew we wouldn’t win. But, I felt like a champ in her eyes. And just as I saw her walking away, knowing I’d never see her again, she asked me to hold her bowling ball with a smile. She started anxiously reaching for her keys in her bowling bag until she pulled them out with a sigh. When she arrived with her bag, she stared into my eyes once more and asked if wanted to join her league. It was then I knew we were destined to be together.

Throughout the years, bowling has been a favorite activity and now each one of my kids enjoys it just as much as we do. Well, I should say “our kids” and our grandkids” to be more correct. Even thirty years later we’re still destined to be in the alley of love.

Yep, she was and still is the love of my life and bowling was the vehicle that put us together. We re-visit often and again play in the same league. Even 30-years later, the game is fun and so is our favorite past time, with each other.

You should start a memory of your own too.

Contact us today, to reserve your lanes.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun

Click the links below to download our app to plan and enhance your visit to The Wow Factory & The Wow Alley!

5 Wow Alley Rumors

  1. The Wow Alley is fun!
  2. The Wow Alley is for Families of All Ages
  3. The Wow Alley Won’t Make You Leave Hungry
  4. The Wow Alley is Handicap Accessible
  5. There’s No Place Like the Wow Alley for Events

We wanted to clear a few things up for everyone in Coconut Creek. There seems to be a lot of rumors passing around that the Wow Alley is fun. While we do agree, and you should too, take a few facts to clear things up a bit. First, the Wow Alley provides a safe environment with lots of entertainment such as laser lighting, music and a café full of gourmet style food. Not sure who might be spreading this rumor around be we guess it’s EVERYONE!

Next, the other gossip that we’re hearing is that the Wow Alley is for families of all ages. While this fact might be very welcoming, we do want to say so is our staff. Children and adults alike frequent the bowling alley looking for fun and excitement. While this information is adequate, it’s mostly hearsay by our favorite visitors.

If you leave hungry after being at the Wow Alley, then something is wrong! The babble should never stop talking when it comes to bragging about our hand-stretched pizza and craft beer. We don’t want people to get a false impression; they might fall in love with our toasted ravioli or sinking their teeth into one of our delicious burgers. Who would want that?

While the food and fun are two of the most critical chitchat, another comment is that the Wow Alley is handicap accessible. While our facilities are ADA compliant, many people feel their children and the guests around them are yakking about how everyone is catered to at the bowling alley.

Lastly, we do hear a lot of buzzes the Wow Alley is excellent for hosting events such as birthday and corporate parties. In fact, the Wow Alley has many of the community members creating annual events because the facility suits the needs of their members and costs. Event planners like to hold a lot of idle talk about how much our staff is friendly and helpful.

While these may all be rumors, they’re 100% true, and we don’t mind if you spread the word around!

Contact us today, to reserve your lanes.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
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NOT Your Grandpa’s Idea of Bowling

When you think of bowling if you picture people with big blousy shirts, beat-up-two-toned, leather shoes and throwing giant glittery balls down the lanes. Vintage bowling for your grandparents probably meant being in a league and coming home smelling like stale cigarettes and beer. If you picture these ideas when it comes to the game of bowling, then you’ll be happy to know the Wow Alley is NOT your Grandfather’s idea at all.

The local Bowlarama was blessed if it had a juke-box at all back in the day. Music was mostly heard if you happened to meet someone at the lounge area located inside of the facility. Today the Wow Alley has a state-of-the-art sound system that keeps you well entertained throughout your visit. Not only did we consider the importance of music, but we also took it to a whole new level by adding giant video screens to enhance the experience.

Some of you may remember visiting your parents when they went to the bowling alley or perhaps you took lessons yourself? Either way, kids at the lane tend to get bored mainly because of the low lighting. Since we love kids, we want them to get the ‘WOW’ factor, and they will work with both laser and black lights found throughout the alley.

Besides the great music and cool lighting, the Wow Alley also provides a full menu of delicious foods and snacks. Although your grandparents most likely enjoyed a hot dog, burger or some greasy French fries, our café offers nutritious and healthy selections too. We might guess your grandma would have appreciated an order of the toasted ravioli or a hand stretched pizza. Nonetheless, the food is all a part of the adventure.

Now you have three excellent reasons that the bowling alley of today isn’t the same as your grandpa’s idea of one from years gone. While ole’ grandad is kicking back reminiscing, you can show him how much more the venues have advanced.

Bowling is still the same old game it always was before. However, the advancements these entertaining spots have made supersedes what happened back in the 40’s and 50’s. So next time your family plans on getting together, go a day or night of it at the Wow Alley and see how much fun the game and atmosphere still has today.

For more information on Wow Alley schedules, contact us directly.

Contact us today, to reserve your lanes.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun

Team Building at the Wow Alley

Bowling is at the Heart of American Companies

When your bottom line has hit rock bottom, it’s time to do some housekeeping. Often companies experience and a slight departure during this time of year. After researching they may find the issues in productivity stem from a lack of company morale. When you see this is the case, you can utilize the Wow Alley as a way to rebuild attitudes and self-confidence by organizing an innocent evening of bowling.

HR and Event Planners Love to Build Teams with Bowling

Whether you work for a small company or a large chain, if you’re a manager or HR representative, you are most likely paying attention to your team’s disposition and spirit. When employees like where they work, they’re more likely to become more productive. Arranging an event, such as a company night of bowling, can boost drive and keep your top producers full of camaraderie. Here are a few things to consider if you’re looking to have an evening out with your office staff.

Offer Prizes to Highest Scores

Break up into teams of men or women, execs versus laborers, etc., The idea here is to pick up the community, and teamwork amongst your troops. People by nature are competitive, and the game of bowling can lead to a more ambitious group. Offer prizes to the highest score or allow parking at the front of the lot as a way of creating comradeship.

Fellowship Begins with 10 Pins and a Ball

Not only is the game suitable for sport and competition, but it’s also an excellent way to socialize. Invite your vendors or outside business partners to join in the fun. This fellowship continues to build loyalty both inside and out of the company. In some cases, people use the Wow Alley to join a bowling league for a regular way to entertain. Whatever the case may be, the sport of bowling is an excellent way to rival and build relationships.

Lastly, if you’ve wanted to host an event with little to no planning, the Wow Alley can provide a comfortable, breezy experience for you and your event planners. Even when you’re on a tight budget for your celebration, you can manage the cost of bowling. Besides the idea of playing a fun game, there’s a café that offers a full menu, private rooms and a plethora of other accommodations to make your party one they won’t forget.

Many of today’s corporate events have eliminated alcohol for various insurance reasons. We offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for you to be at ease with responsibilities.

Whether you want to party it up or you’re looking for a  place to collaborate with your team, the Wow Alley provides everything you need to meet your goals.

Contact us today, to reserve your lanes.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun

Halloween Bowling Parties are Sweeping the Lanes Nationwide!

The Wow Factory is the Perfect Way to Close out Halloween 2017

Forget about putting the kids down early, on Halloween. Leave their costumes on and head to the bowling alley. This year the nation’s bowling alleys are reporting an upswing with people heading over to their favorite place to celebrate the holiday. Who can blame them? Bowling is one of the best places to applaud tricks and treats along with a plethora of other fun party favors!

The Daunting Tasks to Halloween Madness

In most cases, Halloween means a mad rush to get the kids ready, head out the doors, hitting up every house in the neighborhood. After your children dash door to door, it’s time to head home and rummage through the mounds of candy only to throw away a vast majority because it looks suspicious. Then it’s time to tuck the lads and lassies in bed. Just when you think the house is finally quiet, you hear a little voice from the other room “I can’t sleep.” While you may be thinking, of course, you can’t sleep, you’re full of sugar, preservatives, and junk.

A Solution to Getting Kids to Sleep Sooner After Trick or Treating

We have a solution for you before you spend the night taking care of tummy aches, pack the kids in the car and head over to the Wow Alley for a grand finale to a spooky day. Not only will the kids be having a great time, but they’ll also be burning off steam and calories. Rather than giving them a ton of sweets just before bed, you can enjoy the rest of the evening doing something fun and enjoyable for the whole family.

Make Bowling a Tradition and an Escape

Now some may argue this is a ridiculous idea, but we know it to be a tradition for many people. Even if you do decide to escape from the kidlets, you can enjoy some social time where you don’t have to clean up after everyone. How is fun that?

Not only is the Wow Alley the perfect solution to ending your 2017 Halloween Holiday, but it’s also a fantastic solution to keeping your kids from getting sugar-high overload and keeps them in shape. We’re sure you’ll have such a great experience, you’ll want to make it an annual event yourself.

Contact us today to reserve your lanes. Especially for Halloween!

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun

Are Bowling Shirts Making a Come Back?

Look Your Best at the Wow Alley with These Hot Tips for Shirts!

Some people may argue that bowling shirts are a vintage novelty. However, some of the world’s top designers have adapted this button down classic throwing their spin on this evergreen style of shirt. Clothing lines such as Tommy Bahama and Prada continue using this cut in innovative fashions that are crowding the bowling alleys across the globe. Take a peek at why these bowling shirts are making a comeback!

Mario Prada would be best known for his luxurious handbags, luggage, and shoes. However, the Italian clothing fashion conglomerate is also noted for his cutting edge and sophisticated shirts. In the shirt you see here, you will find the stitching, choice of material and the one-of-a-kind use of pattern and color is one big reason men and women are still enjoying the trendy bowling shirt from one the Italy’s top designers.

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This next shirt is everything a man could want in a bowling shirt. “The Woodie Garage” made by Rumble59 offers a sleek and swanky approach with distinctive piping and a double collar. Since bowling shirts were created with loose fabrics allowing the bowler to have comfort while tossing his ball down the lane for a good score. A good fabric combination of cotton and polyester blend is the most common and the least problem for perspiration. Now that’s what we call a “Lucky Strike”!

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In most cases, women’s bowling shirts will consist of a more tapered look than the men’s loose tops. However, because there is a tighter fit many of the ladies prefer an ultra-cool t-shirt rather than the blousy smock. Fun patterns such as embroidered detail around the sleeves or floral textiles would be more appealing for the females. Nevertheless, the classic 50’s retro shirt will still suffice and will look amazing under the neon lights for laser bowling.

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One last bowling shirt that will make you immediately jump online heading to the shopping cart is that of the signature Tommy Bahama line. These silky luau shirts offer a limited edition for you to collect or wear when you’re heading out for an evening of knocking down some pins. Even if you don’t want to look over the top, there are plenty of traditional patterns to keep you looking your best without getting carried away. Either way, the entire line ends to a life full of leisure and are the perfect shirt for the complete game.

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These shirts are just a few examples of how much the classic bowling shirt is coming back even when in all actuality, this look never left. Keep in mind; there’s plenty of fashions accepted on the lanes today. But, it’s still nice to keep the tradition and look your best.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun

Bowling is For Lovers of All Ages!

Why You Should Plan a Date to the Local Bowling Alley

In the movie “Grease 2” starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield, the show the bowling alley as a place for groups of teens as a meeting place. While that holds true in today’s day, it seems more kids are making their plans to hit the local venues as a way of having a fun date. This Wow Alley blog helps remind us of the many reasons why planning a date for the local bowling alley sparks more than just young romance.

Bowling is an Affordable Date

First, we should point out that bowling is an affordable way to enjoy yourself and have fun. Besides the sport being a popular vintage way of entertaining, it won’t cost you a month’s salary to have a night out. Don’t forget to look for specials and save your funds for some delicious food from the café to make it a full night affair.

Bowling is Social

Other than cost efficiency, bowling is known as a social event. People of all ages gather round to compete or challenge the pins and each other. When you are looking for a fun way of getting to know someone, there’s no better alternative. Think about it; you can’t talk at a movie theater. Dinner out can be nice, but it’s better if there are some activity and bowling can be just plain fun! The fun factor should make it another reason why you should plan a date and getting to know one another.

You’ll Build Lots of Memories at the Wow Alley

Next, some of the fondest memories are made at bowling alleys. Also, today’s Wow Alley features cool effects and lighting as well as giant tv screens making the ambiance a part of the nostalgia. Just picture ten years from now, you’ll find reminiscence about the time you spent picking out shoes to laughing at a gutter ball!

Also, planning a date to the bowling alley shows some ingenuity and creativity. Don’t choose the boring dates that are standard such as meeting for drinks or coffee. Pick up your date and head over to an environment that shows your innovative and not just another bore. Who knows, you might even make it a tradition! From the neon laser lights to the state-of-the-art facility the Wow Alley proves to be far more than a dull night out.

For more information about reserving your lanes or open bowling, contact us directly.

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
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Modern Bowling: How The Game Has Changed

Bowling has a rich history. Most people don’t know that bowling traces its origins way back to the ancient civilizations of Egyptians and Romans. The sport, as we now know it, was popularized in Britain during the Middle Ages. It subsequently gained popularity within the upper classes and the royalty. It was at the turn of the 20th century that the game became widely available to the masses. As with other sports, the technology boom of the 20th century has had a significant effect on the sport of Bowling. The modern bowling experience differs greatly to what our ancestors at the turn of the 20th century enjoyed. Here are some of the major changes that have shaped modern bowling.

  1. The introduction of automated pinsetters

During the earlier years of the 20th century, bowling alleys employed young boys as manual pinsetters. These pinsetters had to reset the bowling pins, clear out the fallen pins from the lanes and return the bowling ball to a player. In 1936, the first mechanized pinsetter was invented. And over the years it has been improved to automate the entire pin setting process. This has increased the average speed of a bowling match, making it a more enjoyable hobby to participate in.

  1. The improvement of bowling balls

During most of its existence, wooden bowling balls made from hardwood trees were used for bowling. This finally changed in the 1930s when rubber balls were introduced to the sport. In the 1970s, plastics such as polyester became the most popular material in the manufacture of bowling balls as they led to higher scoring matches. The modern bowling ball, which is made from urethane resin, was introduced in the 1990s. Urethane resin balls can be customized for different bowling lane surfaces and players. Professional bowlers regularly have their bowling balls custom made to fit their bowling style.

  1. Automatic scoring

One of the simple, yet profound, development in bowling has been the introduction of automatic scoring. Prior to this, bowlers had to individually keep their scores through notebooks and pencils. Professional bowling tournaments had to hire dedicated scoring staff. With the invention of the mechanical pinsetter, and technological advances in the computing industry, modern bowling now has automatic scoring. While this does not seem to be a major development, it has actually increased the widespread appeal of the game as bowlers do not need to understand how the scoring works before taking up the sport.

  1. The bowling lane evolution

Bowling lanes have traditionally been made from wood. This made them expensive to set up and maintain as wooden lanes were not durable. In the 1970s, synthetic lanes were introduced which were cheaper to install and more durable than their wooden predecessors. Modern day bowling lanes can be made from a wide variety of customizable synthetic materials. With the different oiling techniques employed, each bowling alley has its own unique character which makes modern bowling very interesting. The reduced cost of setting up and maintaining a bowling alley has been attributed as the main driving force behind the popularity of bowling. Most major cities have at least one bowling alley in every neighborhood.

By embracing changing technologies, bowling has become a more enjoyable and accessible sport. The Wow Alley best demonstrates this with its elegant space design, craft beer and wine bar, food menu, comfy seating, music, and much more! 

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
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Football Season and Bowling, No Problem!

Football season is already here. While many people love to watch the game, it’s also a time where you might be in a league. Just think, you won’t have to miss the game while you’re on the lanes as we’ve got the technology allowing you to do both! Plan your schedule and do tackle two things at once. Here are a few other points to consider before the wife decides to do a blitz!

Let your significant other have the night off of cooking and order some delicious snacks from our café. Just think of how happy you’ll make him or her when you tell them you’re taking them out for a change. You ensure them they won’t miss one minute of their favorite NFL team even while they are getting a strike!

Next, bring your non-football family to the alley and let them get a kick out of knocking down some pins while you watch your favorite quarterbacks on the big screens. What better way to spend a Sunday? Or Monday? Or Thursday! The Wow Alley is opened every day with minimum exceptions.

Now, that you have a good game plan strategy to kick off football season bringing the whole family, let’s huddle. The Wow Alley provides a reasonable way to entertain your family even if you’re on a budget. Be sure to look for our coupons and deals throughout till Superbowl.

Ladies, don’t be alarmed with the big game on. Grab a few of your friends and pick up your shoes from the counter and celebrate. Although offense and defense are still broadcast, you can have a ladies night out and never miss one cute player.

Other than the all-star players, teens can feel comfortable being dropped off if they over 13. The Wow Alley provides a family atmosphere and is excellent for travelers and tourist groups too.

Don’t assume bowling is the way it was twenty years ago. It’s even BETTER! You wouldn’t have been able to watch the game on multiple big screen televisions while wearing your favorite bowling shirt. Today’s lanes are highly equipped with state of the art advancements that provide additional entertainment pleasure.

We hope this helps inspire you to catch a game while watching your teams hustle on the field. We also hope this article contributes to solve some household problems and keep the peace during football season. Until then Go TEAM GO!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun