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Being Competitive in a Healthy Way

One single aspect of being a parent is to raise our children to become successful in life. We should teach them things like how to be competitive. However, learning to compete in a healthy way is far more fun and a lesson they’ll carry for the rest of their lives. Here are a few tips you can take from the parents at to teach them how to be competitive without becoming a bully.

Recognize your child for their strengths

Most of what our children learn come from their home environments. Boys and girls of all ages are always seeking approval from their parents. It’s not a difficult thing to do telling them when they have done something well. Rather than focusing on your kid’s weaknesses, concentrate on their strengths. Focusing on your son or daughter’s strengths helps to build their self-esteem, and they won’t have a desire to belittle other children.

What do they excel in?

Find sports and activities they are good at and then motivate them to stick with it. When you find an activity like soccer or dancing and your child has natural talent, drive them to build on that skill and watch them flourish. Don’t make your child stay with something if he or she is unhappy. Forcing a kid to do something will only discourage them, and they might take it out on someone else.

Work through challenges, don’t shy away

Competing with others is an important lesson to learn. Kids need to learn how to stand up for themselves. They need to hone in on how to take an idea and complete all the tasks to make them believe in what they can do. Teach your kids to work through their challenges and problem solve their way to a more desirable result.

Be social

Involve your children in group activities. Parties, little league, ballet, etc., are all activities where your kids can gain new skills and learn to share winning and losing. These types of life events can enhance your children to understand equality of one another, and that’s something we could use today.

Failing is not the end of the world

Failing is a part of the process. You probably will be uncomfortable with this more than little Bobby or Jenny. However, if you get them to comprehend failing teaches us all how to improve and become better at something, they may look at life differently.

Of course, we don’t have all the answers, but with these important tips, you can help your son or daughter compete in a healthy way learning about…well, life!

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Why Kids Love Bowling!

One of the most memorable things a parent can experience is their child with his/her first strike. The excitement continues with a wild jump up and down the bowling lane allowing the rest of the alley to see that joy. This holiday season, you can help relieve the boredom by bringing your kids on a new adventure. But, before you head down or reserve your lane, you need to know the five reasons why all kids love bowling.

Bowling and Arcades go Hand in Hand

From the beginning of time, children have always enjoyed spending leisure time at the arcade. From the sounds of skeet ball landing into the hole to the chance of knocking down a bunch of pins, kids have always enjoyed that game with the funny ball. Bring your kids down during the winter break for an indoor activity excellent for youth rain or shine.

Children are like by words like GutterBall

Children amuse easily by funny words. If you’re a parent, you’ve more than likely heard your boys and girls recite a phrase that makes them giggle. Well, words such as GutterBall and Spare come across as pure comedy to young kidlets everywhere. Just think of all the fun you’ll be having while enjoying their laughter.

Friendly Competitive Spirit

We are competitive by nature. At a young age, our little leaguers are learning the sense of feeling accomplished. Bowling is a sport that allows children to have a safe way to develop their skills along with strengthening muscles and things like hand to eye coordination.

Bowling is a Sport!

Bowling is an active sport that burns calories, helps with food digestion and keeps you in shape. Today’s kids are facing things like obesity and childhood diabetes. Kids love to be active and a part of a team. It’s yet another good reason for them to enjoy the sport of bowling.

They share their victory with their peers

Kids love to share their victories with their friends. Bowling allows parents to have the option to sign up for a league or come occasionally. No contracts, commitments or restrictions are involved, and it’s affordable. Furthermore, the kids love bowling when they can bring their classmates or family members to join in on the festivities.

There’s plenty of reasons to love bowling and kids are at the forefront of understanding those topics. Bring them by for the winter break, and you might fall in love with the sport too.

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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!

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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,

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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

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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,

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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! 

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First Date Fun

When your crush finally agrees to go on a date, the feeling is ecstatic. You are now trying to figure out where to go out for a drinks or dinner. That is so cliché. There are better and more fun activities you can indulge your crush for a first date. If the connection you have is to last, then the first date needs to be fun and memorable.

Here are some awesome first date fun ideas.

A picnic

Most people will enjoy an outdoor stroll. A picnic is a nice change from the normal restaurant setting and a little more personal. All you have to do is pick a nice spot, and carry some snacks, drinks and a mat. Then you can talk about anything, from the nice landscape in the vicinity to your weird obsession for chicken salad sandwich.

Go bowling

Even if your crush has never stepped into a bowling center, she will definitely enjoy the music, the funny shoes, and the beer pitchers. Also, bowling is not for experts – anyone can bowl. The fun activity will break the awkwardness of having to start new conversations. Plus, if you are an expert, you will enjoy teaching her to bowl.

 Visit the Zoo

We all visited zoos as kids, and we loved it. Relive these childhood moments with your crush on a first date. With so much to see, you will not lack something to talk about. And, it is also very romantic walking around the zoo holding her hand.

Attend a live music concert

You may not have the money to buy tickets to a large music concert. Fortunately, bars and local theatres often showcase talented local and international artists. During the concert, there will be plenty of time to grab drinks and foods and talk. Since the artists are constantly playing music, you do not have to spend hours conversing. It is also an opportunity to learn your date’s taste in music.

Stand-up comedy

Everyone enjoys a good laugh. What can be more romantic than laughing together with your crush? There are lots live comedy shows every weekend in all large towns and cities. In the happy mood, starting conversations will not be as problematic.

Food festival

Going to a food festival with your date is a nice way to know her delicacies. It is adventurous to walk around trying new cuisine. You will cherish those moments as you walk side by side discussing your love and hate for hot sauce, oysters, and everything else.

Watch a game

First, you need to establish if your crush likes sports. Then you can buy tickets to a sporting event. The arena setting provides a nice environment to start casual conversations. It is also fun to cheer the same team or jeer each other team as you snack together.

Amusement parks

Amusement parks can be as much fun for adults as they are for kids. The slides, swings, and face painting are childishly romantic. You also get a good excuse to eat funnel cake and cotton candy. A rollercoaster ride will provide a good opportunity to initiate hand holding.

To create a lasting impression on your crush, figure out a first date that is out of the ordinary. With these first date ideas, whether you kick it off or not, at least you will have fun.

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

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