Friday, July 3, 2015

Team Building Goes Bowling

Team building is one of the most neglected areas of management development in corporate America. Why? The challenges of finding the right venue. It is easy enough to rent a room in a hotel and have an ideation session. It is also simple to book a retreat center for a weekend of planning meetings. What’s hard is designing a team-building getaway that every member of your team can participate in. Not everyone plays golf. Not everyone has a strong tennis game. That, of course, is the beauty of bowling. Everybody from the junior executive to the C-suite has probably spent some time in a bowling center. Best of all, you don’t have to be good to have a great time. Even a gutter ball or two doesn’t get in the way of a good time.  Here are 4 tips to remember when planning a bowling team-building outing:

  1. Bowling is a team sport.  Bowling is a game that can be played as an individual or as a team. Emphasizing the power of team dynamics can be easily illustrated. People work together, they start giving tips and encouragement to the weaker players. This is corporate America in a microcosm.
  2. Build the teams purposefully.  For the best results, choose your teams carefully. Don’t simply divide the alphabet or make it a battle of the sexes. Assign people with the goal of getting people and departments working together. Make sure that you don’t put all the stronger bowlers on the same team.
  3. Choose your bowling center carefully. Make sure the bowling center is conveniently located to your office or hotel. Be sure that it has the facilities you need such as food service, break out room, etc. Many centers offer staff people who specialize in event coordination. These event planners will be sure you have everything you need.
  4. Reinforce team building with an awards presentation. Decide what awards to hand out at the conclusion of the event. Identical prizes should be given to all team members of the team with the highest score and of the second and third place teams. You may want to award a few individual prizes for highest score in each game. Humorous awards “worst bowler on the planet” can always be good for the non-bowlers on the teams.

Team building is essential in creating highly functioning business units. And there is no easier way to organize a team-building event than introducing bowling. 

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Bowling is the Perfect Summer Sport

Bowling is climate-controlled fun.

If you've ever golfed, jogged, or pitched horseshoes on a sweltering and sticky day, you know that miserable weather conditions greatly diminish your enjoyment of favorite summertime activities. In fact, dealing with oppressive heat is often dangerous, especially if you don't stay properly hydrated. Bowlers don't worry about any of this. Bowling centers offer climate-controlled entertainment all year long, granting players a cool respite from searing hot seasonal temperatures.

Bowling keeps school-aged kids engaged during vacation.

Every child looks forward to summer vacation, but they need something constructive to do with all that time off. Bowling makes a great choice. It helps kids stay active, it teaches them about cooperation and competition, and it helps build self-confidence through athletic achievement. Bowling during the summer also serves another purpose: it allows kids to stay in touch with friends during the school break, making sure the social bonds between them stay strong.

Pools are expensive. Bowling is not.

Pools are a popular summer diversion, but they have significant drawbacks. Building your own pool is expensive and most residential pools require near-constant maintenance. Public pools are a lesser commitment, but are often overcrowded and overpriced. Bowling is inexpensive summertime fun  and you won't need a towel or an extra change of clothes.
Summertime activities are all about fun with family and friends -- and bowling is the perfect sport for this time of year.

The Perfect Bowling Birthday Party

Birthdays only come around once per year, so it's important to make sure your celebrations are memorable.
That means you need to go beyond ordinary fun and games and reach for something that will really wow everyone.
Luckily, we have just the thing -- a birthday bowling party.
Let's check out a few reasons why bowling is a huge hit with party goers.

Bowling is a festive sport
If you're looking for a athletic endeavor that promotes laughter and good times, you can't beat bowling. It's tailor made for social settings and it works great as a team sport. Best of all, you don't have to be an expert -- even the most unskilled beginner can have a great time bowling.

Bowling centers make great party locations
If you host a birthday party at home, you have to deal with time-consuming preparations and the irritation of post-party clean up. Bowling centers take all the stress and worry of hosting right out of your hands. Many centers can assist you with party planning, and most sell a variety of delicious food and beverages.

Bowling is a great value
If you're looking for a cost-effective yet still exciting party option, bowling should be right up your alley. Unlike most other sports, all the necessary equipment is provided by the bowling center. Don't forget -- the more money you save on the party, the more you'll have to buy an unforgettable gift.

Speaking of gifts…

Why not visit the bowling center Pro Shop to pick out a great gift to go with the great party? If your bowling center has an on-site store, you may be able to pick up some great bowling accessories or even a custom ball.

Bowling is active
While there's nothing wrong with video games or movies, they don't provide the physical activity that bowling does. That extra exertion will come in mighty handy when you're calculating those birthday cake calories.
The next time you've got a birthday party to plan, visit to find the lane nearest you -- and find out why bowling makes the perfect party activity.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Get Fit This Summer and GoBowling!

Now that the winter chill is finally at bay, it's time to get ready for some pure, unadulterated summer fun -- and get fit in the process.
Here are a few reasons why bowling should by your summer exercise of choice.
Bowling burns calories
If you're looking for an activity that burns calories but isn't too high intensity, you can't beat bowling. It's vigorous enough to help you get in shape, but it doesn't require an extreme amount of exertion. That means it's a great option for almost everyone, no matter your age or fitness level.
Bowling takes you out of the heat
In most places, summer can get pretty hot. Yet the inside of your local bowling center is always cool and inviting. So why exercise in the sweltering heat? Burn those calories in comfort by spending a few warm summer afternoons on the lanes.
Bowling is a great way to spend time with friends
Exercise is great for you -- but working out alone is never quite as much fun. That's why bowling is such a great fit. You can enjoy a great day out with your friends or family and get the benefit of some moderate exercise. What's not to love about that?
Bowling makes you happy
Studies have shown that moderate exercise isn't just good for your health -- it also can boost your mood. So why not get the best of both worlds by having some summertime fun at your local lanes?
If you're ready to have the summer of your life and get fit while you're at it, visit to find a bowling center nearest you.

Make Bowling Your New Summer Tradition

There are a lot of great traditions associated with summer -- long, lazy days at the beach, picnics in the park, fireworks and barbeque just to name a few. Yet there's always room for another addition to your roster of summertime entertainment.
And when you're ready to have some serious fun, there's no better choice than bowling.
Let's talk about a few of the reasons why bowling should rank first on your list of exciting new summer traditions.
It's a great family bonding experience
No matter your age or ability level, you can still have a great time on the lanes. That's one of the reasons why bowling is such a family-friendly sport. Parents, children and grandparents can all enjoy each others' company while engaging in some friendly competition. Best of all, while bowling is good exercise, it's nottoo strenuous. That means almost anyone in the family can join the fun.
It's a great party location
Summer is a great time for parties. So why not host your next get together at your local bowling center? No matter how hot it is outside, you will always be cool as a cucumber inside the lanes. Throw in all the great food and beverage options at the snack bar, and you've got a prescription to permanently cure the summertime blues.
It keeps you happy and healthy
Summer is a great time to exercise and keep in shape. It's also a fantastic time to enjoy the company of your friends. So why not get the best of both worlds by enjoying some exercise at the bowling center? We guarantee you this much -- two hours of bowling with buddies is a much more exciting way to burn calories than a long solo workout on the treadmill.
Are you ready to make bowling your new summer tradition? Great! Please visit to find the lane nearest you.
Your new summer tradition is waiting.