Thursday, August 13, 2015

Team Building

Looking for the perfect team-building event? Well, skydiving is definitely out. You need something that everybody can do. Which pretty much eliminates golf. There’s rock climbing. But your acrophobics will definitely call in sick. And there’s paint ball. Ouch. Shooting your co-workers may be sending the wrong signal, don’t you think?

Which leaves bowling.

It’s nearby, affordable and everybody from the dudes in the mail room to the dames in C-suite know how to throw a bowling ball. Best of all, it’s actually a heck of a lot of fun.

Here are a few tips to maximize your team-building bowling outing:
  1. 1. Team people carefully. Put together teams based on your team-building agenda. Need departments interacting better? Then put them on the same bowling team. That sort of thing.
  2. 2. Put inexperienced players together with experienced ones. This is part of team building. The stronger bowlers will encourage the weaker ones. The quick learners will help the slow learners.
  3. 3. Select your bowling center wisely. Pick a bowling center near your office. Or, if you are bringing people together from around the country, choose somewhere near their hotel.
  4. 4. Hand out awards. This is Team building 101. Sure! However, when bowling is the team-building activity, the trophies look super cool. Give out an award for the best score. The most improved. You get the idea.

There’s no better way to build your team than an afternoon at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes.  And go bowling.

Bowl-A-Roll Lanes
1560 Jefferson Road
Rochester, New York 14623

I'm Back


Maybe’s it’s been a while since you bowled. Maybe you stopped bowling back in the day because you felt outmatched. Maybe it’s time to make your comeback. Well, here are 10 tips to get you back in the game:

  1. Master the basics
  2. See if you roll better with a light ball or a heavy one.
  3. Mix it up. Experiment with how you roll.
  4. Adapt. Each lane has its own idiosyncrasies.
  5. Mentally rehearse.
  6. Stay in the zone. No distractions.
  7. Stoke your desire. Winning is one part skill. Two parts wanting it.
  8. Failure is the first step to success. Don’t forget that.
  9. Love the game. You never get good at something you hate.
  10. Channel the adrenaline. Relax. Roll. Celebrate the victories.

When your ready to practice your game, Bowl-A-Roll Lanes is where the action is.  For more information, please contact us at 585-427-7250 or email us at

Monday, August 10, 2015



Bowling offers many health benefits for both the young and old alike. Bowling is an especially good form of exercise for seniors. Depending on your weight, and bowling style, you may burn up to 250 calories per hour bowling. Bowling a 3-game series involves walking over half a mile while swinging an 8-16-pound weight. This exercise increases the bowler's endurance, speeds up the bowler's metabolism, and helps the bowler maintain bone density.
Bowling is a "whole body" exercise. The legs take the bowler from the back of the approach to the foul line, where the knee and thigh muscles absorb the energy as the bowler slides to a stop. At that time, the bowler's core muscles turn and flex as the shoulder swings close. That's when the arm and hand do their job by releasing the ball in a lift and turn fashion, and following through to a stretched finish. A lot of bowlers probably don't realize how much exercise they are getting each shot and that so much exercise could be so enjoyable!
Bowlers of all ages should warm up properly before taking to the lanes. Bowling is one of the safest athletic activities there is -- if done properly! If you find yourself overly tired, or sore, after bowling, it might be a good idea to see a certified coach to help you with your form.
Bowlers of all ages enjoy the social aspect of bowling. They even have card games leading into the actual bowling on some of the days. The seniors seem to really enjoy the camaraderie that recreational and competitive bowling provide. Several of the seniors bowl the recreational Senior days plus other sanctioned leagues throughout the week at both Bowl-A-Roll Lanes.  Please contact us at 585-427-7250 or visit our website at

Bowling - A Healthy Activity at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes

Health Benefits of Bowling

  • One of the things most bowlers do, and is highly recommend, is to warm up and stretch before bowling. Just like any stretching exercise, this is great for the body. Even doing this exercise once a week is a great health benefit to you. This works joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles.
  • Bowling helps promote excellent muscle exercises . Just walking around in the bowling alley, and along the lane in the process of trying to get yourself a strike or spare, you will be doing enough exercise for the muscles in your legs to get a small workout. This exercise is something like the walking exercise which a lot of people perform and the only difference between the two is that in the case of a bowler's a little extra weight is involved. This is because while bowling, your hands are holding the bowling ball whereas while doing the walking exercise you are carrying nothing. Further, when you are swinging your arm to throw the bowling ball, the stretching and flexing that occurs provides enough exercise for the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints in your arms.
  • Health Bowling
    Bowling can burn off calories quickly while having fun!
  • Bowling helps burn fat. As you flex your muscles with every twisting, swinging and turning motion that you perform while you are bowling you can actually find yourself burning a little bit of the excess body fat you have accumulated over the years. Depending on how much you weigh and how much effort you use, a game of bowling can burn anywhere from 170 to 300 calories.
  • Bowling can help you to make new friends. One of the best health benefits that bowling offers is that you get to develop a lot of new relationships with other people on the bowling lanes as well as improve relationships with the other members of your family and even your friends. There are quite a few psychologists that recommend building more friendships with different people as this has been shown to improve the performance of your heart muscles and increase your longevity. If you are suffering from emotional stress then you can severely shorten your lifespan and cause harm to your body. Thus, you should build your friendships and enjoy yourself a lot.
Bowling Benefits Health
Aside from helping you stay fit, bowling is a great way to interact with friends and meet new people.
There is of course no other way for a person to have fun and enjoy himself or herself while being able to maintain a healthy life quite like bowling. This is a sport that is not too hard on your muscles but does not let you rest for too long either. Now, just bowling once a month is probably not going to be that much of a health benefit to you. You need to bowl regularly. Joining a bowling league is a great way to make sure you are at least bowling weekly. Getting a few practices in during the week is always a good idea too, and will help you improve your bowling game.
Of course, if while at the alley you drink a pitcher of beer, eat a hot dog and nachos and cheese, you will cancel all this positive benefit out. But done right, a regular bowling regiment can contribute to an overall healthy lifestyle, and be a lot of fun too.
If you are finding yourself really enjoying being in a league, and just bowling competitively with friends, you may be finding yourself wanting to bowl better. The Ultimate Bowling Guide has everything you need to bowl better and win games. We find it the best guide on bowling there is.
Have fun and enjoy the health benefits of bowling.

For more information please call us at 585-427-7250 or visit our website a

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bowl-A-Thon to Benefit Rare Children’s Disease

Bowl-A-Thon to Benefit Rare Children’s Disease

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes

Rochester, NEW YORK, AUGUST 3, 2015 – Lynn Bement of Rochester, NY will be hosting the “Strike Out A-T” Bowling Party at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes in Rochester. The event will benefit the A-T Children’s Project, an organization dedicated to finding life-improving therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia, a rare, fatal genetic disease that affects children.

There are currently just over 7,000 rare diseases identified affecting 30 million people in the US alone. Although these numbers are staggering, what is of even greater concern is that approximately 75% of those affected are children, making this disease category one of the most deadly and debilitating for children in the United States.

Several years ago, when Lynn Bement learned that her daughter Tori was diagnosed with A-T, she felt devastated and did not know where to turn. Then, she discovered the A-T Children’s Project, learning that not only was there an organization looking for a cure for A-T, but she could join dozens of other families from all over the country in their fundraising efforts. She felt hope. “Knowing that families and researchers are working together to help find a cure for this extremely rare disease makes us feel like we are not alone, and gives us hope for a better future for Tori.” Currently, the A-T Children’s Project is funding two research grants at the University of Rochester in the labs of Margot Mayer-Proschel, PhD and Mark Noble, PhD. Proceeds from this event will help fund projects such as this in the efforts to find a cure for A-T.

The A-T Children’s Project was founded by Brad and Vicki Margus, who have two children with A-T. The project raises awareness and funding for research and clinical trials that will benefit all children with A-T. To date, the project’s research has led to the development of treatments for A-T symptoms, including feeding tubes and immune therapy, as well as gaining a deeper biological understanding of how a mutated A-T gene causes many severe problems.
“When Jarrett and Quinn were diagnosed, Vicki and I quickly realized that research on A-T was limited and really needed to be expanded, not just for our boys but for other families as desperate as we were to help their kids with A-T,” Brad Margus said. “We started the A-T Children’s Project to focus on a simple mission: accelerate research, provide hope, and find a cure.”

While scientists estimate one in 40,000 babies is born with A-T, it is not known exactly how many children out there have A-T because the disease is often misdiagnosed. Dr. Howard Lederman of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center believes learning more about A-T could lead to advances in other more common diseases as well. “A-T’s shared traits with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many forms of cancer suggests that better understanding about A-T could reveal more about those diseases as well.”

For Brad and Vicki Margus, nothing less than finding a cure will be a success. “Kids and families are counting on us and we won’t give up until we do.” According to Lynn Bement, “We won’t give up either, and we are so grateful for our friends and family who are fighting with us in a battle for Tori’s life.”
The event will be held at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 30, 2015. For more information and/or to purchase tickets to the event, visit

About the A-T Children’s Project

The A-T Children’s Project is a nonprofit organization formed to raise funds to support and coordinate first-rate biomedical research projects, scientific conferences and a clinical center aimed at finding a cure or life-improving therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia. To learn more about the A-T Children’s Project, visit

About ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T)

A-T is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a startling variety of body systems. Children with A-T appear normal at birth, but the early signs of the disease usually appear during the second year of life. A-T causes the relentless loss of muscle control, usually making children dependent on wheelchairs by age 10 and making it difficult for them to read, speak and eat. Children with A-T also have a strikingly high risk of cancer. Although considered a rare “orphan” disease, A-T may actually be much more common than we know, since many children with A-T, particularly those who die at a young age, are never properly diagnosed. There currently is no cure for A-T and no way to slow the progression of the disease. Research on A-T may help many more common diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. To learn more about A-T, visit For more information please contact 585-943-9805,  or email us at

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bowling - An Olympic Sport?

Bowling Could Appear at the 2020 Olympic Games

Could bowling become an official Olympic sport?

That possibility just became far more likely, as the sport recently cleared the first necessary hurdle for inclusion. The organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, recently released a shortlist of new sports under consideration for the competition. Bowling made the cut, along with baseball, softball, karate, climbing, roller sports, squash, surfing and wushu -- a Chinese martial art.

Organizers of the Olympics will narrow down this list in September, when they will propose the addition of one or more of these sports to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). A final decision by the IOC won't be delivered until 2016. 

At first glance, bowling would appear to have a strong case for inclusion. It's popular on a global scale, as its position as the world's number one participatory sport attests. Bowling also translates very well to television, which is a strong bonus for organizers, as the revenue generated through TV advertising during the Olympics is enormous. World Bowling officials have also been working to improve the sport's appeal to Olympic organizers, going so far as to experiment with the classic scoring system in an effort to make it less confusing to newcomers.
Competition figures to be tough, however. Baseball and softball have Olympic lineage -- both sports were dropped from the games on the eve of the 2012 Olympics in London. That decision was highly controversial, so baseball and softball will have legions of vocal backers supporting their reinstatement.

Adding new sports to the Olympic roster is a fairly common practice, as organizers like to draw in new fans. Golf and rugby have already been added to the list of Olympic sports for 2016 and 2020, for example.
The organizers for the Tokyo Games haven't tipped their hand as to which way they're leaning, saying only that they're seeking sports that reinforce Olympic values and possess youth appeal.
It's impossible to predict the outcome, but that description sounds just like bowling to us!

Feel like celebrating the potential birth of Olympic bowling? Then visit to find the lane nearest you.