Monday, January 25, 2010

Why bowl? Because it's exercise!

Many equate bowling with smoking, drinking, and socializing. But bowling is actually a beneficial form of low impact exercise!

People tend to forget that bowling is a participant sport, and requires some exertion on the part of the bowler. Studies show bowling can burn up to 260 calories an hour!

Adult bowlers, for example, repeatedly carry and deliver a ball weighing up to 15 pounds to a lane. Some experts say that is equivalent to using a 15-pound weight at the gym.

A smooth, controlled approach to the bowling lane is required, and a carefully calculated swing is necessary for successful delivery of the ball. You literally have to throw the ball down the lane at 10-20 miles per hour. That involves some skill and strength.

Studies show bowling not only develops hand and arm strength, it exercises muscles in the hands, legs, knees, hips, shoulders, and back. Side benefits include the development of hand-eye coordination, balance, and the stimulation of hormones that fight depression.

Unfortunately, there is a high rate of injury among bowlers—the shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, and wrists are all at risk. Warming-up before a game is essential.

To warm up effectively, experts recommend doing light exercise or running in place to increase the heart rate. Move on to passive stretching to increase the blood flow to the muscles and joints, and finally, flex hands and fingers to strengthen and improve your grip.

Bowlers benefit physically and emotionally from rolling a ball. The average adult can burn up 240 calories an hour. That doesn’t happen when you are sitting on the couch in front of the TV!

One of the greatest benefits of bowling? It’s indoors! It doesn’t matter if it’s raining, snowing, dark, or below zero outside. You can come into a bowling center, and get some exercise—any time of year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We're making progress!

It’s been a while since we blogged, primarily because we have been very busy fine-tuning our operations so that we can offer our patrons a full service bowling center. We had many glitches to smooth out, but now things are moving forward. We’d like to thank all of our patrons for their patience, and good humor.

While we were unprepared for the amount of work it would take to rebuild the bowling center, after six months we have made significant progress.

Our leagues have been running smoothly, and we will soon begin signup for mid-season leagues. Contact Scott at 262.255.BOWL for more information.

The meeting room has been refurbished and is now available for rental.

We are about to begin installation of the kitchen equipment, and that should be up and running very soon. Next is menu planning. Right now, we are considering an appetizer, pizza and sandwich menu. We are also looking at several candidates for the cooking staff. Once the kitchen is up and running, we will begin offering party packages for everything from birthdays to retirement celebrations!

We are also about to begin the installation of the electronics for “moonlight bowling.” That feature will further the entertainment options available at the center.

Stay tuned as we continue to grow, and offer an increasing variety of entertainment!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Win a bowling party!

Enter our month-long drawing for a free bowling party! If you win, your package includes:

. Up to 10 guests
. Up to three games per guest
. Free shoe rental

Your party must take place Fridays after 4 p.m. or noon to close Sunday throughout the 2009-2010 bowling season. Advance reservations are required at 262.255.BOWL.

To enter, send an e-mail to Greg at and put “Free bowling party” in the subject line. You’ll be notified via e-mail if you win.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The work continues. . .

Now that our lanes and the bar are up running, work has begun on other areas.

The murals surrounding the lanes are almost completed. We are also prepping the kitchen area for the installation of the work stations, sinks, stoves, grills, and refrigerators, and will soon begin work on the meeting room.

Time-Warner is due to wire the center soon, so we can get our televisions and other electronics online. We are finding that scheduling such services takes time, and “immediately” is not in some vendors’ vocabulary!

We continue to work on our packages for birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events, and plan to offer them as soon as the kitchen is operational. We have also begun finalizing our menu, recognizing, of course, that our kitchen staff, when hired, will have to have some input.

While bowlers are rolling their balls, much work continues behind the scenes. Soon you will have a state-of-the-art, full service bowling center.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let's bowl!

The bowling center is up and running! We have been busy working out the "kinks," while hosting a full week of bowling leagues. Everything is going well and we look forward to the rest of the season.

Below is the news release we sent out on Tuesday.


Classic Lanes-Menomonee Falls is now open.

The new bowling center, N85W15900 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, is located in the North Hills Plaza shopping center. The 24-lane facility will be open Sunday through Friday from 10 to 2 a.m., and Saturdays from 8 to 2 a.m.

Classic Lanes-Menomonee Falls is owned and operated by two well-known Wisconsin championship bowlers, Gary Daroszewski and Greg Kaiser. Daroszewski, who bowls competitively at a national level, currently owns and operates Classic Lanes, a bowling center in Greenfield, WI, and GD Bowling and Equipment. Kaiser, a former Wisconsin junior bowling champion, has been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, and also owns Custom Auto Interiors, Franklin, WI.

“The center offers league bowling, as well as bowling for individuals, families, youth, and seniors,” said co-owner Greg Kaiser. “We encourage area residents to turn off their televisions, cell phones, and computers, and join friends, families, and colleagues for an hour or two of affordable, all-American entertainment!”

In addition to the bowling lanes, the bar is up and running. Construction continues on the kitchen and restaurant, a meeting room, and a party area. “We expect construction to be completed in the next month or so, “Kaiser said. “Once everything is finished, packages will be available for birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events.”

Kaiser encourages area residents to visit Classic Lanes-Menomonee Falls, and view the progress that has been made since June. “We built this center from the ground up, and we have employed state-of- the-art technology in every way possible,” he said. “Our goal is to offer the ultimate entertainment experience.”

Sunday, September 6, 2009

We are rapidly approaching the finish line!

We haven't posted in the past week, simply because we have been working 24/7 on completely millions of details at our bowling center! Our digital camera is also on the blink, which has prevented us from posting any photos. But we have made progress, and our facility actually looks like a bowling center!

Rest assured, the work is getting done, and we are confident we will be open for business Tuesday, Sept.8. We still have a lot of work to do, but the lanes will be operational--which was our goal. Of course, we expect a lot of opening day glitches, so bear with us as we introduce our kind of bowling to Menomonee Falls!

Although our kitchen is not yet open, we will have snacks and information available for visitors. So stop by!

Back to work!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The pressure is on. . .

This week, the race to the finish began!

Every worker at the bowling center has an assignment. We are finishing up the installation of gutters, pin setters, and ball returns. We will begin installing lanes this week.

The plasterers are completing the stucco work on the walls. Work continues on the floors. We are awaiting the arrival of supplies that will allow us to complete renovation of the restrooms.

Our bowling murals have begun to take shape, and we are eagerly anticipating their completion. The murals are not silk-screened wallpaper. They are being created freehand by a local artist.

Work has begun in the bar area. In addition to painting and general clean up, we are awaiting the installation of bar equipment, such as soda guns and beer taps. Vendors are scheduled to complete that work this week, and then we can start building our inventory. In addition, we have begun recovering the bar stools.

Once the kitchen is installed, we plan to serve food next to the lanes, and in the bar area, where tables and stools will be available. Meanwhile, we have begun to finalize our menu. Right now, we are considering pizza, sandwiches, and some appetizers.

We are also finalizing packages for parties, special events, and fundraisers. In addition, the party supplies bearing our logo have begun to arrive, including balloons and temporary tattoos.

So the pressure is on, and once again we find ourselves needing 32 hours in every day. Sleep will have to wait until after our Labor Day opening! YAAAWWWN!