At Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes, bowlers hurl orbs down 12 automatically scored lanes. Illustrations of electrified neon balls and pins line the alley's walls, complementing the beat-heavy tunes and pulsing lights of nightly cosmic bowling. An arcade challenges guests with pinball machines, racing games, and a claw machine that beckons with the promise of winning a stuffed toy or permission to cheat at one round of bowling.
The restaurant proves far more ambitious than the standard bowling-alley snack bar, dishing out thick, slow-simmered chili, a score of piled-high sandwiches, broasted chicken, and house-made pizza. Bartenders spin cocktails that tend toward the elaborate, potent, and sweet, with a dozen different variations on a long island iced tea alone.
"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee. "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere."
To make this challenging, yet hopeful, philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. This focus, shared by Body & Brain Holistic Yoga and The Life Yoga, forms the basis of the studio's classes and consultations. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cooldown exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance.
A variety of attractions and games find their way into every corner of Aloha Falls Miniature Golf's indoor and outdoor attractions, which keeps guests of all ages enthralled no matter the season. An outdoor, Hawaiian-themed mini-golf course entertains families with members of all ages.
The indoor area is stocked with classic console games, inviting players into the video game lounge for Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega, plus a few screens with XBox 360 and Wii games. Gamers of all ages are welcome to play, discuss, and discover new games, and if a game isn't on the list of available games, players are welcome to bring games from home. Monthly challenges and tournaments are held regularly, and the arcade occasionally holds late-night music events. Additionally, a cafe and bar are available year-round.
Named for the main river running through Venezuela, Orinoco Fitness is a studio that aims to be as relaxing as a day out in nature. Owner Ana Santos Gitzinger, a native Venezuelan, styled the studio in a way that evokes the beauty of her homeland. The walls of Orinoco Fitness are splashed with images of South American waterfalls, mountains, and rainforests in order to help clients “shake off the Midwestern wintertime blues.” Above all, Gitzinger wants her clients to achieve fitness in an environment that’s fun and relaxing. In keeping with the stress-free atmosphere, students are encouraged to relax with a cup of tea in the lounge area after each yoga, Zumba, or Pilates class.
While most zombies spend their time searching for a meal of fresh brains, the undead that walk Wheaton's Haunted Halloween Flea Market are searching for something slightly more tame: a great bargain. The fourth-annual market welcomes costumed guests to wander aisle after aisle of antiques and collectibles, but it doesn't stop there. A zombie crawl and dance encourages spooky merriment, hay rides spread holiday cheer of a more G-rated variety, and makeup artists for Empire Beauty Schools outfit guests with enough fake gore to spook the special guests, including wrestlers from POWW Entertainment.