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Push-ups

08/14/18

Push-ups

Set Up: Kids to spread out Details: Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume their position and countdown to start movement. Do as many push-ups as possible in 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times. Read More

News

Are Smartphones the new cigarettes? Part 2: change is happening

08/10/18

Are Smartphones the new cigarettes? Part 2: change is happening

In my work, I am so lucky to be in a community and work environment where I am encouraged to not only put my phone down during the day but to use that time to be physically active. So when I wrote my recent article “Are smartphones the new cigarettes?” it wasn’t a surprise that [...] Read More

For the 2nd Straight Year, BOKS will attend the 2018 CrossFit Games and Get Kids Active

07/27/18

For the 2nd Straight Year, BOKS will attend the 2018 CrossFit Games and Get Kids Active

BOKS will be attending the 2018 CrossFit Games held in Madison, Wisconsin from August 1st - 5th for the 2nd straight year! The Reebok CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™, where athletes compete in events that measure a broad range of functional movements from lifting, to running, and [...] Read More

BOKS Shortlisted for Beyond Sport Global Awards

07/24/18

BOKS Shortlisted for Beyond Sport Global Awards

We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2018 Beyond Sport Global Awards in the Corporate Campaign or Initiative category! Our initiative was selected out of more than 400 entries worldwide to this year’s awards. As a Beyond Sport Official Shortlister, we are honored to be joining a renowned group representing the [...] Read More

Student Spotlight : Cameron Shearing

06/18/18

Student Spotlight : Cameron Shearing

This student spotlight came from a very special mom, Nicole Shearing, who took the time out of her busy life to post  an update about her son on Facebook that was quickly circulated through our team. Nicole’s post not only brought tears to our eyes but served as a powerful reminder of why we do [...] Read More

Resources

2018 BOKS Summer Fun Pack

07/11/18

2018 BOKS Summer Fun Pack

Physical activity should never take a summer vacation. To help you get through the not so lazy days of summer, the BOKS team has created a “Summer Fun Pack”. This packet can be used by families, neighborhood gatherings, or as part of a summer camp. The Summer Fun Pack includes some of our favorite BOKS [...] Read More

VIDEO: ADMINISTRATORS WEIGH IN ON THE POWER OF BOKS

06/11/18

VIDEO: ADMINISTRATORS WEIGH IN ON THE POWER OF BOKS

Educational professionals at every level face daily pressures to ensure they are creating safe and successful learning environments for their students. With an ever evolving and growing list of educational priorities, we understand that it can be challenging to get buy-in from school leaders when looking to implement a new program (no matter how beneficial [...] Read More

Summer Fun Pack

06/14/17

Summer Fun Pack

Wouldn’t it be fun to keep BOKS going throughout the summer? We have created a “Summer Fun Pack” so that our community can bring a little BOKS to their summers. This packet can be used by families, neighborhood gatherings, or as part of a summer camp. Just because the school year has ended doesn’t mean [...] Read More

Fruits & Veggies Month

06/14/17

Fruits & Veggies Month

Happy National Fresh Fruit & Veggie Month! It’s a great month to enjoy those REAL freshly harvested veggies and fruits which are super sweet and yummy. Don't be fooled though by fruit-flavored snacks, fruit leathers, or juices--REAL fresh fruit is the best choice. Speaking of fruits, remember to choose a variety of colorful ones. You [...] Read More

Events

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

05/30/18

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

The Clifford Marshall Elementary School in Quincy, MA held a very special event last Thursday celebrating BOKS, the power of exercise, and total commitment to getting kids moving. Each year at this time, Principal Nicholas Ahearn, PE Teacher Janice Chapman, and 90 BOKS students lead the entire school of 500+ kids in an end-of-year celebration [...] Read More

Thank you SHAPE America!

03/30/18

Thank you SHAPE America!

The BOKS team has just returned (and recovered) from another amazing year at SHAPE America. This year's conference which took place in Nashville, TN brought together some of the brightest educators in the country for a few days of professional development, inspiring talks and powerful networking. The BOKS team had the absolute pleasure of taking [...] Read More

New Trainer Workshop – March 21, 2018

02/28/18

New Trainer Workshop – March 21, 2018

Come to our FREE interactive training and learn about BOKS and all the resources the program provides. The agenda will help BOKS advocates have a better understanding of the program's goals, a typical class structure, and learn a variety of BOKS games, etc. Agenda items include: Brief overview of the BOKS history Lesson plan Best [...] Read More

Run the Marine Corps Marathon for BOKS!

03/30/17

Run the Marine Corps Marathon for BOKS!

Are you ready to “go the distance” (26.2 miles to be exact!) for BOKS Kids?  Register today to be one of 40+ #TeamBOKS charity runners who will be toeing the starting line of the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon on October 22, 2017.  Recognized as the "Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic," "Best for Families" and "Best [...] Read More