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MAKE RUNNING MORE FUN AND STAY MOTIVATED!

03/30/21

MAKE RUNNING MORE FUN AND STAY MOTIVATED!

Sometimes the hardest obstacle to running is simply getting out the door. As a collegiate runner, I can attest to the fact that mental barriers can be challenging to overcome. Whether dealing with injury or mental fatigue, nothing beats the feeling of finishing up a productive run. Finding new ways to stay engaged with the [...] Read More

IMPORTANCE OF STRETCHING FOR RUNNING

03/30/21

IMPORTANCE OF STRETCHING FOR RUNNING

My name is Owen Chase and I have been a BOKS kid since I was in 4th grade in 2010. I participated in BOKS in elementary and middle school. My love for running started while racing the BOKS trainers on the 400m track around Memorial Elementary School. Today, I run cross country, and track and [...] Read More

KEEPING YOUR KIDS (INDEPENDENTLY) ACTIVE THIS SPRING BREAK

03/24/21

KEEPING YOUR KIDS (INDEPENDENTLY) ACTIVE THIS SPRING BREAK

Spring break is here – whoooo!  Ok, maybe that isn’t this year’s reaction to spring break, since travel restrictions are keeping most of us close to home. Whether you are taking time off together as a family or the kids need to self-entertain a bit while you work, here are some ideas for how to stay active and keep [...] Read More

STEAM YOUR WAY INTO A BOKS CLASS – GET MOVING WHILE INTRODUCING STEAM CONCEPTS!

03/18/21

STEAM YOUR WAY INTO A BOKS CLASS – GET MOVING WHILE INTRODUCING STEAM CONCEPTS!

STEAM formerly known as STEM is an approach to learning that incorporates science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, across the curriculum. Educators throughout the world are using STEAM concepts in their classrooms. These concepts are helping to promote problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more. These [...] Read More

In the News

New York Times Feature: Getting Kids to Move More

04/07/21

New York Times Feature: Getting Kids to Move More

Exercise scientists and coaches offer tips on getting young people to be more active.   When we asked readers recently what they wanted to know about the coronavirus and exercise, many parents responded with variations of the question — or in some instances, the cri de coeur — of how do I get my kids [...] Read More

Reebok to Provide $100,000 to 10 Lucky BOKS Programs ($10,000 Each!)

01/25/21

Reebok to Provide $100,000 to 10 Lucky BOKS Programs ($10,000 Each!)

Reebok & BOKS are Getting Kids Active throughout the Nation by Increasing Movement Opportunities   (BOSTON, MA) January 25, 2021 — Today Reebok and BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), an initiative of the Reebok Foundation, announced that they will provide 10 underserved schools and nonprofit youth organizations across the nation who are utilizing BOKS resources to [...] Read More

The Washington Post Feature: Experts are worried about covid-19’s effect on childhood obesity. Here’s what we can do.

10/07/20

The Washington Post Feature: Experts are worried about covid-19’s effect on childhood obesity. Here’s what we can do.

(istock) For the millions of American schoolchildren learning from home this school year, their “classroom” offers no playground or kickball courts for recess. Their school days end with no after-school sports or extracurricular activities. But what they do have, as the coronavirus pandemic forces a shift to virtual or hybrid education, is unfettered access to [...] Read More

Reebok to Donate 5% of All Kids Footwear to Get Children Active and Healthy

10/01/20

Reebok to Donate 5% of All Kids Footwear to Get Children Active and Healthy

Reebok to Donate 5% of All Kids Footwear to Get Children Active and Healthy Brand Partners with DSW to Support BOKS and Increase its Impact in Underserved Communities  (BOSTON, MA) OCTOBER 1, 2020 — Starting today, Reebok will donate 5% of all Kids Footwear sales on its US ecommerce site to BOKS(Build Our Kids’ Success) [...] Read More