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Jump Rope Tabata

12/18/18

Jump Rope Tabata

Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. Do as many jumps in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.   Read More

News

How To Utilize Older Students as Junior Trainers

12/14/18

How To Utilize Older Students as Junior Trainers

As the BOKS Training and Program Manager, a large part of my job is to train new people to run BOKS. I have trained physical education professionals and parents who are passionate about bringing physical activity to their kids’ schools. The parents, which arguably make up the vast majority of our BOKS trainers, may not come from [...] Read More

Announcing Partnership with BCBSMA and Attleboro Public Schools

12/13/18

Announcing Partnership with BCBSMA and Attleboro Public Schools

  BOKS PARTNERS WITH ATTLEBORO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS TO BRING PROGRAMMING TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BOKS curriculum gets kids moving, teaches them about nutrition ATTLEBORO – Attleboro elementary students will have even more opportunities to get moving and playing, all while learning more about nutrition and wellness. BOKS (Build Our Kids’ [...] Read More

BOKS and the Rise in Cost of Competitive Sports

12/05/18

BOKS and the Rise in Cost of Competitive Sports

A recent article published in the Washington Post, highlights the dropping participation in youth sports. Yes, this can be attributed to the rising inactivity in American children, however, one reason more and more kids are not participating in sports can be blamed on the cost. These high prices of competitive sports are actually keeping kids [...] Read More

Why Gratitude Needs to be Practiced All Year Long – Not Just on Thanksgiving

11/21/18

Why Gratitude Needs to be Practiced All Year Long – Not Just on Thanksgiving

In the age of technology, it can be easy to take things for granted. Information is quickly accessible through a screen, an Uber gets you from point A to point B, and we stay connected with our friends through social media. If anything, the ease of access to the things we need lulls us into [...] 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

Join team BOKS for the Reebok Boston 10K for Women

08/15/18

Join team BOKS for the Reebok Boston 10K for Women

The BOKS Team is excited to announce that BOKS has been chosen as one of two non-profit beneficiaries of the Reebok Boston 10K for Women. The historic race will take place on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th and we would love to see the whole BOKS community come together to run, cheer, and support our [...] Read More

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