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High Knees

10/16/18

High Knees

Set Up: Spread kids 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 high knees (in place or on the move) as possible in 20 seconds , then rest for 10 seconds Repeat for a total between 4 [...] Read More

News

Gym Class Trauma Leads to Future Health Problems

09/19/18

Gym Class Trauma Leads to Future Health Problems

By Kathleen Tullie, Senior Director of Social Purpose Reebok and founder & executive director, BOKS A recent article published in the Daily Mail details a new research study which found children who were picked last or excluded in gym class were more likely to exercise less as adults. While not a surprise, this is cause [...] Read More

Trainer Spotlight: Abby McPherson

08/30/18

Trainer Spotlight: Abby McPherson

For this week’s trainer spotlight we had the chance to speak with Abby McPherson, BOKS trainer and PE teacher at Turner Elementary in Washington, DC. Abby was first exposed to BOKS while she was working at Playworks and began volunteering at BOKS in the mornings for volunteer service hours. As time went on, Abby began [...] Read More

BOKS Trainer Appreciation Awards 2018

08/24/18

BOKS Trainer Appreciation Awards 2018

BOKS Trainers are game changers in their community - they bring the many physical and mental health benefits of fitness to kids in fun and creative ways. This year, in an effort to reward these outstanding individuals, we called on the entire BOKS community across the globe to nominate stand out trainers for the “BOKS [...] Read More

The 2018 CrossFit Games BOKS Kids Area Experience

08/16/18

The 2018 CrossFit Games BOKS Kids Area Experience

This past week, our BOKS team had the incredible opportunity to travel to Madison, Wisconsin to attend the 2018 CrossFit Games! The CrossFit Games brings together some of the fittest people on earth including fit families and kids. A large part of our visit entailed talking to parents and the general CrossFit community about BOKS’ mission [...] 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