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Plank, Crunch

04/25/19

Plank, Crunch

Alternate between a plank and crunches: Hold plank for 15 seconds, 5 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 4 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 3 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 2 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 1 crunch Rest for 30 seconds Repeat 5x Read More

News

Best Practices for Implementing Bursts Into the Classroom/Home Environment

04/25/19

Best Practices for Implementing Bursts Into the Classroom/Home Environment

You know that feeling when you’ve been sitting for too long and you can’t help but start to fidget and stretch?  We’ve all experienced it whether we are stuck in a meeting or lounging on the couch and if we as adults experience it, you better believe it happens to kids in the classroom or [...] Read More

Announcing the 2nd Annual Trainer Appreciation Award

04/24/19

Announcing the 2nd Annual Trainer Appreciation Award

All of our BOKS trainers and volunteers deserve to be rewarded. They exemplify what it means to be a change agent for good in their communities. This year we are so excited to announce that we will be honoring a few exceptional trainers with our BOKS Trainer Appreciation Awards. The first place winner will be [...] Read More

Inclusive Springtime Games Even the Shy Kids Will Love

04/16/19

Inclusive Springtime Games Even the Shy Kids Will Love

Spring has sprung!  Now that the weather is getting nicer, it’s time to get the kids outside!! The reality is, kids spend most of the springtime in school waiting for summer vacation to begin. Much of their outside time is limited to the few minutes of recess they have per day.   When most of [...] Read More

The Big Impact Small Bursts of Activity Can Have On Your Health

03/26/19

The Big Impact Small Bursts of Activity Can Have On Your Health

It’s hard to believe that Spring is finally here! We’ve moved the clocks forward, have that long awaited extra hour of daylight, and now we’re anticipating warmer weather. While it seems like this time of year should be much easier to squeeze in those 60 minutes of recommended daily physical activity, it’s also the time [...] 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 at SXSW EDU 2019!

02/26/19

BOKS at SXSW EDU 2019!

For the second year in a row, BOKS will be attending the SXSW EDU (South By Southwest Education Conference) in Austin, Texas, in just one week! The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching [...] Read More

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