BOKS is a FREE physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement

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I like how easy the program is to run/lead. I appreciate the variety of tools and tips! The support given to me in getting BOKS off the ground at my school has made it even more of a pleasure to run as I didn't have any worries or stress in the least to deal with. I also love it when the kids all get into an activity, compete and cheer each other on. The fun, energizing spirit that comes through in the gym at 7:30 am is pure joy.

Jackie McKay

Calgary

Curriculum Offerings

Elementary School

Elementary School

This 12-week curriculum focuses on getting elementary kids moving while developing a functional fitness skill of the week (ex. squat, push up, plank). Each class includes a free play period, warm up, skill, running related activities, class game, and short nutritional talk.

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Middle School

Middle School

Targeted at older students, this curriculum “hides” functional fitness skills and concepts within games, relays, and obstacle courses. By combining traditional playground games, typical ball sports and fast paced relay races and obstacle courses, BOKS provides the moderate to vigorous physical activity programming.

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Themed Lesson Plans

Themed Lesson Plans

We are constantly adding to our collection of lesson plans with timely, themed lessons that can be run at various times throughout the year – for example, Olympics Lesson, Jump Rope Lesson, Spring Celebration, Playground Lesson…the list goes on and on. These plans follow the same evidence-based formula as our flagship program.

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Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The curriculum keeps young kids (aged 2-5) active throughout their day as well as teaches them about healthy eating habits. The early childhood curriculum provides younger children a safe, fun environment to practice skills through play, while building confidence and developing lifelong healthy habits.

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BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts are short 1 to 10 minute in-classroom physical activities created to help kids stay active throughout the school day, energizing their brains for enhanced learning. All Bursts, whether individual, partner, or team focused, are designed with a classroom setting in mind and can be performed with minimal space.

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Yoga and Mindfulness

Yoga and Mindfulness

BOKS and Tara Stiles (founder of STRALA Yoga) teamed up to create fun and easy yoga and mindfulness activities. Designed to activate the body’s relaxation response by breathing deep, matching your breath and body together, and moving your whole body in harmony with itself, these activities are perfect for students of all ages.

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News and Resources

Be Role Models, Be The Change

10/26/18

Be Role Models, Be The Change

It’s evidently clear, a large number of Canadian kids are failing to make the grade when it comes to reaching the recommended physical activity targets for children and youth; at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day. Less hours are being devoted to active play and instead too much time is being spent [...] Read More

“Every single school I’ve visited has seen significant improvements in the kid’s grades, behaviours and social inclusion” Nicolas Boulay, CFL player

10/26/18

“Every single school I’ve visited has seen significant improvements in the kid’s grades, behaviours and social inclusion” Nicolas Boulay, CFL player

I’ve been with BOKS for three years and found the best way to break down barriers and to get through to someone is through physical exercise.  Every single school I’ve visited has seen significant improvements in the kids' grades, behaviours and social inclusion. The smiles, the laughs, the sweat and even sometimes the tears when [...] Read More

“For me personally BOKS strikes a cord” – Matthew Black, CFL player

10/26/18

“For me personally BOKS strikes a cord” – Matthew Black, CFL player

Being a part of the BOKS program for the last several years has been an absolute blast. Not only are the teachers and trainers a pleasure to work with, but also the kids I meet at every school keep me excited for the next time I’ll get to visit a BOKS school. My favorite part [...] Read More

Read this blog before you take the first bite of Halloween candy!

10/02/18

Read this blog before you take the first bite of Halloween candy!

Halloween is certainly a favourite among young children and adults alike.  Children are excited about dressing-up as an iconic super hero, monster, or cartoon character.  More importantly, they’re running door-to-door to fill their loot bags with candy…candy that is nothing more than sugar.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer all type [...] Read More

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