BOKS is a FREE physical activity program designed to get kids active and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness

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The greatest part of the BOKS program is witnessing change of behavior from children and observing the formation of new friendships. Seeing kids come out of their shell and allowing exercise to create a sense of confidence is absolutely amazing!

Matt Belviso

Ontario

BOKS Programming Options

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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At-home Resources

At-home Resources

Help your children develop the motivation, confidence and the skills to be active while having fun. BOKS has compiled the best of the best when it comes to our physical activities that can be used at-home, with just one or a few kids, and minimal equipment.

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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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Movement Flows and Mindfulness

Movement Flows and Mindfulness

BOKS and Tara Stiles (founder of STRALA Yoga) teamed up to create fun and easy movement flows 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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BOKS Blogs

BOKS Defender of Physical Activity for 2021

05/04/21

BOKS Defender of Physical Activity for 2021

We appreciate everything our schools, community programs and individuals at home with their kids have done to keep kids moving and active throughout the 2020/21 school year. We want to celebrate the successes you have had and showcase the individuals, classes and schools who made the health and well-being of their kids a priority, impacting [...]
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How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Family’s Health

04/21/21

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Family’s Health

When you hear the word “healthy,” what do you think of? Maybe you imagine broccoli or push-ups, running or spinach. But do you think about your mind? The truth is, overall health includes both body and mind, and we can’t be truly healthy unless we’re taking care of our thought patterns and mental wellness. What [...]
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Importance of Stretching for Running

03/29/21

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 [...]
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Make Running More Fun and Stay Motivated!

03/29/21

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 [...]
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