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

7 TIPS TO STAY ACTIVE IN ALL POSSIBLE WAY

09/18/18

7 TIPS TO STAY ACTIVE IN ALL POSSIBLE WAY

Did you know that nowadays people are sitting 9.3 hours a day, which is more than we're sleeping, at 7.7 hours? Sitting has become the smoking of our generation. Since I started working with BOKS, I have totally changed the way I work. Understanding the importance of physical activity, I try to keep myself active [...] Read More

Welcome back!

08/31/18

Welcome back!

As much as I enjoy the summer, my favourite time of year is fall. No, not just because it’s pumpkin spice season.  I love the combination of the return to routine, paired with the fresh excitement of a new year – back to making lunches and doing drop-offs and pick-ups, the kids seeing their friends [...] Read More

What it means to volunteer with BOKS

08/20/18

What it means to volunteer with BOKS

We all get to that place in our lives when we start to think about giving back. For some it starts as teens, helping with younger children or modeling our parents and role models, and helping their causes. For others, it can start later in life, once children have grown or workloads soften. No matter [...] Read More

What to do to entertain the kids for the last days of summer?

08/05/18

What to do to entertain the kids for the last days of summer?

Very soon, the summer holiday will come to an end. You have been to the zoo, the amusement park and the water slides and now the kids are getting bored at home? What to do all day? Get moving! As parents, we have to model the behavior we want our kids to have. That means [...] Read More