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
Share your BOKS Story
BOKS is in more than 900 schools across this great nation. But within each one of those schools are children, and adults, who have amazing stories to share. Stories of transformation, of dedication, and of the power of sport to change lives. Here are some of those tales: Roxanne Moeskops, [...]Read More
8 WAYS TO WORKOUT WITH YOUR KIDS
One of the struggles that all families will understand is this: how do I stay fit and active now that I have kids?? I look at my younger colleagues, those in their 20s and 30s who are just getting their own condos or just getting married. I scroll through their Instagram posts and see them [...]Read More
Trainer of the Year Winners – May 2018
BOKS is extremely thankful to ALL our trainers who dedicate their time to ensure our Canadian children stay physically active. Our volunteer trainers are beyond essential and play an extremely large role in the success of BOKS. We simply can’t thank everyone enough. “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” [...]Read More
Getting Active Outdoors with Your Kids
As the weather improves across the country, we are dusting off our bikes, pumping our tires full of air and getting outdoors. Everyone is feeling the joy of longer days and warmer temperatures. But the habits of a more sedentary winter may be slow to change. How can you kick start your spring, make the [...]Read More
Did you see BOKS in the New York Times?
We have some extremely exciting news here at BOKS: researchers from Mass General Hospital for Children published research showing that the BOKS program not only improves BMI but also impacts children's school engagement, vitality and general happiness. Not only was the study published in the American Journal for Preventative Medicine but widely respected New York Times Journalist Gretchen Reynolds [...]Read More
Announcement from BOKS Executive Director Kathleen Tullie: INTRODUCING OUR NEW LOOK
Since founding BOKS in 2009, the program has evolved quite a bit. What began as a before-school physical activity program run by three enthusiastic moms, has turned into a movement backed by scientists and adopted by nearly 3,000 communities across the globe. Since that time, our children’s need for daily movement has become increasingly dire. [...]Read More
BOKS Trainer Spotlight: Jesse Farren-James
BOKS was founded on the belief that movement has the power to improve a child physically, mentally and socially. It is unclear however, whether or not the three Natick moms that startedthe program had any inclination of the impact BOKS could have on an adult. As the Marketing Manager here at BOKS HQ, it is [...]Read More
Student Spotlight: Paige Meile
One of the best things about working for BOKS HQ is hearing about how the program is improving the lives of students, trainers and communities – and every so often we are contacted by particular individuals whose BOKS stories are so special we feel compelled to share them. Paige Meile is one of those individuals. [...]Read More
A note from Tara Stiles: It’s not the yoga that heals you. It’s you that heals you.
I was lucky as a kid to grow up with a healthy dose of mindfulness without the side of pretense. My parents led by example that it was important to take care of our bodies by eating close to nature, take care of ourselves and each other by acting with kindness, and take care of [...]Read More