To inspire kids to lead healthy and active lifestyles!
Go outside! Run on a playground, ride a bike, grab a racket, and ‘shake your bones’ to feel healthy and active. This is the lifestyle we inspire our community’s kids to live. In AISD the percentage of overweight and obese students varies widely by school, from from 23.5% to 53.5% according to a 2010 Children’s Optimal Health report. Additionally, obesity rates are disproportionate by race, as African American and Latino rates of obesity are twice as high as other racial groups. Boneshaker Project works directly in the community to reverse these trends by empowering kids to feel physically strong from a young age. Through expert coach mentorship and online engagement, we encourage kids to ‘do what moves you,’ feel confident, and enjoy healthy lifestyles.
For four years we’ve provided fun, active programs for local Austin kids, free or low cost, in schools and parks across town. Click here for a snapshot of where we’ve impacted students and brought healthier lifestyles.
Boneshaker Project’s programs include three pillars:
1) After-school running and cycling programs for youth ages 9-14
2) Leadership and mentoring through both actions and online platforms
3) Family-focused events
Fit is Fun: Run Clubs and Programs in Parks
The CDC notes the importance of extracurricular activity outside of school, and we work to provide a fun low- or no-cost solution for kids. We currently offer programs near The Rundberg Area, East Austin, South Austin’s Dove Springs, and West Austin. In addition to exceptional coaching, we have partnered with community collaborators including Austin ISD, Eanes ISD, City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Safe Routes to School to bring the highest quality of fitness education to our Boneshakers.
Leadership & Mentoring
We teach kids to be responsible citizens online and how to engage this powerful tool in a positive way. Social Media is at the core of our brand. We can be found on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook engaging with kids, community, national-level wellness organizations, and partners.
Family-focused Boneshaker Events provide free fun for the entire family while sharing the joy of exercise and healthy living. Events have included school family bike nights, Saturday family bike rides, community family nights at a cycling racetrack, and family afternoon fun at Whole Foods Markets. Events present exposure opportunities for community partners and sponsors such as Bearded Brothers, Jaime’s Salsa, Austin Parks Foundation, and more.
Boneshaker Guide to Resting, Sleeping & Being Ready for Everyday (And Sticker Chart!)