Core Programs

Physical Fitness | Cultural | Social

Physical Fitness

A fundamental part of the Sokol program is our general fitness program for people of all ages to improve health, fitness level and overall well being. Sokols around the United States offer various sports, both popular and unique to their communities. While there are plenty of competitive opportunities, Sokol equally serves those who don’t strive for a top sport performance, but simply like to exercise, be fit and healthy, and want to enjoy the experience.

The fitness classes begin at age three and continue on to ages over 100. Sokol was founded on the philosophy that physically fit,

mentally alert and culturally well developed people make a strong community. Everyone in the community will find what they are looking for in their local Sokol.


Core physical fitness classes of Sokol – Offered by all Sokols since 1865!

  • Gymnastics for All (all ages, all levels)
  • Sokol Fitness for All (all ages, all levels)
  • Team Calisthenics and Marching

Sample of classes offered at various Sokols

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics – Est. in USA by American Sokol!
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Team Gym
  • Dance
  • Cheer
  • Dodgeball
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Acrobatic Rock and Roll
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga
  • Body Building & Weight Training

Contact your local gym to see what they offer.


American Sokol Educational Programs have long been a Core of the Sokol Ideal in developing the Healthy Mind and Body. Sokol offers more than just Physical Fitness! We offer programs that enrich and broaden the mind.

Educational Programs

  • Sokol Ideology
  • CPR and Life Saving Techniques
  • Health and Nutrition
  • National Instructor School 2019 (annual summer program)
  • Skills Instruction
  • National Youth Camp (annual summer program)
  • Leadership Training
  • American Sokol Merit Award (Check back here for the 2020 application)
  • Sokol Libraries – National and Local
  • Preservation of Sokol History, The History of Sports and Gymnastics and Artifacts
  • Educational Films
  • Foreign Films
  • Czech Language
  • English as a Second Language

The National Sokol Library, Archives and Museum
Located in the National Office – Brookfield Illinois
By Appointment only. Please call 708.255.5397 to plan a visit!




Core Program – Culture

Sokol provides a variety of classes that educate and cultivate its multi-cultural communities. We are committed to preserving and educating cultural values and awareness. American Sokol was founded by Czech immigrants, so the history and value of the Czech culture is still present and preserved in many aspects of the Sokol program and classes. This, coupled with a truly multi-cultural membership, serves as a foundation for the various Cultural Programs available.

Cultural Classes
Contact your local Sokol to see the international classes they offer

  • Folk Dancing
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Acrobatic Dancing
  • Cooking Class
  • Foreign Film Night
  • Community Theater and Music Productions
  • International Travel

American Sokol hosted to the first International Sport and Cultural Festival in Fort Worth Texas in 2009.

American Sokol has hosted and participated in International World Sokol Federation events and festivals since 1865 in many different countries.

Next International trip and event for American Sokol will be to Prague, Czech Republic in June of 2012!



Core Program – Social

One of Sokol’s greatest assets is its belief in the benefits of a truly social environment for the individual, community and family. Families give Sokol character, unity, culture and promote positive ideals and values. Many families stay involved in Sokol for generations. Lifelong friendships and bonds are formed when joining Sokol.

Social Activities

  • Sokol Family Movie Night
  • Family Fun Nights
  • Picnics
  • Super Bowl Parties
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Mom’s Day Out
  • National Youth Camp
  • Family/Friend Camp Outs
  • Community Dances
  • Concerts
  • Parades
  • Open Gym Sport Nights
  • Parties
  • Bingo Nights
  • Group Outings to Concerts, the Zoo, Museums, and More.