3909 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, IL | info@sokolspirit.org | 708.485.9663


Mission Statement


Sokol Spirit's mission is to provide fitness and community for individuals and families through physical, educational, cultural and social programming.



What is Sokol?


Sokol is an organization that was founded by Dr. Miroslav Tyrs on the credo: “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body”. The original organization was formed in 1862 in the Czech lands (now Czech Republic and Slovak Republic). “Sokol” is the Czech word for falcon: a symbol of strength, beauty, harmony and freedom.


With waves of immigrants since the 1800s, the first United States Sokol unit was founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1865. Soon it had many units including in Chicago, offering physical training in gymnastics and other athletics, as well as providing cultural awareness and family oriented activities. There are thriving, vital affiliates of the American Sokol organization around the United States.


Sokol is a great group of people bonded by common interests, goals, and sometimes heritage and ethnicity. If you are looking for a place for children to learn personal discipline, physical fitness and gymnastic skills, song and dance, Sokol is ready and waiting for them.



What is Sokol Spirit?


Located in Brookfield, IL we support physical and moral health, good citizenship and responsible patriotism, combined with continuous self-improvement, designed for a lifetime!  We are one of 44 Sokol units, or clubs, open in North America.


One of our Womens' Volleyball Teams


We have programs for all ages and skill levels.  Sokol provides a welcoming environment that is great for family and individuals, especially those who are looking for more than simply a fitness class.  Our members can choose their own level of involvement including leadership roles within the organization, simply attending social functions or anywhere in between. 


Sokol Spirit is an independent not-for-profit 501C3 unit, fraternally affiliated with the American Sokol. We are still driven by the philosophy that only physically fit, mentally alert, and culturally well-developed citizens can make a nation strong and give life to the honorable spirit of patriotism.


Contact us at info@sokolspirit.org or call 708-485-9663 


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