Discover 23 recreational exercises to guide you through the process of overcoming a fear of water. In this program, you will learn some essential techniques to help you feel more comfortable and learn to have fun in the water. Each video outlines one exercise. Follow them in order to gradually discover the pleasure of being in an aquatic environment. The exercises shown in these videos are for any person wanting to overcome a fear of water, regardless of their age. Each exercise is designed to be accessible to beginners.. This program was developed with the expert collaboration of a trained lifeguard and a professional swimming coach specialised in introducing people to water and helping people overcome a fear of it. It is based around three main sections: getting comfortable in the water; learning the essential techniques to be at ease in the water; and learning to have fun in the swimming pool. Panic in the water is the cause of multiple drownings. Learn to be without water phobia and to have no fear in the swimming pool, and avoid the risks that water phobia can carry with it. Only then can you be happy to your fullest in the water. Over to you!
This program on bike repair will show you a few essential techniques to keep your bike well-maintained and running smoothly. The key objective of this program of twelve videos is to demonstrate a few quick, resourceful and inexpensive ways of fixing your bike when you’re out on the trail, or when you have minimal tools at your disposal. The program is broken down into chapters on: the basics of bike repair; fixing punctures and flat bicycle tires; S.O.S emergency repair tips and techniques; and quick bike checks and general maintenance. It could be the difference between a short cycle or a very long walk home. The videos are aimed at all bike-users, whether used recreationally or for earning a living, and could equally serve as the foundations for basic bike mechanic training purposes. This program was made thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA’s partner for the Sports program, and with the expert collaboration of Fabrice Tellier, a long-serving professional bike mechanic with experience as a military bike mechanic. Cycling has numerous health and environmental benefits, and is the primary mode of transport for people all over the world, so it’s essential that you know a few tips and tricks to keep yours, or any of the world’s 1 billion bikes running smoothly at a low cost. Enjoy your ride!
This free video program has been designed to teach you the basics of road cycling. It aims to demonstrate the key elements of this popular, yet physically demanding sport in the hopes of making it accessible to a greater number of people. Road cycling is an excellent way of inscreasing one's fitness and muscular strength. Rides are also often very social events and there are now amateur road cycling clubs all over the world. The tips and techniques outlined in these videos are targeted at beginner-level cyclists or complete newcomers to the sport wishing to deepen their knowledge of the basics. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. The program has been structured into four chapters on: the necessary pre-ride checks and equipment; learning how to correctly master the different componetns of the bike itself; how to improve your riding technique; and essential road cycling tips. The sport of road cycling has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity in recent decades. This program shows you that it is a sport which can be practiced by almost anyone, anywhere. Remember that this is probably one of the most demanding cycling sports, so improving will take hard work and plenty of effort, but the results are definitely worth it. Road cycling is a great way to stay in shape, build strength and to make friends. Cycle safe and enjoy your ride!
In this educational video program, you will learn how to play badminton. The aim is to make badminton accessible to all individuals who are eager to learn, and inspire them to enjoy the game, develop great stamina, reflexes, flexibility and general fitness. The step-by- step breakdown of the shots and the drills will serve as a solid theoretical foundation. The exercises in this video program are designed for beginners and players who want to learn the basics and hone their existing skills. This program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA's partner for the Sports topic, and with the participation of Sebastiao Diãs de Oliveira, founder of the Associação Miratus de Badminton. It has been split into the following categories: learning the basics of badminton, holding the racket, footwork, forehand, backhand, serve and drop shot techniques and training drills. Remember to warm up before and warm down after playing. Badminton is a great physical activity that improves your fitness, strength and coordination. Playing it regularly sharpens your reflexes and improves agility. It can help prevent various health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. It is also extremely accessible and can be played in indoor and outdoor, in a club, in a park or on the street. Playing badminton is a fantastic way to make new friends and lead a happy and healthy life. Enjoy your game!
In this educational video program you will discover techniques and exercises to help you learn how to swim the front crawl. The key objective of the 11 videos in this program is to inspire more people to try out this essential swimming technique. It also contains useful swimming exercises which swimmers can use to improve their front crawl swimming techniques. The front crawl is one of the of most widely-practiced swimming strokes, and learning how to swim is a fundamental skill that everyone should have. This program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA's partner for the Sports topic, as well as Pierrick le Floch, whose expert advice as a professional swimming coach was invaluable. The front crawl program has been split into the following chapters: How to Warm Up Before Swimming; The Basic Techniques; Drills to Improve your Front Crawl; Stretching After a Swim. Knowing how to swim could be potentially life-saving, but it’s also a great sport to learn because of the many benefits in terms of fitness and wellbeing that it can bring about. It’s an excellent cardiovascular sport that works out the entire body in one go, and is low impact on joints, - making it unrivalled as a sport you can use to recover from injury. Follow the videos and try them out for yourself. Over to you!
Juggling dates back thousands of years to some of the most ancient civilisations known to man. Juggling promotes concentration, coordination and balance. Here, we present an introduction to the basic techniques of juggling with balls, clubs, as well as bounce and contact juggling
This free, educational video program has been carefully crafted to give you useful tips when teaching a child to ride a bike. Learning how to ride a bike is one of the defining moments of childhood. It helps the child develop their coordination and spatial awareness, and sets them on the path to becoming a more independent young adult. We believe that, whatever the age you learn it at, cycling is an essential skill, and once you do learned, is itnever really forgetten. In this video program we will break down the learning process into several manageable steps. Only move on to the next one, once the child has comfortably mastered the skills demonstrated in the previous video. They are targeted at children and the parents, guardians or adults who may wish to teach them how to ride in a safe and speedy manner. This video may also serve as a valuable resorce for school teachers or cycling instructors. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast whose advice and pedagogical tips were invaluable. He works teaching children how to cycle safely and reponsibly every day. This program comprises five videos which are broken down into the basics elements of cycling, which are: Scooting, Balancing, Pedalling, and finally some really useful training drills and learning games to help consolidate the previous steps. Cycling a great sport. It can be used as a primary mode of transport or simply for recreational and sporting purposes. It has an extremely low environmental impact and helps people to lead a more independent and mobile life. Teaching a child to ride a bike is an incredibly rewarding experience which stays with both teacher and student forever. If you have any comments or feedback on the exericses shown in these videos, then please feel free to write to us in the comments section of each video, we'd love to hear back from you. Enjoy your ride!
In this video program you will learn the basics of mountain biking (MTB). The aim of this program is to inspire individuals and motivate them to try out mountain biking as a new sport. MTB is a great and fun way to get outdoor areas of great natural beauty. The information and instructions contained in this video series are meant to provide beginners with a basic introduction to mountain biking as a sport. They will also give more experienced MTB riders a few tips and tricks to help improve. The Mountain Biking Program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon. It was also developed thanks to the expert advice of former competitive mountain bike athlete and qualified cycling instructor (moniteur cycliste) Guillaume Guerard. It covers the basics such as the different body positions, the gear youi'll need as well as the safety precatutions to take. It also covers more foundational and advanced techniqueas from pumping and corning, to riding switchbacks, bunny hopping, performing endos and jumping. Hopefully these techniques will help you to discover a new sport, get out into nature, and provide you with a real thrill! Ride safe and enjoy your ride.
This online tutorial video program teaches adults how to ride a bike. The program aims to encourage people who have never ridden a bike to learn cycling. It is designed for adults to be able to learn it by themselves. It is never too late to start cycling! These video series are designed for beginner adults who want to learn cycling. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. The program gives an introduction to cycling for adults then explains essential techniques including: scooting, balancing and pedalling and finishes up with some handy exercises that could be practiced easily after mastering all the previous steps.
Follow these 13, simple and easy-to-follow to learn how to swim the breaststroke. This program is designed to introduce to the breaststroke gradual way, taking from the basic technique, through to advanced exercises to perfect the stroke. The videos decompose the stroke into its basic elements for an easier learning progress which can help you target your weakest points. Follow the program through in its order to get a fully-rounded learning experience and to learn quickly and have fun at the same time! The exercises we show you are designed predominantly for beginners who are new to swimming the breaststroke, though they are equally useful to any swimmer looking to brush up on the basics. The program was created in partnership with Decathlon and in collaboration with Pierrick le Flock a professional swimming coach who specialises in teaching the breaststroke specifically. The programs comprises 4 chapters: Warming up; the Basic Techniques; Exercises to Improve your Breastroke Technique; and Warming Down after swimming. This is an excellent stroke for beginner swimmers and allows the individual to grow in confidence in the water since the face is not constantly submerged. It’s also a great all-body workout and is a stroke that you can keep up over longer distances than the backstroke and front crawl which cause swimmers to fatigue more quickly. Over to you!
This video program on swimming shows the techniques needed into order to learn how to swim the backstroke well. Each video breaks down a key element of the backstroke technique, or demonstrates an exercise you can use to improve your backstroke swimming technique. Follow the videos through in the order they are presented, chapter-by-chapter, to master this swimming stroke in a quick and enjoyable way! The exercises demonstrated in these videos are targeted at relatively new swimmers, but they are equally useful to more experienced swimmers looking to hone their technique, as well as swimming coaches looking for drills and tips they can use with students in the pool. The backstroke program was developed with the expert collaboration of professional swimming coach Pierrick le Floch, who specialises in teach the backstroke swimming style. It was created with Decathlon, Sikana’s partner for the Sports topic. The program is structured into 4 chapters to facilitate the learning process: Warming up before swimming; the basic techniques; how to improve one’s technique; and finally stretching to warm down after swimming. A certified stress-buster, swimming, in particular, the backstroke, will help you relax, and boost your fitness levels without putting too much strain on your joints. Enjoy your swim!
Thanks to this video program, you can discover all the techniques and tips necessary to learn how to be better at playing football. Whether you are a beginner, or a more experienced player looking to brush up on the essentials, this program was developed for you! It was created in collaboration with a former professional football player, now works as a football coach. In order to give you a complete presentation of the basic elements of football, we recommend that you begin with the very first video which gives you a quick presentation of the rules of the game. Then follow the videos in their order to get a more rounded learning experience. Once you’ve grasped the techniques shown in each video, you can find some excellent training exercises and drills at the end of the program, to help you practice and put all the techniques together gradually. These are also an excellent teaching resources for football coaches. Our program will mean you’ll have all the skills you need at your feet in order to become a good attacker, a solid defender, and an unbeatable goalkeeper! Beyond the numerous health and physical benefits attributed to a sport such as football, it also is a great way of teaching respect and conveying important values, such as team-spiritedness. It’s one of the most popular games in the world and is a shared interest that can unite people from all walks of life. Football, also called soccer, is incredibly accessible and requires minimal equipment to get started. David Duquesnoy, our expert, as well as many other charities and foundations, channel these very positive attributes of football to combat social exclusion. Enjoy your game!
Discover over 50 videos containing advice on how to hike well and safely. Starting from the basics of navigation, this hiking program will teach you how to use a map and a compass to get your bearings; you will then learn how to plan your trek; decide on the hiking gear and equipment you will need on the trail; how to respond in case of unforseen problems; how to to clean and care for your backpacking equipment after a hike; and finally, how to stretch and cool down the muscles after a long hiking session. This program was developed with expert professional mountain guide Xavier Gadat who lent his expertise on the program to you discover or improve at this sporting activity, which is regardly as widely accessible since it can be done virtually anywhere. Be sure to the follow the chapters in order for a full learning experience - the program has been especially adapted for newcomers to the sport of hiking, although more experience hikers simply looking for a few extra backpacking tips and tricks may wish to pick and choose from the videos they find the most relevant. Remember to take care of your body, especially your feet, after a long hike. Take the relevant safety precautions we outline in our videos and most of all, have fun! Hiking, backpacking, trekking - call it what you will - is a great way to get outdoors and to be in and amongst the beauty nature, giving a feeling of total freedom and self-reliance. It also gives the hiker the chance to revel in the delight of pushing their body to new limits and can be enjoyed alone on solo expeditions or with friends as part of a group. Happy hiking!
In this educational video program, you will learn tips on how to keep both you and your bike safe and secure when cycling in an urban environment. The techniques shown in the videos contain valuable information for any person wanting to learn how to cycle safely through areas where there is regular traffic, but they are also useful for beginner cyclists who want to master the basics of their bike before hitting the road. Injuries sustained from cycling in urban areas are numerous and sometimes fatal. This program aims to combat this issue by raising awareness and increasing knowledge about the safe practices when cycling through busy streets. Follow the advice we set out in the videos to cycle safely, and to keep your bike safe and running properly too. Cycling in the city needn’t be a daunting experience; there are countless benefits to cycling regularly: it has a low impact on the environment, is great for the cardiovascular and muscular development; boosts your mood and lowers stress; and it gives you increased mobility and independence. The program is split into three chapters detailing tips on; what to do before you ride; how to use your bike properly; and how to keep both bike and rider safe. The program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. We hope that more people will see the virtues of cycling as a mode of urban transport. Enjoy your ride!
Discover this short, free educational program comprising 9 videos designed to help you learn how to navigate, orientate yourself by learning to read maps and to use a compass. You'll also learn how to get your bearings using your surroundings. The videos in this program have been created so that you won't need to worry about getting lost when out walking, exploring, hiking, trekking and so on! Map reading is a useful skill whether in the city or in the countryside, and when coupled with a compass can never run out battery or experience a technical fault as a phone or GPS navigation system might! So, learn the basics of navigation with this program which was developed with an expert mountain guide - it's your key to getting out into nature, without getting lost. Follow the videos one-by-one in the order they come for a comprehensive learning experience all about navigation. All that's left to do is to get out and hit the trail - the mountains, forests and even cities are yours! Enjoy your walk.