Cycling - Think smart development programs

Class duration: 1Hour

Max 5 students / class

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Course Objectives

  • Listen Effectively
  • Respond Appropriately
  • Read Body Language
  • Ask Questions to Clarify
  • Seek Common Ground
  • Understand the brain areas functions
  • Direct the flow of energy and information consciously

Levels description

Beginner Cycling stars are riders who cannot yet ride a two-wheeler independently and still require assistance.  Cycling stars will learn how to pedal, steer and brake, and if they are ready, learn to balance and ride on two wheels. At Play to think smart we know that learning to ride a bike should be a safe, fun and memorable experience. We promise to deliver cycling stars the ability to develop the skills and confidence needed to learn to ride their two-wheeler. Kids will spend time both on and off their bikes during each class which will help keep them energized and engaged, minimize frustration, teach them important safety skills and ensure they have fun. We highly recommend bringing a correct size bike.

Think smart Bike Racers should be able to ride comfortable in a straight line, hold a hand signal for 3 seconds while maintaining their straight line riding.  This level is an introduction to road riding refining their pedalling, shifting and braking skills and preparing to ride on the road as a group. Kids will also be learning about where it is safe to ride, how to cross intersections and how to anticipate potential dangers on the road. This class will also focus on bike fit which is an important stage for the advanced and pro levels.

Advanced Ride Champions riders will focus on building strength and stamina by tackling more challenging hills and riding longer distances. Treadheads will complete a minimum 1½ hour ride and will be able to steadily ride up small hills. Riders will also be introduced to new technical skills such as emergency stops, shifting, cadence, breathing, aerodynamics through correct posture.

Why cycling?

Do you want your kid’s grey matter to sparkle? Then get them pedalling. Researchers from Illinois University found that a five percent improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness from cycling led to an improvement of up to 15 percent in mental tests. That’s because cycling helps build new brain cells in the hippocampus – the region responsible for memory, which deteriorates from the age of 30.

“It boosts blood flow and oxygen to the brain, which fires and regenerates receptors, explaining how exercise helps ward off Alzheimer’s,” says the study’s author, Professor Arthur Kramer.

Cycling will also help your kid develop his:

The immune system serves to protect the body from infections and diverse systemic diseases. Studies show that moderate activity, such as cycling, strengthens the immune system and thus contributes to a healthy life. It can also increase activity against tumour cells, assisting  in the prevention of related illnesses.

This is the body’s supporting framework, held together by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Exercise and the accompanying strain on the skeletal system strengthen it and increases mobility. Cycling has a positive effect on bone density and strength. Moreover, a muscular system strengthened by cycling supports and protects the skeletal system.

Cycling is especially good at protecting and feeding cartilages as the support given by the bicycle means that the forces that act as a result of body weight are significantly reduced. The circular movement of cycling assists the transport of energy and other metabolic produces to the cartilages, reducing the likelihood of arthrosis.

Physical activity serves as a regulator to relieve the stress that is common in current lifestyles. It produces the balance between exertion and relaxation which is so important for the body’s inner equilibrium. Cycling is especially ideal for this process, countering stress in two ways: by satisfying the need for activity where people lack movement or exercise; and by balancing out increased strain, particularly mental and emotional.

Cycling has a considerable relaxing effect due to its uniform, cyclic movement which stablises the physical and emotional functions of the body. This counteracts anxiety, depression and other psychological problems. The exercise also controls hormonal balance.

Oxygen is vital for all biological organisms and the basic prerequisite for the respiratory processes of humans. Respiration is often impaired by adiposity and lack of exercise. Among other things, regular physical activity strengthens the respiratory muscles, which leads to improved ventilation of the lungs and thus has a positive effect on oxygen exchange. Enormous positive health effects can be achieved in energy uptake and processing, through moderate cycling.

The heart is one of the most important organisms for a healthy life but can be damaged by inactivity. Cycling is ideal for training the heart to be stronger which results in less stress of the heart. All the risk factors that lead to a heart attack are reduced and regular cycling reduces the likelihood of heart attack by more than 50%.

Cycling is especially good for aerobic exercise as the strain on the body is less than in other endurance sports. Improved stamina reduces tiredness and fatigue and promotes a sense of well-being.

Physical activity has a direct effect on well-being and health. Cycling has numerous advantages that can directly affect quality of life, as it provides benefits both physically and emotionally. Regular exercise, taken as an integral part of daily life, is needed to permanently enhance the quality of life.

Requirements:

  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Biking gloves
  • Water bottle

Optional:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen