Global sporting goods brand Décathlon, in partnership with Sportball, is offering fitness classes for kids 16 months to 12 years in its stores across Canada. Classes are held on-site at sports facilities called Decadiums and are available at the Boisbriand, Brossard, Laval, and Eaton Centre locations. Some classes are also available at exterior venues.
Slew of classes on the menu
There are a wide range of options, including parent-and-toddler classes, mini Zumba, soccer, basketball, football and volleyball. Each Decadium has something different to offer – for example, families visiting the Brossard or Boisbriand locations can enjoy a multisport zone for basketball, soccer and badminton. At the Eaton Centre, kids can try out the rock climbing or play basketball on a full-sized court. And at the flagship store in Laval, there is a kid-size basketball court and a multipurpose martial arts studio.
Sportball is a company designed to promote sports, social and motor skills in early childhood development. John Butcher, the brand partnerships leader of Décathalon, says the partnership launched in August has been a success as classes are usually booked to capacity.
Butcher says the goal is part of the store’s commitment to making sports engagement more accessible for families and children. He says the online platform for booking classes is a vital part of offering easily accessible activities.
While most activities are geared toward kids aged 7-11, Butcher says there is something for everyone, including parent-child classes like pre-judo, multisports and Zumba.
For more information or to book a class, visit activities.decathlon.ca.