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Beat the Bugs with Exercise

Recent studies have suggested that if you complete moderate exercise just a few times every week, you can drastically reduce the number of colds that you get every year. Exercise can boost your immune system and help your body fight off harmful diseases and even something as simple as the common cold. Exercise can boost your immune system by providing a boost to the cells in your body that are assigned to attack bacteria and help you fight off colds and flus before they get hold! What better reason to get out and about and get moving?!

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Meet Sinead from RINKA Corbally, Limerick

Sinead McKinley is the newest member of our team, only starting classes this January. Despite only being up and running for three weeks, Sinead is already teaching 3 weekly classes with over 30 kids enrolled. As well as being a RINKA instructor, Sinead works full-time...

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Why I do what I do and why RINKA is what it is!

'Life is nothing if not an adventure' 8 years ago today was a massive turning point for me in my life. I was a focused, competitive Irish Dancer, only weeks away from taking to the World Championship stage in Glasgow and up to my eyes in study, focusing on becoming a...

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Why I believe working with children is a gift

I think what I probably love most about my job is the fact that no two days are the same, no two classes are the same and the truth is no two kids are the same! I love getting to know each and every child that comes through my door and recognising the little person inside. I love the stories they tell me at the start of class, the ins and outs of what they did that day. I love the silly things they say and the simple, straight-forward outlook they have on life.

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Are your kids getting their daily steps?

I started my day today with a brisk 3km walk and after a quick glance at my pedometer, I had clocked up 4,000 steps. I walk every day but if I didn’t make this deliberate move to get in my daily 10,000 steps I would never even come in close!  It got me to thinking...

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Let’s Get Creative

Here at Rinka we are interested in all things active but that doesn’t mean we aren’t big champions of all things creative too. In fact, our classes promote creativity in an active way. It is vitally important for your child to have outlets for their developing personalities and what better way than sticking, painting, gluing and coloring! But how can you help your child develop their creativity at home?

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Healthy Habits for The Festive Season

According to new research, childhood obesity rates increase during the holidays. We are all too familiar with the festive bulge that attacks our jeans in the New Year but have we ever stopped to think about the impact the extra food, drinks, snacks and lack of routine the party season has on our children?

Parents need to be mindful about the number of treats kids have over the holidays. Here are a few simple ideas to keep your kids feeling fresh and content and allow them to start the new year revitalized after the break.

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How to Choose a Summer Camp

Schools out, homework is finished until September and the uniform has been buried at the body of the wardrobe. YIPEEEEE!!!!! But wait for it…. ‘Mum what are we doing today?” Yes, it doesn’t take summer boredom long to kick in.

Summer camps are a fantastic way for kids to learn new skills, make new friends and get out of the house for a few days during the holidays. But with so many camps on offer how do you choose what is best for your child? Here are a few tips to help you choose.

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