Meet the people who are already active RINKA instructors
Meet some of the RINKA instructors. Find out what it takes to become a RINKA instructor and about setting up a fitness business in your own town by reading what some of our team have to say.
RINKA North Donegal – Meet Teresa Donohoe!
What do you love most about being an instructor?
My favourite part of being a RINKA instructor is seeing how excited the kids (of all ages) are to come to class every week. They genuinely enjoy the classes so much! That is what being a RINKA instructor is – instilling positive interactions from a young age of being active. Its hard to deny that if a child enjoys being active from a young age, there is a hope that they will continue this lifestyle through their life.
My second favourite aspect about being a Rinka instructor is the lesson plans. Every lesson is well structured, exciting and different! A child will never take part in the same class from one end of the year to the next!
What advice would you offer a new instructor?
If I were to give someone considering becoming a RINKA instructor any advice, I would say you get out of it what you put into it! It is so easy to come onboard and assume that “hey presto” your classes will fill without any advertising or energy on your part. RINKA is a business at the end of the day, and more importantly it will be your business! Use the support of the team and ask questions, get involved in discussions and follow the tried and tested plans to success that are in place for your benefit! That is exactly how I have built my business to where it is at today!
RINKA Ballina – Meet Elaine
From a young age I always knew I wanted to work with children. Having worked in youth clubs, creches and national schools, this was an area that I was passionate about. When I came across Rinka, I immediately knew it was for me. What attracted me to Rinka was the fun, non-competitive programmes that they run. To think that I could recreate this in my own locality and help make fitness fun for so many children was a no-brainer!
One of my favourite aspects of being a Rinka Instructor is that I am my own boss and can choose my own hours. With a young family at home, it is important for me that I have a good home/work life balance.
If you are passionate about working with children and want to have a positive impact on their lives, I would say just go for it. I didn’t have to think twice about becoming a Rinka Instructor as I knew it was my passion. When you are passionate about something, it never feels like work and I am so glad I came across Rinka.
RINKA North Clare
Don’t be afraid to take a chance. I left a full time job to become a Rinka instructor and hand on heart it was the best decision I ever made. Don’t let your fears stop you from making a difference to children’s lives.
When I first heard about Rinka I was instantly drawn to it as it sounded a lot like myself; Fun, Energetic and Positive! Having worked with kids for 5 years before joining the Rinka team I knew I wanted to work with children and make a difference to their lives and Rinka was the perfect platform for me to do exactly that.
I love seeing the kids’ skills progress every week and seeing how happy they are with their accomplishments and seeing their confidence grow. When this happens you know you are making a difference to their lives. Secondly, I love the variety of being a Rinka instructor, no two classes are ever the same and this makes every class as fun and exciting as the last one.
RINKA Douglas Cork – Colm and Ann
Hi, we’re Colm and Ann O’Connor. We were looking for activities for our children who were all under 5 at the time and we found options to be very limited. Sandra introduced us to RINKA and we thought it was an excellent idea so we decided to bring it to Cork ourselves.
Seeing the children progress is so rewarding. We have some children who are shy to start off with but after 3-4 weeks in – they are engaging and so happy to come to class every week. The fun environment really allows the children to grow in confidence and exercise for fun to burn off energy.
Our advice for new instructors
It doesnt feel like work because you have such fun with the kids but it is a business that requires effort so its important to always market yourselves and take up every opportunity for promotion as much as possible especially when starting off.
‘I am a childcare professional who was looking for something more to add to my role. The opportunity to make a positive difference in a child’s life really appealed to me.We are teaching them how to live healthier and happier through play and exercise.
The truth is I’ve found my passion. I’ve just very recently started my RINKA journey but I already know this what i should be doing.
My advice for new instructors
Do it !! Becoming a RINKA Instructor is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Seeing a child’s face after they have tried or accomplished something they didnt think they could do is the best feeling!