Fitness Fun for the Long Run

Fitness Fun for the Long Run

In my role as CEO of RINKA, an organisation that actively promotes the importance of fitness being fun, I am often asked ‘Is competitive sport wrong for young children?’.  My answer to this is always, ‘no, competitive sport is fantastic for the children who ENJOY it’....
Wishing you and yours a Healthy Holiday

Wishing you and yours a Healthy Holiday

As a nation, one of the things we look forward to most about Christmas is the food that comes with it! From early December we begin to treat ourselves because ‘why not, it’s Christmas?!’ Selection boxes come out, sweets adorn every shop counter, school plays are...
The Benefits of Proprioceptive Input

The Benefits of Proprioceptive Input

The proprioceptive system is located in our muscles and joints and provides us with a sense of body awareness, whilst also controlling force and pressure. Proprioceptive activities involve providing intensive input to the muscles and joints. In simple terms, it is our...
Why the fundamentals matter

Why the fundamentals matter

Here at RINKA, we focus on putting the FUN into fundamental movement skills but mastering these basic skills is a serious business! Why is it such a hot topic of conversation nowadays? The main reason is that the natural habitat of children has changed. Gone are the...
Beat the Bugs with Exercise

Beat the Bugs with Exercise

We all know it’s been a long winter with coughs, sore throats, sore tummies and not to mention the Aussie flu. Our little people and teachers alike have been under a lot of pressure this year! But did you know that exercise is fantastic way to boost the immune system...