She knows how to help moms find their balance.
This year, Barbara Rijntjes is celebrating 5 years of launching Mom in Balance Switzerland. She brings an her energetic demeanor and internal glow to everything she does and that is why her workouts can now be found in 7 locations throughout Switzerland.
As a busy mom herself, she knows the ins and outs of balancing work with family life. We caught up with Barbara to learn a bit more about what makes her tick…
GG: What, or who, inspired you to enter the field of work you are in now?
Barbara Rijntjes: During my corporate career as a partner of a strategy consultancy firm I slowly but surely found out that I was burning myself out. Exercising was my life line. Moving to Switzerland with my family made me rethink my (working) life and I decided to go for my passion and start a career in Wellness!
GG: Tell us about your latest projects…what are you working on at the moment?
Barbara Rijntjes: I started Mom in Balance Switzerland 5 years ago. This year we will be celebrating our 5th Anniversary. Recently I founded another company where I am focussing on Corporate wellbeing programmes (www.boostingnow.com) . With Boost we offer Holistic programmes to improve employees wellbeing and with that individual and organisational performance.
GG: Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
Barbara Rijntjes: Not sure if people don’t know this but as I am all about a healthy lifestyle. People assume I don’t have anything that is not healthy however I love a good glass of red wine (or two…) and big dinners with friends.
GG: Tell us about you out on the town…any favorite restaurants or boutiques that we should check out?
Barbara Rijntjes: Pff you caught me there. I so need to spend more time exploring our beautiful city…Fischer’s Fritz is my old time favourite for long family lunches in summer.
GG: Favorite restaurant/cafe in Zurich?
Barbara Rijntjes: In combination with work I love the new Kraftwerk place. Makes work so much more fun 🙂
GG: How do you keep organized?
Barbara Rijntjes: I use the Passion Planner and I absolutely love it. Every year I plan time to really think about my plans for the coming months and years. And by reviewing that every month I make sure to stay focussed. I plan focus minutes every day to make sure I don’t get caught up by all kind of things that seem very important at that particular moment but actually have nothing to do with the goals that I have.
GG: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
Barbara Rijntjes: Reach for the moon and even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.