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Meet Marnie

Marnie Perkinson (nee Oberer) founded Perky after almost a decade dealing with Post Viral Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Having been a National Aerobics medalist, NZ representative Mountain Runner, and 2hr41min Marathoner with Olympic aspirations, she quickly realised that when you don’t have energy, life becomes a struggle, and the positive, ‘anything’s possible’ person she once knew herself to be, became almost unrecognisable. Marnie utilises her Post Graduate Nutrition Degree, sporting background, and life experience to help you become your most natural, healthy and ‘perky’ self. Join us as we aim to educate and inspire on all things nutrition, exercise and life!

Meet Marnie

Marnie Perkinson (nee Oberer) founded Perky after almost a decade dealing with Post Viral Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Having been a National Aerobics medalist, NZ representative Mountain Runner, and 2hr41min Marathoner with Olympic aspirations, she quickly realised that when you don’t have energy, life becomes a struggle, and the positive, ‘anything’s possible’ person she once knew herself to be, became almost unrecognisable. Marnie utilises her Post Graduate Nutrition Degree, sporting background, and life experience when sharing information. She believes that learning never stops, and has realised that sometimes less ‘orthodox’ methods can provide vast benefits. “If there’s research to back something up, thats a bonus, but i’d rather try natural methods that ‘do no harm’ first, and save the pharmaceuticals as a last resort”.  So please join us as we aim to educate and inspire on all things nutrition, exercise, and life, and reignite your most healthy and happy ‘perky’ self.

Educate and Inspire

Our current favourite products, workouts, blogs and articles

Aotearoad Basil Seeds

Basil Seeds are an ancient superfood from Asia and Africa.  Low in calories with a storehouse of different minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium and copper. Get your discount through Perky right here!

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Perky on Facebook

Follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with all things Perky and join the conversation on how we can continue to become our most perky selves.

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Cold pressed juicing – how can removing fiber be good for us?

I’m often asked why I juice so flipping much… with the main argument being: “aren’t you just removing all the fiber”? So I thought I’d post a very brief summary addressing this issue

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Recent Blog Posts

Original, sometimes cheeky posts, on the latest happenings in health, fitness and lifestyle

Want clear skin? Start with your gut.

There’s much more to growing great skin than what touches it’s surface.  Fleur Davis - Beauty Therapy lecturer and co-founder of Twenty8 natural skincare and essential oils - says the #1 skin mistake she encounters is failure to look after our diets. When you boil it down, there’s really two major contributors to skin health: stress and gut health - [...]

By |Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Let me sleep!!! (and why counting sheep won’t work…)

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book” ~Irish Proverb Wonderful advice! Unless you’re crap at sleeping…. I’ve had issues with insomnia for just about as long as I can remember. I can even recall trying to ‘count sheep’ as a tactic when I was about 10.  That’s got to be [...]

By |Exercise, Lifestyle|

Have we finally defined the most unrealistic woman’s body ideal yet?

Five years ago I wrote an article titled ‘Strong is the new skinny’ - the latest unrealistic ideal, to highlight the potential detrimental effects this ‘movement’ could be having to a womans psyche and health. Essentially I felt - in what may have been a well-founded effort to encourage woman to push weights, and develop strong bodies, [...]

By |Exercise, Lifestyle|

Cold pressed juicing – how can removing fiber be good for us?

I’m often asked why I juice so flipping much… with the main arguement being: “aren't you just removing all the fiber”? So I thought I’d post a very brief summary addressing this issue, to help clarify why I believe juicing is enormously beneficial to our health, and why it has become a daily staple amoungst nutrition and health [...]

By |Exercise, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

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