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About 2017-07-13T11:36:54+00:00

Welcome to Perky

And welcome to the place you can hang out, be educated, follow a workout, learn a new recipe, buy products, and discover how to become your most Perky self. The you with energy, enthusiasm, a sense of humour, curiosity, health and happiness. All those things you were naturally as a child, but somehow lost your way.

How we got here

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.

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On the upside, this set her on a journey where – utilising her Post Graduate Nutrition Degree – she set out to learn as much as possible about her condition. Unfortunately traditional Nutritional Science and Western Medicine offered little useful advice in this area at the time, so Marnie also sort out ‘alternative’ health fields, in order to get to the bottom of this lack of perkiness….

Through this process she gained insightful information from:
Naturopaths, Craniosacral Practitioners, Sleep Specialists, Life Coaches, Psychologists, Chronic Fatigue Medical Specialists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Osteopaths, Biomedical Nutritionists, Herbalists, Integrative Medical Practitioners, Yoga and Meditation Gurus.

She also become an accredited Fitgenes practitioner, and believes that Epigenetics – the study of how we can modify the way our genes are expressed – will provide incredibly useful information to tailor advice in the future. It then becomes less about the hand you were dealt (your inherited genes), but whether you are allowing these genes to negatively affect you, through the food you eat, your living situation, who you interact with, your sleep patterns, how you exercise etc.

Marnie also strongly backs the ‘movement’ that gut health is the key to our physical and mental wellbeing. This theory is not new of course, with Hippocrates – the father of modern medicine – proclaiming that “All health begins in the gut”. The only difference today is there is growing scientific evidence to back this theory.

She believes that learning how to reduce the chemical insult to our immune systems, from our food, water, skincare, cleaners and medicines (the list goes on), will also go a long way in helping to feel our healthiest and most vibrant selves. This is why you won’t find any ‘nasties’ in the products we endorse.

So if you’ve lost that Perky feeling, please dive right in and explore our Perky website, because we’re dedicated to helping you feel energised again, naturally, and firing with every cylinder you have! You can also sign up for our newsletters, or follow us on social media.

Work with us

We LOVE to team up with awesome new products and brands that live and breath the Perky values, promoting natural, healthy living. We regularly share videos and articles to help our #perkytribe understand their use and benefits, and even install direct links to enable purchases to be made through the Perky website!

If you have a brand or product you would like to feature on the Perky website please get in touch with us at hello@perky.nz to find out more about reaching and educating your audience through the Perky network.