Martina Perry is 41 years young. Married to Grant, they have three amazing kids – Caitin, Elise and Ryan. She’s the co-founder of Pepper Hustle On Demand (www.PepperHustleOnDemand.com). Their online platform provides easy to access, expertly designed workouts, nutritional plans and mindset work to help you become fitter, happier, stronger and more confident.
Day in a Life
My day starts nice and early with my golden hours before the rest of the house wakes up. I get up at 6am and do a fast 20 minute Pepper Hustle workout, followed by a 15 minute meditation. Reading is a huge part of my life, so the last part of my golden hour is spent on self-development reading – right now I’m studying hormone balance.
My husband does the morning shift with our kids – gets them up, fed and out to school. So my mornings are spent on growing and developing Pepper Hustle with my business partner, Lynne Ward. No two days are the same. Some days I’m writing blogs or developing/ testing recipes. I love photographing and editing our food images. Other days I’m work on marketing – designing images or editing video content to use for ads. And of course, always interacting and supporting our wonderful clients.
I pick up my kids from school and the afternoon is spent catching up with them, doing homework and always cooking. We love to cook and we’re always trying out new foods/ recipes.
Wind down starts around 8pm and generally involves a good fictional book and a curl up on the couch with my dog Charlie. And then it’s down to bed for 10pm.
What brought you to Waterford?
I’m a Kilkenny woman but living in Waterford for 20 years now. I moved down for a job and to be close to WIT where I was studying at night.
What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?
Don’t sweat the small stuff because it’s all small stuff. No negative self-talk – speak to yourself like you would to your best friend! And lastly, just because someone says something doesn’t make it true.
How do you relax?
Meditation, reading, walks at the beach, cups of coffee and a glass of wine at the weekend!
What is your favourite film and piece of music?
To Kill a Mockingbird (I also adore the book) and July by Mundy – always makes me smile and feel nostalgic.
When was the last time you cried?
Yesterday! I’m a crier and a firm believer in letting emotions out. And once it’s out, whatever has been bothering you doesn’t have the same power.
What has been your happiest moment of recent times?
Watching my kids reunite with their friends after six long months apart. Pure joy.
Do you pray?
Sure do – we all need a little help from whatever higher power we believe in.
What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is something happening to someone I love. And working in an online business – I used to fear the judgement of others. But people are always going to have an opinion – what I’ve taught myself is that an opinion is just that… an opinion. I stay true to my genuine self and accept that I’m not for everyone… and that’s OK.
What is your most treasured possession?
Without a doubt my family. For me, it’s all about the people in my life.
What is your favourite thing about living in Waterford?
Access to all the amazing beaches. Absolutely love heading out for a walk or a swim.
If you could change one thing about Waterford, what would it be?
I would love to see more retail options in Waterford City. It’s sad to see so many unused retail units around the city.