A PROPPR Alignment

Funny things can happen when you talk about the perfect position to poo.

Our Story

In early 2018 Zhenya Gerson, a colonic hydrotherapist and gut health specialist, and Jacqueline Clark, a marketing and communications professional, had a random but perhaps divinely orchestrated conservation, about the beautiful bathroom foot stool that was a fixture in Zhenya’s Sydney based gut health clinic.

A long-term and passionate advocate for the use of a ‘poop stool’ when doing your ‘bathroom business’, it was a colleague of Zhenya’s who introduced her to the PROPPR.

Zhenya was immediately taken by its sleek and attractive design, different to any other toilet foot stool she’d seen on the market. Also loving that it was Australian owned, the clinic became a stockist.

As part of her own health and wellness journey, Jacqueline discovered the merits of a poo stool as a client of Zhenya’s (not to mention her dad advocating this via a herbalist he was seeing over 40 years ago!), and became the owner of a PROPPR herself, having also been taken by its simplicity and discreet form.

With the PROPPR proving popular with clients, when Zhenya heard that the business was on the market, she was hopeful that someone would continue with the venture and further propel the PROPPR to its potential. Fast forward a few months and, following that opportune conversation in the clinic with Jacqueline, the two became the new owners of the PROPPR.

  • Where We Started

The PROPPR was brought to life in 2015 when a gap in the market was identified for a quality and beautifully designed bathroom foot stool; one that considered ‘form’ as well as function.

Inspired by the sleekness of Scandanavian design, the PROPPR delivers modern furniture design for ancient human physiology.

The PROPPR won a prestigious Australian Good Design Award in 2019 and in 2023 won Best Wellness Product at the Spa and Wellness Awards.

The PROPPR has garnered attention from media and celebrities, and is now found in homes, clinics and some of the best hotels in Australia and around the world.



    Zhenya is an I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant. Formerly the owner of a successful wellness spa in Sydney’s southern suburbs for over 8 years, Zhenya is driven to empower people to be aware of their own bodies, to live a healthy life, and to make conscious decisions about their own health and personal wellbeing.

    When Zhenya’s not working as a locum or consulting to other small businesses in the wellness sector – or working on the PROPPR – you can find her down at her local beach with her 4-legged best friend Dixie. Or she may be in a pilates class, attending a workshop on gut health (of course), cooking or checking out the latest local restaurant recommendations.

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  • Jacqueline

    Jacqueline has worked as a marketing and communications professional for over 30 years, primarily in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, and as a consultant to start-ups and small businesses. Growing up and working in Sydney, Jacqueline established a ‘side hustle’ operating a successful food tourism business on the south coast, which she sold in 2016.

    Now living full-time on the south coast of NSW, Jacqueline is passionate about food provenance, making healthy lifestyle choices and creating balance. And, of course, good gut health has become a focus. She loves to cook, to discover destinations through the local food scene, and enjoys Stand Up Paddleboarding.

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