When we stumbled across Candice Peak’s Instagram account, we were instantly attracted to her laid back vibe and her passion for fitness. She quickly became one of our favorite partners, we just wish we could get to her spin classes more often!
CANDICE PEAK (@candicepeak)
What we love more than anything about Candice is that she keeps it real. And we aren’t the only ones who feels this way; this girl seems to know EVERYONE in Boston, and they all gush about how much they love her when her name comes up.
RISE BEAUTY STUDIO: In your own words, tell us who you are!
CANDICE PEAK: My name is Candice Peak and I am a Boston based marketing manager by day and fitness instructor by early morning/evening. I’m a former Division I athlete (go Badgers), I can’t sit still for more than 10-15 minutes at a time, I’m obsessed with my dog, and I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day.
RBS: What’s your favorite thing about Boston?
CP: The community! I love that Boston has that big city feel but the people make it seem like a small neighborhood. I think Bostonians have a hard outer shell, but once you crack through it you’ll find some the most loyal, fun, and inclusive people.
RBS: We’re kinda new to Boston. Where would you recommend we go for…the best sweat, a bite or for whatever it is your go-to activity is?
CP: Best indoor cycling is obviously The Handle Bar and best boxing gym is EverybodyFights so you should definitely go check those out (hit me up if you want to hang). I think Fort Point has the best options for food. I love Lolita, Pastoral, City Tap, Blue Dragon, and Lucky’s and they are all basically on the same block!
RBS: What would we find you doing on a Tuesday afternoon?
CP: Working at my full time job in marketing at a major investment management firm in Boston and probably running out to get my 3rd coffee of the day.
RBS: You visit us for lash extensions. How often do you get them, and why do you love them?
CP: I come every 2 weeks to get my lashes done and I love them because they are actually incredibly low maintenance. I work full time and teach a number of fitness classes early morning and evening and they allow me to not think about makeup. I am always running from one thing to the next so I love anything that can save me time. They make my morning routine less time consuming.
RBS: What’s your #1 advice to people who have never tried them?
CP: Start slow. I wouldn’t go over the top dramatic the first time you go in. Ask for a more natural look and you can always build from there!
RBS: Women spend an average of 17 minutes a day on eye makeup. How do you spend your extra 17 minutes?
CP: Eating food that is good for me. I tend to grab the fastest thing (which typically is the most unhealthy) because I’m consistently short on time. I put my body through a lot and I need to fuel it correctly. 17 minutes gives me more than enough time to make breakfast AND prep food for lunch.