Model Candice Huffine's Favorite Fitness Classes Are So Relatable
Candice Huffine thinks comfort zones are overrated. “At the end of 2015, my husband dared me to make running my New Year’s resolution,” says the model. “I started out slowly, running a mile a day, but not every day. Once I began to feel comfortable, I went a little farther.” She stomped out whispers of self-doubt along the way. “I was scared of it. I felt my body wasn’t a runner’s body. [I thought] I’m going to be slow.” But when she crossed the finish line of the 2017 Boston Marathon, “I told myself that I will never say I can’t do something again. It was hard and scary and the most satisfying thing I’ve ever done.”
Today, Huffine wants every woman to define wellness on her own terms, whether it’s jogging or just learning how to say no. “I don’t think you have to run a marathon to have a connection with your body. Self-care is an exploration of yourself—whatever that looks like to you is perfect.” Here, her self-care secrets to staying fit and feeling her best—they're exactly as relatable and luxurious as you'd expect.
Scent The Way
“I always give myself one little spritz of Le Labo before I work out [so] I feel cute, fresh, and clean. It drives my husband nuts!”
“I love Great Jones Spa in New York because it has a good lounge area and you can pop in a steam room or sauna while you’re waiting for your treatments. I see a lot of girl gangs chilling and making a day of it.”
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"I’m a sucker for a cold brew. I live off it. Even when it’s bad, it’s good.”
“I like a hard sweaty workout and a good cycling class. Bringing a friend helps. I have two who I grab on Sunday mornings, and we [alternate] between Flywheel and SoulCycle.”
One Step at a Time
As a new runner, Huffine says, “I put my intentions out on social media to hold myself accountable. I also wanted to inspire other women and have other women inspire me.”
Keep It Simple
You won’t find her hitting the gym with contoured cheeks. “I use Glossier Boy Brow when I want color and a clear gel if I’m just running around. But I’ve been known to use a swipe of waterproof mascara for a race because you take so many photos.”
Win The Day
Of her activewear brand, Day/Won, Huffine jokes, “I’m the founder, designer, model, booker, and sometimes caterer.”