FitCityFamily Features: Leah Chavie
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who is Leah Chavie?
A: I have been in the skincare / beauty industry now for 29 years and am unbelievably grateful that my passion has become my everyday job. I am a spiritual person and deeply value my close relationships with my family, friends, and my two small pups (they are like my children!) I have always been very active and love incorporating some kind of movement into my day, whether it's a killer CorePower Sculpt class or a fresh-air filled walk outside (only in the warmer months!) Love and integrity are two of my core values that I apply to all aspects of my life and that help make me the best version of myself.
Q: What was the inspiration behind Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique?
A: I got my start in the skincare / beauty industry when I was 15 years old. Throughout my many experiences, I always learned something, whether it was good or bad. After seeing what this industry had to offer, I wanted to create my own space and continue to do what I love. I wanted a place that felt approachable, had great energy and most importantly was informative!
Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: I love seeing my client's find success with their treatments. Our skin, whether that be on our face or our body, often times makes us feel so vulnerable and it's great to see someone feel confident in who they are. I also value the amazing partnerships and friendships that this industry allows you to develop overtime.
Q: Take us through a day in the life!
A: I am early riser. I usually start my day with some form of workout to get my body and mind pumping. Next comes my pups. I take them on a walk, feed them, and give them a little extra love. For breakfast I'll usually make a protein shake or something light and healthy while catching up on a quick Bravo show or chatting to one of my girls on the phone; then I get ready for my day.
After a quick shower I run through my everyday skincare routine. When it comes to everyday skincare, less is more! I keep it simple - cleanse, tone + SPF! Next I am out the door and on my way into work. My day usually consists of appointments with clients, meetings and catching up on the latest info in the industry. Not only do I love educating my clients on all things skincare, but I love learning what is new in the industry and about the latest techniques and technology.
At the end of the day I head home and greet my sweet pups with lots of kisses. I recently started piano lessons so I am trying to practice at least 4 hours a week. I finish my night by whipping up a protein based dinner, then having a bath and meditating before I go to sleep.
Q: What's your favorite way to stay active?
A: CorePower Sculpt or anything outside in the summer are my go-to's!
Q: What do you love most about YOUR #FitCityFamily (aka the health and wellness community in Chicago that you interact with!)
A: The support! The unity and friendships that I have developed along my journey have been a huge motivation in my life.
We couldn’t agree more, Leah. Thank you for sharing all that you do!