I’m Christopher, otherwise known as Christopher Cupcakes! I am an Esthetician, Blogger, Yoga and Pilates Teacher, a Self Love Coach and the Self Love Unicorn. I believe in both inner and outer beauty and that beauty comes from the inside out. I believe in learning how to be more comfortable in your own skin and loving the skin you’re in.
The French have a saying, “bein dans sa peau”, which loosely translates as “being well in one own’s skin”. To me this really sums up what my purpose is and the point of this blog. It is about everything it takes to be comfortable in your own skin, from the world we live in, to what we put in and on our bodies, to how we care for ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. It is about finding Self Love through both inner and outer beauty.
My mission is to help both women and men fall in love with the skin they’re in through my passion for Beauty, Lifestyle and Wellness. I want to provide you with the tools you need to look and feel your best inside and out.
I believe that there is a strong link between the mind, body and spirit. My goal is that through clean beauty, healthy nutrition, joyful movement and exercise, and a little inner work…I can help you find balance, increase your confidence, find self love and become the most beautiful version of yourself. Together we will help you to be “bien sans de peau”
My Experience and Expertise:
I am a licensed Cosmetologist, who has worked in the Beauty Industry for almost 20 years as a hairstylist, makeup artist and esthetician. I have worked with some major beauty brands including Aveda, Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Redken, MAC, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Elemis, Shiseido, Dior and more. I have also done makeup for special events, fashion shows and print work.
I remember at a young age watching my mother get ready and being obsessed with the products she used. In my teens I began experimenting with makeup on my little sister (my first model) as well as my friends and I’ve been hooked on beauty products ever since. I now consider myself a skincare junkie and can never have too many facial sprays or moisturizers on my bathroom counter or in my bag.
I’m currently on a clean beauty journey to remove toxic products from my life and focus on clean and natural products that nourish my skin and help it to look it’s best.
I have also taught Yoga and Pilates in the Boston and Central Massachusetts areas for several years in many local area studios and gyms such as YMCA, H.Y.P. Studios, Pilates by Gwen, The Core Connection, Beacon Hill Athletic Club, Fit Studio 28 and had several corporate and private clients. I owned my own studio, Worcester Pilates, before moving back home to sunny Florida in Summer 2018.
I am a comprehensively trained & certified Pilates teacher, gaining certifications through both Power Pilates and Peak Pilates. I have over 600+ hours of training and experience on all of the Pilates apparatus including mat, reformer, tower, chairs, barrels and all auxiliary equipment.
I am also a 200 Hour certified yoga teacher and mostly teach Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga, as well as workshops on Spinal Mobility, Back Health, Meditation and the Chakras.
I personally struggled with negative body image and my self confidence for decades. I punished my body with an eating disorder and disordered eating in my teens and twenties. The truth is that I never felt comfortable in my body and used dieting and intense exercise to try to feel better about myself. However, even at my thinnest, I still hated my body.
Now I use my experience to help others on their personal health and wellness journeys to learn how to become comfortable in their own skin. Through the tools of Beauty and Wellness, I help guide others to make healthier choices to achieve their goals and to find the best versions of themselves. It isn’t about a number on the scale or fitting into a smaller size at lululemon. This is about meeting your body where it is right now, accepting and loving your body, and moving for the sake of moving so that you may find strength, flexibility and ease in your own body. Exercise and movement should be a way to celebrate your body, not punish it. I’m also a firm believer that life is short, so eat the damn cupcake!
In my personal life I’m a father to my rescue dog, Harley, an anatomy geek, avid reader and book lover, Disney nerd, Francophile, and cupcake connoisseur. My favorite color is pink and I can usually be found eating cupcakes or macarons pretty much all the time (hence the name Christopher Cupcakes). In my free time, you can usually find me at Walt Disney Word or reading French books while listening to Edith Piaf.
Education and Achievements:
Education and Certificiations:
- 200 Hour Yoga Certification – Sacred Seeds Yoga School
- Pilates Apparatus Certification – Peak Pilates
- Mat Pilates Certification – Power Pilates
- Basics of Anatomy – Power Pilates
- Special Cases: Mat Class – Power Pilates
- Certified Herbalist – Herbal Academy of New England
- Wellness Coach Certification – The Wealth Coach Academy
Achievements and Recognitions:
- Featured Pilates instructor on Fusion Fitness Online -2013
- Listed as “One of the Top 12 Yoga Teachers in the Boston Area” by Learnivore – 2015
- Published and Featured in Worcester Pulse Magazine
- Guest on the Men’s Panel of the Pilates Unfiltered Podcast
- Featured as an “Inspiring Story” in Boston Voyager Magazine
- Featured on Men’s Health talking about Body Positivity and Body Image.
I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to send me an email or contact me via social media, whether that be for PR reasons or if you would like to ask me a question. I’ll respond as soon as I can.
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