Chris Schierholtz is a man on the move. As the son of lifelong adventurers, including a Swiss Mountain Guide and outdoor photographer, spending time outside is not just a passion, but his life’s mission. Here we talk to Chris about how powerful time in nature is for mind, body, and soul.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I wake up at 7 am, drink Equator Coffee, check my work calendar and the surf and weather conditions, work again until 11 am, do yoga or strength training, work some more, then surf, run, or ride, cook dinner, work 30 minutes, and chill.
What makes you so passionate about your mission to get more people outside?
It's in my blood, my grandfather on my mom’s side was a Swiss Mountain Guide and my grandfather on my dad’s side was an outdoor photographer. My mom and dad are adventurers and I have had the privilege to grow up spending a lot of time outside. There are too many benefits to being outside to list - I know how powerful it is and want others to feel the benefits in mind, body, and soul.
What do you say to those people who feel unable to incorporate getting outside while juggling the demands of a busy day?
More and more science is proving the importance of being outside. Humans are not designed to be plugged into a screen and to sit in a box all day.
Everyone is “busy” and I say get busy living or get busy dying - being outside makes you feel ALIVE.
What do you love most about your Bluejay?
It allows me to have at least one car-free day a week!
What’s your favorite place to ride your Bluejay?
My favorite place to ride is to the Alpine Inn for dinner in Portola Valley. It's the best feeling to whiz past the cars waiting for parking spots.