Busy man! Shaun White invited Us Weekly to tag alongside for a day in his life — and proved he’s much more lively than anticipated.
The Olympian, 35, balances his schedule between work and staying in form — whether or not which means a nighttime bike journey or an early morning train session in his dwelling fitness center.
“Obviously, if I’m not competing, I do these sports for fun,” White completely advised Us in June. “Even though I’m training [for] snowboarding [and] not really competing in skateboarding right now, I’ll still go to skate parks for fun, stuff like that. I love surfing. The biggest thing I recently fell in love with it — I want to say recently, maybe a couple of years ago — was mountain biking. I did a couple of SoulCycle classes and things like that. They were fun, but you’re not going anywhere.”
He continued: “I was like, ‘All right, well, this was fun. But I want to go somewhere. I want to see things.’ And mountain biking was great. Usually I’ll do a long uphill ride and then you get the reward of the downhill. So we’ve been doing a lot of biking and road biking and things like that. That’s been really nice cross-training.”
Amid his packed agenda, White makes time for self-care and his personal life. Us confirmed in April 2020 that he’s courting Nina Dobrev, and earlier this year, the couple loved a particular celebration for his or her one-year anniversary.
“I wanted to recreate our first date, but everything was closed,” he gushed to Us in June. “I managed to sweet talk the owner of the place to open up for us. It was actually pretty fun to have a place all to ourselves.”
White and the Vampire Diaries alum, 32, fell in love amid the coronavirus pandemic, so his predilection for out of doors sports activities got here in useful. “You go to the mountains and you’re kind of distanced already by chairlifts and things,” he defined. “So, we’ve been able to do more snowboarding and trips like that than I would’ve expected.”
The California native didn’t even have to show Dobrev the ropes. “She was pretty pro already,” he stated. “I don’t know about the skateboarding front, but she grew up in Canada, so she’s pretty talented on the snowboard.”
Want to see White’s day in motion? Keep scrolling by way of the images under to find how he spends his time.