As an ambassador for wellbeing, Will Stein doesn’t disappoint. The husband and father is the living, breathing embodiment of everything Philip Stein stands for - balance and equilibrium for better health and wellbeing. In Will’s world, wellbeing isn’t a gimmick to sell products – it’s an authentic way of life. A finely-tuned concept, tested over time. Below, he talks us through a typical day, allowing us a rare insight into the man behind the brand.
My day starts at 7am. I rarely use an alarm clock, unless I have an early flight, even then my inner clock sometimes wakes me up on time. After getting up, I do resistance training for 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of yoga using an app. Exercising first thing makes me feel limber and energetic, so I try and do it at least three times a week.
For breakfast I’ll drink water to rehydrate, then make a green smoothie with spinach, celery, apple and lemon. When traveling, I substitute this with an alkalizing green powder mixed into water. During breakfast I respond to any urgent emails then shower, get dressed and slip on my Philip Stein wristwatch, which balances my energy for the day ahead.
I drive to work in the small lake community of Kilchberg, ten minutes from downtown Zurich. It’s a beautiful place and I love being in nature. The lake is a short walk from home with the mountains in the distance. Once at the office, I’m busy with meetings, calls and brainstorming.
As we live nearby, my wife and I head home for lunch. We’ll have salad and quinoa, sometimes fish or pasta and occasionally, good multigrain bread from our local bakery. I became fully vegetarian when I was 26, so my diet predominantly consists of fresh, organic vegetables and occasionally, some fish. After lunch, I rest for 15 minutes with a green tea.
The afternoon is spent back in the office with meetings and emails, or catching up with international clients on Skype.
We arrive home and prepare dinner - either fish or veggie burgers, rice or quinoa, always with different vegetables. Occasionally we’ll have pizza or spring rolls.
After dinner, I spend time with my son, talking to him about his day and discussing any issues he might have. It’s my time to focus on being a father.
I’m back on my laptop catching up on business until about midnight. As we’re an international brand I need to be available across various time zones.
Most nights I’m in bed by 12.30am. I use my sleep bracelet to help me drift into a deep, uninterrupted sleep. The next morning I wake up feeling refreshed, ready to start all over again.