It’s no secret that training to become a pilot takes a few years of dedication, preparation, hours in the sky and hard work. And while a pilot’s life is an exciting one that offers many unique perks, there is a demanding side to it as well. Constantly changing, hectic schedules and job stress can have an effect on a pilot’s physical well-being. As with any job, being a pilot comes with its own set of ups and downs, and we’re not just talking about ascending and descending.
At LIFT, we’re dedicated to getting our pilots off to a strong start. That’s why we offer personal and professional development beyond flight training curriculum. A pilot who pays attention to their physical well-being will be a better pilot and a healthier human. We’re not interested in just training pilots but in developing industry leaders and well-rounded individuals.
So we brought in Pilot Fitness to lead a session with our students and staff. Pilot Fitness was founded by Alaska Airlines pilot Josh Dils, and NASM-certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist Lauren Dils. They’ve developed e-courses that address techniques and easy-to-incorporate daily practices to overcome hurdles specific to airline pilots. Pilot Fitness offers helpful, proven insights like:
These sessions aim to help our students get acclimated to the airline industry throughout their training by hearing advice and stories straight from the people who are living it. It’s a great way to start their career off on the right foot!