JetSuite and Hyperice are launching a new pilot wellness program, which will feature a “wellness pod,” collaborative workshops, and the “first ever 30 minute ‘pilot specific’ technology-based warm up.”
At JetSuite’s Dallas headquarters, the will be a wellness pod will consist of a wellness room concept for warm up, rehabilitation, and recovery outfitted with Hyperice’s recovery and mobility devices.
There will also be movement and recovery education workshops and, a 30-minute pilot specific technology-based warm up, recovery, and body maintenance protocol for travel described as a “first ever” in a statement. A related program is expected to eventually expand to JetSuite employees and passengers.
“At JetSuite, we’re constantly thinking of new ways to ensure we give our pilots the tools to live a happy, healthy life,” said Stephanie Chung, president of JetSuite, in a statement. “Our partnership with Hyperice was developed to increase the long-term wellness of our pilots through leading recovery and mobility devices that help offset the physical demands of flying. After all, they are our athletes in the sky.”
The issue of pilot health is no small matter because the job often entails an irregular diet, sleep pattern, and exercise schedule. JetSuite is the first aviation company to implement a comprehensive recovery and mobility health wellness program for its pilots, according to a statement.
“After seeing airlines integrate health and wellness offerings to passengers, we made it our mission to educate the aviation industry on the importance of providing similar offerings to pilots,” said Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice. “Like the passengers, pilots are having to sit upright for long periods of time—this can generate muscle strains in the neck and back and reduce blood circulation. This partnership is aimed at helping pilots take care of their bodies, so they can feel and perform their best. Hyperice is thrilled to be working with JetSuite on this forward-thinking initiative, and we hope to create an industry-wide movement to help pilots all over the world move better.”
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