CRU cycle spin instructor Julia Ho is part of a group of instructors that will be conducting the OCBC Cycle 2022’s inaugural Spin Ride segment. SINGAPORE – Julia Ho picked up spinning at homegrown fitness group CRU by chance in 2014 during a visit to Singapore and after moving here in 2016 to attend flight school, she started attending spin classes more regularly.
Determined to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming a pilot, she enrolled in Singapore Flying College, with her only prior flight experience being a brief session in a Cessna 172 aircraft in a flying club in Malaysia.
"For six months, I was buried in books. Then I did my flight training in Australia and that lasted almost a year before I could obtain my commercial pilot’s licence," Ho, 32, said.
"Flight school was not easy and like many who pursue flying as a second career, having to worry about finances and job security was extremely stressful."
She eventually got her commercial pilot’s licence in December 2018 but when the pandemic hit a year later, she was met with yet another stumbling block. Opportunities to fly became limited so Ho took the time to pursue other interests while finding alternative sources of income.
"I’ve always wanted to join CRU as an instructor," she said. "I knew that if I wanted to do this I would need to dedicate two months for training and the pandemic allowed me that.
"When the pandemic hit, I was not able to fly as often so I was […]