The Founders of Freetrain

The Founders of Freetrain

By Adrienne Herbert

Power Hour

Tuesday, 17 May

Freetrain is the brainchild of two former professional athletes who met playing football in 2011.


Forever searching to improve the enjoyment of their workouts, and with an eye on a future away from football, they looked to create something to help adapt working out to a rapidly evolving modern world. At the end of 2018, they settled on the idea of finding the best possible solution to carrying your phone whilst you worked out and called their company Freetrain. In the beginning, they cut designs out of old T-shirts and got our grandparents to stitch the first basic prototypes. There were lots of after school football sessions and part time jobs necessary to help fund the development and manufacture of our products, but they carried on with a single creative purpose: to give people more freedom while they train... Finally, in the summer of 2019, the Freetrain V1 vest was born, and runners, cyclists and casual gym goers all over the world began to share their vision...


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