Barcelona Football Champ Marc ter Stegen Partners With Leading Fitness app Freeletics For Football Fit Freeletics Training Journey | The Fan Carpet

Barcelona Football Champ Marc ter Stegen Partners With Leading Fitness app Freeletics For Football Fit Freeletics Training Journey

18 December 2019

Train like football legend Marc ter Stegen

Leading fitness and lifestyle app Freeletics presents digital personal training plan for football fans, co-created by one of the world’s best goalkeepers

Football star Marc ter Stegen, goalkeeper of FC Barcelona and the German national team, has partnered with Freeletics, the leading app for personalised, AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching. From today, football fans and the 40 million Freeletics users all over the world can enjoy an authentic, pro athlete workout experience with the “Football Fit” Freeletics Training Journey by ter Stegen.

The workout plan is closely based on the footballer’s own personal training routine and goals, focusing on speed, explosive strength and mobility for both on and off the pitch. Workouts are comprised of bodyweight-only exercises and can be done anytime, anywhere - no gym required. The Training Journey is completely personalised thanks to the AI-powered Freeletics Coach, which customises all workouts to the user, down to the last exercise. This makes the training plan suitable for both beginners and pros alike, allowing anyone to experience fitness training like a global football star.



Since leaving the German Bundesliga to join the Spanish champions, ter Stegen has successfully worked his way up to first-choice goalkeeper at FC Barcelona. Today, he is one of the most successful football players in Europe, known for his talent, discipline and open personality. As well as his team training, ter Stegen also does additional bodyweight-only workouts specifically comprised to cover his needs as a goalkeeper and help him maintain his high level of physical performance. He plans his training himself, choosing not to work with a personal trainer.

Freeletics has gone from a small German start-up seeking to disrupt the static fitness industry in 2013 to the leading provider of AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching. The Freeletics app, which is the #1 fitness training app in Europe, is built to eliminate excuses and barriers for anyone looking to set and achieve health and fitness goals. By combining its advanced AI technology with ter Stegen’s personal experience and preferences, the company is making professional-level training routines widely accessible to the public, regardless of circumstances or fitness level. To achieve this, the training experts at Freeletics worked directly with ter Stegen to create a dynamic, hyper-personalised training plan which perfectly reflects his own routine.



“I heard about Freeletics from friends and family in the past and I can really identify with their training philosophy, so I am very excited about our partnership,” ter Stegen explains. “I was never a fan of going to the gym and just lifting weights. Instead, I prefer functional training, specifically tailored to my goal. When I’m training, I’m 100% in the zone. Focus is what makes a better athlete and a stronger person.” It was important for both partners to ensure the workout experience truly reflected ter Stegen’s own training philosophy. “The most important fitness components for a goalkeeper are speed, agility, explosive power and mobility, so when I’m not training with the team, I focus on these areas and build exercises such as jumps and sprints into my training routine. Together with Freeletics, we have put my favourite exercises into a Training Journey which can be used by anyone, as it continuously adapts to each user’s needs.”

Peter Just, Team Lead Coach Experience at Freeletics, was responsible for the development of the workout plan with his team and ter Stegen. “We are so proud of this step. This is the first time we have worked with a professional athlete to create such a personal Training Journey for our users. With his inspiring mindset, not to mention his passion and talent, Marc is a perfect fit for Freeletics. We thoroughly enjoyed the close collaboration with him, discussing his ideas and then implementing them in the Freeletics Coach. We are very excited to now enable users all over the world to train just like Marc, no matter if they are beginners or professional athletes.

With this personalised Training Journey, even more people will be able to successfully work towards their health and fitness goals in a way that best suits them. As ter Stegen explains, “everyone has goals and everyone has the ability to reach them. It’s just about how you do it.”

“Football Fit” by Freeletics and Marc ter Stegen
The “Football Fit” Training Journey was created in close collaboration with the German football player Marc ter Stegen and is based on his own personal training routine and performance requirements as a world-class goalkeeper. The workout plan is available from today as part of the Coach subscription in the Freeletics app and allows the user to train just like the international star. The plan is based on HIIT (high intensity interval training) for effective workouts and uses bodyweight-only exercises which require no equipment. Thanks to AI technology, the plan is completely personalised, with the intelligent Freeletics Coach adapting every single workout to the user’s fitness level, performance and feedback. Whether for the football pitch, another sport or simply for getting more active, “Football Fit” is designed to increase speed, mobility and explosive strength, all important skills on and off the pitch. Aside from physical workouts, the Training Journey also aims to develop the user’s resilience, willpower and a strong mindset, all important tools for high performance and achieving long-term goals.



For more information on Freeletics and to download the Freeletics app for free, visit the App Store or Google Play Store.

About Freeletics
Freeletics was founded in 2013 with the mission to challenge and inspire people to become the greatest version of themselves, both mentally and physically. Since then, the company has become the leading provider of AI-based fitness and lifestyle coaching, with 40 million users in over 160 countries. The Freeletics app is not just the #1 fitness app in Europe, but also offers the most advanced AI technology in the industry. It puts a personal trainer in your pocket, enabling you to train anytime, anywhere, with hyper-personalised training plans and workouts. Its AI technology allows the app to learn from its 40 million users and their individual feedback, so it can develop ongoing smart Freeletics Training Journeys uniquely designed to suit every single user, down to the last exercise.

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