Flybird began with founder, Shane Draw, who suffered from allergic rhinitis. He sneezed all the time when he went to the gym because of the various smells he encountered. Afterward, he wanted to buy some indoor exercise equipment online so he could work out at home without being bothered by unpleasant odors. Despite extensive online searching, he was unable to locate affordable and satisfactory equipment. Since he realized that other people may be facing the same problem, he developed affordable and effective equipment to help them.