• Adventure Fit


About the instructor
Pricing Plans

Train for your next adventure.

What are you training for? Whether it’s a hike, climb, paddle, run, or ride, Adventure Fit is a full body workout designed to prepare you for your outdoor adventures.  Using a combination of sports-specific and overall fitness training, you will build strength, agility, stamina, coordination and dynamic flexibility.

Each class begins with a thorough warm up, followed by circuit training, activity targeted exercises, functional movements, and body awareness drills that will prepare you for the challenges of rock, dirt, water, ice or snow. Utilizing a variety of terrain including natural and manmade structures, Central Park serves as the Adventure Fit workout playground.

Adventure Fit is suitable for all levels- each exercise is demonstrated with modifications to ensure you are working to your greatest potential. 

Get ready to sweat!

Bet On Yourself

Take the Bet On Yourself challenge. Come to every class for a month and get 50% of the cost back. Come to every class for the season and get a full refund. Think you can make it? Check out the pricing plan tab above for numbers that will motivate you to commit to getting in shape.

Photo credits: Megan Costello

Meet Shannon MacDowell

Shannon MacDowell is an established New York City fitness and outdoor sports trainer, instructor, and guide. A former professional dancer, she trains and teaches at leading NYC gyms including Elysium Fitness and Uplift Studios. Working in the world class paddling conditions of New York Harbor and the Hudson River, Shannon is also a skilled and dedicated stand up paddle board guide and instructor for the Manhattan Kayak Company. Inspired by the incredible growth of the sport world-wide, Shannon co-founded Suplogix LLC, a research group dedicated to studying the biomechanics of stand up paddle boarding.

Born and raised in the rugged terrain of south central Alaska, Shannon’s love of outdoor adventure stems from a childhood spent skiing, hiking, sea kayaking, and trail running. Her passion for reconnecting her clients to nature is combined with a focus on alignment, functional movement and performance training. Shannon holds certifications from ACE, the Kane School for Pilates, and a BFA from Rutgers University.


A pricing plan you’ve never seen before.

Discover Outdoors has created an innovative pricing structure intended to help motivate you to achieve your personal fitness goals through Adventure Fit.


Monthly Unlimited

- Good for unlimited classes for four consecutive weeks
- Non transferrable, no trip credit or reschedule available

Season Unlimited

- Good for unlimited classes for 16 weeks straight
- Valid for any combination of Adventure Fit classes

Bet on yourself

Monthly Bet on Yourself

- Commit to coming every week for four consecutive weeks.
- If you show up to all four classes you get an automatic 50% refund. That’s $78 back for committing to get in shape.
- Non transferrable, no trip credit or reschedule available.

Season Bet on Yourself

- Commit to changing your life by working out with us every Monday night for 16 weeks.
- If you come to every single class, we’ll refund 100% of the cost.
- If we cancel a class, it won’t count against you. Absolutely no other excuses.


Climb for a cause.

Make your effort more rewarding by raising funds for the Discover Outdoors Foundation or your favorite charity. When you give your adventure a purpose beyond personal goals, your experience becomes more fulfilling, helping you reach the summit.


When you register with the “Fundraise for a cause” option, we will ask you by email what charity you would like to support. If you choose the Discover Outdoors Foundation, your fundraising commitment is $7,500. In exchange for your effort and commitment, the cost of the trip is covered at no cost, minus your airfare and personal expenses. You will receive a fundraising commitment letter, giving you the support and tools for reaching your goal. Please email info@discoveroutdoors.com or call 212-579-4568 with any questions about the program.


The Discover Outdoors Foundation began in 2012 with a singular focus: increasing graduation rates in our urban schools through education experienced in the outdoors. Inspired by the positive impact our for-profit business, Discover Outdoors, was making through our youth leadership program, we soon felt compelled to serve our entire community, not just those who could afford it. Since then, the path of students has taken a different course; one that leads to a diploma and a brighter future. To learn how you can make a difference, visit the Discover Outdoors Foundation website.

Event Details

  • WHEN
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. We will meet at the top of the stairs. The closest entrance is 72nd Street, either Central Park West or Fifth Avenue. See map below for exact location.
  • WEAR
  • Athletic clothing appropriate for the day's weather.
  • Water.