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Corporate wellness programmers TourDeFit.com interviewed Discover Outdoors on the benefits of outdoor adventure for corporate teams in their recent post Introducing Discover Outdoors – NYC’s Answer to Routine Urban Living. Highlighting the confidence gained on outdoor adventures and the natural increase in creative thinking, Adventure Programmer Sarah Knapp, evinces the power of the natural setting for teambuilding and problem solving.

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In Trek To Everest Base Camp For A Good Cause Gadling travel blog covers Discover Outdoors’ inaugural Everest Base Camp trek with partner non-profit Kids of Kathmandu. The article highlights the fundraising moneys aimed use for solar panels for Nepalese orphanage noting that trip participants will meet with some of the children before the trek begins.

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IDEA Health and Fitness Association highlighted unique classes in their March 2013 Fitness Journal. Citing the use of alternative implements such as rocks and logs and a focus on outdoor adventurers, the journal names Discover Outdoors’ training classes as one of their top Creative Ideas that Inspire.

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Time Out New York recommends Discover Outdoors for Winter alt sports: Try these cold-weather outdoor activities. “If you like hiking, try it with a twist: Take a day trip to the Hudson Valley or the Catskills, where you can trek to altitudes of up to 4,200 feet atop fresh powder along trails such as the Devil’s Path….”

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The New York Times features Discover Outdoors’ popular Mountain Fitness class to highlight fun and innovative ways to workout in New York City in When the Mountain Comes to the Workout.

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Time Out New York recommends our Rock Climbing, Kayaking & Hiking as a weekend outdoor adventure. They highlight the accessibility of this trip to “thrill seekers” balanced in a “serene setting.”

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SELF Magazine highlights Discover Outdoors’ fitness classes and instructor (and guide) David Tacheny in The Best Workout Equipment You Don’t Have To Buy. David’s innovative use of sandbags, logs and boulders prove that you don’t need fancy equipment to get a great workout!

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A beautiful five page spread in the Spring 2012 JamRock Magazine traces the evolution of Discover Outdoors (formerly Outdoor Bound) from its man-with-a-van beginnings to the outdoor guiding powerhouse it is today. “Among the ranks are trained yoga instructors, competitive rock climbers, hikers who have trekked the entire Appalachian Trail, marathoners and adventure racers, and mountaineers who have summited the likes of Mount Rainier and Aconcagua in their spare time.

 

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“The best things come in pairs. Wine and cheese. Fresh air and the great outdoors…” Vital Juice is all about healthy living, so what’s a healthier pair than getting outside and learning where your food comes from? “Take a Hike” helps introduce our new Hike & Sustainable Farm tour to Stone Barns in Upstate New York.

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NewYork.com is looking to start the new year getting outside and getting healthy. “I’m considering going on a day or multi-day adventure this winter. It sounds like a good way to push yourself physically, and go beyond your daily gym class or workout. I was a bit concerned about not being able to get to one of the cool locations, but was happy to hear that Outdoor Bound Adventure [now Discover Outdoors] has pick-up spots around the city, so travel is no hassle. Now, which one to go on…”

 

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“At Fjällräven we’re very excited about our new collaboration with Outdoor Bound [now Discover Outdoors], an organization dedicated to creating and bringing you on amazing trips in the outdoors. We met with the guides at Outdoor Bound a couple of weeks back and we thought we’d share one of their Brunch hike stories here…”

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Hudson Business Solutions writes “Whether it’s posting pictures of their journeys, hyping up an upcoming trip, or recapping an adventure, Outdoor Bound [now Discover Outdoors] does a great job engaging their followers through Facebook. According to Reynolds, this connection with clients is one of the greater benefits of social media. ‘Some of our trips are life-changing events. For example, our clients climb Kilimanjaro with us for a variety of reasons – to overcome a fear; to raise money for a cause; to connect with their spouse in a deeper way. Through Facebook and Twitter, we get to follow their progress on a daily basis, reporting their status to our community,”

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Blood, Sweat & Cheers  “It’s mid-August, and it seems like everyone’s fled the city for greener—or sandier—pastures. And after yet another workday that began with the sweaty subway shuffle, nothing sounds better than getting out of town—even if it’s just for one night. Here’s your solution: Discover Outdoors’ bi-weekly Midnight Hike, a wilderness adventure that’ll have you trekking moonlit trails, swimming under the stars and back in the city before last call. Since Discover Outdoors organizes the trip—from plotting the route to round-trip transportation from the Upper West Side—all you need is a flashlight, towel and hankerin’ for s’mores. ‘Cause trips include a midnight dip in a lake, warming post-swim campfire and marshmallows to roast. Take it from us: The world’s best foods are served on a stick.”

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Woman’s Day Online (online October 12, 2009), “Ship out and shape up”: “There’s nothing like a little fresh air and nature to give you an instant energy boost, take it from me. Living in NYC means that your exposure to real nature—trees, plants, natural bodies of water, etc.—is extremely limited. When I find a patch of grass in a park to relax on, its a rare and exciting occurrence. That’s why I was SO ready to join a hiking trip with Outdoor Bound [now Discover Outdoors], an amazing adventure company.”

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Gotham Magazine (print edition, October 9), “Man Up”: “Take it outside and to the mat—and prepare for the next level. When it comes to a well-rounded workout, sometimes it’s necessary to venture out of the gym and tackle the great outdoors. Not only is it good for the physique—putting the body in unpredictable situations readies it for anything—it’s good for the head.”

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Time Out New York (online October 12, 2009), “Urban Adventures”: “Who they are: This 26-year-old company combines the thrill of climbing with other fun activities (like booze tastings). But don’t expect to get drunk and climb: “We take people out with a really strong emphasis on safety and education,” says co-owner Connie Magee. Trips take place all over New York State, with a focus on the Shawangunk Ridge (better known as the Gunks).

Read more at http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/spas-sport/79050/urban-adventures-climbing#ixzz0TlaEkoQs

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Time Out New York (print edition, July 30 – August 5, and online), “Ship out and shape up”: “Leave behind your cluttered apartment—and your comfy bed—for the wide-open spaces and steep mountain faces of the Adirondacks, Catskills or whatever Northeast destination Outdoor Bound [now Discover Outdoors] has planned.”

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Two Discover Outdoors [formerly Outdoor Bound] trips were featured in the Wall Street Journal (print and online editions), “Imbibing in the Great Outdoors” (under “Horses, Dogs & Wine”).

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A brace of Discover Outdoors [formerly Outdoor Bound] hikes were recently featured in the Perfect Weekends section of Men’s Journal online. Those particular dates have passed but we have still more refreshing and exhilarating winter adventures to offer you, from quick day trips to longer multi-day trips in stunning settings. Your perfect weekend awaits!

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In “Hike, Hike, Hooray!” Vital Juice suggests, “Instead of the same old celebration routine (which often ends in a hangover), you can toast yourself and your health on multitasking trips like ‘Hike, Wine and Shakespeare in the Orchard’ or the ‘Horseback, Camping and Gourmet Cooking Weekend.”

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David
"Discover Outdoors makes everything so easy. You show up, hop in the van, and off you go! They somehow have struck the perfect balance between being totally laid-back and completely organized all at the same time. I wish we could do this every weekend.”