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Elevate your adventure

Join OAT to Enhance Your Fitness and Outdoor Experiences with Essential Training Resources

Why Choose OAT

At OAT, we are experts in the field of training for outdoor adventure. Led by Certified Personal Trainer Mikey Bell, who has over 7 years of professional guiding experience, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness and adventure goals. We use a science-based approach to training and nutrition to optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury, ensuring you are prepared for any outdoor challenge.

Our easy-to-use tools include comprehensive training programs, downloadable PDFs, online courses, and direct communication with your trainer. With hundreds of clients worldwide, OAT is perfect for those looking to elevate their outdoor pursuits to the next level. Join us and take the first step towards your next adventure with confidence.

Ken Buckley
Ken Buckley
2024.04.30.
Mikey Bell and Outdoor Adventure Training are a byword in our family for fun exercises and a great ski season. We get so much more enjoyment out of the season due to the guided app and youtube videos. Mikey has a great teaching methodology and practice, delivered in a fun way. A big thanks to him and Outdoor Adventure Training.
Beth Lehman-Brooks
Beth Lehman-Brooks
2024.03.11.
I’ve been skiing my entire life but don’t have access to consistent mountain action. OAT got me mountain ready and I really enjoyed the balance and strength combination. Plus I was able to do my workouts almost anywhere. Anything I can do to keep it all working at 50+ I’ll take it!
Kiran Limaye
Kiran Limaye
2023.12.08.
Currently in the Powder Prep program and have never been more prepared for ski season. Workouts are well-designed and are especially helpful at avoiding winter doldrums this season when the snow has been slow to arrive.
Jason Janesky
Jason Janesky
2023.11.17.
I’ve been working with Mikey and OAT for about 6 months and would highly recommend the program to anyone interested in online training. I like trail running, climbing, surfing and wanted to get into alpine mountaineering. The main items I was looking for in a training program were full body strength, cardio, flexibility and mobility, agility, something that would show me the correct technique and something I didn’t have to think about. OAT checks all those boxes for me. Everyday there’s a 30-45 minute workout and a 15-20 minute mobility/flexibility/recovery program on a super easy to use app. The sets are all timed so really easy to just do and not think about. Mikey also offers a lot of variations and modifications to work with my strengths and weaknesses / past injuries. He’s super knowledgeable on anatomy and really worked with me on my particular needs and modified the program for them. I feel so much more balanced and overall strong. Also the flexibility and mobility / recovery has significantly improved my range of movement and agility. I never feel tired or overworked the next day. Every set also has a video showing the correct technique which I refer to multiple times over the months - definitely helpful. After 6 months, there’s still a ton of diversity in the workouts. There’s always new modifications, tools, techniques that keep it interesting for sure. The workouts also vary each day over the whole body so one part of the body can recover while you workout another. Never felt bored in the workouts after 6 months and feel there’s a ton more Mikey has if I ever do. In addition to the technical workouts, Mikey is super nice and helpful - a great trainer. We have zoom calls to go over specific progress and can DM through the app. He always follows up through the app after each workout with words of encouragement, advice, ask how you’re doing, see if anything can be better / modified. He’s great. Overall, OAT has been fantastic for my goals. I plan on doing some aggressive outdoor goals in 2024 and feel much more confident of success because of OAT. If you’re looking for something similar as I was, I’d highly recommend.
Erik Sol
Erik Sol
2023.11.08.
I am extremely grateful that these invaluable training programs exist. The OAT programs have helped me elevate my strength, agility, flexibility, and recovery. The easy to use app. platform makes accessing well thought out progressive workouts and recovery routines as easy as picking up my phone. The video demonstrations for every movement are so helpful in making sure I am getting the most out of the experience and staying injury free. It’s the best for my active lifestyle that has a dynamic schedule and causes me to travel, because I can fit the timed programs in when it makes sense for me. There is no doubt in my mind my recent month long expedition in Nepal was enhanced by my preparation through a well thought out OAT program. I am stoked more than ever for the upcoming ski season due to the Powder Prep Program as well. Big thanks to Mikey Bell and the OAT Team for creating such awesome Tools!
Michelle Zhang
Michelle Zhang
2023.11.03.
I'm super happy that I started training with OAT - Aside from customized training plans that fit your individual needs, I really like the instructional videos for every single exercise - I've never had a coach do this for me, and Mikey makes all his videos and caters them to how they'll improve your performance in the outdoors. He also highlights things to look out for in your form and what not to do - which I think is especially important if you don't have an actual trainer watching you do the exercise. I think what Mikey does exceptionally well is explain the importance of exercises and nutrition/sleep/overall self care. I've worked with many coaches who will tell you to XYZ or follow a program, but don't give you any context on how exactly this will help you reach your goals. Additionally, I know his exercises work because I've always been a quad dominant athlete and figured I'd never be able to engage my hamstrings or other muscles. After a few months with the OAT program, I've seen significant improvements in using all my leg muscles, which is just incredible! It means I get tired less easily because I'm actually optimizing my body's energy expenditure and that does wonders for my outdoor activities!
Emily Maddox
Emily Maddox
2023.11.02.
Kat Tilley
Kat Tilley
2023.10.30.
I’ve been doing the Basecamp Program for 7 months now. After 5 months I summited Mt. Shasta in 19 hours after some setbacks with our group that day and at the end of the day, my muscles still had more to give. Exercises in the program directly translate to the mountain and made the snow fields and the talus enjoyable and manageable respectively. After 6 months training, I ran my first marathon and then a half marathon a month later. Even though the training was for the mountains, it strengthened my legs for long distance running. The mobility work kept away injury and increased ankle and hip mobility. The program is easy to follow, with excellent video explanations of each move. Mikey is easy to connect with over the app and very encouraging of all of your goals.
Gary Sirek
Gary Sirek
2023.05.15.
I am a 52 year old dad that is overweight and significantly out of shape, but motivated to make change. I decided to go on a mountain climbing expedition (something that has been a lifelong dream and also a motivation to get in shape). To get prepared, I hired Mikey Bell, the owner of Outdoor Adventure Training, as my trainer and coach. First thing I noticed was the positive energy that radiates from Mikey. He always greets me with a smile and a positive view on everything. His program is so well organized and simple to follow that it wasnt intimidating like some fitness programs. His objective was to educate me on fitness, exercise, my body, and creating habits and routines. He made it simple and adapted the program to my lifestyle. He doesn’t just give you the one size fits all junk programs. He actually cares about me as a person and wants to see me succeed. Mikey keeps me accountable but I never feel judged. Progress is progress. I have lost over 20 lbs in less than 75 days, I am the strongest I have been in 20 years and I was able to achieve my climbing goal! I am looking forward to where I can go next thanks to Mikey Bell and OAT.
J. Ashly Winchester
J. Ashly Winchester
2023.02.03.
I started working with Outdoor Adventure Training a year ago and I couldn't be happier with how things are going! They helped me overcome some muscle imbalances and created a program to improve strength, endurance, and mobility. As a mountain runner and backpacking guide, this program has helped me tremendously! If you have dreams of doing any kind of outdoor adventuring, I would highly recommend Outdoor Adventure Training to get you adventure ready!

Lite

$5.99/month
  • Comprehensive PDF Library
  • Exclusive Online Skills Courses
  • VIP Access to OAT Events

Basic

$14.99/month
  • Downloadable Training Plans
  • On-Demand Exercise Video Library
  • Comprehensive PDF Library
  • Exclusive Online Skills Courses
  • VIP Access to OAT Events
  • PDF Library

    Access a wide range of training guides, gear lists, and educational materials.

  • Online Skills Courses

    Learn from experts with courses on nutrition, strength, mobility, technical skills, and more.

  • VIP Access to OAT Events

    Get priority access to exciting events and community gatherings.

  • Supportive Community

    Join a network of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts for support and inspiration.

  • Affordable Access

    Enjoy all these resources and benefits at a budget-friendly price of $5.99/month.

Sample Resources

Sample Courses

7-day Free trial

Monthly Subscription
$5.99
3 Months
$15.99

Join our Backpacker’s Bootcamp with a 7-Day Free Trial and flexible payment options for every adventurer. Your program will start the following Monday after sign up. Choose from a monthly subscription at just $33, or opt for 90-day access for $85 (15% savings). Once registered, you’ll gain access to your OAT Athlete Portal, with additional resources relevant to your program. Don’t forget to check your email for instructions to download the ABC Trainerize App from the App Store or Google Play. After setting up your account, complete our Digital Waiver and Consultation Form to start your running journey!

FAQ

Equipment

Enhance Your Training with the Right Equipment

In the Backpacker’s Bootcamp, having the right equipment can significantly boost your training results. While we’ve designed the program to be flexible, certain tools are essential for maximizing your experience. Below, you’ll find a list categorizing the required and optional equipment for the program.

Remember, if you don’t have access to any equipment, our Bodyweight Base Camp Program is an excellent alternative.

Equipment Guide:

  • Yoga Mat*: A must-have for ground exercises, providing comfort and stability.
  • Foam Roller (any density)*: Essential for muscle recovery and flexibility.
  • Lacrosse Ball (or other massage ball)*: A key tool for targeted muscle relief and myofascial release.
  • Supportive and Comfortable Hiking or Running Shoes*: Critical for safe and effective training, especially for outdoor activities.
  • Weights (dumbbells, kettlebells, or plates)*: Versatile tools for strength training, adaptable to various exercises.
  • Fitted 35-70L Backpack*: Simulates real hiking conditions, essential for building endurance.
  • 12-20″ Box, Bench, or Step*: A versatile piece for strength and power exercises.

Optional Equipment:

  • Bosu Ball: Great for balance and stability training.
  • Stability Ball: Enhances core workouts and adds variety to your routine.
  • TRX: Offers a range of bodyweight exercises for strength and flexibility.
  • Agility Ladder: Perfect for footwork and coordination.

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates required equipment. “Optional” denotes tools that can be integrated into the program for additional variety and challenge.*

Explore More: Want to learn more about these tools and how they can benefit your training? Visit our Home Gym Equipment Library for detailed information and tips on utilizing each piece of equipment effectively.

Time

Maximizing Your Training Results: The Importance of Time Commitment

At Outdoor Adventure Training, we recognize that life is more than just training, and perfection isn’t the goal—progress is. To see significant and lasting results, consistency in your training routine is key. While we all have busy lives and unexpected commitments, aiming to meet your training goals at least 4-5 days a week can lead to remarkable improvements.

Here’s a breakdown of the estimated daily time requirements for each phase of the program:

  • Stabilization Phase (40-50 minutes daily): In this foundational phase, dedicating about 40 to 50 minutes each day will help you build the necessary stability and balance. This time frame is designed to be manageable yet effective, fitting into your daily routine without overwhelming you.

  • Strength Endurance Phase (45-60 minutes daily): As you progress to the Strength Endurance phase, the intensity and duration slightly increase, ranging from 45 to 60 minutes per session. This extra time allows for more comprehensive strength-building exercises, crucial for endurance on longer trails.

  • Power Phase (45-60+ minutes daily): The Power Phase, the most intensive part of your journey, requires a commitment of 45 to 60+ minutes daily. This phase focuses on maximizing your power and agility, and the additional time ensures you can thoroughly engage in high-intensity, power-focused workouts.

Field Time – Embracing Outdoor Training Hours:

For athletes focusing on big mountain endeavors and endurance sports, it’s crucial to understand the significant commitment to field time. Initially, this may involve dedicating 2-4 hours each weekend to sport-specific training. However, as you progress and edge closer to your objective, this commitment will gradually increase. Expect to extend your outdoor training to between 6-10 hours, ensuring you are thoroughly prepared for the challenges ahead. This increase in field time is vital for building the endurance, skill, and mental fortitude required for high-level mountain and endurance activities. It’s not just about training your body, but also acclimatizing it to the demands and duration of your chosen adventure.

Balancing Training with Life: We understand that some days will be busier than others, and it’s okay if you can’t hit the mark every single time. What matters most is your overall consistency and dedication. Even if you can’t dedicate the full recommended time on certain days, doing what you can is better than doing nothing at all. Remember, every step forward is a step towards your goals.

Stay committed, stay flexible, and watch as you transform into a stronger, more capable version of yourself. Let’s make every minute count!

Additional Recommendations

Before embarking on any training program with Outdoor Adventure Training, we encourage our clients to consider the following:

  1. Medical Clearance: Please consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise regimen, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions, injuries, or concerns.       
  2. Fitness Level Assessment: Evaluate your current fitness level. Our programs are designed with various levels of intensity and skill, and it’s crucial to choose one that aligns with your capabilities.

  3. Time Commitment: Consider the time commitment required for the program. Consistency is key to achieving the desired results.

  4. Equipment and Space Requirements: Some programs may require specific equipment or space considerations. Ensure you have access to the necessary resources.

  5. Dietary Considerations: If you have dietary restrictions or are following a specific diet, take note of how this might impact your training and recovery.

  6. Goal Alignment: Ensure that your personal fitness goals align with what the program offers. Each program is designed with specific outcomes in mind.

  7. Risk Acknowledgement: Be aware that all physical training involves some risk of injury. By participating, you acknowledge and accept these risks.

Additional Recommendations:

  • Stay hydrated and well-nourished to support your training.
  • Listen to your body and rest as needed. Recovery is as important as training.
  • Communicate any concerns or issues with our trainers promptly.
  • Enjoy the process and celebrate your progress along the way, no matter how small.

By considering these factors, you can make a more informed decision about your participation in our programs and set the stage for a successful and enjoyable training experience!

Looking for More Support?

The weekly calendar view provides a clear, organized overview of your program, enhancing accountability by allowing both you and your trainer to track progress and stay committed to your goals. This feature fosters client success by enabling timely adjustments to workouts and ensuring consistent engagement.

Weekend Warrior

Our in-app guided timer is a fantastic tool for keeping you on track during every routine workouts. This adds an extra layer of accountability by ensuring movements are performed for the correct duration. This feature not only optimizes workout effectiveness but also empowers you to adhere closely to your training schedule, enhancing overall program success.

Weekend Warrior

Our Pro Programs boast a vast library of over 700 custom-recorded videos, each created with a personal touch. These videos provide detailed explanations on how each movement is intricately linked to enhancing your outdoor activities. This extensive resource ensures that you not only perform exercises correctly but also understand their direct impact on your outdoor pursuits, elevating your training experience.

Weekend Warrior

Have Questions?

We understand that starting a training program is a commitment you’re making, and we want to ensure that you get the most out of your experience with us. Ahead of registering for one of our programs, we’re available for a consultation where we can learn more about you and answer any questions you might have.

Ken Buckley
Ken Buckley
2024.04.30.
Mikey Bell and Outdoor Adventure Training are a byword in our family for fun exercises and a great ski season. We get so much more enjoyment out of the season due to the guided app and youtube videos. Mikey has a great teaching methodology and practice, delivered in a fun way. A big thanks to him and Outdoor Adventure Training.
Beth Lehman-Brooks
Beth Lehman-Brooks
2024.03.11.
I’ve been skiing my entire life but don’t have access to consistent mountain action. OAT got me mountain ready and I really enjoyed the balance and strength combination. Plus I was able to do my workouts almost anywhere. Anything I can do to keep it all working at 50+ I’ll take it!
Kiran Limaye
Kiran Limaye
2023.12.08.
Currently in the Powder Prep program and have never been more prepared for ski season. Workouts are well-designed and are especially helpful at avoiding winter doldrums this season when the snow has been slow to arrive.
Jason Janesky
Jason Janesky
2023.11.17.
I’ve been working with Mikey and OAT for about 6 months and would highly recommend the program to anyone interested in online training. I like trail running, climbing, surfing and wanted to get into alpine mountaineering. The main items I was looking for in a training program were full body strength, cardio, flexibility and mobility, agility, something that would show me the correct technique and something I didn’t have to think about. OAT checks all those boxes for me. Everyday there’s a 30-45 minute workout and a 15-20 minute mobility/flexibility/recovery program on a super easy to use app. The sets are all timed so really easy to just do and not think about. Mikey also offers a lot of variations and modifications to work with my strengths and weaknesses / past injuries. He’s super knowledgeable on anatomy and really worked with me on my particular needs and modified the program for them. I feel so much more balanced and overall strong. Also the flexibility and mobility / recovery has significantly improved my range of movement and agility. I never feel tired or overworked the next day. Every set also has a video showing the correct technique which I refer to multiple times over the months - definitely helpful. After 6 months, there’s still a ton of diversity in the workouts. There’s always new modifications, tools, techniques that keep it interesting for sure. The workouts also vary each day over the whole body so one part of the body can recover while you workout another. Never felt bored in the workouts after 6 months and feel there’s a ton more Mikey has if I ever do. In addition to the technical workouts, Mikey is super nice and helpful - a great trainer. We have zoom calls to go over specific progress and can DM through the app. He always follows up through the app after each workout with words of encouragement, advice, ask how you’re doing, see if anything can be better / modified. He’s great. Overall, OAT has been fantastic for my goals. I plan on doing some aggressive outdoor goals in 2024 and feel much more confident of success because of OAT. If you’re looking for something similar as I was, I’d highly recommend.
Erik Sol
Erik Sol
2023.11.08.
I am extremely grateful that these invaluable training programs exist. The OAT programs have helped me elevate my strength, agility, flexibility, and recovery. The easy to use app. platform makes accessing well thought out progressive workouts and recovery routines as easy as picking up my phone. The video demonstrations for every movement are so helpful in making sure I am getting the most out of the experience and staying injury free. It’s the best for my active lifestyle that has a dynamic schedule and causes me to travel, because I can fit the timed programs in when it makes sense for me. There is no doubt in my mind my recent month long expedition in Nepal was enhanced by my preparation through a well thought out OAT program. I am stoked more than ever for the upcoming ski season due to the Powder Prep Program as well. Big thanks to Mikey Bell and the OAT Team for creating such awesome Tools!
Michelle Zhang
Michelle Zhang
2023.11.03.
I'm super happy that I started training with OAT - Aside from customized training plans that fit your individual needs, I really like the instructional videos for every single exercise - I've never had a coach do this for me, and Mikey makes all his videos and caters them to how they'll improve your performance in the outdoors. He also highlights things to look out for in your form and what not to do - which I think is especially important if you don't have an actual trainer watching you do the exercise. I think what Mikey does exceptionally well is explain the importance of exercises and nutrition/sleep/overall self care. I've worked with many coaches who will tell you to XYZ or follow a program, but don't give you any context on how exactly this will help you reach your goals. Additionally, I know his exercises work because I've always been a quad dominant athlete and figured I'd never be able to engage my hamstrings or other muscles. After a few months with the OAT program, I've seen significant improvements in using all my leg muscles, which is just incredible! It means I get tired less easily because I'm actually optimizing my body's energy expenditure and that does wonders for my outdoor activities!
Emily Maddox
Emily Maddox
2023.11.02.
Kat Tilley
Kat Tilley
2023.10.30.
I’ve been doing the Basecamp Program for 7 months now. After 5 months I summited Mt. Shasta in 19 hours after some setbacks with our group that day and at the end of the day, my muscles still had more to give. Exercises in the program directly translate to the mountain and made the snow fields and the talus enjoyable and manageable respectively. After 6 months training, I ran my first marathon and then a half marathon a month later. Even though the training was for the mountains, it strengthened my legs for long distance running. The mobility work kept away injury and increased ankle and hip mobility. The program is easy to follow, with excellent video explanations of each move. Mikey is easy to connect with over the app and very encouraging of all of your goals.
Gary Sirek
Gary Sirek
2023.05.15.
I am a 52 year old dad that is overweight and significantly out of shape, but motivated to make change. I decided to go on a mountain climbing expedition (something that has been a lifelong dream and also a motivation to get in shape). To get prepared, I hired Mikey Bell, the owner of Outdoor Adventure Training, as my trainer and coach. First thing I noticed was the positive energy that radiates from Mikey. He always greets me with a smile and a positive view on everything. His program is so well organized and simple to follow that it wasnt intimidating like some fitness programs. His objective was to educate me on fitness, exercise, my body, and creating habits and routines. He made it simple and adapted the program to my lifestyle. He doesn’t just give you the one size fits all junk programs. He actually cares about me as a person and wants to see me succeed. Mikey keeps me accountable but I never feel judged. Progress is progress. I have lost over 20 lbs in less than 75 days, I am the strongest I have been in 20 years and I was able to achieve my climbing goal! I am looking forward to where I can go next thanks to Mikey Bell and OAT.
J. Ashly Winchester
J. Ashly Winchester
2023.02.03.
I started working with Outdoor Adventure Training a year ago and I couldn't be happier with how things are going! They helped me overcome some muscle imbalances and created a program to improve strength, endurance, and mobility. As a mountain runner and backpacking guide, this program has helped me tremendously! If you have dreams of doing any kind of outdoor adventuring, I would highly recommend Outdoor Adventure Training to get you adventure ready!