Sorry for the lack of blog post in the past few months, we’ve been kind of busy and these were the first thing to get pushed to the side. But, on another note we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a recap of what we were up to in 2014, hurray!!!!
First things first, school. We both spent a good chunk of our time in 2014 in school. Jared spent his evenings, Monday through Thursday taking classes to become a Massage Therapist, which he is happy to say he has finished and is now just waiting for his license in the mail!!! Jared has a job at Athlete’s Touch here in Portland, so if you are looking for a great deep tissue, sports massage check it out!
Jess spent one weekend a month, every month for 3 years at Antioch University in Keene, New Hampshire where she is still working towards her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. She hopes to graduate sometime this May and sit for her exam in November to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
When we weren’t at school or work, we were training, practicing, and competing with Ursidae. Ursidae is a new mixed team out of Portland. We picked up a random group of players throughout the New England area, from players with only a few years experience to nationals level experience. It was a great year playing with new people! For being a brand new team, we placed 8th at Regionals! Plus we have sweet jerseys! We are starting the training, recruiting and practicing process early this year and hope to see some old and new faces be a part of this bear family.
Now for what we are most excited about, after the competitive season was finished and graduations were in site, we decided to stop twiddling our thumbs and started our own little fitness business, Maine Movement! We kept things simple in 2014, and offered clinics for ultimate teams within driving distance of us. These turned out to be a lot of fun and we had a blast meeting and working with some great athletes. We also hosted an 8 week Speed and Agility Clinic in Portland, it was not as big of a turn out as we hoped, but who wants to work out at 7:30 am on a Sunday? Thank you to those who stuck the early morning out and supported us. Our goal for this year is to increase our clientele and potentially start looking at facilities.
2015 is already looking like it will be a great year for Maine movement, with our first clinic sending us back to UNH for Speed and Agility. We’ve have some other tentative clinics in the works as well, UMO, Bates, and Possibly another local Portland Clinic.
Keep an eye out for new content and videos coming your way in 2015!!!!