About Ascend

Welcome to Ascend Fitness & Spa. We’re here to help you reach your goals. You’re not in this alone. We’ve helped hundreds of members conquer their goals, at every stage of their fitness journey. Learn more about us below!

TOUR OUR SPACE

Our Team

ERIN JALKANEN

Operations Manager

Erin received a Bachelor of Science in Education with an Exercise Specialist major from Bowling Green State University.

She is a certified Personal Trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and has her Group Exercise certification with AFAA. Erin came to Ascend from corporate wellness where she has worked for the past 13+ years. Customer service is number one with Erin and she is excited to be here for you!

Random Fact: Erin has gone trout fishing with her dad in PA every spring for the past 10 years!

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MAGGEY URBAN

Health Fitness Specialist

Maggey has a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science with an athletic coaching minor from Baldwin Wallace University. She was a college athlete at Baldwin Wallace, which helped her passion for fitness grew into an aspiration to work in the field. Maggey is currently enrolled in an associate’s program for Physical Therapy Assisting, with graduation expected in May of this year. 

Maggey is a certified Group Exercise Instructor through ACE Fitness. Previously, she was a manger in corporate wellness for three years, before returning to school and joining the team at Ascend. In her spare time, Maggey enjoys baking, traveling, spending time in nature, playing and watching sports, and hanging out with family and friends. Maggey is excited to be at Ascend, and see members reach their goals. Feel free to ask her any questions or for advice next time you see her, she is happy to help you get to those goals. 

Random Fact: Maggey can recite the alphabet backward.

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BROOKE BUCKHANNON

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Brooke received a Bachelor of Arts with majors in both Public Relations and Marketing from Baldwin Wallace University. 
 
Since a young age, Brooke has been active with weightlifting and sporting events. She is eager to continue her career involved in fitness and helping other achieve their health goals through the use of marketing techniques. Helping others start their fitness journey is Brooke’s main priority and she is excited to help you!
 

Random Fact: Brooke enjoys biking and fishing in her spare time with friends and loved ones. 

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