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!

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Our Team

ALEX POLASKY

General Manager

Alex is a Cleveland-native and graduated from Ashland University with a degree in Exercise Science. She is currently working towards her Masters in Business Administration.

Alex comes to us from the YMCA of Greater Cleveland where she served as the Director of Member Impact. She loves working out almost as much as she loves her pit bull Reginald!

Favorite Cleveland Memory: Running the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Half-Marathon with her Dad and sister!

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Erin Jalkanen

Assistant General 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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