About Ascend Hot Fitness
Ascend Hot Fitness, established in 2019, is an infrared heated fitness studio located in the heart of Hillsborough, New Jersey. We offer our community a variety of heated classes, including Hot Yoga, Hot Pilates, Hot Barre, and high intensity interval training in a supportive and welcoming environment. Our classes are suitable for everyBODY!
Janine Tarlecki is the founding owner of Ascend Hot Fitness, an infrared fitness studio in Hillsborough, New Jersey. She is qualified to teach group fitness classes, including Hot Pilates, Hot Pilates + Weights, Nirvana Flow, Hot Yoga Sculpt, iRest Yoga Nidra (mediation), Sound Healing, and Yin Yoga. She is also certified to teach AntiGravity® Fundamentals, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Pilates, Aerial Restorative Yoga, AIRbarre, Cocooning, Aerial Kids and 1on1 aerial sessions.
Before establishing a hot fitness studio, Janine attended Drexel University and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Design and Merchandising, and she accepted a position as a fashion buyer upon graduation. During a successful seven-year career in the retail industry, she realized a dream of teaching and coaching kids and enrolled in an accelerated teaching program at Georgian Court University. During this time, Janine became a certified fitness instructor and began teaching group fitness classes in the community. She also coached a boy’s soccer team while earning her teacher certification. In 2013, Janine graduated with a Master’s of Arts degree in Education and began teaching at Hillsborough High School, where she has been teaching for the last nine years. She holds teacher certifications in Special Education and English. Her favorites stories to teach are Of Mice and Men, The Odyssey, and the play Romeo and Juliet.
In 2018, Janine took her first Inferno Hot Pilates class an hour away! She instantly fell in love with the class format and the heated room. She completed her Hot Pilates certification five months later. Being in love with fitness and helping others, Janine decided to open an infrared studio in the town she loved –Hillsborough.
Testimonies from Our Members
“I’ve done yoga for years, and I’ve used Young Living essential oils for years. I’ve never been able to combine the two until Janine told us she was teaching an aroma yoga course. At first I wasn’t sure if I’d like it since it was a restorative class, but I gave it a try. It is now one of my favorite classes! Combining two practices that I know work, and using the restorative poses to calm down my hyper mind, is the perfect combination at the end of a long week. So happy it’s been added!!”
“I was looking for a fun, engaging way to improve both my mental and physical health. I decided to try a free class at Ascend, not really knowing what to expect. I love how the classes range from HIIT interval training to restorative yoga and everything in between. The owner Janine, as well as the other instructors, are very encouraging. Since I have started taking classes at Ascend, I have a more relaxed/positive mindset, better posture, and have lost about 15 pounds that I’ve gained the past couple months. I now look forward to working out every week!”
“This may sound simple, but I literally learned how to breathe from attending classes at Ascend Hot Fitness. I apply breathing techniques I’ve learned both in and out of the studio. I’ve learned to be present, more mindful, and how to tap into higher potentials. I’ve been athletic my whole life and have always kept active, but I’ve never toned my body and muscles like I have since before attending both yoga and HIIT classes at Ascend Hot Fitness. When I need to reset and rejuvenate, I attend classes that are challenging and get pushed mentally and physically from the excellent guidance and mindful reminders on my mat. I’ve been corrected and redirected and learned the most simple movements make the most improvements by coming here. If you need to recharge, refuel, start small, or go big, I recommend Ascend Hot Fitness. It’s the best choice I made to get and keep myself closer to my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual goals.The options of classes target every part of your body, and the owner pours her spirit into adding new and different types of classes all the time.”