38 FEBRUARY 2020 I LIC COURIER I www.qns.com Courtesy of Chris Carlsen
THE ‘IRON LION’ WAY
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Mark your calendars, beer-lovers — the
fourth annual Queens Beer Fest coming
back to the LIC Flea & Food in October.
A fitness center in Astoria wants to
help men over 40 reach their fitness goals with a new
Starting on March 2, Iron Lion Performance is
hosting a program aimed towards men 40 and older,
encouraging them to jumpstart their fitness goals
For the six week period, those in the program will
undergo an assessment and follow a tailored fitness
plan based on their fitness level and end goals.
Because Iron Lion customizes its fitness routines to
each person, founder Chris Carlsen said that the company
began attracting a lot of older clients. The idea for the
program stemmed from a desire to help his clientele
base get their bodies to look and feel better as they aged.
"The 'Iron Lion way' is not simply a 'workout of the
day,' Carlsen said. "It is a fitness training gym and
system with the purpose of providing lifelong fitness
and health to the community of Astoria. We create
customized programs to fit your individual needs so that
you can roam the ‘den' in the best shape of your life."
As a former Division 1 athlete, and certified strength
and conditioning specialist (CSCS), Carlsen said that
fitness assessment is one of the most important parts
of customizing plans for clients.
Through years of experience, Carlsen and his team
have learned to personalize workouts for fitness newcomers,
those who have suffered injuries and others
who have not properly exercised in a decade or more.
"Our system complements everyone's needs,"
Carlsen said. "We focus on making sure we find the