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BY JENNA BAGCAL
A fi tness center in Astoria wants to help men over ve
reach their fi tness goals with a new six-week program.
Starting on March 2, Iron Lion Performance is hosting
a program aimed toward men 40 and older, encouraging
them to jumpstart their fi tness goals for spring.
For the six-week period, those in the program m will
undergo an assessment and follow a tailored fi tness plan
based on their fi tness level and end goals.
Because Iron Lion customizes its fi tness routines to
each person, founder Chris Carlsen said that the company
began attracting a lot of older clients. Th e idea for
the program stemmed from a desire to help his clientele
base get their bodies to look and feel better as they aged.
“Th e ‘Iron Lion way’ is not simply a ‘workout of the
day,’” Carlsen said. “It is a fi tness training gym and system
with the purpose of providing lifelong fi tness and
health to the community of Astoria. We create customized
programs to fi t your individual needs so that you can
roam ‘the den’ in the best shape of your life.”
As a former Division 1 athlete, and certifi ed strength
and conditioning specialist (CSCS), Carlsen said that at fi trts
assessment is one of the most important parts of
customizing plans for clients.
Th rough years of experience, Carlsen and his team
have learned to personalize workouts for fi tness newcomers,
those who have suff ered 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 fi nd the level that’s
right for them. Our individual training system has been
exactly what many people in our community have been
“I’ve been able to successfully rehab a shoulder injury
and continue to get stronger,” said client Adam M
“My sons have trained here during their high school
years and one is committed to playing baseball in college,ol
and the second should be following. Iron Lion has s
out the blueprint. Th ere is a diff erence between exercise
and training. All the trainers at Iron Lion understand d that
diff erent people should train diff erently and get results.”
Another factor that Carlsen’s clients appreciate about
Iron Lion is the sense of community they gain from being
part of the gym.
“Our sense of community and relationship building
with clients allows us to achieve a holistic approach of
body and mind. We off er a welcoming intensive learning
environment which forages personal development
beyond clients’ expectations,” said Carlsen.
He added that each program and the information they
put together for clients “empowers them” and helps them
to build a confi dence they might not have had.
According to Carlsen, the gym’s location also plays a
factor in building a fi tness community and “family atmosphere”
s r ance.
in a transient city. He said that instead of going to
a gym in Manhattan, people can work out closer to home.
Registration for the six-week program begins on
Monday, Feb. 24. For more information and to learn how
to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
631-835-5094. Visit Iron Lion at ironlionperformance.
com, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Iron Lion Performance is located at 22-77 38th St. in
Photo Courtesy of Chris Carlsen
Chad Frye, a client at Iron Lion Performance
Astoria gym rolls out
new fi tness program
for men over 40