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New Strength/Conditioning Business Holds Food Drive for Tuckerton Area

By MARIA SCANDALE | Nov 11, 2015
Courtesy of: Ted Rasmussen

A food drive for local residents in need will be held by TNT Strength and Conditioning, a new business located at Ironworks Gym, 46 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, from Nov. 14-21.

“TNT Strength and Conditioning needs your help collecting food, which will be donated to local families in need this holiday season!,” invites owner Ted Rasmussen.

“We train our athletes to have strong bodies, strong minds, and live a strong life. We are organizing this food drive to inspire the community to help others in need,” Rasmussen added.

Nonperishable and unopened food donations will be accepted at Ironworks Gym.

As a sign of appreciation for donating, TNT Strength and Conditioning is offering everyone who participates in the drive a free pass to join their group strength training workout on Nov. 21. That workout starts at 11 a.m. at the gym.

No strength training experience is required to attend the Nov. 21 event. The workout will be a blend of proven TNT training methods and adjusted to your skill level, Rasmussen said.

The food donors who want to attend can get their free workout pass by filling out the “Introductory Training Request Form” at Be sure to type “DONATION” in the comments section of the form. Sign-up will close at 5 p.m. on Nov. 20.

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Rasmussen is a certified Underground Strength coach, and a certified USA Powerlifting coach. He has been involved in strength training for nearly 20 years.

“Having competed at the local, state, regional and national level for USA Powerlifting, my passion has driven me to help others reach their goals,” he said. “I have coached powerlifters, baseball players, soccer players, basketball players, long-distance runners, golfers, and many other sports enthusiasts.

“As a result of that passion for strength training and love for athleticism, I am offering these training services so all athletes can have immediate improvement in their respective sport and life.”

Rasmussen said that like most young athletes, he spent a number of misguided young years following fads and gimmicks that he would read about in magazines or hear from people. He was left wondering why results were not matching goals. Today, he said he is employing other methods that have proven true.

“Over time I have sought out and learned firsthand from some of the most gifted people in the strength community. After absorbing valuable knowledge from these talented individuals, I began applying a never-quit work ethic and the drive to continually reach my goals, while setting new ones,” he said. “Attacking these goals both in sport and in life has molded me into the motivated individual I am today.”

The letters in the name “TNT” stand for a name in his family, a constant reminder of his endeavor to conduct himself with “honest and integrity,” he said. His motto is “Work Hard. Feel Good.”

“TNT stands by this slogan because while everyone else in your sport is already attending their routine sports practice, those who use our training and shared hard work will truly gain the edge over their competition,” Rasmussen said.

TNT is located at Ironworks Gym, but it is not required to be a member of the gym to participate in the Nov. 21 event, the event flyer says. The same goes for membership in TNT; it is independent of membership at Ironworks. However, current members of Ironworks will be offered a discounted price of 20 percent on two-month commitments.

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