2014 CrossFit Games, Team Talon Perspective by Candy PearsonAugust CrossFit Talon Athlete Of The Month:  Victor GarciaThe Third Man in the Central East
2014 CrossFit Games, Team Talon Perspective by Candy Pearson
August CrossFit Talon Athlete Of The Month: Victor Garcia
The Third Man in the Central East

Talon Talks Tara’s Pantry


As promised from the “What’s in Tara’s Pantry” segment on our Talon Talks podcast…

With the large amount of traveling we have done in the last two weeks…once to Cincinnati for the Central East Regionals where our very own coach Will Moorad took 3rd place, earning himself a trip to the CrossFit Games this summer, and once to Seacrest Beach, Florida…where Will tied the knot, people were wanting to know an answer to a question we get a lot:

“How do you keep to the Paleo lifestyle when you travel?”

Easy Paleo Seminar


We are hosting an Easy Paleo seminar on Saturday February 22nd from 2-4 pm at the home of one of our morning members, Janet Carmichael

Paleo Tortilla Soup – Recipe by Karen Daniel


This cold weather is perfect for soup! Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of our favorites so I found this paleo version of it and had to try. It was perfect and along with a salad made a great dinner. I increased the chicken to 3 cups to help make it substantial. Do not leave out the avocado and a little crisp bacon on top wouldn’t hurt either!

2014 CrossFit Games, Team Talon Perspective by Candy Pearson


To say the least, it was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve had. It was a non-stop, high energy, celebration of the fittest people on the planet, and our own coach Will came in 14 strong! Can’t wait til next year!

August CrossFit Talon Athlete Of The Month: Victor Garcia

Victor Garcia

“The main difference is that back then, I focused on speed and I didn’t have the strength to push the last 100 meters of a race. Now, I have stepped away from long, slow distances and focus on strength. I can feel the pull in my arms. It’s weird to actually have a kick at the end of a run.”

The Third Man in the Central East

Photo By The CrossFit Games

The Third Man in the Central East By: Brittney Saline This article first appeared on Games.CrossFit.com on 6/21/2014 http://games.crossfit.com/article/third-man-central-east   Will Moorad planned on getting married May 17. But when he qualified for the Central East Regional, he and his fiancée decided to change the date. “I knew Will had a good chance of doing really well, and I wanted to give him the opportunity to  [more ...]

Talon to host Women’s Self Defense Seminar

burhouse seminar


I have to admit, that line made me smile…mainly because I would expect nothing less from our long time member, Mike Burkhouse. Mike and his wife, Ashley, joined us several years ago, but were relocated to Arizona about a year ago. Since then, they have kept in touch, often times dropping in for the 6pm WOD when his business brings him back to the area. Therefore, it was only natural for us to ask him to conduct a Women’s Self Defense seminar for the Talon community.


Here’s Why I Shouldn’t CrossFit – By John Scoutten


We all have some reason we “shouldn’t” CrossFit, but we all still do. That is what makes our community so great, we all have a reason “not to,” but we have so many more reasons “to.” That’s something special. You can’t buy it at GNC or on line, you simply have to live it.


July CrossFit Talon Athlete Of The Month: Matt Rucker


“I’ve lost 50lbs on the scale (330lbs to 280lbs). I’ve lost 6 inches around my waist (44in to 38in). My back squat has gone from 95lbs to 365lbs. My front squat has gone from non-existent (I didn’t have the flexibility to get into a front-rack position) to 280lbs. My overhead press has gone from 100lbs to 200lbs. My entire body is transforming. Every day there’s some sort of PR – hitting consistent 1:45-55/500m on the rower, actually doing 24’’ box jumps in WODs, going from knees-to-chest to toes-to-bar in WODs, going from ring-rows to jumping pull-ups to now banded pull-ups (I can even do one kipping now), doing a handstand pushup – I could do NONE of this when I started CrossFit.”