July 2016 Member of the Month


July 2016 Member of the Month
Introduced by Elaina Gemelas 

She personifies determination and her drive is unstoppable. Renée Jordan negates any preconceived notions on her small but mighty frame.

If someone foolishly underestimates her abilities, like when doctors didn’t think she’d make a full recovery from a brain injury caused by a car accident, she squashes their limits and overcomes obstacles — all with a fierce determination. Post-injury she graduated from college (or as Canadians like her say, university), applied, got accepted, and graduated with a master’s degree from Columbia University (NBD), and became gainfully employed, winning the U.S. Visa lottery out of tens of thousands of NYC applicants (now that could’ve been pure luck).

A social butterfly, Renée’s favorite part of CrossFit is community. With minimal effort, she just happens to PR, advance a goat, or beat her husband Jay, a fellow CFNYCer, in WODs without even breaking a sweat. But none of that motivates her. Her motivation for making it to the gym is rooted in the friendships made and sense of community it has enriched her life with since moving across countries and coasts to live in NYC.

For her joyful presence, contagious zeal, and uncanny resemblance to Hermione Granger, we honor Renée as July’s Member of the Month!


  • Elaina Gemelas

    This is very well deserved. Congratulations, Renée! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Renee Jordan

      The real thanks goes to you and your awesome words 🙂 <3

  • Brian P

    Congrats to Renee

    • Renee Jordan

      THANK YOU 🙂

  • Juan Gabby Ortiz

    Can’t help but notice your infectious enthusiasm while sitting at the front desk. Congrats Renée, well deserved!

    • Renee Jordan

      Thank You 🙂 you are way too kind!!

  • Where’s McArdle?

    Yaaaaaaaaaay! Congrats, Renee!

    • Renee Jordan

      Thanks Sean 🙂

  • AndyK

    Another great Member of the Month video. Congrats Renee!

    • Renee Jordan

      Thank you so much 🙂 I had a lot of fun doing it. The real talent was Steve, Michael, and MEAD who made the video.

  • Hari Singh

    Congratulations, Renee!

    • Renee Jordan

      Thanks so much Hari! You have a talented staff in Mead and Michael 🙂 they made it so much fun to do.

  • Paola Arinci

    Congratulation Renee! Most deserved. :))

  • Rajoo Sharma

    Good writing Elaina. Congratulations Renée!

    • Renee Jordan

      Thank you :)!