Moving Update

Hey Guys,

As you’re all aware, we will be moving in a few days. I intended to let everyone know the new location several weeks ago, but each of the prospective locations fell through for various reasons from Lessors not being able to actually seal a deal to a place being rented out literally as our offer was made.

We have offers at a few more places in the hopper, all within a few miles of our current space. We hope to finalize one of them in the next couple of days.

The bottom line is that we must vacate our current space before April 1st.  So the last workout in our current space will be Tuesday evening, March 30th.

Our plan is to

  1. Have movers load the bulk of our belongings into a truck and store them while things get formalized.
  2. Keep just enough equipment in our current space to work out until the last minute.
  3. Load the very last items into the tractor trailer currently parked in the lot right before we have to vacate, keeping it handy so we can get it out and use it ASAP.

Hopefully, at the beginning of next week, we’ll have a preliminary agreement for a new space and can begin formalizing the actual lease.

Once the actual lease is agreed upon, signed and we’ve put down the money, we will then be granted access to the new space. We will most likely be closed for a short period while the new space is made available. We will announce the exact dates ASAP. Then we can move the last things we packed up at the last minute into the space and begin hosting limited workouts as contractors begin the buildout (wiring up electrical service, digging in the plumbing & building restrooms). In the space we hope to get, there is nothing at all; no plumbing, no restrooms, no electrical panel. Nothing, but it’s open with high enough ceilings and available, and it suits our needs well.

After construction is complete and we’re permitted to use and occupy the space, we’ll call the movers to move in the remainder of our belongings and we’ll schedule a grand opening, gym warming party.

My objective is to have the absolute least amount of down time possible and to at least unofficially workout as soon as possible, even though the space won’t be finished. We will try to plan some park workouts to help get us through. Be on the lookout for announcements on Group Me/IG/FB about meet ups while we wait. 

If you have anything at the gym that you don’t want lost or thrown away, please remove it before Tuesday evening.  If you’d like to help pack things up or help with the move, please email Rob at Fit 901 or get me on the GroupMe.

I’ll keep you all updated as things develop and let you know exactly where we land as soon as our deal is accepted. I’m terribly sorry for the inconvenience this will be causing. I’m working to make this as quick and painless as possible so we can get back to working out. Thank you all for your patience and loyalty over the past year of turmoil and while we find a new home. We will of course celebrate the new place with a *fun (long, terrible) workout and recover with popsicles and donuts. Stay tuned and thanks for hanging in there with us.

We’re about to RE-OPEN for $1 a day!

Hey everybody,

We’ve all been couped up at home for long enough! We’re gonna help you jump start your fitness for a dollar a day.

If you’d like to get back in shape after the COVID lockdown or just get in shape for whatever reason, we’ve got a great deal coming right up!

We’re giving everyone an introductory month for $30. That includes the free CrossFit 101 On Ramp to teach you how do do everything and get you all set to workout with us for 30 days.

In CrossFit 101 we’ll teach you how to do all of the CrossFit exercises and make sure you’re using the proper mechanics to be safe and have fun.

We only have so many spots at a time to offer, so get yours NOW!

Click here to reserve your spot now!

Alternative workouts

While gyms are closed, several groups of friends are finding different times and places to get together to workout while maintaining distance.

If you are feeling great and don’t have and haven’t had any signs, symptoms or fever, you may want to find out about their occasional gatherings.

These are not at all affiliated with the gym so we don’t know when or where these things are happening.

To stay in the know, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with one or some of the people who are going out to exercise with friends.

We’re very upset about having to close but not spreading this virus is paramount and is going to benefit everyone in the future.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Stay safe, cover your coughs and sneezes and wash your hands.

UPDATE: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to Mayor Strickland’s declaration, we will be closed until further notice.

Please monitor our Website, Facebook & Instagram pages for at home WODs and other current info and updates about the gym.

Wash your hands, stay safe and stay tuned.  

We’ll be back as soon as we can.


There are some groups getting together for outdoor workouts. If you’d like to be notified about these workouts, email us and we’ll put you in touch with some of the people who are working out with friends. Email info at fit901 dot com. There will be information listed here occasionally.

What should I eat?

Nutrition Plans:

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These are some ways to do this, not the only way to do this. This has worked for many people and may work for you. Give it a fair shake and see how you do. Feel free to talk to the staff about it.

CrossFit in general has found The Zone to be very effective for both performance and body composition.  

The Zone was created by Dr. Barry Sears to promote wellness and longevity.  It’s based on ratios of macro-nutrients.

For a brief article about how to implement it including several meal plans, follow this link:

Another great meal solution is Paleo.  A great book is Practical PaleoClick here to check it out.

Click here for a paleo overview.

Implementation Strategies:

Don’t attempt to abruptly change your life all of a sudden in one fell swoop.  You may have better luck and more sustainable results if you not think of it as a diet, but ease into a different way of eating.  

You can either try easing in to your new meal plan, try a 30 day trial or throw caution to the wind and go all-in right off the bat.  You probably have an idea of which way you’ll have more success.

Shop the perimeter of the grocery store.  The fresh and perishable foods are usually not in the center of the store.  Select the items that are the most nutrient rich per calorie.  Meat, veggies, nuts, some fruits, no sugar.  If it’s white and not cauliflower, don’t eat it.

Start out by adding one serving of leafy green vegetables per day with the goal of getting to one serving of leafy green vegetables per meal.  

Have a cheat meal, not a cheat day!  Many people blow their whole nutrition plan and stymie their progress by going nuts once a week gorging themselves on all the junk food they can get their hands on.  

If you’re gonna go out for beer and pizza this Friday night, no problem.   Stick to your meal plan all week, go throw down on beer and pizza like there’s no tomorrow then get back on your plan the next meal.  That way, you don’t feel like you’re missing out on life.

When dining with a group, try to order first.  If you order something delicious and healthy that’s on your meal plan first, odds are you’ll set the tone for the other people in your party; the opposite is also probably true.  If everybody orders before you, you’ll probably wuss out and order crap like everyone else.

Get an Instant Pot.  This is a great kitchen tool!  Click here to see one.  You can zip over to the grocery store, find what’s on sale then google recipes with that item and the words Paleo and Instant Pot.  Like this:  Google:  “pork tenderloin, paleo, instant pot”.  Click here to see.  Try to get the instant pot that also does sous vide — just another way of quick and easy cooking in the same appliance.

About Us

CrossFit 901 –Affiliated and CrossFitting in Memphis since 2009!

That’s right, CrossFit 901 was Memphis’ second CrossFit Affiliate!  We’ve been at it since 2009.  We are currently and have always been an official CrossFit Affiliate with all coaches certified by CrossFit HQ, so you know what you’re getting!  We have both CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Level 2 trainers to work with you all the time.  Come give us a try and see why our athlete’s and all their friends choose 901,  CrossFit 901.   If you love us, invite your friends.

CrossFit 901 runs all of the fitness training offered at The Box.  We  have a 16,000-square-foot facility with very nice changing rooms and showers!  We’re still CrossFit 901 and still have the top of the line equipment and excellent coaches that we’ve made a point of having.  What’s more?  We’ve also added frequent Krav Maga Self Defense and Heavy Bag Fitness KickBox classes.  If you’re interested in Krav Maga and Heavy Bag Fitness classes, keep checking on our schedule as we’re planning on expanding those times.

Whether you’re a seasoned CrossFitter or someone who’s just decided to get in shape, someone who’d like to learn self-defense or punch and kick your way to a new you, CrossFit 901 at The Box is right for you and it’s the best in town!  Come give us a try!


CrossFit 901 at TheBox is the BoM!

We mean, we were voted Best of Memphis in the Memphis Flyer BoM poll–AGAIN!  We were voted Best of Memphis a SECOND TIME, 2017 and 2018!  That’s cause for celebration.  Come in and try us to find out why we were voted the best!