Inglewood: No Longer Up to No Good
An Ode To my City:
Inglewood, A City of Champions with a heart full of Gold
This mural is located at Darby Park and it's one my favorite backdrops for a good workout.
Inglewood, always up to no good! Or least that’s what they used to say growing up. First let me say, I love my city. It’s central, has nice parks, close to the airport, and even closer to the beach; and with the renovation of The Forum and the new football stadium, everyone else is falling in love too!
Yay, I think?
Now I have to be honest, for the last couple years I often found myself traveling to other cities to get a good workout. Even in its’ “hay day” Inglewood wasn’t really known as a health hub, so when a new CrossFit gym opened up down the street from my house, not only was it a sign of the times, but left me with hope for an amazing trend in health fitness. I decided to take a look around my hometown and see what amazing things it has to offer! Below are a few places I plan to check out soon, if you get there first, let me know what you think!
CrossFit is a fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional movements into a timed or scored workout. Workouts include pull-ups, squats, push-ups, weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, and a host of other movements. This gym is considered the first CrossFit Affiliate in Inglewood with a mission to help you improve your fitness and recapture your health. Check out their introductory class at https://www.crossfitinglewood.com/
Stuff I Eat
This place is delicious for vegans and non-vegans a like! Stuff I Eat has been a neighborhood staple for nearly a decade and offers a variety of authentic vegan cusine. Their menu is designed as a "transitional menu" for those seeking to transition from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet and is 95% organic. From soul food like yams, mac n’ cheese, vegan bar-b-que, and black-eye peas to LA comforts like enchilada pie and Kilimanjaro quesadilla, this place will make you feel good from the inside out. To try out this tasty spot check outhttps://www.stuffieat.com/
Hangar 18 South Bay
Ready for a challenge? This place is located in Inglewood's sister neighborhood Hawthorne and definitely worth the hop, skip, and a jump away. Hanger 18 South Bay is an indoor rock climbing gym with over 12,000 square feet of climbing including two freestanding bouldering walls, beginner and advanced top-roping, a steep lead cave, and several auto-belay routes available for climbers of all ages and ability levels. They give a great first lesson and ease any uncertainty you may have being high off the ground. I promist you'll want to go back again and again! For more information check out: http://www.climbhangar18.com/location/south-bay/