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 Inglewood

 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




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 out


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:

CaCera & Shawnie