Move and groove with low-impact Barre exercises from home

HOUSTON – HTX based Celebrity Fitness Trainer Erica Hood joined us today to show some easy low-impact Ballet-inspired workouts you can do from the comfort of your home!

Erica started dancing at the age of 3, and the rest is history! She spent her adulthood in Los Angeles where she danced professionally, while also gaining over a decade of experience teaching for the most prestigious dance fitness studios and training celebrities.

She is the creator of ‘Hoodfit,’ which is a fitness app encouraging women to ‘Rep Your Womanhood.’

Hoodfit is a health and wellness company dedicated to promoting the importance of movement for overall happiness in life. The mission is to inspire and empower women through a diverse range of fitness options, from high-energy dance and muscle toning exercises to calming flow workouts.

Watch the video above to see her live demonstration of the workouts with Derrick Shore!

The Barre Sculpt exercises shown will help you build strength, tone your abs, improve posture, strengthen your glutes, reduce stress, and increase flexibility all while being gentle on your joints.


1. Relevé

2. Grand plié

3. Arabesque

4. Side Leg Lift

5. Por de bras

6. Plank Taps

If you’re eager to get moving, Erica has shared a special promotion for Houston Life viewers! Use promo code HLTV now through April 1st to get a complimentary 2 month membership to her digital studio Hoodfit Life!

For more information, you can visit her website and follow her on Instagram.

About the Authors:

Beatriz is a producer for Houston life. She’s a dog mom who enjoys traveling and eating her way through new cities and cultures.