Erica Hood is an LA-based celebrity trainer and fitness model who has been working with Hollywood’s elite for the past eight years. With a background in professional dance, Erica focuses on energy, rhythm, and choreographed precision to deliver effective workouts that connect body and soul. This method – combined with her unrivaled positivity – has made Erica a favorite among celebrities such as Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Julianne Hough, Camilla Belle, Rashida Jones, Ashley Madekwe, and others.
Erica’s dance career began early on and flourished at California State University Long Beach where she was a member of the award-winning collegiate dance team. Erica has worked at Disneyland as a professional dancer, and she has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine for the Future Star Award. She has also been a guest judge at numerous dance competitions, including USASF Worlds Dance, Jam Brands, DanceXtreme USA, Dupree Dance, Chicago Dance Connection, MA Dance, and COP Brands International Championship.
Erica’s dance expertise allowed her to segue into fitness where she quickly caught the attention of the industry’s most prominent studios: Body By Simone, Tracy Anderson, Cardio Barre, Pop Physique, and Fitbarre, among others. Erica is fueled by her passion for movement and her desire to see every client reach their full potential... whatever that might be. For her, fitness is more than just a job. It’s more than just a lifestyle. It’s a promise. A promise that she will never stop believing in you – even when it’s hard for you to believe in yourself.
This philosophy led Erica to found her own fitness company, HoodFit. A combination of live and online classes, personal and group training sessions, HoodFit provides 24/7 access to Erica’s signature method. HoodFit is headquartered in Los Angeles and a proud partner of The Dream Hotel in Hollywood.
In addition to managing HoodFit and training clients, Erica continues to have an active modeling career. She has collaborated with Adidas, Carbon38, Tory Sport, and other exclusive activewear brands. Erica is NASM and AFAA certified and represented by The Movement Talent Agency. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from California State University, Long Beach.