There are so many ways to make moves:

Take a Class: Take a class on our weekly schedule with a variety of instructors, in a variety of styles

Take a Workshop: We are proud to offer space for community workshops, both of the movement variety and not.

Rent The Room: The Move Room is more co-working space than traditional studio. If you have a dream or an idea, we have the space.

BUILD COMMUNITY. FIND COMMUNITY.

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Meet Your Host, Jo Gale.

With 9 years of experience in the fitness industry, Jo wanted to provide Yoga, Pilates and Fitness Instructors with a place to teach where they call the shots. Jo believes in creating safer, braver spaces for all including facilitators. Jo is passionate about connecting with people, and hopes The Move Room is a new way to create community in East Hamilton.

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Jo organizeD "Punk Shows" in high school She even HOSTED one in the cafeteria!

All the woOdwork in the MOVE ROOM comeS from the building owner's Childhood home.

Why snakes? HONESTLY, Jo thinks the carpets ARE cool... but also loves the way they move.

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Want even more moves? Join us for Park Moves — our summer series of classes in Gage Park. Classes are Tuesday night at 7:30pm and Sunday am at 9:30am.
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10:00 AM
SUNDAY SOFT SERVICE WITH JO
(Pilates)
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10:30 AM
RISE N SHINE WITH RACHEL
(Pilates)
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7:00 PM
PILATES FLOW AND CHILL WITH JO
(Pilates)
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7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY WIND DOWN WITH MAUREEN
(Pilates)
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7:00 PM
GOLDEN HOUR
WITH JO
(Pilates)
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11:30 AM
YOGA WITH STEPH
(Yoga)
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9:30 AM
PILATES FOR NERDS
WITH MAUREEN
(Pilates)
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Maureen has been an RMT since 2005 and started teaching Pilates in 2018. She started out looking for ways to provide her massage clients with opportunities to connect with their own bodies in a more meaningful way. Her teaching practice has quickly evolved into a neurologically-focused movement re-training, where students get a chance to strengthen the pathways between the brain and the various muscles in the body. It’s all about calling upon the right structure to do the work, and helping to prevent pain and injury in the process! 

MAUREEN BLEVINS-HAYWARD

Meet Some of the Folks Who Keep the Room Moving

Rachel’s movement practice is rooted in cultivating resilience in body + mind through progressive challenge. Using a blend of yoga, pilates, and dance aerobics, her goal is to create accessible classes where people can find joy and strength in their bodies. Rachel seeks to find a place where curiosity and playfulness can coexist with radical compassion, thoughtful language, and wild kindness. In general, she believes mindful movement practices can help us reclaim agency over our bodies, tap into our intuition, and smash the patriarchy.

RACHEL SMILEY

Deanna is a 25-year veteran of the fitness field with a passion for creating classes and programs in which people are successful, seen, and safe. As a Fitness Educator and Professor, Deanna helps people become life-changing fitness professionals. And, as a Life Coach, Deanna helps women successfully blend their work, life, and wellness to thrive in all areas.

DEANNA LANGFORD

Michelle is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor + Anti-Diet Nutritionist who uses these mentalities to lead classes that are free from diet culture beliefs or language about how and why we move our bodies. Her classes blend mat pilates with flowy sequences to build strength, move for joy, and find the level of challenge you're looking for without any added judgement or pressure. 

Michelle Cordeiro

Hi I am Phoebe! I am an artist, mindful mover, community maker and creative director. My work lives at the intersection of art, mindfulness, intuition and movement. I am interested in finding the playfulness and creativity that can be found in our movement expression. I draw inspiration from fields of nature, communing with the trees and moss and lots and lots of colour. I dream of liberation for all and a safe and loving world for every human to express their inner weirdo freely.

Phoebe Taylor

Stephanie began to practice yoga in February of 2015. After 2 years on her mat, she looked to strengthen her personal practice, completing a 200-hour teacher training program at Anjeli Teacher Training with Diana Lockett and Daniel Horgan. Stephanie loves to teach from the heart, guiding in a way that offers both support and encouragement to all students. In Stephanie’s classes you can expect to feel safe, to move at the pace of your breath, to laugh (or cry), to listen to your heart and feel connected to your body, all within the corners of your mat. 

Stephanie WEILER

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The Move Room is a space where facilitators are invited to experiment, take your time and grow your own offerings. You can rent the space with agency to create your own offerings, including the pricing of your offerings.

At the Move Room we operate under an anti-oppressive lens. We will not knowingly host facilitators who do not encompass our values, and the values we think will help support our community. We do not tolerate racism, discrimination, homo/trans-phobia or fat-phobia. At the same time we acknowledge folks are learning, and we give grace and compassion to our humans as we all make mistakes. Conversation Culture > Cancel Culture.

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the move room is IDEAL for:

MOVEMENT INSTRUCTORs...
creative workshop organizers...
and Folks who want a space to film videos or Stream.

CPTN Group Fitness Leader 

Aug. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, 2022

Deanna Dawson-Langford

The CPTN Group Fitness Leader workshop is designed for future group leaders. This course provides the skills required for teaching a variety of group fitness classes, whether it is in a large facility studio or in-house boutique small group training.

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