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.
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.
SUNDAY SOFT SERVICE WITH JO
YANG YIN YOGA WITH STEPHANIE
BEGINNER FLOW YOGA WITH STEPH
PILATES FOR NERDS
MOVE WITH BABE —WITH JO
WEDNESDAY WIND DOWN WITH MAUREEN
INTRO TO YOGA
PILATES FLOW + CHILL WITH JO
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN FLOW WITH ANDREA
GENTLE YOGA WITH STEPHANIE
WILD HEART FITNESS CLUB
MINDFUL MOVES WITH RACHEL
THE MICHELLE METHOD SWEAT SERIES
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!
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.
Jo Gale (she/her) believes that anyone can find a joyful movement practice. In a society that uses exercise as a means to "fix" the body, she believes folks should want to move to FEEL their body. Her classes are a playful blend of Pilates, Somatics and Dance Aerobics, which encourage you to move from where you are at, honouring rest and modification as a deeper connection. Through her 9 year journey as a facilitator in the fitness industry, she leads with passion and care, hoping to empower folks to know that STRONG IS NOT A LOOK.
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.
Andrea King initially studied yoga with Angeli yoga teacher training for her 200 hour certificate and in 2018 went to San Francisco for 6 weeks to study with international teacher, Jason Crandell to complete her 500hour advanced training. She studied mindfulness and the mindfulness based stress reduction program. She invites fun, creativity and focus to her yoga flows. She will breakdown a pose down to its basics and her flows are planned to build you up and educate you on your body and the practice of yoga. She loves to teach and invites a positive and joyful approach to yoga, usually with a killer playlist. Oh and yes, it was probably a joke so its okay to laugh in class.
Ruth Lewis is the creator of Wild Hearts Fitness Club. Ruth is a personal trainer and Goodbodyfeel Teacher Training Alumni. She has created a wide variety of movement classes over the years, including a hybrid strength training and pilates class "Be Dynamic", and "Leg Day with Ruth"(which was...a leg day....with Ruth ;). Outside of her work in movement/fitness Ruth wears multiple other hats. She is a Real Estate Agent and a Research Assistant at McMaster University. She loves a good dance party.
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.
Using a chair as a prop, this class combines yoga with a fun yet gentle workout that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and a little bit sweaty. The chair helps reduce the load on your joints and muscles while still helping improve strength and flexibility. Classes are low-impact yet effective and suitable for all body types, abilities, injuries, and ages. No prior experience with yoga is needed, and the only prop you need is the chair (which will be provided for you). So pull up a seat!
Rainbow Moves is a mindful movement class series for LGBTQIA+ folks in Hamilton, ON. Let’s get in touch with mind + body in queer community.
Featuring a small roster of LGBTQIA+ movement instructors of varying modalities. Always approachable, body positive, and diet-talk-free.
This is a 6 week series of classes. One hour classes inspired by Yoga, Pilates and Strength Training. No movements are off limits. We start slow and build the fire.
Join us to explore L-O-V-E and what can open us up to more! We’ll chat herbal ‘aphrodisiacs’, as well as create a DIY to take home. Singles and couples, all welcome!
What is your relationship to grief? Where is it felt in your body? How do you hold space for your experience? For others?
These are some of the questions we will examine in this peer led, multi modality workshop.
For more information or to register, please email me at: email@example.com.
Welcome to The Michelle Method Sweat Series Pop-Up
A fun and challenging workout that improves strength, agility, and flexibility. Using minimal equipment, Bodyweight, low weight + high repetitions, this full body workout is combined with High-intensity intervals, HIIT, with low impact options for every movement!
Join Jo Gale for a 45 minute mat Pilates class at Rooney's! The Move Room is excited to collaborate with other small businesses to bring the Room vibes to more accessible venues.
Class is sliding scale $12-$25, or use your FLEX PASS : We also have a special 4 class pack for classes art Rooney's (that can also be used in the studio!
Rooney's is accessible at street level, with the restroom in the basement.