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.

FEbRuAry 2023

monday

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

workshops + events

10:00 AM
SUNDAY SOFT SERVICE WITH JO
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5:30 PM
YANG YIN YOGA WITH STEPHANIE
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7:00 PM
GOLDEN HOUR
WITH JO
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11:00 AM
BEGINNER FLOW YOGA WITH STEPH
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9:45 AM
PILATES FOR NERDS
WITH MAUREEN
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12:00 PM
MOVE WITH BABE —WITH JO
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7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY WIND DOWN WITH MAUREEN
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11:00 AM
INTRO TO YOGA
WITH STEPHANIE
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7:00 PM
PILATES FLOW  + CHILL WITH JO
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5:30 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN FLOW WITH ANDREA
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9:00 AM
THE MICHELLE METHOD SWEAT SERIES
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7:00 PM
GENTLE YOGA WITH STEPHANIE
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7:00 PM
YIN YOGA
WITH STEPHANIE
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10:00 AM
POP UP PILATES AT ROONEY'S—WITH JO
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10:00 AM
POP UP PILATES AT ROONEY'S—WITH JO
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10:00 AM
POP UP PILATES AT ROONEY'S—WITH JO
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7:30 AM
WILD HEART FITNESS CLUB
WITH RUTH
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10:30 AM
MINDFUL MOVES WITH RACHEL
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9:30 AM
THE MICHELLE METHOD SWEAT SERIES
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7:00 PM
RAINBOW MOVES
LGBTQIA+
community class
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MONDAY

9:45 AM
PILATES FOR NERDS
WITH MAUREEN
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12:00 PM
MOVE WITH BABE —WITH JO
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7:00PM
YIN YOGA 
W STEPHANIE
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10:00 AM
POP UP PILATES AT ROONEY'S—WITH JO
BOOK NOW

TUESDAY

7:00 PM
GOLDEN HOUR
WITH JO
BOOK NOW

11:00 AM
BEGINNER FLOW YOGA WITH STEPH
BOOK NOW

WEDNESDAY

5:30 PM
YANG YIN YOGA WITH STEPHANIE
BOOK NOW

7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY WIND DOWN WITH MAUREEN
BOOK NOW

7:30 AM
WILD HEART FITNESS CLUB
WITH RUTH
BOOK NOW

THURSDAY

11:00 AM
INTRO TO YOGA
WITH STEPHANIE
BOOK NOW

7:00 PM
PILATES FLOW + CHILL WITH JO
BOOK NOW

FRIDAY

5:30 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN FLOW WITH ANDREA
BOOK NOW

7:00 PM
RAINBOW MOVES
LGBTQIA+
community class
BOOK NOW

SATURDAY

10:30 AM
MINDFUL MOVES WITH RACHEL
BOOK NOW

9:00 AM
THE MICHELLE METHOD SWEAT SERIES
BOOK NOW

9:00 AM
THE MICHELLE METHOD SWEAT SERIES
BOOK NOW

SUNDAY

10:00 AM
SUNDAY SOFT SERVICE WITH JO
BOOK NOW

7:00 PM
GENTLE YOGA WITH STEPHANIE
BOOK NOW

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

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.

JO GALE

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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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.

ANDREA KING

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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.

RUTH LEWIS

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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.

RAINBOW MOVES : Mindful movement for lgbtqia+ folks

Fridays at 7pm


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. 

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Wild Hearts Fitness CLUB

Wednesdays at 7:30am

Ruth Lewis

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.

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What is love?
A BOTH SIDES STUDIO WORKSHOP

Sunday Feb 12th 2-3pm

hosted: by Katie Reed

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!

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MOVE THROUGH GREIF

Sunday February 26th 2023
2pm - 4pm

Hosted by : Kay'la Fraser

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: florafauna.holistic@gmail.com.

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THE MICHELLE METHOD :
SWEAT SERIES

Saturday February 4th + 18th 9am - 10am
Tuesday February 7th +21st 9:30am - 10:30am

Hosted by : MICHELLE MCGRATTAN

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!  

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Pop-Up Pilates at rooney's

 Mondays 10-10:45am


ROONEY'S : 724 Main Street E
Hamilton, ON

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.

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327 Ottawa St N. Unit #217, Hamilton, ON

NOTE: the studio is LOCATED up a flight of stairs

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