Why you should incorporate the OCTAGON functional training into your current daily fitness routine?

The OCTAGON is the best in functional equipment and SHRED905 is the first boutique fitness studio in Canada to offer this equiptment to its clients. 

The OCTAGON range of functional training frames exemplifies the approach to functional and performance-based instruction. Combining stimulating workout experiences with efficient programming, these frames are designed to get the very best results for every fitness enthusiast.

Functional frames continue to grow in popularity in the fitness industry, providing its users with an abundance of fitness training opportunities.

Cross training frames offer barbells, free weights and bodyweight movements for a highly challenging workout, combining strength, and cardio for a full body SHRED experience.

With the OCTAGON you will experience a 360-degree approach to a boot camp style workout, offering top-notch training based on power intervals, calisthenics and enormous potential for fat burning throughout your entire body.

THE OCTAGON was created and developed by Escape Fitness® a leader in the field of health, continuously looking to push the confines of what is possible and make the conventional extraordinary.  They are committed to functional training, adapting and developing exercises, which allow individuals to perform the activities of daily life more easily and without injuries. They encourage their clients and fitness professionals to ESCAPE THEIR LIMITS®, an approach that is the foundation of Escape Fitness® and what they offer around the world.

To begin your OCTAGON experience, try SHRED905’s OCTA-SHRED or OCTA-BOX class! 

OCTA-SHRED are boot-camp style created workouts with a heavy focus on isometrics, power intervals and plyometrics, all to the beat of heart pumping and energizing music. The session incorporates the use of our studio’s supreme range of functional fitness equipment including Corebag®, Fitness Bulgarian Bag®, Plyobox® and TIYR®.

The OCTA-BOX class is a blend of boxing inspired training and functional training on the OCTAGON.  This hybrid class will offer some pretty unique, powered up routines for any individual craving to change up their fitness workouts.

Both of these classes are offered in an intimate environment, affecting the intensity of your workout, leaving you feeling like you just got a personal training session with a group of fitness fanatics like yourself!

Once you try out the OCTAGON and its limitless training abilities, you will be forever hooked!

The SHRED905 concept was born 15 years ago when husband and wife, Roberto and Maria Defilippis, founded a multidisciplinary medical centre focused on orthopedics and sports medicine. Maria and Robert sincerely believed in the philosophy of SHRED905; those individuals who join in their community will be immersed into a health and wellness fitness group of like-minded individuals who are committed to a fit lifestyle, a balance between the mind and body and who are always encouraged and supported to ESCAPE THEIR LIMITS.

After tremendous success of meeting patient needs, Maria, a fitness enthusiast and certified instructor, has now devoted her time to helping others reach their fitness goals while living healthier, happier lives. Building on the same vision, SHRED905 continues to spread and grow their mission of helping people meet their health goals through a unique and intimate fitness studio experience.

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Hometown. Newmarket

Why Spin/group training/boxing/yoga. Because movement is medicine.

Most passionate about. Life.  Every day is a gift.

3 words to describe you. Inspired.  Blooming.  Curious.

Motto. Everything in moderation, even moderation.

How do you recharge. Dry brush, oil self massage and a cold shower.

If you could meet anyone dead or alive. My partner’s father.

Guilty pleasure.  I never feel guilty about pleasure.

Biggest challenge overcome. Feeling disempowered.

Biggest accomplishment. My life.

Ideal Sunday. Feeling relaxed and recharged.

3 words to describe class/practice. Uplifting.  Empowering.  Reinvigorating.




Born in Mainland China, came to Toronto at the age of 15 

Why strength training? 

As the cliché goes, “You can’t go wrong with getting strong”. Strength training not only renders one physically strong, but also fortifies the mind. Being strong grants you the capacity to minimize physical injuries and enjoy life in general.   

Most passionate about? 

Being physically active 

Spending time with family 

Having innovative and genuine conversations with like-minded people 

3 words to describe you.

Pragmatic, genuine, sympathetic 


What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger  

How do you recharge?

Listening to Lofi Music 

If you could meet anyone dead or alive?

Bruce Lee 

Guilty pleasure?

Tim Hortons Farmer’s Wrap 

Biggest challenge overcome?

Successfully immersed into the new society, where its values and beliefs are drastically different than the place where I was originally born and raised. 

Biggest accomplishment?

Getting admitted to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College  

Ideal Sunday?

Taking my time to cook and eat an elegant breakfast and going to the gym soon after without worrying about school and work 




Why Spin/group training/boxing/yoga 

Most passionate about: 

3 words to describe you


How do you recharge

If you could meet anyone dead or alive

Guilty pleasure

Biggest challenge overcome 

Biggest accomplishment

Ideal Sunday

Section 2 – 3words to describe class/practice



Toronto, Ontario.

Why Boxing?
Muay Thai for 15 years because I love it.  I started because I had an itch for martial arts. Once I tried Muay Thai I never looked back. 

What are you most passionate about?
Helping others achieve their goals.

Biggest Accomplishment?
Helping a very close friend beat cancer.

3 Words to Describe you?
Passionate. Fun. Calm

How do you recharge?
Eating! I love to eat.

If you could meet someone dead or alive?
Former king of Ethiopia, Emperor Haile Selassie.

Guilty pleasure?
Probably cheesecake. Definitely.

Biggest Challenge you’ve overcome?
Standing up for myself when others tried to keep me down.

CLASS STYLE- 3 words
Technical. Strong. Authentic.




I was born in Barcelos, Portugal but raised in Toronto.

Why Spin/group training/boxing/yoga 

Martial arts has alwasy been a part of my lfie since I was young, and eventually teaching it became a part of me, I like helping people become something more than what they think they can be, as long as they want it!

Most passionate about

Martial Arts, Acting, Rockclimbing, Comedy, and all things Nerdy.

3 words to describe you:

Goofy, Chaotic, Loyal


“Always try things twice, cuz you might not like it the first time.” OR

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why they call it the present.” – Kung Fu Panda, Master Oogway

How do you recharge

Watch anime, movies, rock climb, game, or read.

If you could meet anyone dead or alive

Dwayne Johnson, Jake Gylynhaal, Or Denzel Washington

Guilty pleasure

Milkshakes, Cheesecake

Biggest challenge overcome

Figuring out who Ivo is.

Biggest accomplishment 

Tough to say, maybe graduating film school, getting my 4th degree black belt.

Ideal Sunday

Movies, food, sun, and gaming

Section 2 – 3words to describe class/practice

MMA, KickBoxing, Calisthenics



Born in Toronto and moved to the ‘Bridge’….(Woodbridge).

Why Group Fitness?
I love the mental escape. The loud, amazing beats. It’s a total escape.

What are you most passionate about?
Family. Physical and mental health. Striving for better, never settling.

Biggest Accomplishment?
Overcoming my fear to push myself and learning how to deal with failure.

Ideal Sunday.
Not worrying about what Monday will bring.

3 words to describe you.
Loyal. Perfectionist. Passionate.

Find a strategy to deal with life and all it throws at you. 

How do you Recharge?
Exercise and more exercise.

Meet someone alive or dead.
Jesus Christ.

Guilty pleasure?
Tough. It’s a tie between pizza and potatoes.

Biggest challenge?
Learning to deal with things I have no control over.

3 words describing your class:
Intense. Attack. Empowering.


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