Turning Basements into Gyms As a Way to Fight Obesity In Ontario

By now, it is common knowledge that people who are obese have an increased risk of developing further chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal diseases, some cancers and more. Besides an unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyles and lack of physical exercise are the leading risk factors for this.

Nationwide, the situation is frightening. Estimates reveal that at least one in 10 premature deaths among people between 20 and 64 years old is directly linked to obesity. Across the province of Ontario, things are not looking too bright either. Over 13% of children, 11% of teenagers, 25% of adults and 25% of seniors are obese, and even more are dangerously overweight. Even more so, obesity rates in people born in Canada are over twice as high as those among people who immigrated in the past five years.

These alarming facts have alarmed multiple health and national authorities to act. However, long lasting and meaningful change requires a collective and integrated approach.

Improving health by thinking out-of-the-box

One of the ways to combat obesity is adopting an active lifestyle. Some of the challenges that stop Canadians from exercising more relate to not having enough time to go to the gym, having to face extreme weather conditions, being physically limited or simply feeling self-conscious about their bodies. But what if there was an easy and accessible solution to fix this? Basement Now, a Toronto basement finishing and remodelling company has come up with a new, yet simple idea: turning your basement into a gym.

Typically a part of the house that gets overlooked can help improve health and empower Canadians to take control of their weight.

What are the benefits of turning your basement into a gym?

Building a home gym holds incredible benefits. ‘People from across Toronto and not only have to overcome many challenges in order to stay fit and keep active. We work long hours, we don’t feel motivated, many gym memberships are expensive or out of reach geographically, we have other family related commitments such as having to watch the kids or managing tight schedules, and even simply not feeling confident or comfortable enough to go to a workout room full of people. As obesity rates are escalating, we want to be able to bring an alternative to the table. Turning a basement into a gym can resolve so many of these issues’. Said a company representative.

Basement Now has the expertise and dedication to offer advice on the most appropriate flooring options for a workout, design and colours that will keep that motivation going, lightning and air circulation. A free of charge consultation can lead to a dream in-house gym in approximately two weeks’ time, but with life-long benefits.

About Basement Now

As experts in basement finishing and remodelling, Basement Now offer integrated services combined with expert craftsmanship and creativity. Having completed a significant number of projects to date, Basement Now contractors are ideally positioned to advise and deliver on any project, regardless of size or idea.


  1. https://obesitycanada.ca/obesity-in-canada/
  2. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ohp-obesity.pdf?la=en

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