Hal & Joanne from BodyBreak

Founders & Hosts of BODYBREAK

For 25 Years Have Been Encouraging Canadians to “Keep Fit and Have Fun!”

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Hal & Joanne

For the past 25 years, under the umbrella of BodyBreak, Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod have been communicating to Canadians the important message that making small lifestyle changes can benefit an individual and their families for a lifetime. In their TV programs, syndicated radio show, presentations, media interviews or the products they endorse, they heighten the awareness of the benefits of a healthier, active lifestyle and show Canadians how practical and easy it is to do. But most of all, it’s “Fun”.

Hal and Joanne believe that by encouraging and communicating their message in an entertaining, upbeat and positive fashion, Canadians will begin to fully realize the implications of their actions and take responsibility for their total well-being. In turn, it will benefit us all. Hal and Joanne are fixtures of Canadian media and have established trust and longevity with Canadians of all ages.

Now Hal and Joanne are celebrating their 25 years of healthy living, team work and positivity on CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada as Team BodyBreak. One of 9 teams being challenged physically and mentally as they compete and travel across Canada. Why Hal and Joanne? The Amazing Race Canada Executive Producer, John Brunton, called them “special” and “unique”.

Hal grew up in Toronto, Ontario. His love for baseball as a youth lead him to a scholarship at the University of Colorado. He went on to represent Canada at the Baseball World Championships in Japan in 1982. He was later drafted in the sixth round by Cincinnati Reds but opted to finish his business degree. Besides having a successful baseball and business career, his extensive sales background and enthusiasm to keep fit helped launch and sustain BodyBreak’s longevity. In his “spare” time you might find him golfing, playing hockey or working out on his treadmill.

Joanne grew up in Scarborough, Ontario. She was a member of the Canadian Track and Field Team and was a 4 time National and 7 time Provincial hurdle champion. Joanne represented Canada at several international competitions such as the World Cup, Commonwealth and Pacific Conference Games. Her business and health background in the insurance industry also helped to further BodyBreak’s success. Joanne now enjoys running marathons and playing golf.

This dynamic duo are married and have a daughter who loves hockey and Irish Dancing.

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