About Hal

Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod have spent their lives advocating the importance of healthy living.

For over 25 years, under the umbrella of Body Break, the dynamic duo has communicated to Canadians the importance of making small lifestyle changes that can benefit an individual and their families for a lifetime. Their multi-media campaigns helped to heighten the awareness of the benefits of a healthier, active lifestyle and show Canadians practical and easy tips. But most of all, they emphasize that 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. Hal and Joanne are fixtures of Canadian media and have established trust and longevity with Canadians of all ages.

The two celebrated their 25 years of healthy living, teamwork and positivity on CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada as Team Body Break. One of 9 teams being challenged physically and mentally as they compete and travel across Canada, 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-led 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 Body Break’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 Body Break’s success. Joanne now enjoys running marathons and playing golf.

This dynamic duo is married and has a daughter who loves hockey and Irish Dancing.

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