For over 27 years, under the umbrella of BodyBreak, Hal and Joanne have been encouraging Canadians of all ages to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Whether it’s their TV programs, syndi-cated radio shows, presentations, personal appearances, media interviews or the products they endorse, Hal and Joanne heighten the awareness of the benefits of healthy living and show Canadians just how practical and easy it is to do. But most of all … it’s “Fun”.
To celebrate their 25 years of healthy living, team work and positivity, they appeared 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 and Joanne are fixtures in the Canadian media and have established trust and longevity with the Canadian public. They bring their passion, energy and simplicity for healthy living to their presentations. Hal and Joanne share their wealth of personal experiences and fitness, health and wellness knowledge as well as their entrepreneurial business background in an
upbeat, entertaining and positive manner. Attendees quickly connect with Hal and Joanne as many have grown up seeing them on TV. Attendees also come away with the inspiration,
motivation and means to take immediate steps for positive change with their health and
attitude. In turn, it can help them to be successful in their personal lives and careers.
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 Cham-pionships in Japan in 1982. He finished his
business degree and worked in Canada and the US. Besides having a successful baseball and business career, his extensive sales back-ground and enthusiasm to keep fit helped launch and sustain BodyBreak’s longevity. In his “spare” time you might find him golfing, playing hockey or walking 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 also
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 helped to further BodyBreak’s success. Joanne now enjoys
trail running, cycling and playing golf.
This dynamic duo are married and have a daughter who loves long track speedskating, hockey and Irish Dancing.