Body Break – Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod

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Oakville, Ontario

What are Body Break Passionate About


Hal and Joanne inspire and motivate others to achieve their healthy, active lifestyle goals.They share their wealth of personal experiences, fitness and wellness knowledge and entrepreneurial business attitude in a simple, energetic and positive manner.
Hal and Joanne provide simple strategies to live a healthier lifestyle from their best-selling book.

Hal and Joanne provide simple strategies to live a healthier lifestyle from their best-selling book. They explore:

-The 20 lb Effect
Negative Affects on the Body/Mind
Why it’s Difficult to Achieve Your Goals

-One Body for Life
The Role — Exercise, Food Claims, Sleep, StressExercise, Stress
Attitude — Play in Your Personal Life & Career

-The Future You
What Habits You have TODAY
Impact on Your TOMORROW

Attendees also learn that in order to make healthy changes in their personal and/or
business life, they need to identify the triggers that set poor habits in motion and how to establish new triggers, routines and rewards that will change their habits and change their life. Hal and Joanne believe that when an individual is connected to their Future Self, they are more likely to take charge and practice healthy habits now before it’s too late.



Life is a Series of U-Turns 

Using their Amazing Race Canada experience as the backdrop, Hal and Joanne talk about how everyone is faced with Challenges, Competition, Roadblocks, Detours and Injuries in life but it’s how you deal with it that determines failure or success. They key in on their physical and mental strategies and the role confidence plays to help individuals make their u-turns in life result in positive outcomes. Hal and Joanne also share with their audience the importance of teamwork, what it means to focus on the task and compete, the role a leader and a follower play and how to trust your teammate(s) for success.


Hal and Joanne take you behind the scenes of BodyBreak and give an up close look at the business behind this “fitness”.

It started with a chance meeting at a gym over 27 years ago.
With an idea that was conceived from a strong foun-dation of sport experiences – Hal represented Canada in Baseball and Joanne in Track & Field – their passion for being active spear-headed the venture. And over 27 years later, BodyBreak is one of the most recog-nized, iconic brands in Canada known for promoting healthy, active lifestyles to Canadians of all ages.
Hal and Joanne take you behind the scenes of BodyBreak and give an up close look at the business behind this “fitness” duo. From sales to marketing to tv production to running a business. Hal and Joanne are not just the on-camera personalities Canadians have come to know.
Attendees will be inspired and motivated by Hal and Joanne’s rollercoaster journey filled with stories, bloopers and nostalgia. Individuals will get a great in-sight on how to bring their ideas to life, keep the faith and how proper preparation beats poor performance.


Why You Need Body Break

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.

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Why You Will Love Body Break

“Hal and Joanne spoke to our 2017 ILCO conference attendees.  I must confess that I was a bit concerned and wondered what they would speak about that would be relevant and also reach the attendees due to the wide range of ages.  I was totally wrong.  I loved their presentation!  They were energetic and informative.  They had everyone engaged and on their feet.  The interactive portion of the presentation was a lot of fun.  After they left, we had many attendees come up and let us know how much they enjoyed the morning. I would not hesitate to recommend them to other organizations or groups looking for speakers.”

Lisa Matchim
President, The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario

“What did you like about the session?
informative, humorous, great stories, well done, enjoyed their enthusiasm, have always enjoyed their TV ads, loved all of the BodyBreak presentation, it’s Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod – so exciting and cool to see someone I grew up seeing on TV, it was positive, they provided a good plan, well presented, easy to follow, gave valuable info, most enjoyable and very interesting.

What didn’t you like about the session?
No responses given

How useful was the information you were provided? Rate Scale from 0-5 (5 being highly useful). All responses were 4 and 5. “

Kelsey Trail Health Region

“The program was informative, interactive, motivating, fun and of course – a surprise. Participants knew there would be a guest speaker but they didn’t know who that speaker was or what the message would be. One of the best parts of all five presentations was watching and hearing their reactions when they hear you were the speaker.”


“Fantastic Workshop! Loved the incorporation of slideshow, physical activity (yoga and zumba) and prizes! Thoroughly enjoyed this uplifting workshop. Learned a lot and felt good about myself when the workshop ended. It was very interesting and related to everyday life. A great, interactive session. Very high energy and motivating. I LOVED IT!!!”

York Region District School Board


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