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Hal & Joanne
HalJoanne
Team Profile
Members Hal Johnson
Joanne McLeod
Birth Dates June 14, 1956 (Hal)
September 18, 1958 (Joanne)
Age 57 (Hal)
54 (Joanne)
Hometown Oakville, ON
Relation Married Fitness Icons
Occupation TV Personality—Fitness Promotion

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Legs Competed 5
Legs Won 1
Placement 6th
Average Position 3.00
Roadblock Count Hal: 3
Joanne: 3
Countries raced Flag of Canada
Gallery
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Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod are a team of Married Fitness Icons on the 1st season of The Amazing Race Canada.

Profile

Hal

  • Age: 57 (June 14, 1956)
  • Hometown: Oakville, ON
  • Connection to Teammate: Husband
  • Current Occupation: TV Personality—Fitness Promotion
  • Nickname: n/a
  • Place of Birth: Newark, NJ
  • Couldn't live without: Protein shake
  • Good luck charm: "I rub the number 23 on the side of my hat, my daughter's hockey number, so she is always with me."
  • Strengths: Health and fitness, athletics, salesmanship
  • Fears/Phobias: Heights, claustrophobia
  • Favourite travel destination: San Diego, CA

Joanne

  • Age: 54 (Sept 18, 1958)
  • Hometown: Oakville, ON
  • Connection to Teammate: Wife
  • Current Occupation: TV Personality—Fitness Promotion
  • Nickname: Jo
  • Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
  • Couldn't live without: Ear plugs to sleep
  • Good luck charm: Hal & my daughter
  • Strengths: Health and fitness, athletic, media production
  • Fears/Phobias: Unconventional foods, confined spaces
  • Favourite travel destination: Cruise ship to anywhere

Hal and Joanne are Canadian icons – for 25 years they have been on television in self-produced fitness interstitials that promote healthy and active living. Joanne notes that they are "huge fans" of THE AMAZING RACE, while Hal adds, "You might say that we've been training for this all these years."

They are eager to show audiences another side of their partnership on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and just like any couple they have moments of tension and moments of laughter.

Their energy is unquestionably infectious. They are also no strangers to competition; as amateur athletes, Hal played baseball for Team Canada, while Joanne represented Canada on the national track and field team.

"People tell us...that they've grown up with BodyBreak," said Hal, "and that could be a big advantage, but it also could put targets on our backs." Adds Joanne, "It could be a liability, but I think we can use it to our advantage."

Hal and Joanne have seen so much of Canada, but hope to see parts they've never experienced on the Race, such as the Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, or reach the highest summit of Canada (Mount Logan, YK).

Motto: "Keep fit and have fun."

How will they plan to win The Race: "Our strategy is to be as patient as possible, not get ahead of ourselves, allow for each other's strengths to be utilized, listen, and be persistent."

Number one roadblock as team: "The biggest challenge will be to keep the intensity and focus for the entire day and race."

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Race History

Hal & Joanne's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Hal 3 of 9 [1]
Joanne
2 2 British Columbia Draw It / Dance It Hal 2 of 8
3 3 British Columbia → Alberta Lump by Lump / Bone by Bone Joanne 1 of 7
4 4 Alberta → Northwest Territories → Yukon Yukon Supply Run / Klondike Gold Rush Hal 3 of 7
5 5 Yukon → Saskatchewan Brawn / Beauty Joanne 6 of 6 [2]
Average 3.00
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist




Notes:
1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Hal & Joanne received a 2-hour penalty for failing to complete the Route Marker task. However, because they were already in last place, they were eliminated without the penalty being applied.

Trivia

  • It was revealed in post-race interviews that Joanne injured her hamstring at some point during Leg 5.

Post-Race Life

  • Hal & Joanne appeared as appraisers on a 2015 episode of Storage Wars Canada[1]

Interviews

  • Tony Wong at The Star (06/26/2013): "Body Break’s Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod on board for The Amazing Race Canada"
  • Breanna Mroczek at where.ca (07/09/2013): "The Amazing Race Canada: Interview with Joanne McLeod"
  • Victoria Ahearn at National Post (08/14/2013): "BodyBreak duo Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod say ‘Amazing Race Canada’ helped ‘revitalize’ their brand"
  • Ishmael N. Daro at O.Canada.com (08/14/2013): "BodyBreak’s Joanne McLeod is sorry for her F-bomb on The Amazing Race"
  • Sonya Bell at MacLean's (09/14/2013): "Hal and Joanne are happy—save for one edit"
  • Tyler Kula at TheObserver.ca (10/07/2013): "Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod to speak about time on The Amazing Race Canada"

Social Media Profiles


References

  1. https://twitter.com/bodybreak/status/553659865982574592

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