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Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod are a team of Married Fitness Icons on The Amazing Race Canada 1.

They started off strong, coming in the top 3 in the first four legs. However, despite some brilliant maneuvers to get on the first flight to Regina, they struggled with the Needle in a Haystack lentil task, choosing to quit the task and take a 2-hour penalty when they saw Holly & Brett do the same. Knowing they had to beat Brett & Holly to the Pit Stop to stay in the Race, they beat the doctors to the Double U-Turn mat by seconds, only to find they had already been U-Turned by Tim & Tim. Despite using the U-Turn on Brett & Holly, the doctors were able to breeze through the football side of the Detour, and Hal & Joanne were eliminated in 6th.



Age: 57 (June 14, 1956)
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Connection to Teammate: Husband
Current Occupation: TV Personality—Fitness Promotion
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


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
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Hal 3 of 9 [1]
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
     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 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

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.


  • Hal & Joanne appeared as appraisers on a 2015 episode of Storage Wars Canada[1]
  • In a Season 5 bonus clip, racers Sam & Paul from that season met Hal in Toronto's airport while en route in Leg 9 to Regina, Saskatchewan, ironically the same city in which they were eliminated.[2]


  • It was revealed in post-race interviews that Joanne injured her hamstring at some point during the fifth leg.

External links


  • 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 (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 (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 (10/07/2013): "Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod to speak about time on The Amazing Race Canada"

Social Media Profiles


The Amazing Race Canada 1 Teams
 Hal & Joanne
Married Fitness Icons
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 Holly & Brett
Married Doctors
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 Jamie & Pierre
Best Friends
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 Jet & Dave
Best Friends
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 Jody & Cory
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 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
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 Treena & Tennille
Twin Sisters
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