Body Break with Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod Early 2000's
Recorded off-air in 2003, these were a series of healthy living and fitness segments that were hosted by Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod.
Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod are Canadian television hosts and former international-level athletes. They are best known for their television segments called BodyBreak, which have been in intermittent production since 1988. The program is considered a cult classic among Canadian pop culture.
Johnson and McLeod were both international-level athletes, Johnson with baseball and McLeod with the track and field discipline of hurdles. The duo self-financed the pilot for BodyBreak in 1988. Rejected by over 40 companies, the first 65 episodes were funded by ParticipACTION. Over 300 short episodes have been produced, as well as a single-season television series. They have expanded the program into speaking engagements, exercise equipment, and other projects. As a result of the racism that Johnson and his parents experienced, their programs and products have intentionally sought to feature an inclusive cast.