45 Comments

  1. Nicole Luinenburg

    The scream of disappointment when you were officially eliminated could be heard for many blocks around, no doubt. As you said, some times it just comes down to luck, and the best teams aren’t always the ones that get the farthest. Thanks for being, as always, such a great inspiration. You both were awesome 🙂

  2. Winter Family

    Hal, Joanne, it was a pleasure to watch you on the race! We are all very bummed out about you getting eliminated !! If the race was about fitness and skill alone, no doubt, you would have won!!
    Keeping fit, Having Fun,
    Mark, Monique, Nicole and Maeve Winter

  3. Paige D.

    Hey, it was great watching you guys on TV! You guys were one of my favourite teams to watch and cheer for. So sad that you guys were eliminated. You guys are such an inspiration and always will be, race or no race (: #AmazingRaceCanada #StayFitAndHaveFunAlways

  4. Wendi

    You guys are awesome! We only watched this show because you were on it; we’ve never seen it before! We’re so bummed you were eliminated but we did love watching you compete in the challenges and we cheered you on every week! Way to go! 🙂

  5. John Knox

    You guys are amazing.. a true Canadian institution for sure! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences on the Amazing Race Canada and for setting pretty good examples for sportsmanship. And Hal HAS to keep the mustache! FOR SURE!

  6. Charlotte

    You guys rock! My hubby and I had a debate tonight as to whether we’d choose to U turn you if we were in the race. I couldn’t/ wouldn’t do it out of love and respect for my childhood fitness heros but he would out of respect and sheer fear of you kicking his butt in the end. <3 you both!

  7. ARees

    Watched amazing race for you too! But you where classy to then end!
    sadly few have impressed and most are eliminated
    agreed the guys showed their they can tonight plus did not detour anyone yay!!
    You both are missed

  8. Jet Black

    Thank you for the kind words and the big SHOUT OUT! Both you guys (and Michael Jackson) were ‘Gone too soon’!! You guys shared both our drive to win but more importantly our mindset of racing fair and treating others with kindness and respect. Truly was a blast competing with you two, and getting to know you that much better since. Glad we’re keeping in touch, and hope to see you soon!

  9. M, D & G - London, ON

    Haha-nice video! You guys will be missed Monday nights…you were in our top teams to win 🙁

  10. Trish Walker

    What a disappointment to see you two eliminated. However, you both were just great role models and an inspiration to all of us who watched. Neither of you ever complained and I was so impressed that you never got upset and/or frustrated with each other. Talk about great examples for all couples!! Well done.
    Trish

  11. Catharine

    So sorry you two got eliminated. I was rooting for you! You were a real inspiration on the show, especially considering how well you did against teams that were much younger. A real testament to keeping fit for life!

  12. Donna Kusch

    You were my favourites in the race and I was so disappointed to see you eliminated. I congratulate on your feisty determination, your integrity and your physical and problem solving abilities. Joanne, you are one amazing woman, and Hal, you are my hero. Both of you are wonderful examples of what we want the world to see as Canadians.

    D. Kusch
    British Columbia

  13. Tyler Noble

    I will echo what I mentioned on Twitter last night: It is a really big disappointment Team BodyBreak didn’t make it. If only you had better luck with the lentils!

    It was such an inspiration watching the two of you keep up with all the younger competition and proving to all of us that an active lifestyle can keep you *feeling* young well into your 50s. Your time on The Amazing Race Canada has also been a great example for couples with respect to working together as a team and supporting each other. Your daughter should be very, very proud of you.

  14. michele

    I watched you every week, and I was so proud of you. You showed what true Canadian spirit is all about. It’s about integrity, sportsmanship, kindness, competitiveness, and manners. As previous comments state,
    you could hear the collective NOOOOOO, all across Canada last night when you were eliminated. You will be missed. Keeping fit and having fun always. Michele or as you know me on social, @britonian GO JET & DAVE,
    TIM & TIM, your time will come.

  15. Jennifer

    Hal and Joanne, you guys are inspiring. I admire you’re strength in fitness!
    Hope you had a blast. Blessings.

  16. Steve and Dawn Fitzsimmons

    We grew up watching you on Body Break and always enjoyed your segments. We were cheering hard for you to win Amazing Race Canada. Your presence on the show helped their ratings soar, with your fans tuning in to see how you did. We will miss you not being on the rest of the show. Glad to see you are doing well and we enjoyed watching you. All the best to both of you in the future!

  17. Deborah Buzny

    Great effort on the race Joaane and Hal. You both were true to yourselves supporting health and fitness while inspiring others. You truly brought a great positive energy to the race and show. Well done. Thinking of you. Deb

  18. Alex

    Hey guys!

    It was a lot of fun watching you both on the Amazing Race 🙂 I was really disappointed with how things ended, but you guys gave it your all, and enjoyed yourselves, and that’s what counts 🙂

    Thank you for being a great inspiration, to me and other Canadians. I’m 30 now, but I remember back to when I was about 6 and I saw the Body Break commercials, awesome. keep it up!

    Alex 🙂

  19. mae

    i love you guys… i was crying like a baby when you got eliminated. but you guys were awesome and gave it your all.. your so inspirational. .. and motive me now to stay fit and have fun.. lol..

  20. Laurie

    it was fun watching. Never actually “knew” any of the competitors but you have been in my living room for yr.. almost like family

  21. Alicia

    GOOD LUCK IN THE NEXT LAG YOU GUYS!! I’M A FAN! AND I’M FROM REGINA SASKATCHEWAN!! HOPE YOU LOVED OUR CITY!

  22. Allison Jackson

    Great job on the Amazing Race Hal and Joanne! The two of you are such an inspiration and I hope you continue to be the great Canadian icons that I have grown up with! 🙂

  23. Kinnon and Colin Tkach

    We loved seeing you on the show!! It was so amazing that after all of these years you both are still so amazingly fit and proved it by being such great competitors. We were so disappointed to see you eleminated. We want to apologize on behalf of all Winnipegers for Tim and Tim’s Uturn =) My husband and I would love to see more Hal and Joanne Body Break episodes for our kids to watch as we did as kids please!

  24. Sandor Clan

    We’re sad to see you go, and will miss your positive attitude. Your presence was refreshing in what could easily turn into a poisonous environment. No melodrama to be found from you guys 🙂

    My husband and I agreed after your elimination that we would throw our support behind Jet and Dave… They seem like a great time with a good heart (and Jet’s Jim Carrey reference in Monday’s episode made my husband laugh out loud: “Laces out!”)

    So wonderful to have a Canadian version of The Amazing Race. There’s so much to see and learn about each city. It’s really peaking our interests for a more indepth exploration of Canadian cities!

    Thank you for being positive Canadian role models.

    Hal, we dig the ‘stache.

    – Kim, Greg, Poppy, and the Mystery Guest (Baby Bump)

  25. GAIL = KIPAWA, QUEBEC

    I NEVER WATCHED THE AMAZING RACE BEFORE BUT SINCE IT WAS IN CANADA IT WAS GREAT TO SEE WHAT A WONDERFUL COUNTRY WE LIVE IN. THE SCENERY UP NORTH WAS UNREAL. I LOOKED FORWARD TO BOTH OF YOU EACH WEEK. I TOO WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU WERE ELIMINATED , YOU PLAYED THE GAME WELL. THE TASK OF FINDING TWO MOUNTIES IN THE LENTILS IN THAT HEAT WAS DISAPPOINTING. AT ONE POINT YOU INDICATED THEY ONLY GAVE YOU WATER AFTER A FEW HOURS; TO ME THIS WAS UNACCEPTABLE, IT MAY BE A RACE BUT ONE MUST ALSO STAY HYDRATED. OVERALL, GREAT SPORTMANSHIP AND TEAMWORK.
    WHAT’S NEXT.

  26. Deirdre

    Oh how nice it was to see your faces again on the Amazing Race! You were so respectful and kind to each other during the show. We enjoyed your encouraging and positive comments. What a shame it didn’t last longer, but it was so wonderful to “share” you with the next generation. My kids stayed up late tonight watching your Body Break commercials. So you’re famous with the next generation! I hope you two stay in the public eye. You’re such an inspiration and you send such a great message to Canadians. Best of luck to you both!

  27. Rebecca

    When I heard that you two were going to be on Amazing Race, I COMPLETELY LOST IT. Despite living in South Korea now, I was really excited to watch. During my vacation home, seeing you two on my TV again totally made my Mondays. Now that I’m back in Korea, seeing this episode (waiting for it on the site) was heart breaking, but you two were so classy about it.
    Thanks for reminding all of us to Keep Fit and Have Fun!

  28. Robyn

    Great watching you both. Bummed out that you are gone. You are both awesome and inspiring. Very classy couple.

  29. Shirley in Calgary

    I loved you on Body Break and enjoyed seeing you both on the Amazing Race Canada. I thought you did great and played a honest game. Keep inspiring us, as many of your viewers are the same age as you. 🙂

  30. LInda Broesky

    Way to go Joanne and Hal! I’ve watched you ever since Body Break first began. You’ve been inspiring, delightful, respectful, kind, funny, full of life and a breath of fresh air. You didn’t disappoint on the Amazing Race. I cheered for you every step of the way and was so sad to see you go. You’ve always been great role models and I’m sure always will be. Kudos to you both for taking on such a challenging contest – you were amazing! Thank you for allowing us all to see that side of you! A HUGE FAN – Linda

  31. Elisa

    Oh my goodness, I love you guys so much! Your positivity inspires me 🙂 Thank you for being so awesome!

  32. Lindy Lovering

    LOVED WATCHING YOU GUYS on AMAZING RACE! I was cheering you on from the get go. You’re such good sports. Sorry to see you go. Hope we get to see more of you on TV. You’re both AMAZING!!!!

  33. Gail

    My daughter and I were competing for two separate teams, and of course you both were my favourites. I told my 13 year old daughter that I was voting for both of you because you gave me an excellent soup recipe…and she said “are you kidding me!” She was voting for the doctors. You played very fair and respected each other throughout the show….sorry to see you both go…

  34. TED H.

    I GREW UP WITH YOU BOTH! WHAT MEMORIES YOU BOTH BROUGHT BACK TO ME WHEN I WAS A ‘KID’. WATCHING YOU ON THE SHOW WAS GREAT AND SEEING YOU ELIMINATED MADE THE SHOW THAT MUCH HARDER TO CONTINUE WATCHING. DITCH THE ‘STACHE HAL. I HAD ONE RROM AGE 16 AND MORE THAN ENOUGH WATER HAS FLOWED UNDER THE BRIDGE! MY WIFE RATHER PREFERS THAT I NO LONGER HAVE IT. PLEASE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE AN INSPIRATION TO TODAY’S YOUNG (AND NOT SO YOUNG). ANY CHANCES OF A 21ST CENTURY BODY BREAK SHOW HAPPENING! HOPE TO MEET; GREET AND SEE YOU SOMEWHERE ONE DAY. KINDEST REGARDS, TED

  35. Molly D.

    Dear Hal and Joanne,

    I grew up watching you guys, I have a Phys. Ed. degree because of you two, you are such Canadian icons that I have been exploring nominating you for an Order of Canada! I think you both represented yourselves and your truly Canadian spirit perfectly on the Amazing Race Canada-congrats to you both on a job well done. Hal, you should definitely keep rocking the moustache- you should be the face of Movember in Canada!

  36. Sarah

    You guys are the best, all of Canada loves you, Thanks for brightening my TV with your smiles. 😀

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  38. Beth & Bob Freele

    Hi Hal & Jo:
    We were so proud of you both watching The Amazing Race Canada. Looking forward to your newsletters & your next endeavours!

  39. Joanne Mcleod

    Thank you Molly that would be a great honour. Hal and I have truly enjoyed what we have done for the last 25 years, its been our pleasure to help Canadian’s in a small way to keep fit and have fun 🙂

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