Willowbrae Academy announces partnership with BodyBreak’s Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod

Willowbrae Academy announces partnership with BodyBreak’s Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod

On Monday, April 7, 2014 Wayne Cochrane, President and CEO of Willowbrae Academy announced a new partnership with Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod, Canadian fitness icons and founders of BodyBreak.

Willowbrae Academy wants to help combat childhood obesity by promoting exercise and healthy lifestyle habits with young children.

“Partnering with BodyBreak was a natural fit. Creating active living habits for children has a proven positive impact on their long term health ,” said Cochrane. “With Hal and Joanne’s help we developed KID FIT to provide children and parents with a variety of resources to help promote healthy habits for life.”

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KID FIT will be available in Willowbrae’s daytime and afterschool programs. Through KID FIT, every morning and afternoon, preschool children will have a scheduled “BodyBreak” with activities to help form the habit of daily exercise. Hal and Joanne will also provide weekly exercise and healthy living tips to parents using Willowbrae’s online communications and reporting system. For school-age children, KID FIT will include a 45 minute “BodyBreak” as part of their afterschool program.


Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod said this about the new partnership “We are very pleased to be partnering with Willowbrae Academy. It’s a wonderful opportunity to inspire children to make healthy active living part of their day and in turn they will reap the benefits physically, mentally and emotionally. Also being able to provide information to parents to help continue the message at home, will help to create a healthier, more

active family.”

Media Inquires
Wayne Cochrane
President & CEO, Willowbrae Academy
Where Children Come to Grow

Hal Johnson
Co-Founder, BodyBreak
Keep Fit & Have Fun

About Willowbrae Academy
Willowbrae Academy is a Canadian national franchise that offers daytime childcare for children from ages four months to five years; as well as, after-school childcare for school-aged children. Through programs that
support all areas of early childhood education, Willowbrae provides for the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of its enrollees. With activities designed to reflect the children’s interests and abilities,
play-based experiences encourage each child to reach his or her full potential. Daily programs include the exclusive KID FIT fitness program, individual and small group time, teacher-directed and child-initiated
activities, as well as active and quiet periods. Willowbrae encourages children to be strong, self-confident individuals with a respect for themselves and others. Parents benefits from secure online HD Liveview,
biometric access control and individualized daily email reports. Willowbrae Academy is a proud member of the Canadian Franchise Association and the International Franchise Association.   Interested parents or franchisees can learn more by visiting www.willowbraeacademy.com.    94 Garland Avenue, Suite 201   City of Lakes Business Park   Dartmouth NS B3B 0A7 CANADA  902. 481.5435 OFFICE      admin@willowbraechildcare.com

About Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod
Canada’s #1 Trusted Source for Healthy Living, TV Hosts, Media Producers, Authors, Former Canadian Athletes For over 25 years, under the umbrella of BodyBreak, Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod have been
communicating to Canadians the important message that making small lifestyle changes can benefit an individual and their families for a lifetime. In their TV programs, presentations, blogs, media interviews or the
products they endorse, they heighten the awareness of the benefits of a healthier, active lifestyle and show Canadians how practical and easy it is to do. But most of all, it’s “Fun”. Hal and Joanne are fixtures of Canadian media and have established trust and longevity with Canadians of all ages. Their recent appearance on Canadian’s most watched television program in Canadian history, The Amazing Race Canada, gave them a platform to reach the next generation as the parents of these children grew up watching BodyBreak. Team BodyBreak was one of 9 teams being challenged physically and mentally as they competed and travelled across Canada.