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Interview: Hal Johnson On Body Break, Coca Cola, and Taxes? Yes!

 

I am thrilled to bring you the first episode of Meghan Telpner TV.

I had the honour of sitting down with Canadian health and fitness legend Hal Johnson, of Body Break fame, now starring alongside his wife Joanne McLeod in Amazing Race Canada.

Several months ago, I received a call out of the blue from Hal, wanting to chat about how we could potentially create some healthy awesomeness together.

I promise you, there has never been more excitement in this pink kitchen then when I put Hal's voice mail on speaker for all of us to enjoy- and a cheer erupted from the gang when he signed off his message with the iconic "Keep fit, and have fun!"

We LOVE Hal. Everyone does!

In this rare and intimate conversation with Canada's best known health cheerleader, Hal shares how he first met his wife Joanne and the surprising story behind the creation of Body Break.

We also talked about Coca Cola sponsoring government health programs. His response was pure perfection and made me want to hug him big. I love Hal even more now and you will too!

Be sure to watch until the very special conclusion- a moment that may just be the most exciting thing I've ever had the chance to do!

"Make physical activities tax-free" #HalJohnson for mayor! via @MeghanTelpner

You can listen to the full interview below which includes Hal's recount of when he first set eyes on Joanne, how he ruffled the feathers of Tim Horton's, and what his future plans are in regards to calling out the healthwashers.

Follow Hal and Joanne on twitter @BodyBreak and join the conversation with #MeghanTV!

Hope you enjoyed this first episode!

What do you do to keep fit and have fun?


10 Responses to “Interview: Hal Johnson On Body Break, Coca Cola, and Taxes? Yes!”

  1. franceslea said…
    Let's get you your own TV show, so we can watch you for a full hour everyday! Love, love, oh, sweet love for you and all that you do, everyday!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Thank you!!!
  2. SandraM said…
    That was awesome! Great show, can't wait to watch more! I love Hal too and body break.
  3. Marianne said…
    Great job Meghan! Wonderful to see Hal again. I'm so glad to see this interview! You are going to have so much fun :D
  4. Noelle Smith said…
    Love it! MTv!! You're a natural Meghan - looking forward to many more episodes! :)
  5. SondiBruner said…
    Ahhhh! You got to say the catch phrase. How incredible. Can't wait to see more of Meghan TV.
  6. Alexa said…
    Also grew up watching BodyBreak in between Full House and Saved by the Bell! Had me smiling the whole time - what an amazing guy! Loved his views on Coke sponsoring Participation .... nice to see him staying true to his values! Thanks for this Meghan!
  7. Jennifer Tu said…
    My gosh Body Break, doesn't everyone just love Hal & Joanne. Thanks Meghan so loved the interview!
  8. Kika said…
    Enjoyed the video (and am enjoying Hal and Joanne on The Amazing Race Canada). I looooove walking, stretching and hope to take a Keetle Ball class this fall with my husband for our date night:)
  9. I've worked with Hal and he is the real deal. He and Joanne are awesome!

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