Welcome to The Art of Fitness & Life, a home for individuals and organziations to use wellness as the impetus for growth and expansion in all facets of life.

about me

My mission, purpose, and plan

I am dedicating myself to helping you take action toward your biggest goals and unleashing your unique superpower so you can make your unique impact in this world.

I’m an optimist to a fault and see the world in abundance. I want to make a dent in the universe.

I believe most people want to contribute to the world in some way. I want to make people interested in things they didn’t know they were interested in. I want to broaden creative & intellectual horizons.

I believe fitness is more than just barbells, macros, and pretty bodies. I believe with fitness, there’s a mind, body, spirit, and emotional component that needs conditioning.

Fitness serves as an excellent launching pad to thriving in all aspects of life. Fitness can be used as a way to display strength, help with creativity, improve your work performance, and give you the confidence to do anything you put your mind to.

I plan to carry out this mission by delivering fitness from an intelligent standpoint along with sharing my views on life, art, relationships, creativity, self-discovery, music, and the stuff that doesn’t have labels.

I plan to help 1 million people by 2027 use health & wellness as their impetus for growth and expansion in all facets of their lives. Not only are they creating a body that they desire, but more importantly, they’re creating a life by design while making their unique impact in this world.

What’s this community about?

This is a community where art, music, creativity, philosophy, psychology, love, superheroes, history, and self-discovery will teach us valuable lessons in life and help us level up our fitness.

The purpose in this community isn’t just to obtain the body of your dreams but to accomplish goals and make a difference in the world. In this community, living a prosperous, fulfilling, creative, and meaningful life while practicing a healthier lifestyle gel flawlessly.

Living healthier boosts all facets of your life. You will gain the confidence to write that book that’s been itching to be shared with the world, to start that dream business, to ask that crush out you’ve been eyeing, and to wear the bikini you’ve always wanted to or walk around without a shirt with no shame.

Once you commit to a healthier lifestyle and grant yourself permission to pursue your dreams—the impossible becomes the possible.

If this sounds good to you, then there’s a spot in this community with your name on it. Here is the Community Code of Conduct and a free high-resolution poster available for download with the 18 principles.

Who am I?

I’m Julian Hayes II, founder of The Art of Fitness & Life. Over 10 years ago, my fascination with the human body, nutrition, sleep, and psychology started. This led me to medical school while also obtaining a Masters in Biological & Physical Sciences in addition to my other studies. Realizing I had a deeper calling, I left the pursuit of medicine behind after one year and started the AFL.

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“I forgot to mention that I moonlight as a superhero”

And now, on an individual level, I help busy men & women transform their body and mind through health & wellness, which serves as their impetus for growth and expansion in all other facets of their life. And on an organizational level, I help businesses & teams transform their culture and company through health and wellness, which serves as their impetus to creating a greater impact on their industry and in the world.

In addition to being a health & wellness consultant, a sleep science coach, and a nutrition coach, I’m also the author of the book ‘Body Architect: A Real-World Guide to Ignite Your Fitness, Look Awesome Naked, Quiet the Inner Voices of Self-Doubt, & Design a Lifestyle on Your Own Terms’.

I have a weekly column at Inc. In addition to that, I’m a frequent contributor to Bodybuilding.com, Success, Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, MindBodyGreen, The Huff Post, and have been featured over on Fox News, Business Insider, & The Chicago Tribune on occasion along with contributing columns locally to The Nashville Business Journal and occasionally appearing on television.

I combine all of my academic experiences with my real-world experiences of working with men & women from all walks of life to bring a unique, dynamic, and effective perspective that moves beyond the typical health & wellness model. This results in your company having the information, training, mindset, and tools needed to transform into an unmistakable and healthier company.

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