Speaking & Workshops

Let's make health & wellness fit into your companies culture and DNA by increasing your employees energy, productivity, performance, and minimizing their stress (and thus improving your bottom line)

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 and psychology started, which led me to medical school and obtaining a masters in addition. Realizing I had a deeper calling, I left the pursuit of medicine behind after one year and started the AFL.

And now, on an individual level, I help men & women integrate health and fitness into their ideal (and often times busy) lifestyle. And on an organizational level, I help businesses create an unmistakable identity and culture through the power of health and wellness.

In addition to being a health & fitness consultant, I'm also a nationally & internationally published author. I'm a columnist at Inc, a frequent contributor to Bodybuilding.com, Success, Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, MindBodyGreen, The Huff Post, and have been featured over on Fox News & 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 experience of working with men & women from all walks of life to bring a unique, dynamic, and effective perspective that will give your company the information, training, mindset, and tools needed to transform into an unmistakable and healthier company.

Health & Fitness Consulting

A Step-By-Step Roadmap to Build a Healthier Company Culture While Increasing Your Bottom Line

Despite living in a world with an abundance of information, obesity is rising along with a plethora of chronic diseases—and that's affecting your companies productivity and bottom line. In fact, it's been reported that individuals with chronic disease cost up to 4x more in health insurance expenses than healthy individuals.

One of the best ways to control health care cost along with improving your companies bottom line is instituting a workplace wellness program. In fact, according to a study by Humana and the National Small Business Association, 93 percent of small businesses believe employee health is important to their companies bottom line. Yet, just 22 percent are currently offering a wellness program.

Implementing some form of a wellness program benefits your companies bottom line through a myriad of factors such as:

  • Reduced sick leave absenteeism (an average 27 percent reduction according to the American Journal of Health Promotion)
  • Reduced healthcare costs (a 26 percent reduction in costs according to the American Journal of Health Promotion)
  • Improved productivity (an 8 percent increase in each employee’s productivity according to a 2005 National Business Group on Health report)
  • Less work-related stress (up to 12 percent less likely to experience health issues from work-related stress according to a 2015 study by The Economist Intelligence Unit & Humana)
  • Increased employee morale and engagement in your companies mission and goals (up to 67 percent according to a 2015 study by The Economist Intelligence Unit & Humana)
  • Improved employee retention (45 percent of employees agree that an employer-sponsored wellness program would encourage them to stay in their current position reported in a Principal Financial Well-Being Index in 2013)
  • A great return on investment (for every $1 spent = an ROI of $5.81 according to the American Journal of Health Promotion )

The link between your companies success and improved employee health and well-being is something that can take your company culture to a whole new level—and make you unmistakable in your specific industry.

Administering a simple 10-minute health risk assessment to inform people that smoking, processed foods, and not exercising is bad isn't good enough—undoing years of poor healthy habits isn't solved with a questionnaire.

Directing them to a website with wellness plans isn't enough nor is instituting a short term "biggest loser" style challenge the solution (remember the goal is long-term change).

To build a healthier company culture starts from the top. It starts with the company leaders integrating health and wellness into their companies overall vision and purpose.

Building a healthier company culture starts by building a solid foundation and educating everyone on the key principles and habits that lead to a healthier lifestyle—and that's where I come in.

With my guidance, we'll build a healthier company by strategically implementing various actionable strategies that will lead to better overall health. The core mission of my consulting program is to make your company healthier—physically, emotionally, and mentally. By making your company healthier, you're improving the well-being of each individual and thus improving your companies bottom line.


Workshops (60–120 min)

Actionable Advice With Zero Fluff

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I speak on a variety of health and wellness topics all designed to help you become the best version of yourself while living a life you love. My talks are inspirational, full of valuable insights, and most importantly—full of actionable advice that can be immediately implemented into your daily life improving your career, business, and life. I'm happy to customize the presentation as needed, however these are some of my most popular topics:

1. Sleeping in the Digital Age: How to Immediately Improve Your Sleep, Leverage Technology to Your Benefit, Reduce Stress, & Set Yourself Up For A Day of Success Tomorrow (and Beyond)

This is the most technological age ever known to man. The average adult is getting one and a half less hours of sleep per night than the average adult did 100 years ago. But, 100 years ago, we didn’t have the internet and many other assortment of distractions. Our distractions aren’t going anywhere and life isn’t going to quiet down just to let us sleep.

2. The Art & Science of Nutrition For The Modern Professional: Learn About The True Identity of Food, Its Many Superpowers, and How to Integrate Healthy Eating Into Your Ideal Life (Stress-Free)

A comprehensive guide to healthy eating without the unnecessary rules and most importantly, a guide to helping you create a nutritional plan that works for you (and your specific lifestyle).

3. From Zero to Fit: A Comprehensive Fitness Guide That Ignites Your Body, Boost Your Energy Levels & Metabolism, & Rebuilds Your Overall Well-Being.

Complexity doesn't equate to being better. Unfortunately, many people equate weight loss to struggle and deprivation. However, it doesn't have to be this way. You can lose weight without being on an emotional roller coaster and still have time to enjoy your favorite foods and hobbies with friends.

4. The Healthy, Productive, & Abundant Mindset: How to Rewire Your Brain Against Stress, Create Lasting Motivation, Improve Your Performance, and Make Healthy Habit Changes That Stick

As Aristotle states, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit." Your habits and mindset can be your catalyst or your anchor that prevents your from your highest potential. Changing your mindset and tapping into your greatness doesn't require magic. Instead, it requires an intelligent and systematic approach.

If you're interested in having me speak on one of these topics or something new—let's talk, click below to get started.

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