James Tate, Author, Speaker, Holistic Wellness Practitioner

A man on a mission to help children and their families to become as healthy as possible

James Tate's personal journey to lose and keep off weight resulted in him establishing Beyond W8 Loss Total Wellness Center LLC, a Christ-led “Wholelistic” wellness center focused on “Total Fat Loss” (Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Physical) and improving overall health. He uses his experience as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Nutrition Therapist, Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner, and Sports & Exercise Nutritional Advisor to help people reach their wellness goals. Tate has also been certified as a health minister through Wesley Seminary.

Growing up in Washington, D.C., Tate was always a big child, a big teenager and a big adult. Tate’s lowest high school weight was 275 pounds. In 2010, he weighed 415 pounds which forced him to begin his wellness journey. By January 2011, he had shed 200+ pounds without any surgery, shots, pills or fad diets.

Tate is the author of the children’s series titled The Kool Kids & The Land Of The Giants, which motivates, educates, and inspires children and their families to defeat the “giants” that have invaded their life/land. Giants such as Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Depression, etc.  Tate is also the founder of The Fight 4 Your Life, Knocking Out Obesity & Disease Movement, which uses boxing as an analogy to shows people that their battles are winnable, The Holy & Healthy Movement, and Temple Renovation, a wellness program he creates to help people “renovate” different areas of their body and life with the help of “The Master Carpenter,” who is Jesus.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from his book:

There are many important things that I want readers to get from my book, but one of those things is to recognize the "Giants" for what they are. Many of us have become comfortable with the "Giants" living with us. Recognize that the "Giants" cause us harm and lets work hard to kick the "giants" out of our land.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of his book:

Tate received his training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where he was trained in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods, and The Health Sciences Academy where he earned certifications in Nutrition Therapy, as a Sports & Exercise Nutritional Advisor, and as a Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner. Drawing on this knowledge, Tate is able to help people create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences and goals.

Tate is the Director of the B.O.D.Y by Christ Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden where John K. Jenkins Sr. is the Pastor. The ministry aims to educate people about food and nutrition, as well as help people break the bondage that food has on their lives. He also facilitates focus studies like “What Would Jesus Eat”, “What Does The Bible Say About Healthy Eating” and “The Ultimate Guide To Men’s And Women’s Health.”



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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

My speaking engagement topics are about health & wellness. I use a lot of visuals when talking to children and adults about health, wellness & nutrition. Also, as a health minister, I enjoy speaking to churches and church groups which allows me to use the Bible to teach about health & wellness.

Presentation Audience:


Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Middle School

High School




11-100 appearances



Willing to travel

Book Type:

Picture book

Children's Fiction



Community Issues — African-American

Health & Fitness/Nutrition


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