About Me



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 also the founder of The Holy & Healthy Ministry, which has several programs like The Fight 4 Your Life, Knocking Out Obesity & Disease Movement, which uses boxing as an analogy to shows people that their battles are winnable, 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.

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 a ministry leader at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden where John K. Jenkins Sr. is the Pastor.

Tate is a devoted husband and father.


As a coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands.  


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