M.A.T.E. Health Promotions Corp is a non-profit organization that was created with working class individuals and their families in mind. The goal of this organization is to INSPIRE, EDUCATE, AND PROMOTE healthy living as a way of life; Bringing about consciousness and awareness in a broadly unconscious and unaware society.
Many individuals are faced with the task of making lifestyle changes without professional assistance because it is simply unaffordable in many cases. In some instances, information when seeking it alone can be very contradictive and virtually impossible to understand if consultation is not implemented. Personal Training and various other health consultation services can be very expensive, especially when hiring quality professionals. Personal Training services can climb to as much as $90 per hour or $45 per 30 minute session. Once mental health evaluations and nutrition are incorporated, the rate can easily exceed $150 per hour. Who can afford this? Not many and especially not the average working class family. Most individuals that are considered in the “working class” population are barely making ends meet, or leading single parent households. Living paycheck to paycheck is a common situation. Creatively floating bills as they come, juggling late payments, keeping utilities on and maintaining a roof over their heads quickly becomes their “reality show.” As a matter of fact, survival is the only goal of most parents in this social class. These statements are not irresponsible evaluations or judgment of a certain social class of individuals. It’s just a fact.
Unfortunately, most preventive measures like nutrition consultation, personal training, or healthy lifestyle coaching are currently, not covered by health insurance agencies. In fact, to even be considered for invasive procedures like gastric bypass surgery, the patient must be a minimum of 100lbs overweight. And at this state of an extremely critical health standing, insurance companies will then cover the procedures. So many people who can’t afford personal training, and do not qualify for these invasive services, find themselves in a state of limbo; and in some cases intentionally gain weight to qualify for various invasive life altering procedures. That’s absurd in itself.
The “Upper Middle Class” or financially thriving persons can take care of themselves, or simply pay someone to do it for them. The morbidly obese, if they allow their weight to become critically life threatening, are taken care of by insurance companies and Reality TV. But who takes care of the “ordinary?” Simply put, “Our working class Americans.” The individuals who laboriously work one, two, or even three jobs to simply stay afloat…
M.A.T.E. Health Promotions was created to provide a support system for “ordinary” individuals who would ordinarily, NOT be able to afford healthy lifestyle coaching and consultation, and do not qualify for, or do not want to risk their lives having invasive life threatening procedures done. Educating parents on how to provide for themselves and their children, a healthy environment to flourish, is our primary focus. Inspiring positive change by mentoring and healthy lifestyle coaching is the foundation of which we are based upon.