The turn-over rate for tribal employees is astounding. According to an article by Katherine Peralta, unemployment rates for Native Americans was nearly double that of the overall U.S. population in 2014. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau recorded that only 14.1 percent of single-race Native Americans over the age of 25 had a bachelors, graduate or professional degree. Designing a fitness facility and filling it with the proper equipment are only the first steps. As the saying goes, “knowledge is power”, and we want to provide that knowledge so that all Native Americans have a better chance at success.

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Columbia Fitness is currently working to develop a training program to educate and train Native American employees. Here is how it works:

1. Call To Set Up a Schedule

All courses will happen over the period of two days and will be taught in-house. Simply give us a call and we can schedule a time that works.

2. Travel

Because courses will be taught in-house,

3. Learn

We offer several training courses that cover everything from repairing equipment to providing customer service. Simply select a course and we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Service Training

In this course, employees will work one-on-one with our highly qualified service department learning everything there is to know about maintaining and fixing equipment. We can help you learn how to diagnose and repair equipment as well as performing preventative maintenance to keep your equipment in top shape so that it will last longer.

General Training for Staff

This course will cover everything from proper facility operation to how to provide quality service. Our certified staff will walk you through step by step on how to greet customers, perform daily tasks, keep a clean environment, and attract customers.

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Membership Training

4. Succeed!

Once there is a fully trained staff, our hope is that these individuals can move forward with confidence.

“That’s really my goal when I set up these facilities. It’s gotta be done correctly and then we go from there.”
~ O.J. Fiander

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