CRL Health & Fitness


CRL Health & Fitness, LLC is a 100% Native owned and operated Health & Fitness Consulting firm offering health and fitness training, certifications, presentations and program development services uniquely tailored to Indian Tribes. We are TERO Certified.

We come to you to provide training at your facility using your equipment. We show you how to work best with what you have to help people in your community protect and improve health, get fit and live better and we save your Tribe or Program thousands of dollars that might be spent traveling to other trainings!

By making healthier choices every day we contribute to saving MILLIONS OF Indian Health Service DOLLARS that can be used for our children and grandchildren. Vision, dental, preventive care and other procedures could be provided if we reduce spending on conditions that could be managed and/or prevented through making healthier choices like eating healthier, exercising and making better choices in all areas of our lives!

Lita  J. Pepion

President & CEO

Lita Pepion grew up on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation where she is an enrolled Tribal member.  A mother, grandmother and wife, she studied pre-medicine and biology at the University of Portland and the University of Nevada – Reno where she received a Bachelor of Science degree and was honored as one of the Top Ten Senior Women.  She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota School Of Medicine in Minneapolis, MN, completed clinical internships at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nevada and Indian Health Service Clinics in Nevada, South Dakota and Montana.  More recently she completed graduate coursework toward a M.Ed. at MSU Bozeman with an emphasis on curriculum development


She owns and operates CRL Health & Fitness, LLC; a Native American owned and operated consulting firm providing health and fitness education, training and certifications, wellness coaching and program development services to Tribes and agencies serving Native Americans and Alaska Natives.  She has been featured in Yellowstone Valley Woman and Native Montana Magazines and is a guest speaker for Native American Calling.  A dynamic presenter and educator, Lita also teaches health and fitness classes in Billings, MT. 


Lita was a Runner Up for Personal Trainer of the Year and is a Master Fitness Trainer for FiTOUR, faculty member of the American Council on Exercise and an IDEA Health & Fitness Association member.  She has served as a board member for the Yellowstone City County Health Department,  Indian People’s Action, the Montana American Indian Women’s Health Coalition and the Billings Public Schools Indian Parent Advisory Committee.  In addition to spending time with her family and volunteering in her community Lita can be found working toward social, racial and economic justice in Montana and serving and recently became a certified Event and Entertainment Security Guard.

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