GREENCROWN Energy Shares Strategies for Trimming Energy Costs at 6th Annual Retro Fitness Franchise Convention & Trade Show

Share Article

Severe winter highlights a need for energy procurement programs and strategies tailored for the fitness industry, according to Chief Procurement Officer Nick Papamichael.

GREENCROWN Energy — a leading full-service energy consulting company specializing in energy supply, cost reduction and turnkey cogeneration systems development — will be sharing a robust array of cost-saving energy procurement programs and strategies tailored for the fitness industry at the 6th Annual Retro Fitness Franchise Convention & Trade Show on March 27-30.

The popular three-day event at the Walt Disney World Resort's Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will bring together more than 180 Retro Franchise owners to discuss a variety of topics, including ways to better control energy outlay given the severity of this year’s winter.

“Unfortunately, health club operators who found themselves without expertly negotiated electricity and natural gas contracts saw energy price spikes of between 50 and 200 percent in January and February alone,” said Nick Papamichael, Chief Procurement Officer at GreenCrown Energy, a preferred vendor of the Retro Fitness Franchise. “This highlights the importance of locking down attractive electricity and natural gas contracts, given the unpredictability of climate change and rising energy prices.”

Interest in the latest energy procurement programs from Green Crown Energy among Retro Fitness franchise owners, and the health club industry in general, has never been higher, Papamichael noted. “The last thing a health club owner should have to contend with are widely fluctuating and escalating energy prices,” he said. “That’s why our energy advisers are happy to sit down with any Retro Fitness Franchisee or health club owner and show them exactly why having a cost-effective natural gas contract firmly in place for a number of years makes tremendous business sense.”

With Retro Fitness projected to grow to 300 locations within the next three years, Papamichael believes that keeping energy costs at a predictable price will be an important component to its success. “Retro Fitness has an amazing business model that offers the finest in health club facilities to the public at very affordable prices. Since low membership pricing for people of all fitness levels is so important to the franchise, the ability to rein in and control energy prices through long-term electricity and natural gas contracts is a necessity in today’s energy market,” he explained. “As a preferred vendor, Retro Fitness Health Club owners have the opportunity to fully benefit from our expertise, energy industry relationships and negotiating skills to help keep their keep electricity and natural gas prices as low as possible.”

He pointed out that Green Crown Energy, which provides energy for hundreds of health clubs nationwide, including Crunch Fitness and many Gold’s Gym’s nationwide, enjoys helping these businesses keep their bottom line in great shape through cost-effective energy procurement programs. “Retro Fitness is helping to change people’s lives by offering wonderful services at affordable prices, and we’re proud to be their preferred vendor in the energy sector,” Papamichael added.

For more information about how to lower your company’s energy bills, including cogeneration (CHP) and multiple forms of energy procurement, contact an energy adviser at or call 877-308-2727 x 116.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Paul Errigo
Greencrown Energy
+1 (347) 491-4858 Ext: 116
Email >
Visit website