About Us

Committed to making an immediate positive impact on our community through a clean, comfortable environment, and exceptional service.

Established in 2011, Energy Fitness LLC is the premier 24/7 fitness facility in Johnson City, Tennessee. Owners Eric Ruhm and Sara Jane Schmeltzer pride themselves in providing great service and a clean, safe space to meet your fitness needs.

Sara Jane Schmeltzer – Owner

Sara Jane

Sara Jane grew up in Bristol TN and is an alumnus of Tennessee High School. Her father, Paul Schmeltzer, was the founding plant manager of Reynolds Metals Aluminum End Plant (now Ball Jar) in Bristol VA and taught her at a young age the value of giving back to one’s community. Sara Jane grew up being active in athletics playing basketball, lacrosse, skating, and softball. She currently keeps fit by skating, mountain biking, hiking, and swimming in our beautiful mountain region. She was a Captain of the Little City Roller Girls roller derby league, which she was an active skating member for over 5 years. Sara Jane is proud to bring Energy Fitness to downtown Johnson City.

Eric Ruhm – Owner


Eric grew up in hustle and bustle of San Diego county where he started his career in the fitness field in 1998. At just 19 years old, Eric found his passion as a personal trainer. He worked his way through college studying exercise science at San Diego State University. In 2004, he decided to pack his bags and find a new home in Maryville, TN where he found a job with a fast growing gym. He was determined to grow with the company and was promoted from personal trainer to a manager position where he was responsible for as many as 20 personal trainers and the business of a corporate gym. Eric now looks forward to serving his members without the pressure of corporate hard sales tactics and by providing friendly service that will make members feel at home.

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