First Credit Services Joins AFS; Will Be at SUCCEED! ‘Boost Your Bottom Line Quickly and Permanently’

(OAKLAND, CA, Piscataway, NJ, November 27, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed First Credit Services to its membership ranks as well as onto the SUCCEED! Expo floor plan as a valued exhibitor.

For over 25 years, First Credit Services, Inc. (FCS) has remained a leading provider of business process outsourcing, A/R management, and debt collection services for many of the most recognized brands serving consumers throughout the United States. 

As an “A Rated” member of the Better Business Bureau, FCS services are geared toward professionalism, integrity, and are fully compliant with all federal, state, and local debt collection rules and regulations. FCS is licensed and insured to legally collect throughout the entire country.

“First Credit Services performs a necessary and important function that most studio owners shy away from,” said Josh Leve, AFS founder and CEO. “FCS understands the fitness business and frees up gym owners to concentrate on working with their clients. We welcome them to the AFS Community and look forward to their participation at SUCCEED!”  

First Credit Services focuses on member retention while seeking an amicable resolution for past due collections. And by outsourcing back office business requirements to an expert in the health club collection industry, studios are guaranteed success.

“We currently work with many AFS members and vendors,” said Eric Hinderberger, FCS Director of Business Development. “We’re very excited about SUCCEED! and look forward to seeing many old and new friends at the event.”

FCS services include a collections program that is streamlined, federally compliant, and consistent in messaging, eliminating the difficult task for your staff to contact past due members time and again, especially members who are avoiding a call. 

First Credit Services offers a first party collections strategy that includes a contact system with multiple touch points such as phone calls (that are in compliance with TCPA guidelines), letters, and emails. Declined and past due members are given a fair opportunity to update their membership payment information and get back on track. 

With a dedicated team and integration with club management software companies, First Credit Services ensures an easy, successful collections process for your gym’s bottom line.

More information on First Credit Services can be found at or by contacting Eric directly at 732-523-0486. 



SUCCEED! will be an event like none other in the fitness industry with 2.5 days of education solely dedicated to fitness businesses of all sizes, disciplines and tenure for entrepreneurs looking to take the next step in their career. The event will feature three keynotes, three pre-cons, over 50 sessions in six educational tracks, a 70-booth Expo highlighting new technologies and equipment, with networking and social events throughout.


About AFS 

The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) is the only membership community dedicated solely to the business of fitness studios.  AFS provides studio owners and developers a wide array of business-specific products, services, and benefits that enable them to more effectively manage and grow their businesses, building on the passion, compassion and courage they’ve already shown – including SUCCEED! - the first-ever major Business Convention & Expo for current  and aspiring studio/gym owners