Update on Estep Family Life Center Daily Operations:

All activities and events at the Estep Family Life Center are being cancelled into the month of April. We are not sure when we will re-open, but we will extend all memberships and fitness sessions to coincide with our length of closure. We continue to monitor the situation as well as recommendations from government and health officials as we plan for the future. Please keep updated by checking this web page, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/estepfamilylifecenter.com or on Twitter @estepfamilylife.

We know you value your workouts! Please enjoy these workouts at home while the EFLC is closed.


Mon. – Thurs. 7 AM – 8 PM
Friday 7 AM – 3 PM


1410 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC




FIRST takes a total-life approach to bringing families together by offering Christ-centered, fun-filled activities and sports for people of all ages. We offer specialized exercise classes, instruction-for-life classes, and high-energy sports to help you improve your fitness level while also enjoying fellowship with others.

Regardless of your experience or abilities, the Recreation Ministry at FIRST provides many great ways to exercise the body as well as to build character and relationships. Look through our list. We have no doubt that you will find just the class you are looking for!


FBC Member Wellness

Cost: $30/individual/year or $40/family/year

FBC Member Wellness Membership Form


If you are a member of First Baptist Church, you can join the Estep Family Life Center. You can gain access to the basketball courts, weight room, cardio room, as well as the lockers and showers. To sign up for your membership download and complete the FBC Membership Form and bring payment to the 2nd floor activity desk of the EFLC.

Downtown Business Associates

Cost: $80/individual/6 months or $110/family/6 months

$25/individual/month or $45/family/month

Downtown Business Associates Membership Form


Are you looking for a place to work out, use cardio equipment, walk/jog, play basketball and access lockers and showers? The Estep Family Life Center (EFLC) offers all these activities with a 6 month membership. To join, download and complete the DBA Membership Form and bring payment to the 2nd floor activity desk of the EFLC.



No membership required for Aerobics Classes

Here at EFLC we give you the freedom and flexibility to choose a fitness plan that fits your needs without the added membership fees. You can sign up for any aerobics class individually or bundle them together for a better price. Browse our Aerobics Classes below then click on the Register button to sign up.


Zumba Fitness® at Lunch

Instructor: Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructors

Days/Times: M, T & Th, 12:15 – 1:00 PM

Start Date: March 2 (8 week session)

Class Description

Come join the party at lunch! Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps.

Second session begins March 2. Register and pay online at www.estepfamilylifecenter.com. Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.

Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.


Evening Pilates

Instructor: Certified PHI® Pilates instructors

Days/Times: M & Th, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Start Date: March 2 (8 week session)

Class Description

January 6 begins first 8 week session. By popular demand we have added Thursday nights! Pilates is a body sculpting activity that works your body from the inside out. Develop long lean muscles from this great core exercise class.

Second session begins March 2. Class holiday is January 20. Register and pay online at www.estepfamilylifecenter.com. Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.

Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.


Workout Wednesday

Instructor: Certified instructors

Day/Time: W, 5:40 – 6:30 PM

Start Date: March 4 (8 week session)

Class Description

January 8 begins first 8 week session. Come join us for an exercise class that is constantly keeping you on your toes. Class will offer Pilates, Zumba, Zumba toning, strength training and more – all from certified and licensed instructors!

Keep in shape with this new and ever changing mid-week exercise class! Second session begins March 4. Register and pay online at www.estepfamilylifecenter.com. Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.

Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.


Choose the classes that best fit your schedule and your needs, and enjoy your path to a healthy lifestyle.


First Place

Instructors: Carol McAlister & Sandy Greer

Day/Times: M, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Start Date: January 6 (12 weeks)


$95/first time participants and $20/continuing participants

This 12 week Christ-centered health program begins January 6. Each session offers instruction and Bible study designed to help you lose weight by bringing balance to your life. Call 343.8578 for more details and to register.


Strong to the Bone

Instructor: Carleen Smoak, certified instructor

Days/Times: M & Th, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Start Date: March 2  (8 week session)


$40/8 week session

If you have already registered but haven’t paid, please click here

January 6 begins first 8 week session. Class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility for the participants by incorporating chair exercises with elastic bands. Second 8 week session begins March 2.



South Carolina Probate

Instructors: W. Verne McGough, Jr., Attorney at Law

Day/Time: Th, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

One day class POSTPONED


Cost: $5 includes lunch, Click Here to Pay

The probate process in South Carolina can be confusing and intimidating to people interacting with the Probate Court system for the first time. This workshop will discuss the administration of an estate in South Carolina from opening to closing. Included will be a discussion of transfers which avoid probate and coverage of creditors’ claims and other liability issues which can arise during administration.

Come join us for lunch and learn information which will help you understand the process of administering a South Carolina estate. Register online at www.estepfamilylifecenter.com or by calling the EFLC at 343.8587. Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.

Registration deadline: One week prior to start of class.



Skeet Shooting Day

Ages: all ages

Day/Time: Sat, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

One day only held May 2


Cost: Varies based on number of clays (example: $5/25 clays, $10/50 clays, etc.)

Are you a good shot? We will travel to a range in Eastover to determine who the best shot really is!

We will award a $25 gift card to overall best shooter and the Sunday School class that has the most participants (including guests) will win doughnuts for Sunday.

Invite your friends and neighbors for a great time of fellowship. Bring your gun, money to purchase clays and money for lunch afterwards. Must pre-register in order to reserve space at the range.


Heart Health Screening

Day/Time: Mon, 7:30 – 10:30 AM

One Day Only on June 1


One day only on June 1! This is a FREE screening

Registration begins first of May. Pre-registration is required for this on-site heart health screening, which includes: lipid profile (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, & Triglycerides), glucose, risk assessment for diabetes, coronary and heart disease screening and blood pressure assessment. FASTING IS REQUIRED for 12 hours prior to screening.

Drink lots of water prior to screening. Feedback of results will be mailed to registrants. Call 343.8587 after the first of May to reserve a time!


Soccer Shots® Spring Session

Day/Times: T, 5:30 – 6:10 PM

Ages: 3 – 8 years old

Start Date: March 17 (10 week session)


Cost: $99/10 weeks plus one time $25 school year registration fee

March 10 starts the 10 week Spring Season. Soccer Shots is a national intro to soccer program for children ages 3-8. We are non-competitive and place our focus on teaching soccer skills and character development in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.

Each week we will focus on a new skill and a new character word. We will scrimmage at the end of each class time to implement the skills of the day. Children will be divided into appropriate age groups. Registration includes: Umbro Jersey, weekly prizes and more.

Space is limited and we run on a first come first serve basis so please don’t delay in registering.