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.

Aerobics Registration

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Zumba Fitness® at Lunch

Instructor: Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructors

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

Start Date: May 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.

Session begins May 2. Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.


Evening Pilates

Instructor: Certified PHI® Pilates instructors

Days/Times: M, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Start Date: May 6 (8 week session)

Class Description

Pilates is a body sculpting activity that works your body from the inside out. Develop long lean muscles from this great core exercise class.

Session begins May 6. 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: May 1 (8 week session)

Class Description

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!

Session begins May 1. 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


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

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.


Personal Training 

Trainer: Kelly Delk, certified NETA trainer

Days/Times: By appointment only

EFLC Membership Required


$35/session or $250/8 sessions (Wellness Membership Required)

Kelly is a Certified Personal trainer through NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association).  He has experience in personal training men and women of all ages.  He also has a background in running a corporate wellness facility for employees here in Columbia and several years of experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in Professional Baseball for two different organizations (Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers) working with Major and Minor League players. Kelly and his wife Sara are FBC members, and they have 2 children.

Call 803.343.8587 to set up a personal training session.


Strong to the Bone

Instructor: Carleen Smoak, certified instructor

Days/Times: M & Th, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Start Date: May 2  (8 week session)


$40/8 week session

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

Class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility for the participants by incorporating chair exercises with elastic bands. No class July 15 or 18 due to VBS. To register stop by the 2nd floor Activity Desk of the EFLC.


Noon Hoops

Instructor: None

Days/Times: T & Th, 12noon – 2:00 PM

Start Date: Ongoing



For ages 18 and up. Come enjoy pick-up basketball during the lunch hour! No reservations required. Lockers and showers are available during this time.



Managing Your Blood Sugar

Instructor: Gayle S. Stewart, RN, MS, OCN, CPS

Day/Time: T, Th, 12noon – 1:15 PM

One day class held August 29


Cost: FREE 

(Q&A from 1:15-1:30 PM)

Minimum registration numbers must be met for this FREE class to be held.

Bring your lunch and let’s learn! Currently, every seventeen seconds in the United States, someone is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and the diagnosis is rapidly increasing in teenagers and young adults.  The medical literature contends that when a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is made, the disease has already been impacting the body on an average of ten years.  Fortunately, however, type 2 diabetes can often be prevented, reversed, and/or managed successfully!  In this class we will explore 1) An explanation of the general types of diabetes (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes- – -and the newest type of diabetes: type 3 diabetes). 2) The “five skills for successful prevention and/or management of diabetes – – -and how easy they can be to follow! 3) The effects of diabetes on all parts of the body and possible long term complications of uncontrolled diabetes on the body. 4) “Success stories” obtained from working with patients who chose to make the choice to prevent or manage their pre-existing diabetes.

Art Camp

Dates: June 24-27

Days/Times: M – Th, 9 AM – Noon

Ages: Rising 1st – 6th graders

Cost: $75/child (families with more than 1 camper registered get 50% off each additional camper) For sibling discount contact EFLC staff at 803.343.8587.

Camp Directors: Ashley & Kip Martin, certified teachers

Registration deadline: June 19, 2019 (Price increases to $85/child after deadline)


We will be using our imaginations as we explore a variety of materials including paints, oil pastels, and even clay! We’ll take inspiration from artists like Glennray Tutor and Dean Russo. God created us with wonderful brains, capable of such imagination!  Artists will also enjoy a daily Bible study focusing on the life of Joseph. Campers need to bring their imagination, a smock, and snack.  All supplies are included. An Art Show of all that was made will be held on Thursday the last day of camp! Minimum of 10 campers pre-registered for camp to be held.


Dates: June 17 – 19

Times: 9 am – 12 noon (3 years – rising 1st graders) OR 1 – 4 pm (rising 2nd – 5th graders)

Ages: 3 years – 5th grade

Cost: $75/child

Registration deadline: June 3, 2019 (Price increases to $85/child after deadline)


Registration is full but please call 803.343.8587 to be put on the waiting list.


Come be a part of the Manners Club!!  We will be learning about The Golden Rule, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Speaking Skills, Table Manners and much, much more.  The kids will come home reminding YOU to keep your elbow off of the table. And just wait until they learn the Interrupting Rule – I promise you will thank us!  We will have a fabulous time singing with Judy the Manners Lady, playing games, making crafts and learning proper table skills. Camp is held in the FBC Children’s Center.

Soccer Shots®

Dates: July 29 – August 1

Days/Times: M – Th, 9 AM – 12noon

Ages: 4 – 8 years old (children will be placed in age appropriate groups)

Cost: $99/child (includes t-shirt) Additional sibling will receive a 10% discount

Registration deadline: July 26


The heat is on, but our soccer camp will be cool – indoors at the EFLC Gym! Camp will consist of instruction in the basics/fundamentals of soccer for beginners as well as advanced passing/shooting/dribbling drills for more experienced players. All this is taught through the SOCCER SHOTS® fun and creative method of teaching. Each day will consist of age appropriate skill development, snack time, age appropriate crafts and scrimmaging.

(Click REGISTER button twice for direct link to EFLC camp.)