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.

Our sports teams focus on more than winning a game; they focus on a winning attitude. Children and adults alike learn the values of endurance, teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship—all while having a great time and making new friends.

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!


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


1410 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC




First Baptist Columbia Fitness Membership

Membership Description

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 check or cash to the 2nd floor activity desk of the EFLC.

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

FBC Fitness Membership Form

Downtown Business Associates Membership

Membership Description

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 a check or cash to the 2nd floor activity desk of the EFLC.

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

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

Downtown Business Associates Membership Form

Free Indoor Track (no membership required)

 The weather outside is unpredictable, but your workout doesn’t have to be! Our climate controlled indoor track is open to the public Monday – Thursday from 7 AM – 8 PM and on Fridays from 7 AM – 3 PM.

Call 803.343.8587 or email for more details!


No membership fees or contracts for Aerobics Classes

Only join the classes and/or sessions you are interested. We offer classes that fit your needs and your schedule. Our activities include: aerobics classes, weight loss classes, as well as, programs to provide education on healthy lifestyles.

We desire to work with you to achieve your goals, and we do that by operating within a friendly non-judgmental environment that encourages and supports you on your path to healthy living. Come join us at the Estep Family Life Center and start your journey today.

Aerobic Classes

Explore our classes and programs below. We allow you to sign up by the number of times you plan to exercise per week – not by a specific class! This allows you the option to mix and match classes to fit your busy schedule!


Evening Pilates

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. Second session begins March 7. Class holidays are January 16 & February 20.

Instructor: Certified PHI® Pilates instructors
Days/Times: M, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
First Session Start Date: January 9
Second Session Start Date: March 7 

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


Zumba® Fitness at Lunch

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. Class holidays are January 16 & February 20.

Instructor: Certified Zumba® Fitness Instructors
Days/Times: M, T & Th, 12:15 – 1:00 PM
First Session Start Date: January 9
Second Session Start Date: March 2

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

Already registered but haven’t paid? Select the number of classes below in the drop down and click Buy Now.

You can always visit the EFLC and pay in person with a check. Thank you

Other Classes

At the Estep Family Life Center you will find something for everyone – ranging from health, finances, retirement, and recreation. Check out what we are offering below and sign up today!


First Place

Register & Pay

To Register please  call 803.343.8578

Class Description

A 12 week Christ-centered health program. Each session offers instruction and Bible study designed to help you lose weight by bringing balance to your life.

Instructors: Carol McAlister & Sandy Greer
Cost: $95/first time participants and $20/continuing participants
Days/Times: M, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Start Date: Januray 16 (12 weeks)
Registration Deadline: None

Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class. Call the EFLC at 803.343.8587 for more details


Noon Hoops

No Registration Required

No Online Registration or Payment Required

Class Description

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.

Cost: $5/non-members
Day/TimesT & Th, 12noon – 2:00 PM


Weight Watchers

No Registration Required

No Online Registration or Payment Required

Class Description

For more details about this program you may call 800.651.6000 or stop by the 1st floor of the EFLC during the next Weight Watchers meeting.

Day/Times: W, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Start Date: Ongoing

Holding house keys on house shaped keychain in front of a new home

First Time Home Buyer

Class Description

One hour class held the evening of Thursday, May 11. This introduction to home buying class will cover all the steps of buying a home for the first time – from starting your home search to receiving the keys to your new home. Guests will also learn about the lending process as well as lending programs for first time buyers from lender Lauren Wild. Free light dinner served to those registered before May 3, 2017.

Instructor: Sarah Bennett, Realtor
Cost: FREE
Day/Times: Th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
One day class: May 11
Registration Deadline: May 4

Register online or call the EFLC at 803.343.8587


Strong to the Bone Osteoporosis 


To Register call 803.296.5978

Class Description

Class is designed to increase strength, balance, and flexibility by incorporating chair exercises with elastic bands.

Sponsored by: Baptist Medical Center & Primetimes
Cost: $30/6 weeks
Days/Times: M & Th, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Start Dates: Ongoing


Youth Sports


Soccer Shots® – Indoor

Class Description

Soccer Shots is a national soccer introduction program for children ages 3-8. March 14 starts the 10 week Season. 

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. Fee includes our brand new ADIDAS Soccer Shots Jerseys, Mid-Season Player Review, End of season Certificate and End of Season Award.

Space is limited and we run on a first come first serve basis so please don’t delay in registering. Questions?  Call 803.351.1572 or Register online and pay online at

Cost: $99/10 weeks + $18 school year registration fee (if applicable)
Ages: 3-8 years old
Day/Times: T, 5:30 – 6:05 PM
Start Date: March 14 (10 weeks)
Registration Deadline: first come first serve basis

Call 803.351.1572 or email

Special Events


Lexington Medical Center Heart Health Screening

Class Description

One day only on May 22! Registration begins mid-April.

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.

Upon request LMC offers a Complete Thyroid Panel test and a Vitamin D test; however, these require a fee. 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 mid-April to reserve a time!

Cost: FREE
Day/Times: M, 7:30 – 10:00 AM
One Day Event: May 22

Call the EFLC at 803.343.8587 for more information