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. Class holiday is September 4.

Instructor: Certified PHI® Pilates instructors
Days/Times: M, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Session Start Date: August 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.  Class holiday is September 4.

Instructor: Certified Zumba® Fitness Instructors
Days/Times: M, T & Th, 12:15 – 1:00 PM
Session Start Date: August 1

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

If you have not already registered for Zumba/Pilates please click the link above. If you have registered but not paid please click the paypal button below. Thank you


Class Combinations

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: Mondays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Start Date: September 11 (12 weeks)
Registration Deadline: None

Call the EFLC at 803.343.8578 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

Body Fat Composition, BMI Screening & Blood Pressure

Cost: $5/person
Days/Times: T and Th, 12noon – 2:00 PM and 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Held September 5 & 7.  Body fat composition is a better indicator of fat than stepping on the scales. We will use electrical impedance to determine your body fat and Body Mass Index (BMI).  Use this measurement as a guide in your workout program! Also, have your blood pressure taken with our wrist cuff. This screening will be offered each quarter for follow-up.

Strong to the Bone Osteoporosis 


To Register call 803.296.5978

Or use this link to register online.

Class Description

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

Cost: $40/8 weeks
Days/Times: M & Th, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Start Dates: First session begins July 31. Second session begins October 2.
How to Pay: Bring checks payable to FBC or cash


Makeup Q&A

Class Description

One night class held October 3. The Makeup Q and A Class is open to all ages. Get your makeup questions answered. Discover new ways to improve your makeup from top professional makeup artist. Learn how to conceal dark circles, do a smoky eye, and the best colors to use on you. Come with your questions or just listen to what others have to say. Your teacher, Leah J Greene, is a professional makeup artist with over 18 years of experience. She has worked with actors such as George Clooney and Shannon Elizabeth; politicians such as President George W. Bush, United States Ambassador Nikki Haley and Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann; television celebrities such as Judy Woodruff (anchor and editor of NewsHour on PBS), Dana Perino (co-host The Five, FOX News Channel ) and Ainsley Earhardt (co-host of FOX & Friends); and others such as Toby Keith (country music singer and songwriter), Bethany Hamilton (professional surfer), and many more. Leah has even won an Emmy working on the SCETV produced show Remembering Charleston.

Instructor: Leah Greene, professional makeup artist
Cost: $10.00/person
Date/Times: T, 6:00-7:30 PM (One night only, October 3)

Minimum of 6 pre-registered and paid to hold the class.

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: September 12 (10 weeks)
Registration Deadline: first come first serve basis

Please use this link to register.

Call 803.351.1572 or email with any questions.

Soccer Shots® Futsal League

Cost: $99/7 weeks (includes Adidas jersey)
Ages: 6 – 8 years old
Day/Times: Th, 5:30 PM

January 11 begins our once a week for 7 weeks Soccer Shots® Futsal League. Soccer Shots® is teaming up with the Estep Family Life Center (EFLC) to introduce children ages 6-8 to the sport of Futsal. Futsal comes from two Spanish words, Futbol (Soccer) and Sala (room or lounge). The translation often refers to indoor soccer; however, there are some differences from your basic idea of indoor soccer and futsal. Futsal is played on a hard court, often a basketball court, with a smaller low bounce ball as to encourage play to stay on the ground. Teams consist of 5 players, 1 of those being a goalie. Futsal is played the world over and is acknowledged as a key ingredient to producing world class players. Futsal quickly develops necessary skills for good soccer players. It is fast paced, almost non-stop action and kids love it.

Futsal League Information:

Our Futsal season will consist of 1 weekly session. The first 2 weeks will focus on skill development only. Then starting week 3 children will practice for 20 minutes that will be followed by an actual game consisting of two 15 minute halves. To allow for more family time our Futsal League will have practice and a game on 1 night so you don’t have to come back on Saturdays! Please note: There will be a short devotional provided by someone from First Baptist Church of Columbia during the break between the practice and the game.

Registration opens in October. 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 Go here to register.