Update on Estep Family Life Center Daily Operations:

We are excited to announce that the FBC Estep Family Life Center has re-opened!

The Estep Family Life Center (EFLC) is looking forward to welcoming all of you back! However, some things are going to look different in our facility for a while. Below are a few changes to our operation in accordance with the State of South Carolina Re-opening Guidelines. As we progress through each month, we will revise these policies when deemed safe by the government and health officials.

  • Limitation of hours to 9 AM – 7:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 9 AM – 2 PM on Friday’s.
  • Lockers and showers are now open. 
  • Please bring a water bottle since we only have water bottle filling stations.
  • Hands should be disinfected upon entering & exiting.
  • Social distancing should be observed in all areas of the facility.
  • Limitation of number of participants allowed in each area of facility.
  • Aerobics/Fitness classes will have 10’ x 10’ marked spaces for participants to stay within while exercising.
  • The amount of time allowed in the Weight Room or the Cardio Room will be limited.
  • Equipment used by participants should be disinfected before & after use.
  • Please use only 1 piece of equipment at a time (i.e. no circuits) in order that equipment is cleaned after each use.
  • Please do not share equipment.
  • If you feel sick and/or you are running a fever, please stay home.
  • If you are in the “at risk” category for COVID-19 as identified by the CDC or are over 65 years of age, please take extra precautions.
  • Staff will clean high touch surfaces, bathrooms, and the Cardio/Weight rooms constantly throughout the day.

Contact us flc@fbccola.com or 803.343.8587 with questions.

Current Hours 

Mon. – Thurs. 9 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 9 AM – 2 PM
Check out our Facebook page for updates www.facebook.com/estepfamilylifecenter


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.


Online Only Classes:

Can’t come in person? Join our Online Only classes for unlimited access to Zumba and Pilates videos. Our instructors have made their classes available so you can meet your fitness goals. Each monthly session will offer new videos!

Register For Fitness Classes

Monthly session fees are as follows:

1 class/week/1 month is $18.

2 classes/week/1 month are $28.

Unlimited classes/1 month are $40!

ONLINE ONLY Unlimited classes/1 month are $40!

In-Person Classes


Workout Wednesday

Instructor: Certified instructors

Day/Time: W, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Start Date: March 3, 2021

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! 1 Month session. Register and pay online at www.estepfamilylifecenter.com. 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 1, 2021

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.

1 Month session. Register and pay online at www.estepfamilylifecenter.com. Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.


Zumba Fitness® at Lunch

Instructor: Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructors

Days/Times: T & Th, 12:15 – 1:00 PM

Start Date: March 2, 2021

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.

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: TBA


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

This 12 week Christ-centered health program offered in January of 2021. 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: Ongoing.

Call 803-343-8587 for more information.


$40/8 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 1.


Soccer Shots® 

Day/Times: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:05 PM

Ages: 2 years – 2nd grade

Start Date: January 26

Cost: $90

Dear Soccer Shots partners, 
We hope you are staying safe and healthy! As businesses begin reopening, we are preparing for our return to Soccer Shots this Fall. We are happy… (click below to read the full health & safety document)

Health & Safety Continued

Dear Soccer Shots partners,

We hope you are staying safe and healthy! As businesses begin reopening, we are preparing for our return to Soccer Shots this Fall. We are happy to say that we were able to run a successful Summer season with about 15 of our daycares and preschools without any issues and despite the changes we have had to implement due to safety protocols, the children were still able to have a great time at soccer. While we are anxious to return to all of our schools this Fall, we are working to ensure all safety measures are being taken. As always, our focus is providing families with a quality, educational and fun soccer program.

We understand that you are also tasked with making these decisions. In addition to the modifications we are making, we also want to work with you to know and understand the guidelines for your school.


We have been diligently working behind the scenes to modify our curriculum and current operating procedures to ensure a safe return. You will see our coaches making adjustments to our regular routine to continue to keep safety our top priority. Additionally, all coaches will complete a mandatory health and safety course before returning to coaching. 


During our sessions your coach will: 

Avoid high-fives, fist bumps and unnecessary physical contact  

Wear a face covering if our state and/or local jurisdiction requires or recommends doing so  

Use rings, spots or orange cones as “home base” to keep children spread out when possible  

Request that equipment be cleaned up and put away only by the coach  

Continue to remind children the importance of keeping safe distances when practicing skills, by mentioning to “keep your distance so you don’t bump into your friends”  

Avoid the use of pinnies  

Use a modified Soccer Shots cheer at the end of the session  

Additionally, coaches will be sanitizing all equipment before and after each session and monitoring their temperatures daily. We will do our best to use smaller group sizes and/or larger field setups to allow for the distancing of participants and observers.

We are requesting that anyone attending in-person sessions follow these guidelines:  

Wash or sanitize hands before entering Soccer Island  

Adhere to state and/or local jurisdiction regarding face covering requirements  

Practice social distancing by trying to stay 6 feet away from others that do not live in their household  

Stay home when they are sick and keep children home from soccer if they are sick  

If attending a Public Mini session (ages 2-3), we ask that only one family member per child be present on Soccer Island 

Again, we are focused on the health and safety of children and families. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to maintain activity and learning. We understand and acknowledge that not all families will be comfortable returning to Soccer Island immediately, and not all schools will be ready for enrichment programs, and that’s okay. We are here for you and your families when you are ready. 

We will closely monitor all communication from the WHO and CDC, as well as local authorities, for safety updates and we will make adjustments as needed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work through these uncertain times. 

Please reach out to us with any questions at colainfo@soccershots.org

Thank you, 

Matt Simmons 

Executive Director 

Soccer Shots 

Mini Program

Ages 2 – young 3

Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.

Classic Program

Ages 3 – pre K

Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.