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

Have you Registered but not paid?

Click here to make a payment for Aerobics Classes


Zumba Fitness® at Lunch

Instructor: Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructors

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

Start Date: August 1 (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 October 1. Class holidays are September 2 & November 21.

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: August 5 (8 week session)

Class Description

First session starts August 5. 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 October 7. Class holidays are September 2.

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: August 7 (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! Need childcare – we may have the solution – ask Cindy or Mark for details. Second session begins October 2.

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: September 9


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

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. 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 – 10:20 AM

Start Date: August 1  (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. Second session begins October 3. December session will only be 6 classes (December 2-19) and cost only $15.

November 12

1 – 6 pm
1st Floor Estep Family Life Center

Give the gift of life! Our blood drive will pit the University of South Carolina fans against the Clemson University fans. When you donate at our blood drive, you will be able to designate which team you want your donation to support. All blood donations will be added to the statewide UofSC vs Clemson blood drive challenge!



Managing Your Blood Sugar

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

Day/Time:Th, 12noon – 1:15 PM

One day class held August 29


Ways to Prevent or Improve Type 2 Diabetes

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.

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


Body Fat Composition

Day/Time: T and Th, 12noon – 2:00 PM and 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Two Day class held September 10 & 12


Cost: $5/person or FREE with Wellness membership

Screening offered September 10 or 12

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. This screening will be offered each quarter for follow-up.


Flu & Pneumonia Shots

Day/Time: T, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

One day offering held September 17


FREE with Medicare Part B and most health insurances; $39.99 without insurance

One day offering held September 17 in Ellis C of the First Baptist dining hall. Bring your insurance or Medicare card and get your Flu shot early! The following should be vaccinated for the flu: (1)people over the age of 50, (2)people who have certain chronic medical conditions, (3)primary caregiver of someone at high risk for complications from the flu (4)pregnant women (5)healthcare professionals (6)young children aged 6 months to 5 years and (7)childcare workers. First come, first serve so come early.


Soccer Shots® Class

Day/Times: T, 5:30 – 6:10 PM

Ages: 3 – 8 years old

Start Date: September 10 (10 week session)


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

September 10 starts the 10 week Fall Season. Fee includes our brand new UMBRO Soccer Shots Jerseys, Mid-Season Player Review, End of season Certificate and End of Season Medal.

Soccer Shots is a national soccer introduction program. 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.

Space is limited and we run on a first come first serve basis so please don’t delay in registering. Questions?  Call 803.999.7493 or email colainfo@soccershots.org.