Estep Family Life Center Daily Operations:

Stay tuned as Weight & Cardio Room upgrades are coming!

We are here to meet your exercise needs!

Welcome to the Estep Family Life Center (EFLC). Some things are going to look different in our facility for a while. Below are a few changes to our operation. As we progress, we will revise these policies.

  • Limitation of hours to 9 AM – 7:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 9 AM – 2 PM on Friday’s.
  • Masks are not required.
  • Lockers and showers are open. 
  • Hands should be disinfected upon entering & exiting.
  • The amount of time allowed in the Weight Room or the Cardio Room may be limited during peak times.
  • 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 or 803.343.8587 with questions.

FREE Pickleball Beginner’s Clinic to be held Wednesday, June 16 from 4-6 PM. Bring your paddle, if you have one, and join us for lessons, rules and etiquette!

Introducing Indoor Pickleball!

Starting June 23 come play on our 3 Indoor Pickleball courts!

Cost: $3/visit or $20/10 visits
Day/Times: W, 3:30-6:30 PM
Location: Estep Family Life Center Gym (located on the 2nd floor)

Bring your paddle and enjoy some friendly competition. For more details call us at 803.343.8587

Current Hours 

Mon. – Thurs. 9 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 9 AM – 2 PM
Check out our Facebook page for updates


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: May 5, 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 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: May 3, 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 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: May 4, 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.

1 Month session. Register and pay online at 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.