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.

Pickleball Wednesdays

Come play on our 3 Indoor Pickleball courts!

Cost: $2/visit or $20/10 visits plus 11th visit free
Day/Times: W, 3:30-7:30 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

Thursday AM Pickleball 

Cost: FREE for September & October then $2/visit or $20/10 visits plus 11th visit free

Day/Times: Th, 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Max of 24 players on Thursdays. $1 paddle rental.

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.



Group X Training Classes

Instructor: Chris Rick, certified NASM personal trainer

Cost: $30/1 day per week for 1 month or $60/2 days per week for 1 month

Days/Times: T & Th, 5:30 – 6:00 PM

Ages: Must be at least 16 years old

Nov 1 is next monthly session. Ongoing. Always wanted to train with a personal trainer, but couldn’t afford it? Now is your chance to learn and be challenged. It will be the most rewarding 30 minutes you will spend! Group X Training classes will vary. Examples include: core, stretching, circuits, kettlebells and so much more! Membership to the EFLC is not required for class participation; however, it will be required if you want to use the EFLC Wellness Center outside of class.


Personal Training

Trainer: Chris Rick, certified NASM personal trainer

Cost: $30/30 minute session or $60/1 hour training session

Days/Times: Flexible – call to schedule

Ages: Must be at least 16 years old

Flexible scheduling. Have you been looking for ways to jump start your work out? Are you new to exercise or are you training for something specific? Maybe you just need variety in your work out and/or some motivation. We now have Personal Training for you! Our own FBC member Chris Rick is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He will guide you on your journey! Call the EFLC at 803.343.8587 to get in touch with Chris and schedule 1 hour sessions or even 30 minute sessions. Chris will work with your schedule and help you achieve goals! Must be a member of the Estep Family Life Center Wellness Center to take advantage of the training.


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.

Register For Fitness Classes

Register Each Month:

1 class/week for 1 month $20

2 classes/week for 1 month $30

UNLIMITED classes for 1 month $40



Workout Wednesday

Instructor: Certified instructors

Day/Time: Wed, 5:30-6:30 PM

Start Date: Nov 3. Ongoing monthly.

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 sessions. Register and pay online at Minimum of 10 participants pre-registered to hold the class.


Evening Pilates

Instructor: Certified PHI® Pilates instructors

Days/Times: Mon & Th, 5:30-6:30 PM

Start Date: Nov 1 (class holiday Nov 8) Ongoing monthly.

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 sessions. 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.


Spring Soccer Shots® 

Day/Times: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:05 PM

Ages: 2 years – 2nd grade

Start Date: September 7 (10 week session)

Cost: $112/child

Safety Protocols for Soccer Shots Columbia classes:

  • Coaches are required to take their own temperatures daily.
  • Curriculum modifications to encourage greater distancing in classes
  • Mini (Ages 2-3) limit of 8 children, Classic (Ages 3-5) and Premier (Ages 5-7) limit of 10 children (up to 12 when safety guidelines allow)
  • Coaches have completed a Soccer Shots e-Learning Course on “Program Modifications and Safety Measures”

Parents guidelines for Soccer Shots Columbia classes:

  • Wash and sanitize hands before arriving at Soccer Island (Public Programs Only)
  • 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 your household
  • Stay home when you are sick and keep your children home from Soccer Island if they are sick
  • If attending a Mini class (Ages 2-3), we ask that only one family member per child be present on Soccer Island (face covering required)

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 – 5

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.