Fitness FAQs

What are the fees to use the facilities?
There are no monthly fees to utilize the walking track, weight rooms, cardio center or gymnasium.

Do I have to be a member of the church to access the facilities?
No. There are no membership requirements. In fact, approximately 80% of all Family Life Center guests are not associated with FBC Arnold.

When are the facilities available to use? (Hours vary with seasons)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

hours vary from 8:00 a.m -12:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m -4:00 p.m. or closed entirely.


Call for current hours (636) 296-2703 Ext. 101. 

Please note that the fitness rooms and walking track are open and available whenever the facility is open to the public however the basketball gymnasium may be booked for day care, school or the sports ministry.  Click Here for open gym schedule.

Fitness Orientations
What must I do to get access to weight rooms and the cardio center?
All fitness room users must be at least 14 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and attend a scheduled fitness orientation class.  Children under the age of 18 must report to the FL registration desk with their parent as the parent shows proper ID.  Register for an orientation in person at the Family Life registration desk and present your driver’s license.  We’re sorry; we cannot take phone registrations at this time.

Register Online for Fitness Orientation here

How long is the fitness orientation?
The class is very informative and lasts about 1 hour or less.  This is a classroom setting with a qualified instructor.  This class is designed to make you a legal user in all fitness areas, inform you of all house guidelines as well as safety measures.  Please remember to bring your driver’s license with you when you register for the orientation class.  PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR CLASS TO FINALIZE PAPERWORK.

How do I gain access after I have completed the fitness orientation?
After completing the class, your instructor will sign off on your paperwork and you can then proceed to the registration desk to get your ID card made.  ID cards are mandatory for all fitness users.  When you come in to use the fitness facilities, present your ID card to the desk worker and they will exchange it for a fitness room key and a towel.

ID Cards
Who must have an ID card?
As of Jan. 1, 2012, all those wishing to utilize the gymnasium, weight rooms, walking track and cardio center will be required to have an ID card.  ID cards are a security measure and help us to know who and how many are in the building should an emergency occur.  ID cards are created for those taking the fitness orientation immediately after the class.  For those wishing to access only the track, basketball gymnasium or general facilities, a registration form can be completed any time and presented with a valid driver’s license. Your card will be ready the next business day by 2pm.

Is there a cost for the ID card?
The first card is compliments of FBC Arnold.  Replacement cards are $5.

Exercise Classes
What is the cost for fitness and exercise classes?
Cost vary by the number of classes you take each week and are based on a 7 week session.

Do you offer other types of classes?
Yes we offer gymnastics, martial arts, and basketball camps as well as seasonal sports.

How do I pay for classes?
You can pay for sessions directly online with a credit card or at the front desk by check or cash.

Where do I park?
Park on Lot J and enter the main doors of the Family Life Center. Lot designation signage is located on light standards on each lot.

Where do I go once I arrive?
All participants must check-in at the Family Life Center Registration Desk on the main level before going to class. An attendant will direct you to your class once you’ve checked in.

Do I need to be early?
Yes, classes start on time and if there is a line to check in, traffic, or parking issues, arriving 10 – 15 minutes early is beneficial.

What should I wear?
We want you to be comfortable. Most classes are co-ed classes and because we desire to honor God with our bodies, modest attire is required. Please wear shirts with sleeves, cover the mid torso and spandex with comfortable loose fitting apparel. No open-toe footwear to better protect your feet.

What do I need to bring?
A hand towel and water bottle is suggested. If taking any of the fitness classes, you will need an exercise mat or a large beach towel. You can purchase here at the Family Life Center Pro Shop

What if I have health issues?
If you have (or have had) issues with your heart, breathing patterns or stability, please bring associated tools (cane, heart rate monitor, inhalers etc), and discuss with your instructor.

Do I have to keep up with others in the class?
No. Don’t feel compelled to keep up with others. Your instructor is able to work with all levels of experience. See your instructor if you have limitations or health issues.