Sunday Worship: 8:30, 9:40, & 11 a.m.


Job Opportunity

Health & Recreation

About the OLEC

We are the Health and Recreation Ministry of Germantown United Methodist Church. The Owings Life Enrichment Center is a ministry about building community, getting healthy and fit, and having fun in the process! At the OLEC we have three basic areas to our ministry. Health, Recreation, & part-time child-care.

Our Facilities

Basketball Court
Weight Room
Running Track
Dance Room
Cardio Room
Performance Stage
Cycling Room
Pickleball Courts

Fees and Hours:

  • Group exercise classes start at $5/class
  • OLEC hours:
    • Monday – Thursday: 6:30 am – 8 pm
    • Friday: 6:30 am – 5 pm
    • Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm
  • NON-GUMC member rate:
    • $100/person annually for ages 13 and over

2323 West St
Germantown, TN 38138


(901) 753-3100

New Hours

6:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Fri: 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Sun: Closed

Nursery Available:
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.-noon

Follow us:



OLEC Staff

What We Provide

General Information

How do I become a member at the Owings Life Enrichment Center?

You will be asked to fill out a membership application and pay the proper fees if necessary. Your membership card will then be activated and placed at the front desk for ready access.

Do we offer any recreational activities for children?

Yes, Germantown United Methodist Church is a member of the East Shelby Church and Recreation Association (ESCRA). The OLEC offers a wide range of recreational activities for all ages. Our staff is here to assist you with any questions or concerns. Across from the welcome desk is a list of all recreational activities we provide.

Do I have to be a Germantown United Methodist Church member to have a membership at the OLEC?

No, you do not have to be a member of GUMC to become a member of the OLEC.

May I bring a friend?

We encourage all members to bring a friend for only $5 on the first visit.  If you know of someone who would like to attend classes he/she does not have to be a member of the OLEC.

OLEC Nursery

The OLEC nursery is open from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. Children must be 6 months through pre-K to use the nursery. The Nursery service is available to members of GUMC and the OLEC while they are on church campus, either exercising or attending church activities. Punch cards are available in $10, $20 or $40 increments (each punch represents $1).  One hour of child care while you exercise costs $6 for the first child and an additional $2 for other siblings.  The OLEC nursery is free to church members participating in a church meeting or Bible study. Click here for the OLEC Weekday Nursery Guidelines.