Almaty Fitness & Banya
fitness-banya-almaty-introThe concepts of fitness, spa and banya are often interwoven among Almaty’s health and exercise facilities.

Some faculties are designed primarily for fitness with weight lifting and other exercise equipment. Others are more spa like with facials and message services. While others are designed to be traditional Kazakh banyas with steam rooms and communal baths.

Among the fitness facilities, World Class Fitness Center is considered to be one of the best. It’s part of a global chain and offers state-of-the-art equipment and exercise classes. It also offers day memberships, which some Almaty fitness centers do not.

The Spa at the Rixos Hotel is also considered one of Almaty’s best. You’d be hard pressed to find more luxury than is offered at the Rixos. The spa has the feel and appearance reminiscent of Roman decadence with full facial, massage and body treatment services. It also offers a huge swimming pool, vitamin bar and beauty salon among other amenities.

The Alligator Club and the Arasan are considered Almaty’s shouldn’t miss Banyas. Banya – as steam rooms are referred to in Russian – are important in Kazakh life and the Alligator Club is among Almaty’s most elite. It offers traditional Russian and Finnish banya, spa therapy, a swimming pool and solarium. The Arasan banya is not the newest or the most opulent, but it is considered the city’s central banya where you’ll find Kazakhs from all walks of life relaxing all hours of the day. It’s a great glimpse into the culture of the city and the country.

Not all fitness centers and spas in Almaty accept day or short-term customers, so call ahead to make sure a long-term membership isn’t required.

Alligator Club

Type: Banya

The Alligator club is considered one of Almaty’s elite banyas. It offers traditional Russian and Finnish banya, spa therapy, a swimming pool and solarium. Kalian and Karaoke are also available.

Address: 1B Kabanbay Batyr Avenue
Phone:  8 (727) 261 05 22, 8 (702) 33 222 9
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 7000–11,000 tenge per hour  

Aprofit

Type: Fitness Center

Bring your kids to your workout to enjoy Aprofit’s children’s programs. Aprofit also features a gym, personal and group training, dance classes, a swimming pool, spa and massage services.

Address: 132 Dostyk Avenue
Phone:  8(727) 264 34 35, 8 (727) 264 55 48
Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm
Daily, weekly and monthly memberships available
www.aprofit.kz  

Barskye Zadvorki

Type: Banya

If you like a little mountain air with your banya head to Barskye Zadvorki. The elite Russian wood banya also offers massage therapy, scrubbing, peeling and a facial mask. You can also play billiards or sing karaoke.

Address: Dostyk Avenue on the corner of Marat Ospanov Street
Phone: 8 (727) 260 45 04, 8 (701) 369 81 56
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 7000 tenge per hour
www.vip-sauna.kz  

Body Dance

Type: Fitness Center / Spa

Body Dance offers a pleasant cafe, restaurant, spa and beauty salon to pamper yourself after using the facility’s gym, swimming pool and training programs. Body Dance also offers children’s programs and massage.

Address: 47B Mynbayev Street on the corner of Auezov Street
Phone: 8 (727) 375 39  92
Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm
Daily, weekly and monthly memberships available  

Car Banya Complex

Type: Banya

Car Banya offers Russian banya, a swimming pool, spa therapy, billiards, karaoke and kalian.

Address:  32 Rymzhanov Street, Kalkaman Microdistrict 
Phone:  8 (727) 393 90 94, 381 86 86, 8 (777) 809 88 33
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 8,000 tenge per hour  

Fitnation

Type: Fitness Center / Banya

Fitnation offers a well-equipped gym, a swimming pool, Russian and Finnish banya, and a Turkish bath. It also offers personal and group fitness training and testing.

Address: 15 Respubliki Street
Phone:  8 (727) 295 29 39
Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm
Six month and one year memberships only
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www.fitnation.kz  

Luxor

Type: Spa / Banya / Fitness Center

Like Rixos, Luxor is the place for those who want luxury with their fitness. In addition to a state-of-the-art gym, personal and group training, dance class and children’s programs, Luxor offers a great spa with massage services, a cafe, restaurant, and beauty salon.

Address: 341 Dostyk Avenue
Phone: 8 (727) 2677 577
Hours: Daily 7 am-midnight
Six month and one year memberships only
www.luxor.kz  

Nordic Fitness Club

Type: Fitness Club

The Nordik Fitness Club features a quality gym in addition to a juice bar, core training and massage.

Address: Tsum building. Entrance from Zhibek Zholy, inside the glass door on the right.
Phone: 8 (727) 273 78 84.
Hours: Daily, except Sundays, 9 am - 9 pm
Daily, weekly and one year memberships available
www.banzai.kz  

Rixos Royal Spa

Type: Banya / Spa

World Class may be among Almaty’s most hard-core fitness centers, but Rixos is definitely one of its most luxurious. The Rixos Royal Spa offers the best in body treatments, facials and massages. They also have a state-of-the-art fitness center, gym, sauna, Turkish bath and a huge indoor swimming pool. Inner gardens, rain and steam rooms also help soothe the mind and body. The complex also features a vitamin bar and beauty salon.

Address: 506/99 Seifullina Street
Phone: 8 (727) 300 33 00, 8 (727) 300 33 33 
Hours: Daily 7am-midnight
www.rixos.com  

Teremok

Type: Banya

Teremok is known for its European style service and extensive traditional Russian banya. It also offers spa therapy, karaoke and kalian.

Address: 16 Adylova Street, Taugul-3 Microdistrict.
Phone: 8 (727) 309 21 21, 309 20 20, 8 (705) 999 30 30
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 3000-12,000 tenge per hour  

Anira Silk Way City

Type: Fitness Center / Spa

Anira is a quality facility offering a gym, personal and group training, dance workouts, a swimming pool, spa, massage services, cafe, restaurant and beauty salon.

Address: 142 Dzherzinsky Street, on the corner of Zheltoksan Street
Phone: 8 (727) 328-62-46
Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm
Daily, weekly and monthly memberships available
www.anira.kz  

Arason Banya

Type: Banya

The Arasan is considered Almaty’s central banya. It’s grandeur is somewhat faded after 35 years, but it is where you will find Kazakhs from all walks of life enjoying its saunas, rinsing pools and beer selection.

Address: 78 Tulebayeva Street, on the corner of Aiteke Bi Avenue
Phone: 8 (727) 272 46 71, 8 (727) 272 46 72
Hours: Tues-Sun 8 am-10 pm. Closed Monday
Prices: Tues-Fri 1500 tens per hour, Sat & Sun 2000 tenge per hour  

Bella

Type: Banya

Bella offers sauna, a swimming pool, heat insulated floors, and massage. It also offers Turkish tapchan, a bar, hotel VIP rooms, billiards, karaoke and kalian.

Address: 106A Gurileva Street
Phone:  8 (727) 234-46-74, 8 (701) 335 88 38
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 5000 tenge per hour  

Caesa'r Club

Type: Banya

Caesa’r offers Russian, Eastern and European style saunas, billiards, DVD, karaoke, kalian and massage services.

Address:  212 Raymbek Avenue
Phone:  8 (702) 222 99 90; 8 (727) 269 94 84; 8 (727) 269 94 93
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 5000-10,000 per hour  

FitCurves

Type: Fitness Center / Spa

FitCurves is another local center that offers programs for children. You’ll also find a swimming pool, gym, personal and group training, massage services and a spa.

Address: 15 Kaldayakov Street
Phone: 8 (727) 390 60 90
Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm
Daily, weekly and monthly memberships available
www.fitcurves.kz  

For Life

Type: Banya

In additional to Russian and Finnish banya, a swimming pool, spa therapy, karaoke and kalian, For Life offers tasty fusion cuisine.

Address: 208A Aimanov Street, on the corner of the Dzhandosov Street
Phone: 8 (707) 333 88 84, 8 (705) 115 55 33
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 7000-10,000 tenge per hour  

Medved

Type: Banya

In addition to Russian and Turkish saunas, a swimming pool and spa therapy, Medved offers karaoke, kalian and billiards.

Address: 60 Makatayev Street, on the corner of Kunayev Street
Phone:  8 (727) 297 00 00
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 3000-12,000 tenge per hour  

Oazis

Type: Banya

Oazis features seven banyas with Russian, Finnic and Eastern saunas, a bar, karaoke, billiards, massage and hotel rooms.

Address: 176 Altyn Besik, on the corner of Tole Bi Yassayu
Phone:  8 (727) 226-07-77, 8 (701) 744-98-97
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 12,000 tenge per hour  

Samal Fitness Center

Type: Fitness / Banya

Samal is a large three-level banya and fitness center with a well-stocked weight room, as well as a sauna and swimming pool. A one-month gym pass for 3 workouts per week costs $40 to $50. The banya also offers billiards and karaoke. Massage and peeling services are available.

Address:  91A Samal 2
Phone: 8 (727) 265 39 10
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Price: 8000- 10,000 per hour
www.samaldeluxe.kz  

World Class Fitness Center

Type: Fitness Center

World Class is among the best fitness centers in Kazakhstan. It opened in 2002 as part of the global World Class chain and offers one of the largest western-style facilities in Central Asia. In addition to top-of-the-line equipment, you’ll find classes in yoga, aqua fitness, dance, stretch, body ballet and more. Annual memberships cost around $3,000. Day visitors are welcome.

Address: Mendygulov Street at Al-Farabi (between Furmanova and Dostyk)
Phone: 8 (727) 250 6500, 8 (727) 250 91 15
Hours: Daily 7 am- midnight
Daily, monthly and one year memberships available
www.worldclassfitnesscenter.net