Almaty Kazakhstan Fitness & Banya

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

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.

Anira Silk Way City

  • Type: Fitness Center / Spa
  • Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm
  • Address: 142 Bogenbay batyr Street, on the corner of Zheltoksan Street
  • Phone: 8 (727) 328-62-46

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.

Daily, weekly and monthly memberships available.

Aprofit

  • Type: Fitness Center
  • Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm
  • Address: 132 Dostyk Avenue
  • Website: www.aprofit.kz
  • Phone: 8(727) 264 34 35, 8 (727) 264 55 48

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.

Daily, weekly and monthly memberships available.

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Arasan Banya

  • Type: Banya
  • Hours: Tues-Sun 8 am-10 pm.
    Closed Monday
  • Address: 78 Tulebayeva Street, on the corner of Aiteke Bi Avenue
  • Website: arasan-spa.kz/
  • Phone: 8 (727) 390 10 10
  • Price: Tues-Fri 1500 tens per hour, Sat & Sun 2000 tenge per hour

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.

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Barskye Zadvorki

  • Type: Banya
  • Hours: Daily 24 hours
  • Address: Dostyk Avenue on the corner of Marat Ospanov Street
  • Phone: 8 (727) 260 45 04,
    8 (701) 369 81 56
  • Price: 7000 tenge per hour

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.

Body Dance

  • Type: Fitness Center / Spa
  • Hours: Daily 7 am-11 pm
  • Address: 47B Mynbayev Street on the corner of Auezov Street
  • Phone: 8 (727) 375 39 92

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.

Daily, weekly and monthly memberships available.

Tzar Banya Complex

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

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

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Fitnation

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.

Six month and one year memberships only

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Luxor

  • Type: Spa / Banya / Fitness Center
  • Hours: Daily 7 am-midnight
  • Address: 341 Dostyk Avenue
  • Website: www.luxor.kz
  • Phone: 8 (727) 2677 577

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.

Six month and one year memberships only.

Nordic Fitness Club

  • Type: Fitness Club
  • Hours: Daily, except Sundays, 9 am - 9 pm
  • Address: Tsum building. Entrance from Zhibek Zholy, inside the glass door on the right.
  • Website: www.banzai.kz
  • Phone: 8 (727) 273 78 84

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

Daily, weekly and one year memberships available

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Rixos Royal Spa

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

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.

Teremok

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

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

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