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.
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 is a regular facility offering group training in aerobics, yoga, pilates and other fitness programmes for women. Trainings go on schedule. Sauna, solarium, body wrap are available for additional pay.
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, 3 months, 6 months, yearly memberships available.
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.
Body Dance is a gym that offers aerobics, martial arts and other training programs.
Daily and monthly memberships available.
Tzar Banya Complex
Car Banya offers Russian banya, a swimming pool, spa therapy, billiards, karaoke and kalian.
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
The elite Russian banya and Turkish sauna offers massage therapy, scrubbing, peeling and a facial mask. You can also play billiards or sing karaoke.
Like Rixos, Luxor is the place for those who want luxury with their fitness. In addition to a state-of-the-art gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, personal and group training, dance class and children’s programs, Luxor offers a great spa with massage services, a cafe, restaurant, and beauty salon.
One month, six month and one year memberships available.
Rixos Royal 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.
Teremok is known for its European style service and extensive traditional Russian banya. It also offers spa therapy, karaoke and kalian.
World Class Almaty
This fitness facility offers flexible memberships including individual, family, daily, corporate, VIP. Spa, saunas, swimming pool, fitness for children and personal trainings are available