Rakhat Fitness Sports Club has some of the best swimming pools in Kazakhstan. (Olympic Pool, 50 × 21 metres), with eight lanes. In the summer, the pool becomes the largest open-air reservoir within the city. In early May, the dome is removed and visitors can enjoy a recreation area with a view of the mountains. The centre has one of the widest varieties of group programs in Almaty. There are 46 of them, starting with strength training and ending with exercises for pregnant women, 19 children’s fitness programs. All the coaches at Rakhat have the highest category, champions and prize-winners of various international championships, participants of the Olympic Games. Their students are winners of status competitions. For example, Dmitry Balandin, the first representative of Kazakhstan in history who won the Olympic gold.