Almaty 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: 24-hours
  • Address: 1B Radlova Street
  • Phone: +7 (7272) 61 05 22, +7 702 333 22 29
  • Price: 7,000 - 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 Fitness

  • Type: Fitness centre and Spa
  • Hours: 7 am - 10 pm
  • Address: 120A Karasai batyr Street, the corner of Mukanov Street
  • Website: anira.rlx.kz
  • Phone: +7 727 328 62 46

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.

Aprofit

  • Type: Fitness centre
  • Hours: Daily 7 am - 10 pm
  • Address: 132 Dostyk Avenue
  • Website: aprofit.kz
  • Phone: +7 (7272) 64 34 35, +7 (7272) 64 55 48

Bring your kids to your workout to enjoy Aprofit’s children’s programmes. 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.

Arasan Wellness & Spa

  • Type: Banya
  • Hours: Daily 7 am - 11:30 pm
  • Address: 78 Tulebayeva Street, the corner of Aiteke Bi Avenue
  • Website: arasan-spa.kz
  • Phone: +7 (727) 390 10 10, +7 702 390 10 10

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.

Tsar Banya Complex

  • Type: Banya
  • Hours: 24-hours
  • Address: 32 Rymzhanov Street, Kalkaman Microdistrict
  • Phone: +7 (727) 393 90 94, +7 (727) 381 86 86, +7 777 809 88 33
  • Price: 8,000 tenge per hour

Tsar Banya offers Russian banya, a swimming pool, spa therapy, billiards, karaoke and hookah.

Esentai Fit & Spa

  • Type: Fitness centre and Spa
  • Hours: 8 am – 11 pm
  • Address: 77/8 Al-Farabi Avenue
  • Phone: +7 (727) 355 55 58

The modern life requires faithful and accurate decisions: Esentai Fit&Spa are your best helper in achieving your goals. It grants you an opportunity to monitor your health at the best world standards and to save the most precious resource — your time! The combination of the most advanced technologies of fitness and self-care, stress reducing and health and beauty maintaining, as well as attractive prices and location in the new city’s magnet — ESENTAI MALL — close to your home, office or a prestigious hotel. All that is Esentai Fit&Spa.

Fitnation

  • Type: Fitness centre and Banya
  • Hours: 7 am - 11 pm
  • Address: 259 Rozybakiyeva Street
  • Website: fitnation.kz
  • Phone: +7 (727) 346 11 11

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.

FitnessBlitz

  • Type: Fitness centre
  • Hours: Weekdays 07 am - 12 am, Weekends 10 am - 10pm
  • Address: 124 Zharokova Street, 286/4 Tole bi Avenue, 163a Auezova Street
  • Website: fitnessblitz.com
  • Phone: +7 705 146 72 48, +7 777 582 48 70, +7 777 582 48 99

FitnessBlitz is not just an opportunity to lose weight or gain weight and get a beautiful body. FitnessBlitz is a path of self-knowledge, self-education and long-term happiness. This is the path of success and harmony with yourself and the world around you. It’s work on yourself and euphoria from defeating your inner enemy. FitnessBlitz is a fascinating and endless journey into oneself, into the world of its boundless possibilities. It is a path of versatile and multifaceted development. And yet FitnessBlitz – a community of successful people, confidently going to their goal!

FitnessBlitz is the biggest fitness centre chain in Kazakhstan. There are ten centres in Almaty.

Empire

  • Type: Banya
  • Hours: 24-hours
  • Address: 6 Kozhakeyeva street
  • Phone: +7 (701) 369 81 56

The elite Russian banya and Turkish sauna offers massage therapy, scrubbing, peeling and a facial mask. You can also play billiards or sing karaoke.

Luxor Wellness Club

  • Type: Spa, Banya and Fitness centre
  • Hours: 7 am - 11 pm
  • Address: 341 Dostyk Avenue
  • Website: luxor.kz
  • Phone: +7 (727) 267 75 55

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.

Rakhat Fitness

  • Type: Fitness centre
  • Hours: 7 am - 11 pm
  • Address: 48 Abai Avenue
  • Website: rakhat-fitness.kz
  • Phone: 8 (727) 255 5888

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.

Rixos Royal Spa

  • Type: Banya and Spa
  • Hours: 6 am – 12 am
  • Address: 506 Seifullina Street
  • Website: rixos.com
  • Phone: +7 (727) 300 33 00

World Class may be among Almaty’s most hard-core fitness centres, 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: 24-hours
  • Address: 16 Adylova Street, Taugul-3 Microdistrict
  • Website: banya-teremok.kz
  • Phone: +7 (727) 309 21 21, +7 701 222 22 62
  • Price: 6,000-16,000 tenge per hour

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

Tsarevich

  • Type: Banya
  • Hours: 24-hours
  • Address: 104 Kenesary Khan Street
  • Phone: +7 (776) 888 91 41, +7 (701) 888 91 41
  • Price: From 12,000 tenge

Enjoy a little you time at an extravagant and elegant but also light atmosphere of Tsarevich banya. VIP cottage and modern log cabin stay is available. This banya has Russian sauna, Turkish hamam (cottage), outdoor swimming pool and karaoke.

World Class Almaty

  • Hours: 7 pm – 12 am
  • Address: 89 Nauryzbai Batyr Street
  • Website: wclass.kz
  • Email: reception@wclass.kz
  • Phone: +7 (727) 347 03 82, +7 747 094 36 68

This fitness facility offers flexible memberships including individual, family, daily, corporate, VIP. Spa, saunas, swimming pool, fitness for children and personal trainings are available

The Astana Times