Samal Deluxe Fitness Center is one of a handful of fitness centers in Almaty that offer day passes (e.g., the excellent Fidelity change doesn't offer day passes). Samal Deluxe Fitness Center sells day passes for KZT 5,000 and offers a swimming pool with Finnish sauna (unisex, so people wear swim suits) and a medium sized but well equipped weight room. It is a neighborhood fitness studio where locals seem to come primarily for the swimming pool; many bring their children. The weight room includes about a dozen pieces of weight equipment (mostly Cybex brand) including two very versatile multi-purpose stations, plus extensive barbells and about 10 pieces of varied cardio equipment.

 It opens daily (it wasn't possible to verify the information on another website saying that its open even 24 hours) and is located amongst residential buildings at 16-g Al-Farabi Avenue, between Dostyk Avenue and Mendikulov Boulevard. The fitness studio itself is underground; the entrance is like a little hut next to the main building which also houses a branch of BTA bank - see location map on their website: http://www.samaldeluxe.kz/ru/pages/71...

 Some of their staff speak Russian; MasterCard and VISA accepted. The website is only in Russian but Google translation does a good job on it!