ASTANA – BI Healthcare LLP will open a triathlon academy in July in the capital’s Triathlon Park, reported Elorda Info. The facility will occupy 4,500 square metres at the crossroads of Sarayshyk, Elim-ai and Zhalaiyri streets in the Almaty district.
The first floor of the two-storey building will include a sports area with a gym, swimming pool, bike exercise room, strength training and warm-up area and coaching and changing rooms; stores such as a health bar and bicycle workshop and reception, wardrobe and inventory rooms. The lower level will also have hydrotherapeutic procedure spots such as Finnish and Russian saunas and a Hammam (Turkish bath). The second floor will contain a massage room, cryochamber and hypoxic room for therapeutic and health procedures as well as administrative and office space.
Triathlon Park, the site of competitions of the same name, has bike (2.3 kilometres) and jogging (4.1 km) tracks. The park is divided into organised and unorganised recreation zones. The former includes work out, cross fit and extreme sports areas, a large space with children’s attractions and a picnic spot. The work out and cross fit platforms have a soft tartan coating (safety rubber seamless crumb coating) and the corresponding equipment. In the picnic area, people can spread a blanket on the grass or use the barbecue pit with a hard pavement and special place for a fire. A bowl for skateboards and rollers, as well as the Concrete River surface for skating and doing manoeuvres and stunts, is available in the extreme sports zone.
The park offers shower stations, dry closets, food courts and drinking fountains throughout the grounds. Zhalaiyri Street also has parking lots.
In June, Triathlon Park was the site of Ironman 70.3 race, with more than 3,000 participants from 35 countries. The capital has also hosted approximately 600 sports and mass participation events during the year. As the number of citizens currently involved in sports is 288,000 and growing, Triathlon Park is an important step towards building a healthy lifestyle and comfortable urban family recreation and sports.