After an exhausting tai chi class, the group split into three directions. A few went to check out their workout facility, some went home, and I decided to go check out Nankai's track field. Once we crossed the gate, we saw jungle-gym looking contraptions with a few elderly people exercising on and around these machines. I was not surprised to see pull-up bars, monkey bars, and ladders; however, in addition there were machines that imitated a treadmill, a rowing machine, and Tony Little's Gazelle. It was interesting because they were completely metal and were operated solely by the user, no electronic assistance. I've noticed several workout stations like this around Tianjin and it was great to finally test one out. They provide a much better workout than I had originally thought, and after all these years not having recess on a playground, I can still rock the monkeybars like a pro.