Even now I become a little nostalgic thinking about the rec center because I spent quite a lot of time there whenever I got stressed. The facility was only a few years old, and had a black and red design on the flooring and walls that was simple and bold.At the entrance were three ping pong tables where I could hear ping pong ball bouncing and rolling on the table. On the way to fitness machine and indoor track, I walked down the hallway that is next to two basketball courts. Sounds of basketball player's sneakers squeaking against the gym floor and shouting of spectators still echoes in my ears. At the end of hallway were many tread mills, elliptical machines, and indoor track. I can still remember the smell of the fresh rubber flooring in the weight rooms and on the running track, and how it was firm but so pleasantly springy under my feet. Also, rec center didn't have stifling atmosphere at all because its windows were transparent. As I could see outside, I was never bored while working out. At the corner was rock climbing where people stretching their arms to the top slowly and griping another stone with their hands. My favorite part, however, was the coffee shop in the lobby that sold delicious iced mocha and bagels.
Whenever I got bored or stressed, I went to the rec center sometimes with my friends or by myself. I could relieve stress there and eased my mind. It's a shame tha college's gyms are not as luxurious in Korea, but I'll always fondly remember having fun and keeping in shape at the rec center.