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If your family wasn’t the fitness type, then college may be the first time you’ve ever had the chance to frequent a real gym.

Schools often lump rec center dues in with other mandatory student activity fees, so you should definitely take advantage of your “free” gym membership to stay healthy in college.

But working out with a bunch of fitness fanatics who know what they’re doing can be intimidating at first.

To take one thing off your mind, read on for a quick primer on what you should and shouldn’t wear while exercising in public.

1DO buy true performance fabrics

Fabrics that are flexible, moisture-wicking, temperature-specific or otherwise engineered will help keep you dry and comfortable as you exercise. But not all “performance” fabrics are created equal, so make sure you’re getting what you pay for, remember the Lululemon see-through yoga pants debacle?