Protect your skin at the gym

Protect Your Skin At The Gym

Student Recreation Center Dress Code:


  • Unaltered shirts which cover the entire stomach, chest, rib cage and back
  • Pants or shorts that cover buttocks and groin area
  • Appropriate footwear: Closed-toe, closed-heel, non-marking athletic wear shoes


  • Ripped or cut-off shirts
  • Jeans, cargo shorts, pants with belts, zippers, or metal rivets and buttons
  • Open-toed shoes, boots, or bare feet
  • Clothing with profanity or offensive language may not be worn in The Student Recreation Center facilities or programs


  • Covering up your skin can help prevent making contact with these germs:
    • Staph: Usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling and redness. Sometimes it begins with an open sore. Other times, there is no obvious break in the skin at all. Can often lead to boils, impetigo, food poisoning, cellulitis and many more.
    • Athletes Foot: Is a fungal infection that affects the upper layer of the skin of the foot, especially when it is warm, moist and irritated. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is commonly found on floors and in clothing.
    • Ringworm: Is a fungal skin infection that most commonly affects the skin on the body, the scalp, the feet, or the groin.
    • Plantar Warts: Are small growths that usually appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. This pressure may also cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus).
    • Impetigo: This contagious, often painful rash can be caused by staph. Usually features large blisters that may ooze fluid and develop a honey-colored crust.