A.H. Ismail Center
- Take a look at what's coming to the Ismail Center at Lyles-Porter Hall. Find out the benefits of becoming a member, located under the membership tab!
Despite changes in public access at Lambert Fieldhouse, Ismail Center members WILL continue to have access to the Fieldhouse on Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 3:20 pm. As in the past, Ismail Center members are NOT authorized to use the Fieldhouse on Saturdays and Sundays.
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 6:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Sundays: 12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Closed on University Holidays
- The indoor track is open to Ismail Center Members from 6:00 am-3:20 pm (Mon. - Fri.; no weekend access); doors between the track and Lambert are locked at 3:20 pm
- Despite popular belief fat is necessary for the diet. Although it is good practice to limit saturated fat intake and increase polyunsaturated & monounsaturated fat intake to ensure adequate nutrient absorption. Common sources of unsaturated fats include canola oil, safflower oil, avocados, walnuts, flax seeds, salmon, trout, herring.
Welcome to the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise and Nutrition. We are a collaborative effort between the Departments of Health and Kinesiology and Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University. It was opened in April 1999 but has its roots in the 1960’s with the inception of the Adult Fitness Program. The Center provides faculty a centralized facility for conducting multidisciplinary research in health, exercise and nutrition; students a clinical laboratory for acquiring and polishing technical and leadership skills; individuals a wellness center for achieving and maintaining a maximal degree of health; and the local community a resource for increasing physical activity and exercise participation.
A highlight of our center is the Adult Fitness Program (AFP). In the AFP members can enjoy a relaxed exercise environment filled with modern, state-of-the-art equipment. The membership also provides students with opportunities to practice and refine skills learned in the classroom such as health and fitness testing, exercise prescription, exercise leadership, counseling and management.