Our mission is to develop movement efficiency and transform every body through functional training and education.


  • customized workouts based on ongoing assessment 
  • thoughtful intention in selection of workouts  

  • personal modification for each individual

  • results driven training to optimize human movement


Metrics Fitness Lab AuburIke Stephens Personal Trainer
In my youth, I had an intense struggle with weight and body image and these issues fueled my desire to concentrate on nutrition and fitness. My personal challenges were the drive behind starting Metrics Fitness Lab, a personal training studio that truly focuses on educating, and encouraging clients in their journey toward movement efficiency. This industry fails our community so often by creating more injury on the road to fitness, than improvement to the human structure.  There has to be a shift in perspective, where we prioritize the enhancement of a person's movement, rather than being hyper focused on aesthetics. I am committed to helping clients achieve the results they want, but not at the cost of sacrificing functional movement.
I believe optimal human movement is possible when each person recognizes where they are in the cumulative injury cycle and then actively works on training and recovery. It was the pursuit of knowledge in human biomechanics that led me to the training philosophy of Functional Patterns, and it has revolutionized what I see as true fitness results. My goal is now possible, to help correct muscle imbalances that allow a person to move more freely and ultimately, live their very best life!

Corrective Exercise Specialist; Weightloss Specialist; and NASM Personal Training Certifications


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 Auburn University Student

Majoring in Exercise Science 

Auburn University Student

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

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Auburn University Student

Majoring in Exercise Science

My fascination with how the body moves started early for me as I challenged my limits in softball and swimming. I learned then that healthy nutrition is vital and without it, many young people get derailed with destructive habits. I am so passionate about teaching balance in health and nutrition and making fitness fun. Becoming NASM certified felt like a natural progression. My goal is to inspire young people to create a better relationship with exercise so they can live a physically and mentally fit life.
While I grew up in Maryland, and visit my family often, I have found a home here in Auburn, the loveliest village on the plains. I love our community and I want to encourage you to be your best, healthy self. Let's get fit together!


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meaningful difference in the lives of our clients?