Fed up with aches and pains or feeling stressed and tired all the time?  Want to increase your energy levels and feel fitter, stronger and healthier but lack motivation to do exercise?  Or are you someone who already does some exercise but you want to start challenging yourself more and really develop your strength and power?  If any of these sound like you then why not call us and give our personal training service a go?

Jenna Forest

I joined Flexion Fitness after having a baby and Karen helped me get back into fitness whilst being considerate to my non existent stomach muscles. She makes the classes fun, but equally pushes you to improve strength. A very friendly atmosphere.


If you prefer to improve your fitness in a group environment, but have been too self-conscious to join a big gym, then why not come along to our small friendly group sessions?

It doesn't matter what age, size or level of fitness you are we can tailor the workouts to your ability.  Alongside like-minded members we will help you become stronger, fitter and more confident, whilst also having fun.

Nordic Walking

Originally developed from the summer training regime of cross-country skiers Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience, allowing the activity to become a full body exercise.

The addition of the poles engages the core and upper body and as you ‘push off’ they propel you forward faster, allowing your body to work harder but with less perceived effort.

It is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels and anyone recovering from injury, as well as pre and post natal women.  You can make the work out as easy or as hard as you wish by increasing speed, tackling more challenging terrain or adding in additional exercises en route.

What are the benefits?

Apart from getting you out in the fresh air and enjoying the beautiful local countryside, Nordic Walking has a number of health and fitness benefits:

  • It engages 90% of all your muscles when done correctly
  • It can burn up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking
  • It is gentle on joints, helps improve posture and strengthens your back and abdominal muscles
  • If you take part in high impact sports it is ideal for active recovery
  • Helps reduce stress, tension in the neck and shoulders and improves mental health
  • It is fun and sociable

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A fun and interactive 90 minute session where you will learn the full British Nordic Walking technique.  Cost is £20 per person and includes pole hire.  Spaces are limited to allow for individual attention.  Workshops take place at Norton Sports Charity, 74 Station Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS20 1PE.


Individual tuition is available and costs £30 for a 60 minute session or buddy up (2 people) is available for £45 for a 90 minute session.  Poles are provided.  Please contact me directly to arrange.

Cancellation Policy

All sessions are booked and paid for in advance.  No refund is available if you miss a workshop.


To arrange a no obligation personal training consultation call 0781 4539040 or email us at


So, what exactly is nutrition coaching and how can it help me I hear you ask? Good question. Well nutrition coaching mixes the science of nutrition with the psychology of behaviour change to help you transform your mindset, body and health. It helps you recognise your sticking points and work on solutions to overcome them. Nutrition coaching is about helping you feel happy and confident in your own skin.

We use a structured approach to empower you to see your own potential for change, allowing you to reach your goals and get life-changing results. Nutrition coaching is not just about what you put in your mouth, we will also delve into other aspects of your lifestyle to examine why you may eat in a particular way, struggle with energy or find it difficult to lose weight. Sometimes behaviour changes in other aspects of your life can have a big impact on how you feel and function. Consistency is key and change is incremental and can often be slow, new behaviours take practice, but once you get the hang of them they can last a lifetime. And because support and accountability are a vital part of helping you stay on-track we will be there by your side every step of the way.

You don’t change ingrained behaviours overnight, as you will know if you have spent years trying lots of different diets and meal plans, because when it comes to nutrition there is no such thing as a quick fix!

1-1 nutrition coaching

This option will be delivered via a mixture of regular face to face meetings (either in person or via video conferencing) and check-ins throughout the week or bi-weekly. We will be available to answer questions and offer support when needed. You will also receive a free personalised macro-based eating plan (this is not a meal plan) which will be updated on a regular basis to help you reach your goals.

Nutrition coaching only (4 hours/month face to face) £120/month
Nutrition coaching (4 hours/month face to face) when combined with personal training package £100/month
Nutrition coaching only (2 hours/month face to face) £70/month
Nutrition coaching (2 hours/month face to face) when combined with personal training package £60/month

Online nutrition coaching programme

This option will be delivered through a fantastic online programme which offers daily accountability, progress trackers and helps you build the knowledge and skills you need to make lasting changes.  Alongside the programme I will also be your coach providing support and encouragement.


12 months upfront  (£40/month - save £120)



Money back guarantee

We are so confident our 12 month online nutrition coaching programme will get you in the best shape of your life that if you stick with it for a full year and follow our recommendations and don’t get what you’re looking for at the end of the programme, we will give you a full refund.

You get to decide if the program was worth it. Why do we do this? Because we stand by its effectiveness. I know you’ll be healthier and happier at the end the 12 months. All you have to do is take the first step.



What we eat has a powerful role to play in how we look and feel, but too many people are stuck in a cycle of ‘quick-fix’ diets.

What if we told you that a sustainable approach to healthy eating is not as difficult as you may think, that a little knowledge goes a long way and can revolutionise your eating habits and literally change your life?

If you want to understand why what you eat is so important to maintaining your strength, vitality, ability to train and sense of wellness then sign up for one of our online nutrition seminars.

We want to inspire you to take back control of your eating habits by offering advice which will allow you to make informed decisions about what you eat, so you can get into great shape and feel fantastic.

The nutrition for health & weight loss online seminar is 2 hours in duration and costs £20 per person.  You will also receive a free personalised macro based eating plan via email as part of the price.


If you are looking for a great way to get more protein and nutrients into your diet Flexion Health & Fitness highly recommends Nuzest pea protein powders, good green vitality daily nutrient boost and protein bars.

Their products are 100% natural and made with no sugars, artificial sweeteners, fillers or preservatives.

Ideal for those with allergies (they are free from gluten and grains, dairy, soy, GMO, lectins, egg, peanut, sesame and mustard) and those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet and are gut friendly and easy to digest.

Protein powders

Every serving of protein powder contains:

  • Around 21g of protein (flavour dependent)
  • No more than 93 kcal (flavour dependent)
  • Less than 0.1g sugar
  • Less than 0.5g fat
  • Very low carb
  • 4g of BCAAs including 2g of Leucine

Available in a range of flavours.

Good green vitality

Good Green Vitality is a potent blend of 75 carefully selected fruits, vegetables and herbs - with added vitamins, minerals, friendly bacteria, plant foods and extracts and anti-oxidents. It supplies 10 grams of the very best real food ingredients for optimum health and is packed full of soluble fibre to aid digestion.

Protein bars

Clean Lean Protein bars are 100% plant based made from European Golden Pea Protein Isolate blended with whole food ingredients, pressed into a tasty and convenient bar form, making quality nutrition even more accessible when you’re on the go.

They contain up to 14g of plant-based protein are vegan, gluten, soy and GMO free (but do contain nuts and seeds). They are available in two flavours: Vanilla Almond and Cacao Coconut.

If you would like to try Nuzest products for yourself we are delighted to be able to offer you a 15% discount on all orders. Simply use this link and the discount code flexionfitness15.

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About us

karenAt Flexion Fitness we believe fitness should be fun as well as keeping you healthy and feeling great, no matter what your age. We offer a range of options for those with a gym phobia to individuals who work out on a regular basis, whether you are looking to lose weight, increase your strength, flexibility or stamina, train for a sporting challenge event or just feel fitter and healthier.

We all know that we should exercise and eat well to stay healthy, but we also have a multitude of excuses not to. But, when you look at the health risks of inactivity and a poor diet, the argument to get up, get active and take better care of yourself becomes more compelling.


And yes sometimes it might be hard work, but think of that sense of achievement when you drop a clothes size, get a personal best or find you can do things you never dreamt of.

Instruction is given at our private studio in Norton, Stockton-On-Tees by Karen Lobo-Morell who is a personal trainer and nutrition coach and qualified to work with clients who have specific medical conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, depression and anxiety, arthritis and osteoporosis.

Meet Karen

Karen Lobo-Morell


I hold the following qualifications:

Level 3 diploma in personal training
Level 3 diploma in GP exercise referral
Strength & conditioning fundamentals certificate
TRX suspension training certificate
Circuit training certificate
Kettlebell instruction certificate
NASM seniors fitness specialist (over 65's)
British nordic walking instructor

Precision Nutrition level 1 certified coach
Level 3 certificate in nutritional advice
Optimum Nutrition for health & performance certificate

Certificate in emergency first aid at work and mental health awareness for sport & physical activity

I love working out and keeping fit and healthy and doing this job means I get to share my passion and encourage others to live a healthier lifestyle, get in shape and feel great about themselves.  Previously a runner and cardio queen I have spent the last four years focusing on my CrossFit training and now love nothing more than lifting heavy weights and developing my strength and gymnastics skills.  I enjoy meeting new people and like to think I am friendly and approachable.  I get a buzz out of watching clients develop not only their skills and strength but also their confidence, it's never too late to start exercising and the benefits to your physical and mental health are undeniable.  At the age of 48 I am now the fittest I have ever been so I like to encourage clients to never let age stand in their way.

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Call us to book a 1-1 personal training, buddy up, or small group training session at our private gym in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees.

  • I cannot believe that only after 4 weeks of working with Karen I have changed my mindset regarding nutrition, my sleep patterns and how stress affects my body and losing weight. I had reached a plateau in losing weight and was really frustrated that I wasn't losing more. I put it down to being middle-aged and going through the menopause but to date I have lost 3 cms from my waist, hips, thighs and just over 4 IIbs in weight. I'm not going to say it's been easy (she can be very firm when she needs to!) but I'm confident that I'll achieve my goals with Karen's constant support and motivation.  

    Maxine Hawthorne
  • I was reasonably fit and sporty already, but Karen has helped push me even more and achieve results, with good work outs and general health and food guidance. Friendly and helpful environment. Very pleased with my decision to start.

    Luke Nichols
  • Karen is a fantastic personal trainer! Really motivating and friendly and manages to keep you going even when you’re absolutely exhausted! Great variety of exercises too. Would highly recommend.’

    Claire Bridge
  • This is the first time that I have used a personal trainer and I couldn't have picked a better one! Karen has a natural gift of encouraging you whilst pushing you that little bit further. I wanted to improve my stamina and fitness in order to keep up with my 3 teenage sons on an activity holiday. She prepared me well and even made me enjoy the process (don't tell her I said that!) Karen is a lovely person inside and out.

    Julie Acott
  • Not long moved to the area and my husband found Flexion Fitness as he knew I was looking for a new PT. I am enjoying every minute. Karen really knows how to push you without you realising it. Along with her advice on health and nutrition, Karen keeps you motivated and keeps it fun.

    Carolyn Cross
  • I have worked with other PTs and Karen is the best. She remains focused throughout the session and pushes you hard.

    Ian Manners




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