Caroline Hopkins Pilates Instructor

Welcome to Flexible Exercise

Hi, I’m Caroline Hopkins, a fully qualified and experienced Body Control Pilates ® Teacher in Doncaster and Barnsley and the surrounding areas of South, North and West Yorkshire. After experiencing my own health issues I began practicing Pilates, becoming fascinated by the ability of Pilates to really change bodies and minds.

I am an absolute believer in the life changing mind and body benefits of Pilates. My passion for Pilates is reflected in my teaching and the successful results that my clients achieve from working with me.

What my clients say

Caroline's classes are fantastic- and never boring! I have lower back problems and I come out of her classes feeling 100% more mobile. Thank you Caroline for your endless patience, skill and motivation.
Carole, February 2019.

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Qualified and experienced to help you achieve your goals

I offer everything from group Pilates classes to private tuition and personalised programmes. You can even add a holistic massage to enhance the many benefits gained from your Pilates practice.

Please take a look at all the available options, or contact me for further information and for bookings.

What my clients say

Pilates exercises have helped me to recover from a frozen shoulder and back problems. Thanks to working with Caroline in class and one-to-one, I now have more shoulder movement than before my injury and have now resumed running and playing golf.
Steve, February 2019.

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Changing bodies and minds

Core strength, improved posture and flexibility, reduced back pain and general wellbeing and relaxation. The best way to find out what Pilates can do for you is to give it a try, whatever your goals I would be happy to join you on your journey to a body as Joseph Pilates described it ‘free from nervous tension and fatigue (is) the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind, fully capable of successfully meeting all the complex problems of modern living’.

Take a look at what my clients say and the results they have achieved from working with me. Many people experience changes to their daily life after starting to practice Pilates, from complete beginners to athletes. Contact me and make a change today!


Due to the current pandemic, all face to face teaching has been cancelled until further notice.

This difficult decision was made with regards to government guidelines to ensure the safety of clients.

Supporting my community and helping you to stay healthy has always been my highest priority, and has never been more important than it is now. I’ve been working hard to find ways to help you during this difficult time and am pleased to now be providing ‘live’ online classes and 1:1’s using Zoom. If you’re an existing client you should have already received details on how to join. If you would like to start joining my online classes please contact me for details. Please revisit by website regularly for further updates, and connect with me via social media. I’m hoping to provide further videos, articles and self-help tools shortly.

Face to face teaching will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

In the meantime stay healthy, stay happy and stay home!