About Flexible Exercise

The life changing mind and body benefits of Pilates, whatever your fitness level or goal.

From group classes to private instruction and holistic massage, tailored to suit your specific requirements.

Discover Pilates with me

Pilates is a unique exercise system renowned for developing core strength, improving posture, mobility, flexibility and balance, as well as being an aid to overall general wellbeing and relaxation. It is effective for all ages, body types and fitness levels.

I’m Caroline Hopkins; a fully qualified and experienced Body Control Pilates ® Teacher. After experiencing my own health issues I began practicing Pilates and continued for many years, 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.

My sessions are based on a unique, evolved approach to the original material of Joseph Pilates, developed more than 80 years ago to build strength, flexibility and body alignment. I encourage my clients to perfect their technique, promoting precision and control. The breath is an essential component as each session flows from exercise to exercise, clients become more focused and centred with better body awareness. Everybody is welcome, from athletes to exercise novices or those simply wanting to give Pilates a try.


I have referrals from physiotherapists and other medical, health and wellbeing professionals and I have also worked with major organisations, hotels, health clubs, dance, sport and fitness studios.

I have worked with Sports England to encourage Doncaster residents to become and stay active.

I have helped many people achieve their goals; whether recovering from injury or surgery and looking to strengthen the body to prevent future injury, looking for muscle tone and flexibility, joint mobility or simply promote relaxation and a feeling of general wellbeing.

Qualifications, training & memberships:

  • Body Control Pilates ® Level 3 Matwork Pilates Teacher Certification
  • Level 3 Diploma in teaching Pilates
  • Back4Good ® Practitioner
  • Backcare Professional (The Charity for Healthy Backs www.backcare.org.uk)
  • Body Control Pilates ® Association member
  • Body Control Pilates ® Academy founder member
  • Level 3 award in exercise for pre/ post-natal clients
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy
  • Emergency First Aid
  • British Wheel of Yoga Foundation

Conveniently located

I work in and around Doncaster and Barnsley, and surrounding areas of South, North and West Yorkshire. If you’re not in these areas don’t worry! Please get in touch to discuss, as it may still be possible for me to visit your location or it may even be possible for us to work together via the internet; skype and phone calls.


Body Control Pilates is a registered trademark used under licence.

Caroline Hopkins

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!