phare pilates

Your Online Pilates Studio.


„You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.“

Joseph Pilates

Are you ready for…


  • Your defined and supple body?
  • Your muscles that you didn’t know they even exist?
  • Your trained pelvic floor and core that support you 100%?
  • Your pain-free back?
  • Your stronger and happier self?

Pilates practised solo as your favourit way of exercise or as an addition to other activities and sports: It enhances your performance, you gain mobility and strength, and you’ll feel better overall.

Strong like a mother!


Allow us to be your guide in supporting your changing body. The phare moms programmes are made by moms for moms and help you stay on top of life throughout your pregnancy and postpartum journey.

Let’s move together, beautiful mama!


Purposeful movement is not only transforming your body, but changes perspectives and enables you to take on any challenges. phare pilates companions and helps you move and feel better through all stages in life.

„Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.“

Joseph Pilates


Start now and move yourself happy!


Classes or private sessions
are right at your fingertips!



Personal Training

It is all about you.

Enjoy our undivided attention to work on your specific needs and goals. Private training includes a movement screening and an initial consultation. Whether you just look for a single supervision session or a personal programme designed for you, we’ve got you covered!


Motivation and shared energy.

Our classes are low impact and therefore suitable for all levels of fitness. We give options to make the exercises easier or tougher, so you feel challenged yet capable and powerful. Enjoy a great group workout and become part of the phare family. Stronger together!

Why move with us

Le phare – the lighthouse, the beacon



Nurture a movement practice that gives you a feeling of perspective and clarity.
Find harmony!


Develop and foster a growth mindset with a positive approach to take on anything with a smile.
Have fun and play!


Create a foundation of inner stabilisation that allows you to better face the challenges life brings you.
Stronger than yesterday!


Connect through the joy and passion for movement and become part of the inclusive and supportive phare family.
Better together!


Learn to understand how a healthy mind and body relationship improves physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Love yourself!


Explore the diverse range of movement available within your body and experience the feeling it gives you.
Stay curious!

Marie-Isabell Hopp


I’m Marie.



Since nearly 10 years I’ve been a teacher and embassador for positive movement and holistic fitness with all of my heart. Professionally, as an enthusiastic traveller, I originally startet off in tourism, in corporate travel. 

As much as I like this industry, my passion for health and fitness made me leave the office eventually after 5 years and jump right into a yoga studio. This was beginning of an exciting and wonderful journey. 


Over the years I collected numerous international certifications as a Yoga Teacher, a Personal Trainer, an Ayurveda Massage Therapist, Communication Coach, Pilates Teacher, and a Pre-/Postnatal Coach. As citizen of the world at heart I lived in Sydney, Zurich, and London, before returning home to Munich in 2015.

I’m excited to add another education as a sports and dance teacher for adults and kids, starting in October 21.

Why Pilates

No matter what I currently fancy for a workout, I always come back to Pilates. It’s my base, my lighthouse, and my love. It’s such a rich and versatile movement concept that gives me direction and provides me with holistic health.

Because of doing Pilates, I feel better at all of my other activities. It’s simply a performance- and feel-good enhancer. Whether practised solo or complementary to other sport, Pilates is a game changer.

Being a mom of a three-year old girl, an entrepreneur, and coach, balance is a real thing for me. I’m a bit of an “all-or-nothing” gal and tend to extremes. Pilates not only helps me with that on a physical level, but also emotionally and mentally.

Motherhood & Training with and for Moms

2015 I returned home to Munich and opened my first small Pilates studio with two reformers and a chair. Since 2013 I’ve been putting an emphasize on working with moms and keep developing the pre- and postnatal programmes further.

My own pregnancy 2018 and the experiences of being a mom only made me a true expert. Having a midwife sister with over 15 years of experience helps a lot. She supports the phare mom programmes with her medical and hands-on knowledge.

Pilates is, next to its many other benefits the ideal and a pretty cool way to integratively train your pelvic floor and core. It doesn’t matter when you start, it only matters THAT you start.


During those last years with the pandemic and also in the realm of Pilates, moms and pregnant women I’m often confronted with a lot of myths and fear. With critical thinking and the latest evidence-based best practice I pursue the goal of debunking those myths for you and help you in moving joyful and fearlessly. 

Pilates works. Always. Joseph Pilates put it well by saying: “If you stick to the practice, you’ll first change your body, then your mind, and eventually you’ll be a whole new person.”

Lots of love,