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Body Intelligence (BI) is a unique movement form developed by Meret Storck-Matchett. Influenced by yoga, Pilates, elements of Brain Gym and the latest conscious movement concepts, the principles of BI are focused on enhancing each individual’s movement needs.

The aim of BI is to increase body awareness, prevent injuries, stabilise joints, strengthen muscles and correct imbalances. BI is endorsed by physiotherapists, chiropractors, biokineticists and osteopaths.

 

I have known Meret professionally for several years and during that time have observed with interest her development and refinement of the Body Intelligence method. Having experienced the method personally and observed it from a professional perspective I can highly recommend it. The exercises combine stability, strength and flexibility in a way which engenders a feeling of confidence in movement and this effect stays with you even weeks later.
- Jacqui Koep, physiotherapist

BI contains a unique combination of focused movements, balancing poses and stretches; it incorporates standing exercises as well as floor-work. Dynamic variations add an element of playfulness and lead to a full body workout. Classes incorporate the use of equipment such as balls, bands, rollers and foam blocks and are presented to groups limited to 12 participants.

Each class is refreshingly different and adapted based on the ability and experience of those in attendance. Alignment and movement control are strongly emphasized in each class, with personal instruction throughout to avoid pain or strain.

A guided relaxation at the end of each class is an integral part of the body intelligence experience.
Men and women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

 

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ZENZERO is situated between Cape Town's vibrant Long Street and trendy Heritage Square. The modern studio in serene white exclusively offers Body Intelligence®, a modified version of Pilates. The emphasis in these classes is on the recognition and improvement of neuro-muscular patterning.   Body Intelligence® is a movement form developed by Meret Storck-Matchett, owner and founder of ZENZERO Cape Town.   In the course of the last seven years, working closely with physiotherapists and chiropractors, she continuously adapted her Pilates repertoire in line with new research in the field of joint stabilization techniques.   Another major factor in the development of this movement form is her 15 years of yoga experience. Meret has recognized the importance of incorporating some modified yoga poses into her classes to add an element of relaxation as well as some deep stretching to the repertoire, which is often neglected or omitted altogether in most traditional Pilates classes.   Classes at ZENZERO are limited to a maximum of 12 students, thus ensuring that the instructors are able to focus on each of the participants. This allows you to attain your individual goals much more efficiently and is especially reassuring if you are pregnant or have had a troublesome injury. Alignment and movement control are emphasized rather than encouraging mindless repetition. The objective is to establish healthy neuromuscular patterns, to realign the body and to avoid pain and strain. Visit www.zenzero.co.za for more information.