The lecture will take place in the Moadon on Staurday November 5th at 21:00
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The entrance is free of charge but reservations are required.
Keren Leibovitch redefines the concept of will power...
Keren Leibowitz - Olympic swimmer, was injured during a march in her Officers' Course at the time of her army service causing her to lose her ability to walk. Keren, whose whole life was dedicated to sport, decided not to give in to the disability and to concentrate on one sport - swimming - which was always one of her favourite sports.But now, her goal was an Olympic medal!
After she achieved various World championship medals, and with years of tough training and self discipline, she realised her greatest dream in the Sydney Olympics in Australia in 2000 by defeating rivals in 3 different categories and winning three gold medals and breaking three world records.
Today Keren holds an amazing personal achievement outside the world of sport - the raising of four children - two sets of twins - a clear statement that being handicapped would not prevent her from her desire to have a family.
In 2014 she developed a unique method of Pilates that amazingly has enabled her, with her unbelievable and typical will power, to walk once again (with the aid of crutches) and with her special system of the use of diaphragm muscles.- a method which is attracting world-wide interest for people with disabilities.
Keren came across Pilates almost by accident for the need to strengthen her body in order to swim the English Channel - and this, under the coaching of Hadar Schwartz took two years of intensive 5 hour a day training.
During this training she and Hadar developed a new method of walking despite her paralysis, and today she, as a teacher, is able to impart this knowledge to her students, both disabled and not, to strengthen them physically as well as mentally.