Paul Venner 2019-06-22T12:28:17+00:00

Paul Venner

professional disruptor in sports ;-)

I coach professional and Olympic athletes to reach their highest athletic potential and I develop innovative training tools for movement optimization in health, vitality, and sports.
Through the Sustainable Athlete Foundation, I help raise awareness for sustainability in sports and through sports.
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Let movement do the talking

I am all about creating actionable insights, translating complex processes into simple principles, transforming the abstract into the concrete. Whether it is for the individual or organization. I am a clear thinker, thought provoker and professional disruptor.
Shake it up! Break the pattern, get unstuck and build something new, something better, because it is not perfection but optimization that we need to strive for in this game of constant evolution.
Paul Venner - Ultimate instability athletic coach

ultimateinstability

It all starts with a thought, an intention. The intention to move, to change and improve. Ultimateinstability aims at utilizing instability and disturbances as a driving force for behavioral change and better movement. In life, adaptation to ever-changing circumstances is of great importance.

A driving force for behavioral change and better movement.

I founded Ultimateinstability in 2013 to help to improve the robustness of movement by constantly requiring focused attention and triggering micro adjustments in order to maintain or regain stability in dynamic movement patterns. It is not about good or wrong, it’s the information that is provided on the edge of your limitations that counts and what makes you improve.

Enjoy the process of excellence, gain control over your movements in life and learn to adapt to those areas you can’t control.

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Sustainable Athlete Foundation

We believe that sports are an important contributor to our long-term health, performance, and wellbeing as human beings. However, we also believe that we can only really be healthy when we are living on a healthy planet.

Sustainable Athlete Foundation is founded by me and Saraï Pannekoek, professionals in elite sports performance who see the opportunities that sports provide to improve our awareness of sustainability and the impact we make not only on ourselves but also our environment.

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Human movement specialist

Paul Venner is a specialist in human movement and athletic performance with an evolutionary and ecological approach to training. The relationships between motor variability and dynamic stability, motor learning and transfer of training have his particular interests. He gained his first experience as Strength & Conditioning coach at the Institute of Sports in Sydney (NSWIS) where he finalized his Bsc. in Sports & Movement (Fontys University, 2011).

He received his MSc. in Strength & Conditioning in London (St. Mary’s University Twickenham, 2012-2016) and worked for four years as S&C coach with many elite and talent programs for the Olympic Institute of the Netherlands (NOC*NSF, 2011-2015). During this time he also started working for the Dutch National Baseball Federation. Furthermore, he developed the concept and brand Ultimateinstability® from 2011 onwards with the training equipment Aquabags®, Aquaballs® and the latest Hydrovest®. His current role is as Head of Athletic Performance for the Netherlands Baseball & Softball Federation (2015-current).

About Paul

Disrupting our thinking about performance

I am all about creating actionable insights, translating complex processes into simple principles, transforming the abstract into the concrete. Whether it is for the individual or organization. I am a clear thinker, thought provoker and professional disruptor.

For me the question ‘why’ is essential and too often the reply is simply ‘because we have always done it this way’.

And that is an absolute turn-off. This reply by itself is a cause of stagnation and resistance to the change that is so needed. While change actually is the only constant and it is paradoxically the one essential ingredient for true stability. Shake it up! Break the pattern, get unstuck and build something new, something better, because it is not perfection but optimization that we need to strive for in the game of constant evolution.

Innovative, eager to learn and enthusiastic are just a few words that come to my mind when I think about Paul. I met Paul during my internship at NOC*NSF where he managed me directly and was particularly impressed by Paul’s innovative training methods. In addition, Paul’s ability to transfer difficult concepts into easy understandable words are a true asset for any position requiring the transfer of knowledge.

Bas Van Hooren, Sport scientist/consultant

I found Paul to be an enthusiastic and motivated professional who gained the respect of the coaches and athletes he worked with. He has developed a very strong understanding of strength and conditioning, both in technical supervision and in programming, and also in biomechanical review of technique. I would highly recommend Paul for any role in the sporting environment as I believe he would add value to any team he became part of.

Robert Medlicott, Deputy Director – Australian Institute of Sport

BLOG

Made to move

Movement is everything, literally, without movement you wouldn’t exist, nothing would exist. Everything is made up of movement! Even that solid chair you are sitting in is silently vibrating at a microlevel we cannot see [...]

The purpose of play

Saturdaymorning playtime. Always love those moments without any clear program or blueprint, but instead just moving for the sake of it and having fun while coming up with various stuff and challenging each-other. Yes, movement [...]

Why we need instability

We love comfort, we love certainty, we love to predict our future, or at least we think so. In this blog I will show you why we should love the opposite. Ever since the mechanisation [...]

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Public Speaking | Courses | Consulting

Through my unique blend of study, business innovation and work in high-performance sports I have developed my own style and perspective on movement and training. I run courses worldwide on movement and performance optimization. I do public speaking and presenting at international events and I can help other organizations to apply these principles and concepts successfully within their organization through my consultancy work.

If any of these things are of interest to you or if you think I can help you and your organization in any way, please contact me through this contact form.

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