John Pryor, strength and conditioning coordinator for the Japan Rugby Football Union and director of JointAction, is a biomechanist who is internationally renowned as a true innovator in his field. Whether he is preparing elite athletes for international competition or educating individuals with a physically demanding job on strategies for preventing musculoskeletal injury, Pryor consistently employs an exacting approach relying on the most advanced research and analysis in order to ensure his assistance results in the most optimal outcome.
A graduate of Southern Cross University, Pryor holds a Master of Health Science in Biomechanics and has performed extensive research on the subject even after having completed the requirements needed to earn his degree. In addition to his clear expertise in biomechanics, Pryor is also deeply interested in exercise physiology, operant conditioning, functional training and sports nutrition. At least part of his success in the most elite levels of sport is due to his academic background and his ongoing commitment to research.
In his role with the Japan Rugby Football Union, Pryor has utilized advanced training methodologies to develop highly individualized programs designed to take advantage of team members’ inherent strengths while minimizing the impact of its weaknesses. While Pryor, the coaching staff and the team members were not surprised to see the Japan Rugby Football Union secure what many believe to be the greatest upset in the history of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, outsiders were shocked by the outcome and credited the club’s physical fitness as well as its strategic acumen.
As the director of JointAction, Pryor is responsible for creating educational materials designed to inform workers across all industries how to prevent musculoskeletal injury. Through the use of fitness programs designed with a focus on specificity, Pryor has been instrumental in JointAction’s success in improving positive health outcomes among those employed in industries in which a physical component is often involved.
1. What do you know about the real estate industry?
I approach the real estate industry in the same way I approach all of my professional endeavors, which is to say that there is no point in which I cease conducting research or seeking educational enrichment.
2. Have you ever sold real estate? How did you make it happen?
Yes, my business partner and I have invested in and sold several real estate properties.
3. How much experience do you have in buying or selling real estate?
My business partner has more previous experience in real estate investing, but I feel comfortable voicing my opinion regarding our approach to investing.
4. Have you ever made a sell or a purchase you have regretted?
So far we have been fortunate enough to have no investing regrets.
5. What advice would you give inexperienced who are wanting to buy or sell?
Either partner with someone with a great deal of experience in real estate or commit to becoming an expert by researching and studying the subject.
6. What have you found out to be the best way to market property?
We try to identify the ideal type of buyer and design our marketing strategy accordingly.
7. What tools do you believe are essential for success in the real estate industry?
I think the ability to minimize risk in any investment is critical for long-term success.
8. What has real estate taught you about life?
Collaboration always increases the likelihood of success.
9. How can you use what you have learned in real estate to succeed in other areas?
Any partnership or collaboration has to revolve around the premise that all parties are responsible for the outcome and should therefore make a concerted effort to ensure the outcome is a positive one.
10. Do you have a mentor who taught you what you know?
My business partner served as a mentor, but I have also worked very diligently to develop a deeper understanding of real estate investing.
11. Do you have a feedback system? How does it work?
We do have a system set up for feedback, and it is a straightforward platform that includes a rating system for the various aspects of a purchase or a sale.