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Meet Sleep Recovery Specialist and Spencer Institute Student Barry Bridges

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Today we are spotlighting Spencer Institute graduate, Barry Bridges. Barry has over fifteen years of experience in the corporate, sport and fitness industry including fitness training for amateur and professional golfers, soccer strength and conditioning, corporate wellness, sleep coaching, and Esports performance coaching. He has been certified with the Spencer Institute for four years. He decided to pursue his sleep science education with the Spencer Institute because we are one of the original organizations to provide training in sleep science coaching.

2. Why did you decide to become a fitness/health/coaching professional?

I’ve always had a keen interest in the science of sleep and recovery coaching so I felt there was a need and a gap to offer this type of service.

4. What is the biggest challenge for you as a trainer/coach?

I think the biggest challenge in what I offer is to offer a service that is more scalable. One-on-one coaching regarding sleep and recovery can be limited since it does come at a high price. Ideally, as a coach you want more time on your hands to expand into other opportunities for work.

5. What makes you stand out from other trainers or coaches?

I have a unique experience and skill set that sets me apart from other coaches.  I have a sports science and high-performance background which gives me more credibility in the field. Having a sports science and sleep science education background definitely allows me to offer a more detailed service that targets certain niche occupation groups.

6. What is your biggest accomplishment in the industry? How did your certifications help you reach this goal?

I built up my sleep coaching brand Successful Sleeper two years ago when the lockdown started. Since then the brand has been growing. I’ve been blessed to work with elite athletes from across the globe, expand my brand into the music industry, and be able to present at international conferences regarding sleep and recovery. The certification defiantly help me with the recognition and education needed to be a specialist in sleep.


7. What has been your most rewarding experience as a trainer or coach?

I think being able to grow my brand internationally and connect with high performers that understand the value of recovery and sleep.

8. How has social media played a role in your business?

I’m blessed to have a few expert consultants behind my brand. I definitely still have a long way to go regarding growing my social media marketing. My main focus now is having a creative website that catches the eyes of potential clients that takes them through a unique experience.

Do you have any advice for people thinking about a coaching/training career?

Be unique and specialize with your coaching. Have the ability and confidence to deliver your business brand and trust the process. There is an opportunity available for everyone.

What are you most looking forward to in the future for yourself and your business?

Right now the goal is to save the music industry. My goal is to provide the best performance solutions for these cognitive athletes which I refer to as DJs and music producers. Sleep deprivation and anxiety are massive problems within the music industry. I believe I have the best sleep performance program offering to target these issues. If I get this right which I will do they definitely will become the most advanced athlete in the world. I am going to keep doing what I am doing and not look back. I am 100% confident my brand will explode within the next year.


Want to connect with Barry? Check out www.successfulsleeper.com. You can also reach him via Linkedin or Instagram.

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