Paula Simpson combines a background in health, nutrition and fitness with experience planning weight loss and longevity programs for spas, and is a co-founder and formulator of GliSODin Skin Nutrients.
How many years have you been involved in the spa/hospitality industry?
I have worked with both the spa and medical aesthetic industry for 8 years now.
What was the path that led you into the spa industry?
I consulted as a Nutrition Expert & Personal Trainer throughout my nutrition studies. The majority of my clients were seeking to lose weight and look their best. I later accepted a position as the Nutrition Director for a wellness center focused on spa and weight loss. I turned this facility into a Physician Recommended Medical Spa that became a successful franchise.
What is your favorite place in the whole world?
Home with my family! I know that sounds boring, but when you travel a lot, home is much more appreciated! I enjoy gardening, yoga, running, nice drives in the country. I love where I live.
If you could have any profession in the world, other than what you do now, what would you be?
A photographer. I enjoy taking scenic pictures when I travel.
What is your motto or concept that you live by?
Balance and moderation! I don't believe in restrictive regimens in both diet and lifestyle. I have see too many people restrict what they enjoy in life, leaving them unhappy, negative, and out of balance (health, emotional and physical.)
What is your most treasured possession?
I don't really have a "most treasured" possession that's material; more memories than anything.
What’s your go-to spa treatment?
Any kind of nutritive and/or hydrating facial. I love antioxidant and hydrating masks that leave your skin feeling nourished, firmer and glowing.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I don't really have a particular moment that I look back on and say that I am most proud of. I do, however, have many that I cherish.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Take one step at a time! You'll get there eventually.
Care to share any details on family life; i.e. spouse, partner, children, pets?
Charlie is our Siamese cat; he rules the family and the house!
Tell us two things about yourself we don’t know.
I love to read Shakespeare, and I love mixing music like a DJ!