Director of Fitness Center & Spa
Ms. Paula Begel is Director of the Fitness and Spa Center. Paula's core responsibility is for the operation of the Fitness and Spa Center including personal and physical therapy programs, workshops, fitness challenges and special events.
Paula was born and raised in Central New York and has over 40 years of experience in the Physical Medicine and the Fitness industry. She earned her associate in applied science in 1992 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In 1996 she became a Licensed Massage Therapist and Nationally Board Certified.
Paula is a Continuing education provider for massage therapists offering “Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oils.” Paula is a Certified Holistic & Clinical Aromatherapist. She has formulated for private clients as well as a Forbes Four Star resort and developed Spa treatments. She has been published in several peer reviewed journals. She owned and operated Long Life Wellness and Medical Spa from 1996-2020.
Paula has been a personal trainer and aerobics instructor since 1983. Paula is a 6th Degree Black Belt and Sensei, starting her Martial Arts journey in 1992.
Paula joined Frenchman’s as a Massage Therapist in 2020 and has quickly grown into the Fitness and Spa Director role. She looks forward to many years here in this demanding yet rewarding career.