The Switch4Good Podcast

Healing Trauma with Wellness Guru Ella Magers

Jan 25, 2023

Our guest today knew her calling at a much younger age than most of us. A fitness enthusiast, environmentalist and outspoken animal rights activist before she was even 15, Ella Magers is today a fitness coach, an author, and the founder of Sexy Fit Vegan. She’s been on a personal quest to help people change their attitudes toward food and wellness, and she has the international following to prove it. Ella was named one of the top 50 trainers in America by Shape magazine and Trainer Of The Month by bodybuilding.com. Armed with a master’s degree in social work, certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, extensive training in Muay Thai, and an inherent ebullience, Ella epitomizes what’s possible on a plant-forward diet.

And there is SO much more to Ella’s story. This episode is packed with heretofore untold revelations and personal tales from her remarkable life journey! 

Listen to Episode 214 with Ella Magers

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Ella’s battle with depression
  • How she freed herself from dependence on pharmaceuticals
  • Her experiences with DMT and how it changed her
  • The pressures of being a fitness paragon
  • Overcoming exercise addiction
  • Her therapeutic experience at a spiritual retreat in Peru
  • How she learned to cope with grief after suffering a monumental loss

Resources:

The Plant-based Playbook IS HERE!

Let the Plant-based Games Begin, the first-ever guidebook dedicated to optimizing athletic performance with plant-based fuel. We developed the Playbook in consultation with the IOC’s Office of Sustainability to help coaches, dietitians, and athletes understand how to embrace plant-based nutrition.

Researched and written by a diverse group of highly credentialed researchers, clinicians, and athletes, the Playbook leverages peer-reviewed science and real-world experience to illuminate the physiological benefits of a plant-based diet. The Playbook also includes robust, field-tested tools and resources for meal planning and other practical implementation techniques.

You can download the Playbook here: https://switch4good.org/plant-based-playbook/

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