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335: Embracing Authentic Aging with Tosca Reno: Resilience, Renewal, and Rediscovering Your Self-Worth

On Air with Ella episode 335

Tosca Reno is On Air with Ella episode 335

"I began my life at 40." Tosca Reno's story of empowerment, renewal, and resilience.

Tosca Reno is a true trailblazer in the fitness industry, known for her infectious energy and unapologetic approach to empowering women to take charge of their health and wellness.

Tosca is certainly leading by example. Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks along the way, Tosca never gave up on herself and continued to push forward. She emerged from setback after setback stronger and more determined than ever. Tosca's journey serves as a reminder that success is not linear, but with perseverance and a positive mindset, truly, anything is possible.

Join me in this personal story of empowerment, renewal, and resilience.


  • Why neither Tosca nor Ella buys into the "anti-aging" narrative

  • Overcoming an abusive childhood and marriage

  • From overweight to competing in bodybuilding at age 42

  • How Tosca's midlife 'Cinderella' experience came crashing down - hard.

  • Losing her husband and her life's work

  • The painful process of opening up and healing

  • Tosca's healing journey including plant medicine (psilocybin)

  • The 3 E's of wellness: eating, exercise and emotions

  • Creating a new energy around the women and aging conversation

  • Detaching our sense of worth from our physicality - while still investing in both

When you're a beautiful woman, and you're on magazine covers, and you're celebrated for the way that you look, what's it like as you move farther away from that point in time?

I intend to be fully integrated into the story, into the history, into the future of what's coming. And for that to happen, I have to be disengaged from this aesthetic. - Tosca Reno


Be willing to be so courageous as to take your place fully in this human story. Maybe you haven't told your story yet, but it deserves to be told. There are limitless possibilities. Don't leave those things on the table. Just do it.


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Tosca Reno is a New York Times best selling author, founder of the Eat-Clean Diet health revolution, health and wellness expert, transformation coach, motivational speaker, star of a reality TV show, physique competitor, and mother of 4.

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xoxo Ella

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