From Local Fitness Icon to Author: Alina Anderson’s Lemonade Journey!

Empowerment, resilience, and personal growth take centre stage in the launch of “When Life Gives You Lemons, Squeeze Them Harder,” the inspiring self-help book authored by Sunshine Coast PT (and Peregian Local), Alina Anderson.

Scheduled for release on Friday 26th January, this transformative guide is poised to captivate readers seeking to unlock their potential and harness life’s challenges as stepping stones to success.

In a world where life’s challenges feel increasingly insurmountable, “When Life Gives You Lemons, Squeeze Them Harder” offers a path to finding confidence and our innate wells of resilience. It contains practical strategies and profound insights to navigate life’s hurdles. With a refreshing blend of personal stories and actionable advice, Alina Anderson delves into the art of turning setbacks into opportunities, and she is thrilled to be able to share her strategies to help people get through life’s toughest moments.

Alina uses her own significant life challenges to reveal powerful lessons and shares coping strategies to her readers.

“I have realised through writing this book that being truly vulnerable in telling my story is where the strength of the lessons lies,” she said.

“I felt so much fear and shame around what I’d been through for a very long time. From childhood abuse to a very painful divorce, I genuinely thought twice about sharing some particularly dark moments in my book. However, time and again, I found strength I never knew I had and I have taken that pain and turned it into power.

“In a day where it’s easy to become disengaged, it was important to me to add these elements of humanity and connection to help reassure people they’re not alone.

“It is my delight and privilege to be able to share these lessons and mindset strategies to help hundreds of people over more than 20 years in the fitness industry, first as an athlete, then over the last 16 years as a qualified PT, and now as an author through my book.”

At the heart of this empowering narrative lies what Alina calls, “the Lemonade Mindset”. She takes the well-known saying about making lemonade out of lemons and takes it one step further. She encourages readers to embrace life’s sour moments and extract every last drop when life hands them lemons.

“This is where transformation lies,” she said.

“Life is challenging, there’s no getting around it, and if we avoid the sour, we end up missing out on some of life’s most valuable lessons.”

“Now imagine that every time you hit hard times, you grew more resilient and found more strength, joy, and calm in your life. This is a recipe for lifelong improvement, and I want to share this with as many people as possible.”

Alina has crafted a guide that not only gives readers the tools to grow from adversity but is also a real page-turner. Whether readers are dealing with career setbacks, relationship challenges, or personal hardships, this book provides a roadmap for turning these struggles into catalysts for resilience and self-discovery.

The launch of “When Life Gives You Lemons, Squeeze Them Harder” will be accompanied by the launch of corresponding ‘Lemon Mantra Cards’, a series of inspiring quotes from the book to nurture a zest for life every day.

“I wrote this book because I believe people can spot authenticity, and that my first-hand experience with the extremes of despair and the renewal of hope will connect with many people,” she said.

“Not only that, I also believe that a real story paired with practical, compassionate advice can be the difference between just learning something interesting and finally taking action.”

To find out more, visit, @bodyshack on Facebook, @alinafitness on Instagram, or visit

About Alina Anderson:

Alina Anderson has done the hard yards to become an award-winning Personal Trainer, Nutritional Coach, and Body Transformation Specialist with over 20 years in the fitness and personal training industry.

Her dedication and determination, coupled with her deep knowledge and experience from her personal life and career, has helped guide clients to successful transformations of body and mind.

She lives and works on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, running a successful gym-based, outdoor, and online business, changing the lives of thousands of women and men from around the world. This is her first book.



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