• Mathias Mallentjer

Doing business and studying in times of corona

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

Yanuka Moniaga, studies Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy / personal trainer at Yanuka Personal Training

"I have to admit that when they just enforced the measures, a couple of weeks ago, it was a real downer for me. I had so much to deal with: online classes, no longer being able to work, no income... It made me feel really insecure. It took me a few days to recover and rethink things. Because why shouldn't I make the best of this situation?

My initial idea was to organise online training session but this didn't seem like such a good idea given all the free training sessions you can find online on YouTube and Instagram. I had plenty of ideas but now I'm working on something that will be profitable in the long term. To be continued. It's definitely true what they say: difficult situations give you a new perspective.

I'm happy that classes are continuing and fortunately I have the discipline to study. But I'm worried about our practicals. I can try to practice with the people in my 'kot' but I miss the feedback from my lecturers. I'm hopeful that everything will go back to normal in September. I'm so looking forward to it!"

You can watch Yanuka's training videos on her Instagram.


This article was written for fromyourkot.be, an online platform that was created in times of corona at the request of the University of Antwerp.

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