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Jarred Gaines had a lot of big plans for the year. After working as a personal trainer at gyms in the greater Boston area, he was poised to open his own fitness center and build on his independent brand, G Code Performance Training, in March. But like millions of other Americans, Gaines’s plans were put on indefinite hold when daily life ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.For weeks, the 35-year-old fitness instructor who also worked part-time as a hotel night auditor saw his hours and paychecks diminish. He began offering free outdoor workouts to people who needed an outlet during quarantine and made some extra money by selling branded apparel. Still, his once-solid plans were now up in the air, and he tells CNBC Make It he wasn’t sure what to make of his next move.While coronavirus-related shutdowns impacted nearly every industry this year, jobs in the travel and hospitality industry, as well as in-person services like fitness instruction, have been hit especially hard. Recovery continues to be slow and uneven seven months after the first waves of business closures.Later in the spring, however, Gaines heard from a friend who was applying to enroll …

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