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Miami's Hottest Trainer 2015 Contestant #16: Cody Patrick, U-Fit Health and Performance

Welcome to our second annual Hottest Trainer competition: our search for Miami's most talented fitness instructor! Over the next two weeks we'll be profiling 16 of Miami's top workout pros, and at the end you'll get to vote for your favorite one.

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They call Cody Patrick the mayor of Sunset Harbour. When he's not bouncing between the neighborhood's restaurants, Cody is whipping his clients into shape and managing U-Fit Health and Performance, the personal training gym he owns in the area.

"They call me the mayor of Sunset Harbour" – Cody Patrick

"My business is simple. I try to facilitate a place where experienced trainers who are at the top of their game can go and make a living, because some of the larger gyms take such a large percentage of their profit that it doesn't make sense for them to stay," he explains.

Cody was born and raised in a large ranch in the mountains of Wyoming, a place that's starkly different from here. He always knew he wanted to go into health and fitness, so he got himself a degree in exercise physiology at the University of Wyoming and went to work for Steiner Leisure, where he ran spa and fitness programs on cruise ships. But the suit and tie life wasn't for him, so he ditched the briefcase and started training at Equinox in South Beach. Soon after he went to work for a personal training gym in Midtown, and eventually branched out on his own to found U-Fit.

That was five years ago and, most recently he signed a lease to expand his studio in order to accommodate more trainers and possibly introduce group fitness classes. "As much as I love making monkey," he explains, "I just really want to be able to help people and facilitate younger and older trainers to really grow their business. This new space will help me help more people."

For fun, Cody keeps it active. He loves paddle boarding, running races, performing in triathlons, and playing intramural sports like flag football and softball, but one thing you'd never know about this 34-year-old stud is that he's a huge bowler (in college, his team made it all the way to nationals in Vegas) and that he's quite the karaoke crooner. You'll most likely hear him belting out "Friends in Low Places," but on a regular day in the studio you'll most likely catch him lifting to "Animals" by Martin Garrix. Oh, and get this ladies: he's single!

An entrepreneur, fitness model, world-class trainer, and all around friendly guy, Cody manages to juggle and excel in several roles without flinching a muscle. His advice to you is simple: "Find balance in your life."

Check out the rest of this year's Hottest Trainer contestants here.