Michael Thurston Net Worth, Career and Earnings

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Michael Thurston Net Worth 2020 – What is Michael Thurston’s net worth and how did a fitness trainer acquire so much wealth? Find out the secrets behind his success and how the fitness trainer Michael Thurston amassed his huge net worth. Read on

Who is Michael Thurston?

Michael Thurston net worth
Michael Thurston

Firstly, most people don’t see the job of a fitness coach as much of a big deal and would least expect to make a huge amount from it.

But, however, what most people aren’t aware of is that there are some fitness trainers who actually make it big and offer professional services that are…quite expensive!

A good example of such people is Michael Thurston, an English fitness model, trainer, and entrepreneur. He began his journey as a regular trainee and has now turned his responsibilities into an element of motivation and is now a business owner.

Thurston is considered a ‘fitness guru‘ and is also a co-founder of the health and fitness company, Aurora Athletic. He is also popular on YouTube

His story is quite an inspiring one and we are here to tell you all about it. His transition from regular fitness trainee to having a net worth of $8 million as a professional fitness coach. Continue reading to know more

Net Worth $8 million
ProfessionFitness Trainer, Entreprenuer
Date of Birth 9 of August 1990

Early Life

Michael Thurston was born on the 9th of August 1990 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was raised in Leeds and grew up with a passion for fitness. Thurston studied economics and business management at Newcastle University. He graduated in 2011 at the age of 21.

He enjoyed engaging in numerous sports activities during his high school days. Games like rugby, football, and cricket were some of his main interest and he was also a member of his school’s athletic team.

Consequently, Thurston fell in love with weightlifting at the age of 18 back in 2008 and immediately began the pursuit of building his dream physique. He started off by working in small gyms at school trying to reach his goal.


Today, Michael Thurston is a very popular figure on YouTube and also co-owns his own health and fitness company called Aurora Athletic. But, his success didn’t just come in a day or single year or by a stroke of luck.

Michael started off as his journey as a trainee, and with hard work and persistence, he has achieved what he has today.

After his graduation from college in 2011 at the age of 21, Michael decided to start off his career by promoting nightclubs and bars in Spain.

After spending the summer abroad, he returned back to England and became the manager of a retail store in Newcastle at the end of 2011.

Subsequently, Thurston grew tired of the demands of his 9-5 job and decided to put some flame on his passion.

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In 2012, he made a decision to pursue his career in the fitness industry. And so, that marked the beginning of his turning point. He had always wanted to become a fitness coach, so he took on a coaching course in 2013.

After months of hard-on preparation, he finally completed the course and was certified as a qualified trainer.

It was at this point Thurston quit his managerial role and began helping others achieve their dream physiques as a qualified fitness coach.

Moving on, later that same year, Thurston created a health and fitness company called Aurora Athletic with two friends from Newcastle.

Finally, after all his years of only having to dream about what he wants and what makes him happy, Michael Thurston has finally succeeded in following his passion which is to become a fitness trainer at the age of 23.

Personal Life

Although he is regarded as a ‘sexy aesthetic beast’, Thurston has appeared to be a bit conservative about his personal life which he keeps really private. On his Instagram account is filled with sexy pictures of himself without a single hint about a possible girlfriend or spouse.

As a rather alluring figure, Thurston is the desire of many women (including those he mentors) who continue to hit at him both virtually and personally. But, however, he only gives them that extra heat of curiosity by keeping his love life on the low.

In addition, Thurston has named Jaco De Bruyn, Lazar Angelov, Simeon Panda, and Ulisses Jr as his main idols and influences in the world of fitness and bodybuilding.

Michael Thurston Net Worth – How much does he make as a fitness trainer?

As of today, Michael Thurston has a net worth of $8 million. The ‘fitness Guru‘ acquired most of his wealth from being a professional fitness instructor. He owns his own fitness company called ‘Aurora Athletic‘ and is also very popular on YouTube.

Aside from his earnings as a fitness trainer, Thurston also earns from his YouTube channel where he posts his vlogs and training videos which have earned him more than 600,000 subscribers to date.

Plus, he is also a member of the YouTube Star.


This one is for those who wish to be like Michael Thurston or have a similar body built as he does.

Michael Thurston likes to switch on his training plan every 4-6 week so discourage his body from getting used to a particular style of routine.

And so, for most of his workouts, Thurston would perform 8-12 reps per set, with 3 sets for most of the exercises.

Workout Routine

Mike’s routine would look something like this:

  • Monday – Chest, and Back
  • Tuesday – Quads and Calfs
  • Wednesday – Shoulders And Traps
  • Thursday – Hamstrings and Back
  • Friday – Arms
  • Saturday – Abs
  • Sunday – Rest


He plans all of his diets around lean proteins, complex carbs, and vegetables. His favourite healthy meal is chicken or Salmon with sweet potatoes/rice and vegetables.

Thurston keeps up with 6-meals a-day to keep his body fueled and cutting out carbs later on in the day.

Diet Plan

Mike’s diet would look something like this:

  • Meal 1 – Chicken with Sweet Potato and Vegetables
  • Meal 2 – Salmon with Rice and Vegetables
  • Meal 3 – Chicken with Sweet Potato and Vegetables
  • Meal 4 – Salmon with Rice and Vegetables
  • Meal 5 – Chicken with Vegetables
  • Meal 6 – Salmon with Vegetables

Supplements Stack:

  • Omega 3 Fish Oil Tablets
  • Vitamin D3 tablets
  • BCAA
  • Whey Protein

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