After leaving behind a life of parties and nightclubs, Mike Thurston obtained success in the fitness industry. His chiseled physique grabbed views on social media as a content creator and personal trainer. He also runs an online coaching program and a clothing store called THRST. As of 2023, Mike Thurston has a net worth of $8 million.
Michael Thurston was born on August 9, 1990, and was raised in the English city of Leeds, Yorkshire. As a child, he was always fascinated with fitness, playing sports like cricket, football, and rugby.
He mainly played rugby in high school. Mike didn’t start lifting weights until he turned 18 and wanted to build a strong body, so he worked out at his school’s gym.
In 2008, he went to the University of Newcastle to get a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management. It was around this time that he started living an unhealthy lifestyle and graduated in 2011.
As a student, Thurston went to a lot of parties. Alcohol and junk food impacted his body goals, so he believed that the fitness industry wasn’t the way to go after graduating college.
At 21 years old, he moved to Spain to become a bar and nightclub promoter. After spending the summer there, Mike continued to work the same job when he returned to the UK. He eventually stopped working as a promoter when he was hired to manage a retail store. However, this career change still did not satisfy Michael. So, he went back to working out.
Mike didn’t get serious about fitness until he turned 22. After a year of hard work, he became a certified trainer. He also launched a health and fitness startup with a couple of his friends.
In 2016, the bodybuilding enthusiast took his pursuits online. He created free fitness lessons on his personal YouTube channel and offered exclusive online coaching with his brand, THRST.
His videos steadily gained attention, and Mike Thurston became known for his aesthetic stature and reliable insights. Currently, he has amassed more than 1.33 million subscribers on YouTube and one million followers on Instagram.
Net Worth and Earnings
Creating fitness content has helped Mike turn his passion into a full-time career. From YouTube ads alone, he earns an estimated $5,000 per month. Plus, he has brand deals with MyProtein, White Towels and Bioniq.com.
His company THRST has an app that offers yearly packages worth up to £74,99. In addition, their official site has an online clothing store with a range of fitness apparel available. All of these activities add up to a net worth of around $8 million.
Mike Thurston has never been in a public relationship and likes to keep that aspect of his life private. One event in his personal life that he shared with his viewers was his hair transplant journey. He started losing a lot of hair in 2017. He did his research and ended up having an FUE hair transplant procedure.