Fox TV’s Empire star and Oscar nominated actor Terrence Howard says this about Chicago celebrity fitness guru Joey Thurman, “A true professional that will lead you on the right path to health and fitness. I trusted Joey to get my health back before I starting taping season two of Empire.” In the fitness industry for over ten years, Joey has trained celebrities, moms, couples and CEOs who want to lose weight, build muscle and eat healthier.


Fitness expert Joey Thurman has extensive experience on TV. Most recently, he was a guest on Live With Kelly And Ryan, teaching Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest the right and wrong way to run. He also appeared seven times on the Today show, Good Morning America digital, co-hosted a weight loss lifestyle series on Facebook Watchwas a regular contributor on Men’s Health digital channel, was a five time guest on Harry Connick Jr  show and sold a fitness product on Evine. Joey is often asked to guest co-host The Jam, a live two-hour morning daytime lifestyle talk show on WCIU-TV Chicago.


As an influencer with over 600,000 social media followers (54.2K on Instagram), Joey was invited to do a TEDx Talk titled, “Like Me, Follow Me, Un-Brand Me”. His speech was about how the addiction to posting on social, gaining followers and how the obsession with staying in touch has taken over our personal lives and health.

Joey was named one of Chicago’s hottest and best trainers by the Chicago Sun Times, and was’s top three favorite celebrity trainers. His full proof workout, healthy eating and fitness advice has been featured in People Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Shape,,,,,, Time Out Chicago, American Global Traveler,, Chicago Sun Times, and As a fashion model he’s worked with Neiman Marcus, Abercrombie, Jockey, Kohl’s, and Carson Pirie Scott. He’s also appeared on the covers of Healthy for Men and Time Out Chicago.

Joey is also the author of  “365 Health and Fitness Hacks That Could Save Your Life”.