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Meet Colleen McNutt of Lightning Fit

Today we’d like to introduce you to Colleen McNutt.

Colleen founded Lightning Fit on the core belief that she should use her unique experiences and access to the best in wellness technologies to help other people achieve their fitness goals. Colleen joined a big 4 accounting firm after graduating from Columbia University, where she played NCAA Division 1 volleyball. Driven to excel in the fast-paced business world, and committed to maintain her elite athleticism, Colleen experienced what many of us feel in our day to day lives: there is always so much to do, that staying fit is a struggle. Then crisis struck. In the spring of 2012 Colleen began to feel extremely fatigued all day, every day and to gain weight at an unexpected pace. Colleen sought the help of doctors and specialists in Southern California, but her health continued to deteriorate.w

Determined to find a solution to the mysterious illness that afflicted her, Colleen expanded her search for treatment, seeking out advice from specialized doctors around the globe, undergoing treatment at revolutionary clinics in Europe and even receiving stem cell therapy. After years of searching, Colleen found a cutting-edge facility in Utah where she was finally diagnosed with a rare mitochondrial dysfunction that was triggered by an allergic reaction to a very strong antibiotic; her treatment at the clinic contributed to her full recovery. With her health restored, Colleen returned to work at a top accounting firm in Newport Beach, California.

More cognizant of her energy levels, Colleen began to put together the optimized fitness strategy that forms the basis of Lightning Fit’s offering. Colleen was determined to return to the elite level of fitness that she had experienced before her illness but did not have 3 hours a day to work out like she had in college. This drove Colleen to begin a regimen that would provide her with a world class workout, supported by advanced recovery and wellness technologies, without taking up all of her time.

Colleen tried almost every diet under the sun (finding that the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting work best for her), worked with specialists and utilized a variety of cutting edge technologies. After thoughtful experimentation Colleen began to find a combination of diet and exercise that massively improved her fitness, increased her energy and fit well within her busy lifestyle. Having been introduced to the E-Fit device, FasciaBlaster, Infrared Sauna and a variety of powerful supplements by wellness experts, Colleen now began to use these technologies to help her regain her fitness.

Working with experts and undergoing one of the most robust fitness training certifications available in the US, Colleen began to formulate a recipe for success that would eventually drive her to the best fitness level of her life, in less than 3 hours per week (two 25 minute E-Fit sessions and two Infrared Sauna/Fascia Blasting sessions per week).

In early 2016 Colleen decided to leave accounting so that she could help other people to achieve their fitness goals through personalized, technology-enabled training programs. She gained a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a robust personal training program in the US, and received direct training and certification from the top E-Fit experts in the US. Thus, Lightning Fit was born out of Colleen’s desire to help others feel as healthy as they can so that they can enjoy the happiness they deserve!

Has it been a smooth road?
I am very blessed that I have had a wonderful first year. All my clients solely came through word of mouth. People see their friends’ bodies change rapidly, and then ask what they are doing. Thus, my cliental continues to grow. With E-Fit, you only have to work out twice a week, so not only is it effective, but it saves time as well.

We are revolutionizing the fitness industry and completely changing the game. I am extremely blessed to be at the forefront of a technology that is going to change the face of the fitness industry. At Lightning Fit, we seek to educate the population by training one person at a time with our scientifically based workout regimen and nutritional guidance.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Lightning Fit – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Our company specializes in E-Fit and is known for rapid weight loss and muscle gain. How can you burn fat and build muscle AT THE SAME TIME without being completely miserable for 90 minutes every day at the gym? EMS training at Lightning Fit of course! 25 minutes of our high-tech workout is equivalent to 3 hours at the gym weight training!

Our total body workout includes a warm up, strength training session, endurance training, ab training, and a cool down. 48 hours of rest and recovery required after, this is no joke! We train professional athletes as well as people up into their 70’s. The workout is customized for each client and is acceptable for people of all ages and athletic ability.

I am most proud of my clients and their results. Most of my clients have yo yo dieted and struggled with weight loss. When they see how simple my workout plan and nutritional guidance is, they are able to maintain the routine with a busy lifestyle. Thus, most of my clients claim that this is “the best they have ever looked” in their entire lives.

Our studio is a boutique fitness gym, and we are set apart from other companies through our service. Each client receives one-on-one training from one of our trainers. Our trainers build and lift our clients up when life has tackled them down.

We know that our clients are working hard to be super moms, bosses, CEOs, etc. But what is the point of all of that if they are not healthy enough to truly enjoy their lives. We teach clients to invest in themselves and to make their physical and mental health a top priority.

Exercising and eating healthy are necessary. But it doesn’t have to add more challenges to our clients already challenging schedule. Our 2x a week workout literally changes our client’s life. We have the secret answer for weight loss that everyone has been looking for.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I grew up in Southern California and I am so proud to call Orange County home. I love how friendly the people are, how driven people are to succeed, and of course the wonderful weather.


  • Free consultation & only $50 for the first session!

Contact Info:

  • Address: 150 Palatino Ave.,
    Building B Suite 142
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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  • Phone: 949 791 9165
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