Sports Nutrition Services

Trailblazer Nutrition specialises in using the power of nutrition to help you achieve your endurance goals.

Our Dietitian Tom Shand offers two services - online nutrition programmes, or personal consultations.

Online Nutrition Packages: $14.95 - $49.95

These written nutrition programmes are designed for people doing endurance events who want to harness the power of nutrition to help them with their training, everyday well-being, and achieve their event goals.

There are two options:

1. Personalised Nutrition Package - $49.95.

Created specifically for you by our dietitian Tom Shand. Based on your unique characteristics and the requirements of your training programme and event. Emailed as a pdf with ongoing email contact. Click here for more details.

Click here to fill out the questionnaire to get started right now.

2. Event Specific Nutrition Plan - $14.95

Alternatively, our dietitian Tom has created nutrition plans that are specifically tailored to New Zealand's greatest endurance events and the training required to complete them. Check to see if your event has made the cut here!

Personal Consultations - $119.95

If you have a specific sports nutrition issue that is not covered in the above plans, you may be better off having a one on one consultation with Tom Shand. Tom also has experience helping athletes in a wide range of different individual and team sports, including adolescent athletes. Tom can be found in his Whangarei clinic (Maunu), otherwise Skype consultations are available.

Email ( or call (0224375477) Tom to book an appointment. Click here for more details or to book an appointment.


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help in preparing for the marathon yesterday. It was so great having a really clear plan from you for race day - I followed your advice to the letter, felt fantastic and finished the race! The heat was absolutely brutal - it topped out at 38 degrees - I think if I hadn't followed your plan I would have been like one of the poor people keeled over in the last 5km. So thanks again for helping me get over the finish line!

G Meade - 2017 Great Wall of China Marathon


Hi Tom

Thanks again for the plan, it's going really well and I've noticed a huge difference eating and drinking the right things/amounts before, during and after training.  It's nice not having to worry about what I'm going to be doing nutrition wise next weekend. 
Tamara Pine - Routeburn Classic 2017

 Just wanted to say thanks very much for your advice over the last few months!
I followed the race day nutrition to the letter and shaved 33 mins off last year’s time in the Motatapu MTB event finishing in 3 hours 55 mins (sub 4 which was my goal).  The amounts you prescribed were perfect and with my training up to the event going much better with the nutrition package, I am stoked to have done much better than last year.
I’ll now have to find another challenge ;-)

Jo Guard - Motatapu Marathon 

Hi Tom

Thanks for the great advice. I finished the Routeburn in 5 hours 10mins. So was pretty pleased considering I haven’t done anything like this before. I felt like I had enough energy right to the end...

Erin - Routeburn 2017