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The Trailblazer Nutrition Approach

A Unique Philosophy

The main force behind Trailblazer Nutrition is a deep desire to help individuals achieve their event goals through the power of nutrition. Nutrition is an important piece of the performance puzzle that is often overlooked for endurance events.


Trailblazer aims to make it as easy and affordable as possible for you to learn how to use the power of nutrition to achieve your endurance goals.

It started back in 2010 when Tom Shand did the Motatapu marathon. Using his sports nutrition training, Tom created a personalised nutrition plan that fueled his training and event day performance. Speaking to the crew at the event though, he quickly realised that nutrition was holding some people back from achieving their goals, despite the fact it is something within their control.

Whether you’re goal is to win, achieve a personal best, or just finish, Tom Shand can create a nutrition plan to help you. He can personalise the plan to take into account medical conditions, nutrition intolerances, weight loss/gain and nutrition preferences such as vegan or vegetarian athletes.


Tom is an experienced dietitian who has worked with a range of people in many different settings. His postgraduate study with the International Olympic Committee and Australian Institute of Sport make him one of the best qualified dietitians in the country. Combined with his university education in exercise science, and practical experience completing and racing in endurance events, Tom could be just the person to take your performance to the next level.

You can find out more about Tom's experience here, or get in touch to find out if Trailblazer is right for you. Call Tom on 0224375477, or email tom@trailblazernutrition.co.nz