Shannon Fizer, M.Sc. - Performance Nutritionist

Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 01509 558 895 01509 558 895
Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11
01509 558 895 01509 558 895

About me

Originally from Canada, my academic background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Wales. After completing my MBA, I started my own sports supplements company, importing and selling a full range of sports nutrition products from Switzerland. We sponsored several elite athletes, mainly cyclists and triathletes, and I found myself advising them not just on which products to use but how to manage their whole diet to get the best results. I was fascinated by the science of nutrition and found helping athletes achieve their goals far more satisfying than selling product. I left the company to retrain as a sports nutritionist and in 2016 was awarded a Master of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University.

Since graduating I have worked with a wide range of athletes, from beginner to elite, and from teenagers to those in their 60's. I have continued to work with runners, cyclists, and triathlets, but also have experience with power athletes (javelin throwers, weightlifters and sprinters), as well as being the nutritionist for a high level woman's football club.

I am convinced that anyone, regardless of age or exercise experience, can benefit from a consultation with a nutritionist to help them meet their goals. I have helped sprinters in their 20's fuel their training for success on the track, and assisted an obese 40 year old woman in losing weight while getting back into playing football. I have advised a 30 year old serious male cyclist on going vegan while maintaining a high level of training, and created meal plans for a 60 year old woman with MS starting a walk/run plan.

I use an evidence based approach to nutrition, only recommending strategies that have been scientifically tested and proven. My goal is to not only to improve my clients’ diet, but to educate them on how they can use food to improve their health and meet their goals. I know I have succeeded when my clients no longer need me!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master of Science degree (with distinction) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom.
  • Full practitioner member on the BDA's Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register.
  • Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
  • Level 1 ISAK qualification. This means I'm qualified to assess body composition (the percent of the body made of up of fat, muscle and bone) using skinfold calipers.
  • UK Anti-Doping Accredited Advisor
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene in Catering certificate.
  • Life Skills Coach Training
  • Bachelor of Science degree (with distinction) in Biology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Bachelor of Education degree (with distinction) in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Unwell for many years, I was finally medically diagnosed as a Coeliac at the age of 30, and felt so much better on the gluten free diet that I took up distance running and later, javelin throwing and weightlifting. My experience allows me to support in diet plans for clients with special nutrition needs such as vegan, lactose intolerant, and of course, gluten free.

Nutrition topics

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Fees

Initial consultation: £75.00  (60-90 minute appointment)

Follow up: £55.00 (45-60 minute appointment)

Diet Diary Analysis Package: £125

  • Detailed analysis of your food and training diary including energy, macronutrient, vitamin and mineral requirements
  • Personalised advice on areas that need improvement to meet your goals
  • Specific food, drink and meal ideas to get you there
  • Supplement recommendations to address any specific deficiencies
  • Weekly e-mail support to monitor progress
  • Follow up consultation 4-6 weeks later

Creation of a bespoke weekly meal plan: £125

  • Seven day plan including all meals, snacks and drinks, designed to meet all your energy, macronutrient, vitamin and mineral requirements
  • Specific food, drink and recipes taking into account your preferences
  • Shopping lists so you know which ingredients to buy
  • Supplement recommendations to address any specific deficiencies
  • E-mail support to monitor progress
  • Follow up consultation

All fees include:

Analysis of your dietary and nutritional intake

Detailed health and case history

A written report and personalised nutrition plan for implementing changes

Supplement recommendations (if any)

The recommendation of further clinical tests if required, to help ascertain any suspected underlying conditions.

Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11

Type of session

Online nutrition support
Telephone nutrition support
Face to face nutrition
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access No

Most of the time I work with my clients remotely, by phone, e-mail and Skype.

Availability

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Flexible evening and weekend appointments are also available if necessary.

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Shannon Fizer, M.Sc. - Performance Nutritionist

Shannon Fizer, M.Sc. - Performance Nutritionist

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01509 558 895
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