“Healthspan Elite provide high quality, sensible nutritional supplements that are formulated to support the overall nutritional program of healthy, active individuals and elite athletes alike”
— Nigel Mitchell
Nigel has been closely associated with British Cycling and the British Professional Cycling Team ‘Team Sky’. In 2012 he provided nutritional support for the historical Bradley Wiggins Tour de France Win and for British Cycling at the 2012 London Olympiad. Team Sky backed up the win with Chris Froome’s successful bid to be the 2013 Tour de France Champion which he regained in 2015. He is currently providing nutritional support to the British Olympic Swimming and Sailing program, and Heads up the Nutritional Service for Cannondale Pro Cycling. His role involves leading and providing specialist nutritional services to top athletes and sportsmen.
Nigel qualified as a registered dietician in 1991 and since then he has worked in a variety of clinical and sports roles. Since 1999 he has worked full time in sports nutrition however he recognises the importance of clinical practice and still provides a dietetic service to a local GP. He is committed to supporting athletes and sports people to achieve their sporting goals. He has also worked with many individuals and athletes with food allergies and intolerances.
Nigel provides a consultancy service to the English Institute of Sport as a technical lead. Nigel recognises and values the contribution that innovation and research provides to sports nutrition and is currently involved in partnerships with Universities on academic projects, including the University of Portsmouth and Liverpool John Moores University.
He has worked with a wide variety of sports/athletes including winter Olympic athletes. He specialises in performance-focused diets to help people perform better and believes an individual’s nutritional needs should be provided through the diet.