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CGMB Heads To The 2019 Arnold Sports Festival In Columbus, Ohio

– Rick Collins to Lead Supplements Discussion Panel and Present at Arnold Education 2019 –

Rick Collins and CGMB will once again have an important presence at the upcoming Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, which this year takes place from February 28th through March 3rd. This year, Rick will be a featured panelist and presenter at the Arnold Education forum – an educational track gathering top speakers from pro sports, strength & conditioning, sports nutrition, rehabilitation, and fitness & health to provide the latest “real world” information on the most critical topics in the industry today.

On Thursday, February 28th, Rick will be part of the first event of the educational track at The Arnold as part of a discussion panel of industry experts discussing “’Gray Supplementation.” He will be joined by Hector Lopez, MD, and Oliver Catlin for the panel discussion, which takes place from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Room D180 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In addition to sharing specific case examples highlighting various antidoping issues facing athletes and fitness professionals today, the panel will also share their knowledge and insight surrounding the legalities and science surrounding dietary supplements and PEDs. On Friday, March 1st at 11 a.m. Rick will then present his lecture “What Fitness Professionals Need to Know About the Law and Scope of Practice.” The lecture, which will also take place in Room D180 at the Columbus Convention Center, will provide attendees with important general legal information that fitness professionals need to be aware of, as well addressing current timely issues surrounding nutrition and the law and how fitness professionals today can best protect themselves and avoid being sued. Arnold Education is open to all attendees, including athletes, coaches and fitness enthusiasts. To register for the Arnold Education forum and to view a complete schedule of presentation topics and times, visit www.arnoldeducation.com.

Rick, a former competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer, has been a consistent presence at the Arnold Sports Festival for many years, and CGMB continues to play a major role as a sponsor of a number of events held throughout the weekend. In addition, this year Rick will be joined at the Arnold Sports Festival by firm associate Phil Nash – who recently has expanded his practice area to become a more integral part of the firm’s dietary supplement division. In addition to Rick’s role as a presenter and panelist at Arnold Education 2019, Rick and Phil will be meeting with key players in the area of sports nutrition throughout the weekend event to discuss some of the latest developments on supplements and the law, and providing attendees with insight into the increased focus on FDA compliance and current FDA regulations in the supplement industry.

The Arnold Sports Festival, which is the largest multi-sports festival in the nation, now annually hosts 22,000 athletes competing in more than 80 sports and events, including 14 Olympic sports. The weekend also features the 2019 Arnold Fitness Expo, where more than 700 exhibitors will showcase the latest in fitness apparel, equipment, training tools, and nutrition, as well as feature numerous competitions throughout the weekend. The Arnold Sports Festival has been co-produced by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer since 1989, when it debuted as a one-day bodybuilding competition known as the Arnold Classic, and has grown to be the largest multi-sport event in the world — attracting leading athletes and fitness professionals worldwide.

Safe travels to all those headed to this year’s Arnold Sports Festival, and we hope to see many of you there! If you will be at this year’s event, please make sure to seek us out to say hello or, if you’d like to set up a time to meet with us, email Rick at rcollins@supplementcounsel.com or call our office at 516-294-0300 and we can arrange to meet with you in Columbus.

Looking forward to seeing you in Columbus this weekend, and best of luck to all of the competitors!