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McEntire Receives Western Michigan University

Distinguished Alumni Award.

Photo courtesy of Western Michigan University. Standing Left to Right: left to right: Chair Daniel Guyette, Dean, College of Fine Arts, Trent McEntire, Founder and Director, McEntire Pilates, and Nina Nelson, Professor.

Trent McEntire, Director and Founder of McEntire Pilates ( was presented the 2015-16 Distinguished Alumni Award from Western Michigan University. The award recognizes McEntire’s work in the development of Pilates methods, most notably Neuro-Movement and the invention of Arcus™.


“It is truly an honor,” said McEntire.  “My experience as a student of Dance at Western Michigan University provided a solid foundation for the work in creating Neuro-Movement programs and equipment. WMU’s Dance program is unique in that it provides a balanced education in both the

arts and movement science, including studies in kinesiology and physics.”


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