Teddington Pilates Studio is fully equipped with the latest Pilates machines, located in the heart of Teddington, Middlesex. Pilates in this studio is all machine based.


Teddington Pilates Studio is a centre of excellence, providing private (1 to 1) and semi-private (2 to 1) instruction for all.


The studio regularly take referrals from GPs, osteopaths and physiotherapists.


Clients receive a detailed postural assessment, identifying individual requirements and then a tailored programme is constructed to help regain functional movement and assist long-term goals and pain control.


Teddington Pilates Studio’s focus is on restoring your muscle balance and improve your postural awareness, helping develop:


  1. A stronger, healthier back

  2. A more toned, mobile and flexible body

  3. A leaner, longer look

  4. A flatter stomach

  5. A better body shape

  6. A better balance between strength and suppleness

  7. Better posture

  8. A more neutral spine

  9. Easier, range of movement

  10. Improved co-ordination

  11. Greater body awareness

  12. Injury prevention and rehabilitation

  13. Gain without pain

  14. Relief from stress

  15. General fitness

  16. A sense of calm and well-being



  1. “It is my great pleasure to make note of my experience with Johnny Kennett, who has instructed me in Pilates for the past several months.


  2. I have had frequently-recurring, very intense knee pain since my university days 35 years ago. After a lifetime of failed therapy, exploratory surgery and medication, I long ago resigned myself to conflicting tentative diagnoses, limited activity, frequent discomfort, and occasional excruciating draining of the joints when they became too swollen to bend. Both knees have been involved, though usually one at a time.


  3. I have seen personal trainers thrice-weekly for much of the last 20 years, though I recently stopped in order to try Pilates instead. Most of my old trainers recommended strengthening certain muscles around the knee, and gave me exercises for it, but very little relief ever came about. Indeed, some of the exercises did more harm.


  4. Then came Johnny. He quickly agreed that muscle-strengthening, and improved walking motions, could be of help. However, this time - for the first time in my life - I was given a program which within two months had relieved 90% of my knee problems. In the subsequent six months, I have not had a single recurrence of knee pain (apart from one foolish gardening-enduced episode).


  5. Needless to say, I am dumbfounded by this success. the exercises are unsettlingly EASY and gentle. I was entirely sceptical that such modest effort, however focussed it might be, could possibly do much good. And yet, I no longer dread stairs, and I’ve gone off my permanent diet of Naproxen (and Omeprazole, its necessary stomach-protective partner drug).


  6. I have to say that I would be enjoying the Pilates classes even without such dramatic results. I feel better in other, subtler ways as well, and learned a great deal about physical movement both good and bad. Johnny is an engaging, inspiring teacher - extremely knowledgable, highly articulate, and profoundly committed to his work. Learning form him has been a real joy.”



  7. Gary Gunas



The Studio’s experienced teachers, John E Kennett and Nikki Heaton treat clients with:


  1. Back ache

  2. Prolapsed disc

  3. Sports injuries

  4. Hip/ knee replacement/ reconstruction

  5. Shoulder injuries/ frozen shoulder

  6. Tennis/ golfer’s elbow

  7. Pre/ post natal

  8. Mastectomy operation and reconstruction

  9. ME

  10. Parkinson’s

  11. Stroke patients

  12. MS


  1. As a doctor myself, I admit I was initially sceptical about my neurologist's recommendation that I take up Pilates. I did not really believe that it could  significantly alleviate my condition: I have had MS for many years (now in the so-called 'secondary progressive stage') and had begun to experience increasing stiffness of my leg muscles and consequent difficulty with walking. 


  2. Nonetheless I followed the neurologist's advice and did take up Pilates. I have been taught by John Kennett once or twice a week and began to notice the benefits almost immediately.


  3. A year later my legs are much less stiff and their range of movement increased. As a result my walking is very much better as is my general confidence and sense of well-being. My initial pessimism has been completely overturned.


  4. I owe this to Johnny's patient and thoughtful explanations and encouragement. I was from the outset impressed by his detailed knowledge of the relevant anatomy, and the rational and patient way he demonstrates, explains and guides me through the Pilates exercises. 


  5. He is consistently considerate and takes into account the many  physical and psychological factors which can affect one's capacities at any one time. I always feel that Johnny's way of imparting his knowledge of Pilates is tailored to me as an individual. His serious enthusiasm for Pilates is contagious but has been tempered by much humour and shared laughter. For me, an important ingredient of the success of Pilates has been that it is so enjoyable.


  6. I warmly recommend Pilates, and Johnny's inspired teaching.



  7. Dr David L.    London



John and Nikki have treated, instructed and coached individuals working on and performing in:


  1. Chariots of Fire (West End)

  2. Phantom of the Opera (Copenhagen)

  3. BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing

  4. ITV’s Dancing On Ice

  5. Tivoli (Copenhagen)

  6. Cats

  7. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

  8. The Snowman

  9. Royal Ballet

  10. English National Opera

  11. England U21 Rugby team

  12. Professional footballer players

  13. Professional rugby players

  14. Professional tennis players

  15. National Athletes

  16. Television and radio personalities

  17. Supermodels

  18. Business leaders

“I have learned that whilst aging is an irreversible fact of life, feeling old is not.  For me, Pilates has been an excellent form of exercise to restore my core strength and flexibility, things I took for granted in my more active youth.  After two years of Pilates I feel fit and injury free.  I have benefited from this feeling in numerous ways – general feeling of wellbeing, confidence, active hobbies including skiing and scuba diving and positive outlook that with Pilates I can enjoy my remaining years hopefully active and pain free.”


Dr Adrian Cree




“As I walked in through the front door I was greeted by John E Kennett, who is described by big names in dance and sports as a guru. This was justified when, during my postural assessment and treatment, he picked up on imbalances in my body that an osteopath recently missed.


Have your medical history on the tip of your tongue as you’ll be quizzed and the more information you give the more beneficial your treatment will be. Kennett’s masterful knowledge of anatomy is matched by his ability to apply your body to the various machines, fitting the purpose of your treatment. With the accuracy of a Royal Marine and his rifle, he targets the exact muscle fibres needed to regain muscular balance.


Conclusion? If you’ve been released from the ‘care’ of the NHS and feel you want your body to function more efficiently; have chronic pain or dysfunction that nobody else can seem to fix; if you’re a keen runner and are looking to improve the efficiency of your running gait to knock minutes off your 10km or if you’re a golfer and want to hit the ball further, book yourself in with John E Kennett.”


Phil McDougall

(Fitness expert, writing for London Confidential)





“Following the birth of my first son my back was in a lot of pain. I had a combination of an already existing large abdominal hernia, a caesarean section and I was breast-feeding whilst constantly lifting and carrying a baby. There was a point at which I could hardly walk. A whole series of chiropractic treatments did alleviate it although I still had to be careful and I did have relapses.


A couple of years later I did pilates regularly for a year and couldn't believe how much stronger my body became. Then I became pregnant with twins. Throughout the pregnancy and after the birth I didn't suffer from any back pain. I know that without the pilates it would have been very different. I have now returned to doing regular pilates which has not only made me stronger but helps me renew my overall strength which I need with 3 small boys. Thanks to Johnny who every week seems to know exactly what I need to stay on track physically and mentally. ”


Sam Wolfson





Orchestral conducting is physically very demanding, and staying fit is a crucial part of the job. I have been fortunate to have John's guidance over the past few years, and his skilled eye and great knowledge of the workings of the body have been invaluable. I wish him well in his new studio.”


Barry Wordsworth

(Music Director, Royal Ballet)





“Through a combination of patience, enthusiasm and good humour backed up with technical expertise at the highest level - never have difficult concepts been explained so clearly - Nikki and John, through excellent instruction, have made me stronger, fitter, healthier and, crucially, more aware of how my body works and what I need to do to look after it.


It would not be too fanciful to say that they have improved and enhanced the quality of my life.


They are worth every penny and I can't recommend them too highly.”


Paul Johnston





“Working as a researcher and consultant, I'm keen to make the most of sessions within a time-pressured schedule, & scrutinise the service I get!


I cannot fault Johnny's work in any way. I am always impressed with his articulacy desire to help clients to understand how their body works (or not, as the case may be!). This is refreshing when it can often feel that you're kept in the dark & shunted along a production line. Johnny's approach empowers clients to be more in control & proactive when it comes to their own wellbeing so that, ultimately, you're building a long-term solution, rather than simply attending a series of sessions.


Across all of this, Johnny achieves the perfect balance between an approachable, light-hearted & empathetic approach, while also conveying a professionalism & expertise that generates unquestionable reassurance and respect.


If you're of the school that likes to be disengaged from what's going with your body & hand yourself over to a silent, old-school practitioner, Johnny won't be for you. To everyone else, I'd recommend him in a heartbeat.”


Denise Hicks





“Johnny Kennett is an expert in this field, a natural-born teacher, and a warm generous human being. Week after week, I am impressed by his skills. His Pilates work is therapeutic in the best ways: curative and preventative, effective and empowering. And, in amongst all the serious stuff, phew! A sense of humour.”


Elise Valmorbida

(Communications consultant)





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