About Gotham Pilates

Gotham Pilates was founded in August 2005 by native New Yorker, Laura Sepulveda. Our experienced and certified instructors honor the work of Joseph Pilates through individual and group sessions. A range of styles, including Pilates, dance, fitness, and yoga, are customized to achieve a balanced “amalgam of form and function.” Its fully equipped boutique studio in Downtown La Jolla, just steps to the beach, offers clients an inspiring and non-competitive environment to improve strength, mobility, and vitality—for today and the future.

Studio Philosophy

At Gotham Pilates we encourage our clients  to honor their body and to use what’s available at each moment!  We acknowledge that EVERYBODY’S BODY is different EVERY DAY.  When we honor that we are mindful and move to our best potential.

About Laura Sepulveda

Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Science, Dance Therapy/Education, New York University

Studied Ideokinesis with Andre Bernard at NYU

Yoga Certification 200 hour La Jolla Yoga Center 2013

Pilates certified from The Pilates Institute of Southern California 2004

Over 35,000 hours of personal training and teaching


Individualized programs that focus on efficient movement, flow, & function

Kinesthetic education with a focus on alignment, mobility and balance

Methodology inspired by an amalgam of styles

Pre-Op and Post-Rehabilitation for total hip arthroplasty

Career Highlights

Presenter at The Doris A. Howell Foundation

Presenter of Wellness Seminars at Pharmaca, La Jolla, CA

Guest Instructor at Rancho La Puerta

MBA Candidate RADY School of Management UCSD

Registered Representative at Smith Barney, La Jolla, CA

Sign up for our Online Class Program

Benefit from customized content, limited class size and immediate feedback, wherever you may be! Each month focuses on a different body part using a different prop. Online Classes are convenient, cost-effective, challenging, fun and results driven. Improve balance, core strength and total body mobility!