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Lisa Gausepohl

Assistant General Manager & Instructor


All-Inclusive Fitness

Everything you need, all under one roof.

Unlimited Fitness

With 75+ weekly classes, we truly have something for everyone. Our instructors are hand-selected from the top studios in New York City and are experts in their craft.

Personal Training

Mercedes Club's personal trainers hold multiple certifications and specialize in everything from weight loss and injury rehab, to posture correction and movement.

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Wellness Spa

Visit our full-service, on-site spa for massages, facials, waxing and more. Our licensed massage therapists and estheticians will have you felling and looking your best.


Inviting & inspiring

Surrounded by 360° of gorgeous, all-day natural light, Mercedes Club brightens your day and lifts your mood. Our friendly and knowledgeable Hospitality staff will assist however and whenever needed.


Caring & COrdial

We take great pride in our community approach to health and wellness. In a city full of corporate, cookie-cutter gyms, we'd like to consider ourselves a breath of fresh air.

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Lisa began her fitness career at The Vertical Club; the first luxury health club in NYC in 1981. She was part of a fitness team that instructed group exercise classes, fitness assessments, and one-on-one workouts. Lisa quickly realized that putting a smile on a Member's face and making a healthy difference in their daily life was her passion.

When the 80's aerobic craze took off, Lisa became a specialty instructor for The Vertical Club where she taught to large groups of enthusiastic  Members. Most classes had 100+ participants. While teaching at The Vertical Club, club owners from other countries asked her to instruct master classes in Venezuela, Spain, and Australia. After traveling, Lisa decided to go into management where she could have a larger positive impact on Club Members' and Team Members' lives.

Unmatched experience

Over the years, Lisa managed Group Exercise programs for The Vertical Club, Equinox Fitness Clubs, The Sports Club/LA - East 61st, The Sports Club-LA - Rockefeller Center, and Reebok Sports Club-NY. She continued to teach a variety of Group Exercise classes to stay connected to the Members' and instructors' Group Exercise experience.

Lisa joined the Mercedes Club, as Assistant General Manager in January 2015. Though Lisa's Assistant General Manager role includes overseeing our Members' daily Club experience as well as overseeing the Hospitality and Clean Team, she also manages the Group Exercise Team and is responsible for creating the Group Exercise schedule.

Team Builder

Lisa enjoys building teams that are comprised of hard-working, kind, dedicated, and talented individuals that have a passion for delivering exceptional customer service.

Lisa manages with a focus on EXCELLENCE, TEAMWORK, and KINDNESS and strives every day to make a positive impact. Lisa still teaches cycling and treadmill classes as her ardor for teaching in a group setting still exists to this day. She looks forward to seeing you at the Club and in class!

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Everything you need, all under one roof.

Industry leading staff

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Tonya Jacobs
General Manager
Lisa Gausepohl
Assistant General Manager
Tonya Jacobs
General Manager
Lisa Gausepohl
Assistant General Manager
G. Rueda
Operations Manager
Maria Averon
Marketing Design
Marc Anthony

A QUOTE to live by

"Hire nice because you cannot train nice."


Unlimited Classes
Daily Locker
Fitness Evaluation
Guest Passes
Gold's Features +
Laundry Service
Overnight Locker
2 PT Sessions

Words of advice

I truly believe it is essential that a manager builds a team that consists of team members that are kind and respectful to each other and its customers.

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Individualized Programs. Dedicated Trainers. Zero Pretense.


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