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Unzipped: Karen Elizaga

The executive coach and newly minted author shares her favorite workout accoutrements.

Working out is an essential part of Karen Elizaga's executive coaching philosophy — and one she is not shy about sharing with her clients. In her new book Find Your Sweet Spot: A Guide to Personal and Professional Excellence,  Elizaga writes, "[Exercise] is an outstanding tool for breaking through limitations...Imagine the power you harness when you achieve a 'never' and realize your ability to surpass your expectations." Her training ground? E in New York City, Equinox's private training club where she has been working with a team of coaches since 2006. "They are the smartest people in the industry," she says, "consistently teaching me new things about how to enhance my own performance." So in the name of performance enhancement, we asked Elizaga to share a few of her essentials: