Unzipped: Eric West
The musician, actor and rising star opens up his gym bag.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Q Editors
If the name Eric West doesn't ring any bells just yet, sit tight. The actor and musician was named one of the five Breakout Stars of 2012 by MTV; Conde Nast declared him a style innovator of the year. Oh, and he has talent in his DNA (he's a nephew of Smokey Robinson). With plans to record new music this summer and a "Law & Order" episode airing in a few weeks, there are plenty of opportunities to get acquainted with the rising star. Starting right here, right now, with his gym bag essentials.
4 iPhone 5 + Music
"What workout is complete without an iPhone fully loaded with music? Nothing motivates me more than a good mix of rap, rock and dance. My gym mix includes everyone from Nas to the All-American Rejects to the Beastie Boys. "Black Cat" by Janet Jackson is another one. Once that comes on, forget about it!"
5 Water + Snack
"My only gym workout snack is actually water, though I'm addicted to cheesecake! Usually after leaving the Equinox in Soho I stop in the Little Cupcake Bakeshop to get Blueberry Cheesecake. Defeats the workout? I don't think so."FIND IT >
Photography by Sammy Cosa