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Will Gray, and Chris Spagnuolo all coach. So do couples Guido and Beth Buchbinder, Matt DeSutter and Donna Paglia, Rob and Missy Kilgore, Lance and Cathy LaFave, and Rob and Heather Shanahan. Pastore wants to keep going because more are joining the ranks of Night's Watch all the time, contributing a variety of talents, like Dave Paquette and Tino DeLollis. The latter has been known to bring his band Grounds for Divorce to play at events. "The inspiration for all of us is Coach Cav. He pushes us to get comfortable being uncomfortable," Pastore says. But Cavallerano is quick to credit Warren Cross, the Wellesley busi- ness owner who carved out a space in his Tech Circle building in Natick on the Wellesley border for the GarageGym. It's so named because cars are repaired on the other side of the cinderblock wall. Cross opens the workout space to a variety of groups, including youth hockey teams and a boot camp for women run by Graham Masiiwa, who also coaches at Dana Hall. Far from being an exclusive club, the GarageGym and Night's Watch strive to be as inclusive as possible. Team members ran in a Relay for Life fundraiser last summer and have been known to throw "paleo potlucks." Missy Kilgore, who now works out with the women's group, says she's amazed by the transformation in her husband Rob. "He's bring- ing home kale. Kale!" The Kilgores have become infamous for their co- created "paleo lasagnas" as well as for setting up Spartan-like events on weekends for everyone. "No winners, no losers, only personal bests!" Pastore says. Pastore had been hoping for a personal best at the South Carolina Spartan race last October. But when a close friend's father died, he attended the funeral instead. When teammate Lance LaFave, the phys- ical powerhouse in the group, talks about the event, the first thing he brings up is how much Pastore, aka JP, has done to grow and strengthen Night's Watch. Coach Cavallerano agrees. "We honored JP by calling out his name at every mile in South Carolina… he was with us the whole way." The group is tight-knit, but its members are always reaching out to new recruits like Rob Shanahan, who resisted the invitation for months. When he finally did brave those first couple of workouts, he took him- self to the cardiologist, convinced there was too much stress on his heart. "It was just the pain of my body getting back in shape," he laughed. With close to a year's time under his belt with Night's Watch, Shanahan's wife, Heather, says she's "never known Rob to be in better shape physically, or happier all around." The entire Shanahan family competed in the Spartan race at Fenway Park last November along with dozens of others from Night's Watch. Johnny Shanahan, almost 9, said the race was hard, "but it was really fun doing it with my family and friends." 132 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 Night's Watch P H O T O S B Y H E A T H E R S H A N A H A N

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