Meet Our Team

joe-aiello Joe Aiello, Business Development Manager

Joe is originally from St. Louis, where he was involved in athletics from a very young age. He grew up playing almost every sport available from soccer to rock-climbing. Joe spent 10 years playing rugby and eventually found his way to CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. He opened and operated his own CrossFit gym for 6 years and when he decided to move on from that adventure, he knew he needed to continue his life in the fitness industry. Being healthy is a huge part of who he is as a person and now he has the opportunity to continue to bring the gift of fitness to his community as part of the Mercy Sports Performance and EXOS partnership. 

Credentials:
CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Certification / USA Weightlifting Certification / CPR/AED & First Aid

ryan-hurston Ryan Hurston, Performance Specialist

Originally from Saint Louis, Ryan attended DePauw University and earned a degree in Kinesiology. Afterwards he spent time coaching and scouting youth and high school athletes in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas. Since returning to St. Louis Ryan has worked with a variety of individuals from medical professionals, athletes and executives in both group and personal settings, guiding them along their path towards an upgraded life. He has been a part of EXOS since 2018 and is excited to be a part of the new facility and unique partnership between Mercy Sports Medicine and EXOS.

Credentials:
B.S. Kinesiology, Depauw University; NSCA CSCS; EXOS XPS, XTS, XFS; ISSA SSN; NASM CPT

bret-kelly Bret Kelly, MS, CSCS, USAW, Performance Manager

Originally from St. Louis, Bret grew up playing football and wrestling which transitioned to rugby and weightlifting later in life. After completing his Masters, Bret spent time as a strength and conditioning coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis University, the Chicago White Sox and most recently the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding team. His time with elite athletes has prepared him to train a wide variety of disciplines as well as collaborate with sports medicine professionals during injury rehab. He and his wife have recently moved back to the St. Louis area and he’s excited to help local people reach their goals!