About Us

Train. Recover. Repeat.

The Mission 

Our Philosophy

The Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness athletic performance staff will design and implement a program using the newest techniques for sport specific training to develop strength and power, improve speed and agility, and reduce the likelihood of injury during competition or practice. We use a wide variety of equipment such as plyometric boxes, bands, ladders, free weights and more. When needed, testing is used to identify strengths/weaknesses and track progress. This information helps to direct program development, keep athletes motivated, and maintain the effectiveness of training protocols. Athletes will be progressed appropriately based on skill level and their ability to adapt to the demands of the sport. Athletes/clients are always treated with respect and dignity to ensure the highest level of comfort and productivity possible when working at Griffin Elite.

Our Specialty

Sports Specific Training

Our Specialty

Sports Specific Training

Speed & Agility

Accelerations, Deceleration, Linear and Lateral Movement Techniques, Running Mechanics, Footwork.

Strength & Conditioning

Olympic Lifting, Plyometrics, Medicine Ball Exercises, Jumping and Landing, Game Ready Preparations for all Athletes.

Injury Prevention Education

Identify and Correct Muscular Imbalances, Balance & Stabilization, Stretching/Flexibility Program, Nutritional Counseling.


Our Process



Identify multi-joint dysfunction throughout the kinetic chain that could potentially limit performance potential and increase risk of injury.


Build and establish a customized program to correct dysfunction and maximize sport specific movement potential.


Develop a structural base that facilitates increased movement and strength characteristics that support sport specific movement and application through increased linear, lateral, and multi-directional speed development.

Our Experts

We possess the sports-science knowledge to assess your strengths and weaknesses for improved athleticism and achieve long lasting gains in safe environment.

Blake Baxter

Director of Athletic Performance


Blake is originally from the Pacific Northwest where he attended Central Washington University for his undergraduate degree and Eastern Washington University for his graduate degree. He first started working in the athletic performance field since the beginning of his undergraduate degree. Blake has made stops at the professional and collegiate level, his most recent stop prior to Griffin Elite was Texas A & M University. Blake has also has worked in the private sector where he spent a portion of his time training and developing youth and high school athletes. In terms of certifications, Blake holds several industry leading ones including the CSCS, and stays up to date will all current training philosophies and concepts. Blake has a specific training philosophy and progression that he applies to his athletes, that enable them to reach and exceed performance goals in an efficient manner.

Central Washington University
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology

Eastern Washington University
Master’s Degree in Exercise Science

Brett Hubbard

Asst. Director of Athletic Performance

MS, CSCS- NSCA, L1 Sport Performance Coach-USA Weightlifting, CrossFit L1, CPR/AED

Brett is a Wisconsin native and three sport high school athlete that played Division III baseball at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he also completed his degree in Kinesiology. After an internship with the Division I Wisconsin Badger Strength and Conditioning Department he worked as a personal trainer and CrossFit coach. He earned a Graduate Assistantship position at Lindenwood University where he earned his Master’s in Human Performance while coaching college athletes full time. Upon graduation he accepted an Athletic Performance coaching job at the Division II University of Missouri- St. Louis where he spent 4 years prior to moving to Northern Kentucky to join the Griffin Elite team.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Lindenwood University
Master’s in Human Performance

Trey Crone

Athletic Performance Coach

USSF National Coaching License, First Aid/CPR Certified, and Certificate in Concussion Awareness

Trey is a former collegiate soccer player who played at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a player Trey traveled to Madrid and Barcelona Spain, where he was able to gain valuable playing and training experiences with players and coaches at the highest level. Trey is currently coaching at Dixie Heights High School and is a former trainer for the Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy. Trey is determined to use his experience and knowledge in the game of soccer to help each athlete reach their full potential.

Mount St. Joseph University
Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Wellness

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Our Contact

(859) 331-0979

Our Hours

Mon – Fri    6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat – Sun    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Location

700 Dolwick Drive
Erlanger, KY 41018