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Our Team

Team of expert Coaches

If you join Team Absolute Physiques with your utmost dedication and willingness to learn, RESULTS are what you will walk away with.

Competition Coach | Team Absolute Physiques President | Gym Owner

Dave Strickler

Dave has been involved with fitness since the age of 17.  He has been deeply involved in numerous sports in his lifetime, and was a NPC bodybuilder for seven years. Dave is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno and holds a degree in Finance and Economics. He has several nutrition certifications, as well as personal training.  Dave’s specialty is NPC/IFBB competition training and nutrition.  He has coached numerous competitors at the National level, as well as delivering IFBB pros.  He appears on the Elite Coaches list by Center Podium, an NPC/IFBB promotional organization.  Dave has surrounded himself with fitness industry experts that are coaches for TAP.  Nearly all of the meal plans supplied by TAP are authored by him.  Dave is available for personal training as well.

Bikini Coach | Posing Expert

Hope Harper

Hope Harper is an IFBB Bikini Professional athlete. She is also a coach with Team Absolute Physiques. Hope  started all-star competitive cheerleading at  the age of 10 and continued for 8 years.  She started bodybuilding at the age of 17.   She has taken her cheerleading background all the way to currently cheering for a Division 1 school, The University of Nevada, Reno, while still competing in the IFBB. Hope was nationally qualified after her very first show (on her 18th birthday), winning teen and open bikini. From there, Hope competed at the National level until earning her IFBB Bikini Pro Card in July of 2019. Hope competed in 2 NPC regional shows, 5 NPC national shows and 1 international show. Hope is a certified personal trainer and is very knowledgeable when it comes to bodybuilding, training, posing, and dieting.  She has posed over 100 girls for NPC shows. She is very passionate about this sport and wants to help others achieve their fitness goals. Bodybuilding has taught Hope about discipline, dedication and drive which is now a part of her lifestyle forever.

Bikini Coach | Posing Expert

Lexus Redmond

Lexus Redmond IFBB Pro graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, with a focus in research on cognitive studies. Lexus has always had a active and competitive lifestyle. She was in competitive dance for 7 years and track for 1 year. Her family introduced the health and fitness lifestyle at a young age. She watched her aunt compete at her first show when she was 11 years old. Lexus immediately knew she wanted to be up there. Her first NPC show was in 2016, at Best of the West with Hope Harper. Since then Lexus has competed at a total 5 National Qualifiers, 3 Nationals, and 1 International show where she earned her Pro card. Throughout her years of competing Lexus has learned so much. She strives to honor those  who have helped her on and off stage, through her coaching. Lexus has a strong love for health and fitness and hopes to share that love and dedication with anyone who is willing to join.



We have all interested competitors fill out an application in order to understand your history in fitness and your overall goals in order to guarantee you will join our team with one goal in mind… to win!