About Courage Equipment

Solutions for every gym and fitness enthusiast

​​Born out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Courage Equipment committed to helping people find high-quality gym equipment at affordable prices so they could stay in shape during the quarantine. Since then, Courage has grown exponentially. We now work with individuals and companies of all sizes to create customizable gym designs, source fitness equipment, and deliver and install beautiful gyms and training studios. 


Joel Eshelman

Operations & Sales

Joel has been helping change lives through fitness for over a decade. In addition to working with Courage Heavy Equipment, Joel owns Apex Personal Training and The Gym MPLS in Golden Valley. Joel’s extensive experience in the fitness industry gives him the expertise needed to find the perfect fitness solutions for every gym and fitness enthusiast. Contact Joel with any of your equipment needs, from home to commercial gym projects!

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Mac Stringer

Warehouse Manager

Mac runs our warehouse in St. Louis Park. From inventory management to fulfillment and installation, he oversees it all! You can find Mac in the warehouse on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you need assistance with your order or would like to set up a time to visit our warehouse or pick up your order, please contact Mac!

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Anna Baer

Marketing Manager

Anna supports Courage with her creative marketing ideas and skillful execution. As a performance coach at The Power House gyms in St. Louis Park and St. Paul, her fitness-savvy insights help elevate our social media, website, and programs to a whole new level. Check out Anna’s work by following us on Instagram!

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Emily Theis

Marketing & Project Manager

Emily guides our projects, large and small, and oversees our marketing efforts. Her eye for design and love of multitasking make her a bright addition to the Courage team where she helps create floor plans, manage projects, maintain the website, and design marketing materials.

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