There is a high cost to equipment replacement. It’s not just financial. There are also enormous environmental costs to making new equipment. Fitness equipment is manufactured from steel, plastics, and electronics. Each time Dane Fitness refurbishes a piece of equipment so that it can be reused, that much less raw material has to be mined, manufactured, and processed. In addition, we often repair components rather than replace them, lessening the environmental impact from the manufacture of new components.