Sales grew by 3.1 percent in dollars and by 6 percent in local currencies in the first quarter for the fitness segment of Brunswick Corp., which now comprises Life Fitness and Hammer Strength as well as the Brunswick billiards business. They reached $185.6 million, but the segment's operating income fell by 13 percent to $25.8 million, due in part to currencies and costs related to the expansion of manufacturing capacities and new product introductions. Sales outside the U.S. rose by one percent in dollars and by 8 percent in local currencies. The outlook for the full year calls for mid-single-digit sales growth and a stable operating margin for the segment.