The fitness segment of Brunswick Corporation, consisting essentially of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength, recorded a 14 percent sales increase to $157.2 million in the third quarter, but sales outside the U.S. declined by 1 percent to 49 percent of the total. The segment's operating profit grew to $22.6 million from $17.0 million in the same period a year ago, as a more favorable product mix offset higher freight costs. Brunswick's bowling and billiards segment increased sales by 7 percent to $79.5 million, but here again, international revenues rose by only 1 percent and represented 25 percent of the total. The segment posted an operating profit of $1.8 million compared with break-even results. All in all, Brunswick saw its revenues go up by 7.5 percent to $876.7 million in the latest quarter, generating a net profit of $4.7 million against a loss of $7.2 million, thanks in part to cost cuts across the group.