Brunswick Corporation : Life Fitness To Expand Ramsey Factory

Ramsey, Minnesota, factory expansion will increase production,
provide local job opportunities

Ramsey, Minn., Sept. 24, 2015 - Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial
fitness equipment, will break ground today at its Ramsey, Minn., factory to make
way for a nearly 50,000-square-foot expansion. The addition comes after
production at the factory has nearly doubled over the previous six years. In
addition to increased production efficiency, the expansion will provide
additional jobs for the local community and surrounding area.

"Our factory in Ramsey is vital to our global production," said Chris Clawson,
president of Life Fitness. "We produce more products in Ramsey than anywhere
else in the world, and we're excited to continue growing with the community and
providing more job opportunities as we expand."

Currently, the Life Fitness Ramsey factory produces more than 140 different
commercial strength Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment products.
Additionally, the location produces welded components for Life Fitness
cardiovascular fitness equipment that are shipped to its Franklin Park, Ill.,
facility for full assembly.

Scheduled for completion in March 2016 when the expanded Ramsey facility will
total over 330,000 square feet, the expansion will create increased space to
allow for a restructuring of the floor layout to improve efficiencies. The
addition also will provide Life Fitness with the capacity to accommodate
anticipated international growth, and further position the company to provide
customers with greater levels of customization and enhanced customer service.

The City of Ramsey approved a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement to
facilitate project construction. Additionally, the State of Minnesota has issued
a job creation fund award allowing Life Fitness to earn incentives as new jobs
are created over the next five years.  Further, Life Fitness will seek to use
the project's capital with area contractors to invest in the area economy.

"The City of Ramsey and State of Minnesota have both been a significant help in
this expansion project, and we thank the community for its support and for being
our partners in growth," said Clawson.

Life Fitness has been a staple of the Ramsey community for more than 15 years.
Acquiring the current facility in 1998 when it was 60,000 square feet, the
factory more than quadrupled in 2000 amid global company growth with the
addition of 225,000 square feet.

The Ramsey factory currently produces the following fitness equipment for global
shipment: Insignia Series, SYNRGY360, Multi-Jungles, Cable Motion machines,
Hammer Strength Select Series, Hammer Strength plate-loaded equipment and Hammer
Strength Motion Technology Selectorized (MTS) equipment.

Life Fitness also has factories in Franklin Park, Ill.; Falmouth, Ky.; Tulsa,
Okla.; Bristol and Delavan, Wis., as well as Kiskoros, Hungary. Life Fitness is
headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and is a division of Brunswick Corporation

About Life Fitness
Life  Fitness  is  the  global  leader  in commercial fitness equipment and game
tables  and furnishings.  The company  manufactures and  sells its  strength and
cardiovascular  equipment  and  billiards  tables,  accessories  and  game  room
furniture  under  the  brand  names  Life  Fitness,  Hammer Strength, SCIFIT and
Brunswick  Billiards. Its equipment  is distributed to  more than 120 countries.
Headquartered  outside Chicago, in Rosemont, Ill., Life Fitness is a division of
Brunswick  Corporation (NYSE: BC). For more  information on Life Fitness and its
family  of brands, please  visit,

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill
"Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury
and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard
engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood and Whale marine parts and
accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine, BLA and Bell RPG
parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick
Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund,
Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern boats, and Life
Fitness, Hammer Strength and SCIFIT fitness equipment, and Brunswick billiards
tables, accessories and game room furniture and InMovement products and services
for productive well-being. For more information, visit


Lauren Platt
Public Relations and Social Media Manager
Life Fitness
T: +1 847.288.3627

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