Fitness club’s music so loud neighbors can ‘Shazam’ songs three floors up
OLD TOWN — The way homeowner Nikki Drake describes it, most days her 15-month-old daughter, Maren, wakes up and goes to bed, she’s serenaded — not by a soft lullaby — but by thumping dance music and a fitness instructor shouting over a microphone.
“She’ll know how to count down from four before any of her friends because she’s been hearing it a hundred times a day,” said Drake, who lives in a condo at 205 W. Eugenie St. above Sproing Fitness, 1652 N. Wells St.
Drake and her neighbors recently filed a lawsuit against Sproing, alleging that the fitness center’s loud aerobics classes — which are conducted seven days a week as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 8:30 p.m. — have prevented them from going to sleep and holding conversations, and interfere with work and social plans. There are a total of 10 residences in the building.
But Paul Toback, who owns Sproing, said he’s been nothing but accommodating. He said the homeowners have been on a crusade to drive him out of business since “day one.”