Fitness club’s music so loud neighbors can ‘Shazam’ songs three floors up

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Sproing Fitness, 1652 N. Wells St. (Mina Bloom / DNAinfo)

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.

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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.”