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Jump Time to open trampoline center in Twin Falls

The owners of the Jump Time trampoline centers in Meridian and Boise are opening another trampoline center, this one in Twin Falls.

Chad Babcock, a former gymnast and ski aerialist, said the Twin Falls center will be similar in size and offerings to the ones in the Treasure Valley, and will open Oct. 1. Babcock’s company has purchased a building for the Twin Falls Jump Time.

The 12,000-square-foot Boise Jump Time, which opened last fall, takes up part of a warehouse building that occupies a full block on River Street between 10th and 11th streets downtown. The Meridian Jump Time, which opened in 2010, occupies 22,000 square feet near the intersection of Eagle Road and Fairview.

Babcock’s Boise-based business, also called Jump Time, also runs three portable gyms called Magic Tumble Buses and has a Tumble Time Gymnastics and Education Center on North Cloverdale Road in Boise.

Babcock is a Boise native who earned a teaching degree on a gymnastics scholarship at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. He is a three-time NCAA All-American gymnast who also traveled the world for two years working as an inverted aerialist for a traveling ski show.

He said his business will employ 60 people in all when the Twin Falls center is up and running.

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