Ever since he was young, Justin Sheaffer, wanted to be a super hero. Whether helping younger children or protecting them from enemies (as invisible as they may have been), he was always there to help, entertain and inspire. Having played every sport under the sun by age 6 and a flag football national title under his belt. It wasn't until he discovered the world of competitive gymnastics, that he realized his potential and tool to become an even more marvelous super hero.
Always on the move, his family set up camp in Colorado Springs, CO. In 2002, Justin tried out for the gymnastics team at the OTC (Olympic Training Center). After acceptance, he was put on the 2012 London training program. With state/regional titles in all-around as well as individual events his future looked bright. In 2007, Justin retired, it had been 11 years of the same daily routines...School, gymnastics, eat, sleep and repeat. He wanted to experience a little bit more and try new things.
Justin joined an after school program focused on athletic training. Learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries. In 2008 and 2009 he had racked up over 600 hours of "community service" time, assisting the girls basketball and volleyball teams. In 2009 the Volleyball team went on to win the State Championship! And held on to the title for the next 5 years.
During the Spring of 2008 & 2009, Justin competed in springboard diving for his high school, Cheyenne Mtn. In 2009 he took 4th in the state and Diver of the Year Award both consecutive years. He received All-Star status both years and was offered 3 full ride scholarships.
Having dabbled in Parkour prior to high school graduation, he had gained recognition in the community rather quickly. Competing over seas in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany. He managed to take the bronze in the world championships. He became one of only 30 internationally sponsored athletes of the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation (WFPF). It was this honor that pushed him to pursue parkour as a career. He declined the scholarships, with hopes that someone who deserved them more would put them to better use. With all of his eggs in one basket he got to work.
Justin formed the parkour collective, Tranquil Movement. Opened classes at 2 local gymnastics facilities and began teaching what he knew. He traveled the world competing for the Red Bull Art of Motion. Between 2010 & 2011 he had been to; Austria, Boston, London, Brazil, Detroit and Kuwait to compete. Toured in India for a month, doing performances for Thumbs Up (a Coca-Cola Company). Tour and workshops all through out Europe as well as the US. Appeared on NBC's Ninja Warrior. And is certified as a Master Coach via USA Parkour.
The Tranquil's Initiation Tradition Jam (T.I.T. Jam) is of Justin most prized accomplishments. Every July, he organizes a week long fundraising campaign to raise money for Breast Cancer Treatment in honor of his aunt. Teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, local businesses, government and parkour practitioners from all over the world, they have managed to raise thousands of dollars every year, since 2011.
Justin's next goal is to build the first ever Parkour exclusive facility in Colorado Springs, CO. Using the inspirations and mindsets he has gathered from all over the world to make it one of a kind and diverse.