One rainy evening in October 2015 we went to an Italian restaurant in Copenhagen. It was not like any other romantic date away from kids and responsibilities. No, this evening we sat down and had the agenda whether to stay in the “hamster wheel” and continue our fulltime career jobs in Denmark or follow our dreams and move to a warm climate with our daughter, to pursuit our dream of creating something beautiful together.
Our dream was to build a unique and exclusive retreat offering High Performers the possibility to unleash their full potential. Something that potentially could change people’s life’s and make a huge impact on sociality.
Imagine a world where children are taught to love themselves and where creating a sense of self-worth is something accessible for everyone. This is what we wanted to create. Together, one step at the time.
But it needed us to take a leap and leave our everyday lives in Denmark!
After ten years of searching for the perfect place for our dream retreat, we found an inspiring, tranquil and ideal Mediterranean location in Mallorca.
In the spirit of helping and healing, we took a leap and left our everyday lives in Denmark to create this unique retreat where people can find their best selves.
In 2016 we moved to Mallorca and started The Performance Retreat – the continuation of Human Performance Institute, now with both our strengths and skills.
We have never looked back and are empowered daily by our adventure and the life changing experiences that we offer. We continue to strive to worth inspiring people around us, believing that they have so much more in them to show this world.
Born in Sweden and raised in Denmark, Johan is an award winning Ultimate Frisbee player and Martial Artist. Winning several medals within the World Championship & European Championship competitions.
Johan is one of the most acknowledged and successful Performance Coaches in the world and has helped countless great personalities and World Champions push beyond their limits and reach their ultimate goals.Read More
Over 25 years as an athlete and trainer, he explored many different systems but never found a holistic program that looked at all aspects of the human functions in order to maximize ones ability for optimal performance. For decades, even while achieving great success, Johan knew the training could be improved for even greater results. Traditional conditioning focuses solely on the body, without considering the balance between the physical and the mind.
In the end Johan gave up searching; he decided to pull on all his knowledge and years of experience and invent the system himself!
Johan knew what he wanted – he wanted to invent a system that would look at all aspects at the same time. Not only would he invent a program that ensured the strength and conditioning of an individuals performance level but would combine this with physical alignment, physical balance, bone positioning and most importantly mental and mind training. A truly 360 system that would give the individual a blueprint to reach new heights on all levels.
In 2011 Johan received the wonderful news that he was to become a father to a little baby girl. This put everything into sharp focus and with Bitten’s support, Johan decided to dedicate all his time into developing a system that he had been searching for all these years. When he held his beautiful daughter in his arms for the first time, he knew, with utter certainty that he would create this dream.
From that moment Johan drew on all his knowledge and began searching for the most powerful and inspiring systems and techniques in the world. He travelled far and wide educating himself, practicing developing and putting this unique system together.
Throughout his journey doors started to fly open and Johan met great personalities and world leaders who inspired and encouraged him. Johan one by one, started to coach some of the most powerful and professional high performers in the world. The results were exponential and he knew he had found the answers. A system that would unlock our greatest potential and give us the keys to deep lasting happiness and success in our lives. A system that he would eventually call The Secrets.
With Bitten and his daughters support Johan continues to evolve and push the limits of his unique system. As a high performer himself he continues to educate and search for the ultimate answers to lasting happiness and success. And, in his quietest moments at the end of the day when he looks in his daughter’s eyes, he knows he is creating a flame to pass on, not only to her but to the rest of the world.
As a successful business woman and high performer herself, Bitten is in a unique position to be an expert guide for high performing business woman and entrepreneurs to reach their fullest potential.
Having decades of experience in the corporate and often male- dominated world Bitten is incredible at navigating a hard-competitive environment and allowing oneself to be a powerful and feminine women. Bitten is an outstanding speaker and motivator and touches the hearts and minds to all that she meets with an endless abundance of energy and dedication to be the best you can be.Read More
Born in Denmark, Bitten came from a working-class family where she was taught to get a job and stick to it, and to wait until retirement to live out her dreams. So, this is what she did. She got herself a good education, and for 17 years she strived to reach the top of the insurance industry. As prescribed, she earned good money and had several promotions, but she knew deep down that there was much more to life than just earning good money and working 9-5.
Upon meeting Johan Bitten’s world opened up to healthy living and physical training. She started to think more about taking care of herself, her body and her mental health. Together with Johan, her hidden dream of working within this area grew and grew. She researched clean living, healthy lifestyle changes, and dived deep into wellness. This became a common and deeply shared passion in Bitten and Johan’s life.
Like Johan, Bitten also trains and pushes her limits constantly in both body and mind. She recently got her degree in High Impact Leadership at Cambridge University where she studied how to become an even more powerful leader and also teaches men and women about the human “Love Language” of how to understand each other better encouraging a happier and more deeply connected relationship.
Now Bitten’s life passion is to pass on her knowledge, and together with Johan’s system create a deep lasting impact for their clients at The Performance Retreat.
Anna is our 8 year old daughter. “She is our sunshine and she makes us laugh and love every single day.”
Anna has for sure made it easier for Johan and Bitten to find their why. When not in school, Anna dances around and loves to splash in the swimmingpool.
A holistic approach to physical and mental health which will reset your habits and priorities - And its fun.
You both give so much love and life to me. Thank you!
Johan gave me the tools to live here and now and to look more into myself.
Very successful results - I got much more self-confident.
It is mind blowing and it´s working!
Now I have more success and happiness in my work life than ever!
Hands down one of the best experiences in my life!
The collaboration with Johan taught me the way and I learned not only to be the best fighter but also to become the best possible human being I could be!
They see everyone from a holistic point of view, and this is what make the remarkable results.
My biggest change is that I now trust completely in myself and my decisions!
If you have any doubts trying - just do it! Johan & Bitten will catch you and you will succeed!
It is amazing that something like this exists.