Casey Eischen, BS, CPT, CSCS, CES
President & Founder
Born and raised in South Florida , Casey is a fitness professional of the highest education. In 2007 she graduated magna cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and has since continued her education by acquiring over a dozen fitness certifications. Her post baccalaureate work also includes taking on multiple internships at different rehab settings where she learned to treat a variety of patients with physical and mental limitations. Currently a sports performance coach and personal trainer in Ft Lauderdale, Casey has been working full-time as a fitness professional for nearly ten years. She is also a well-decorated athlete herself having competed in several different athletic events such as marathons, triathlons, and century rides, but her favorite sport is obstacle racing.
With a passion for fitness and helping others, Casey devotes most her free time to charitable endeavors. After undergoing a prophylactic mastectomy and noticing a void in recovery exercises for women undergoing similar surgeries, Casey set out to create Foobie Fitness, Nonprofit Inc.
Vice President & Art Director
Graduated in Fashion Design from the Instituto Europeo di Design – Madrid, Spain, who also holds an Associate Degree of Science in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Her experience in different countries nurtured her passion for fashion and promoted a broad, versatile and eclectic inspiration showed in her works.
Nicole has gathered ample experience in the fashion design, production industry and graphic design. Her duties in prestigious companies include originate samples from start to finish, product design process, create graphics for screen prints, and also handling production directly with overseas factories. Nicole has designed on a freelance basis for special client’s requests, creating one of a kind piece.
Nicole is honored to be part of Foobie Fitness not only because of her admiration to Casey and all the survivors including her aunt, but because she strongly believes that Foobie Fitness Nonprofit, Inc will guide hope and energy to those who need it most. She is pleased to contribute her knowledge and experience to help so many.
Leslie Friedberg, BS, MSN, CRNA, ARNP
Chief Financial Officer & Medical Liaison
Born and raised in Florida , Leslie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Science and Nursing from Nova Southeastern University in 2008 and started working as a Registered Nurse at Memorial Regional Hospital in the Trauma/Neuro/Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In 2013, she graduated from Florida International University ’s Nurse Anesthetist program with her Master’s degree in Science and Nursing. She now works as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Memorial Regional Hospital.
Both sides of Leslie’s family have a positive history of breast cancer. Her paternal grandmother had breast cancer twice, and her maternal great grandmother lost her life to breast cancer. She has also had her own scares with breast cancer twice in her young age. When she was 15 years old she found a lump in her left breast that thankfully turned out to be a fibroadenoma, and then again at the age of 27 she found another lump in the same breast. The biopsy this time came out with a differential of phyllodes tumor vs. fibroadenoma. Fortunately, her genetic tests came back negative, but the scars on her left breast from both surgeries serve as a constant reminder of this deadly yet preventable disease.
From 2008-2011 in the ICU at Memorial Regional Hospital, Leslie experienced great pleasure in taking care of Tram Flap patients as breast cancer patients and survivors hold a special place in her heart. She made sure to pamper them with sweet smelling soaps and lotions, believing that it is important to still feel like a woman after such an experience. As a CRNA now, she still gets the opportunity to have hands on patient care with these amazing women. ” I want to personally thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey.”
Foobie Fitness, Nonprofit Inc. ~ For breast cancer recovery and a cancer-free lifestyle!~