+ Giggles was co-founded in 2006 by two best friends, Kim Evans and Sandra
VanGilder who met at UCSD after noticing they were both wearing the same
plaid Converse. They found early on that they had many things in common
including the same taste in style, their love for exercise and their desire
to make everything they do fun.
Despite their very different height, Kim is 5’10” and Sandra is
barely 5’2”, they both had the same need for health and fitness.
Most importantly, they believed in friendship, loyalty, and following their
dreams. Kim needed quick and effective techniques that she could do
anywhere at anytime to stay healthy and fit while being with her new baby.
Sandra provided the expertise needed to develop an exercise program to fit
the functional demands of a new mom while creating a fun environment that
would benefit the baby. Through hard work, support and dedication, Fit &
Giggles was born.
Kim Evans is a successful working mom, who loves being with Mia, her 9-month-old
daughter; Audrey, her extremely playful dog; and Cary, her very supportive
and loving husband. Her top priorities have always been her family and health.
Keeping that in mind, she finds creative ways to stay active and healthy
while spending time with her baby. She and her family live in San Diego,
Sandra VanGilder has a doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University
of Southern California and is currently practicing in a private clinic in
San Diego. She applies foundational knowledge of anatomy, manual therapy and
evidence based practice learned at USC and integrates it with a biomechanical,
functional approach taught by Gary Gray, a world renowned PT in his own right,
to problem solve for each of her patient’s needs. Sandra and her husband,
Mike, live in San Diego, California and have a baby on the way.