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I was never an athletic kid. I did martial arts and African dance but was I running to practices and convincing my parents to drop money on a sport?
It wasn’t until a few years ago when I took up running races, when the need for sweat, burning calories and bulking up took over my life. Granted, my desire to work out isn’t always there, but I’m so glad that EB appears to enjoy the fit life. This is one of the things I’ve ALWAYS wanted for my kids. Especially since uh, I’m fat.
We got her in gymnastics at 3 years old and figured it would be a great sport that would help her burn energy. And gymnastics for little kids is all about fun! With no pressure to do things perfectly, I knew EB would enjoy the freedom of learning how to move her body, work with other kids her age and experience what it’s like to challenge herself.
Gymnastics has not disappointed her and though I gripe about having to go to and from gymnastics lessons, I love that she has found something she loves. It makes me SO happy. Esposo and I figure that if we got our kids into sports early, they’ll naturally always want to do things that keep them active. It will be their norm!
But before wee EB’s toddler toe took one step on a gymnastics floor, we took her to the doctor to make sure she had a thorough physical.
The last thing we wanted was to put her into a physical activity that her body wasn’t ready for. After a thorough checkup from her doctor, she was in the clear to start sports and that, my friends is all she wrote. Quality medical care plays a huge role in Elle’s fit life and we’re grateful that we have the options and access to make sure she can be seen at any given moment. Seriously, if there’s anything athletic kids and adults need, it’s good healthcare!
The same option is available for children across Florida through Florida KidCare. Florida KidCare exists to ensure that Florida children of all economic backgrounds have access to affordable and quality healthcare. It doesn’t matter if a parent or guardian works or not or how old a child is. If they are under the age of 18 and need to see a doctor, Florida KidCare makes this happen.
And I know what you may be thinking. “How can this happen now? Isn’t the enrollment period over?”
With a year-round enrollment program, you can apply for Florida KidCare during any time and season. It doesn’t hurt to apply AND it’s beyond easy.
Ways to apply:
- Via phone
- Connect with an in-person application specialist
Whether you’re thinking about expanding your family or just want to ensure that your family can get quality care, I say reach out. And to my fellow sports parents, we all know how important it is to make sure our kids are able to go to the doctor and hospital at any given moment.
Any fellow sports parents out there? Or did you play sports growing up?
FTC Disclosure: This sponsored post has been brought to you by Florida KidCare.