Ian & Irene's Story

After Irene Oxley had open heart surgery, her and her husband Ian realised there were no places to further her cardiac rehabilitation. They then made their own circuit class called "Keep Active" and now run it for people in similar positions at South West Baptist Church​. 7 years later, they have 3 classes a week, and over 150 participants. For their kindness to others, passion for healthy living and commitment to help the older generation live a better lifestyle is the reason why they are the Braveheart of Christchurch for this week.