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Owen Monroy

Founder / Lead Trainer

Oxygen Rally embodies Owen's vision for empowering energy, health, and human performance. Monroy spent nearly a decade coaching women's volleyball professionally at the NCAA D1 level with elite programs across the nation, both indoors and on the beach (Cal Berkeley, University of Illinois, Penn State, Saint Mary's College). Along the way, Owen realized that characteristics commonly referred to as "intangibles" (i.e. motivation, energy, and will-power) are actually rooted in a person’s physiology. This paradigm-shifting realization radically altered his path and refocused his mission on upgrading human energy. True to his background in athletics Owen quickly zoomed in on the fundamentals of metabolism and the vital contributions of oxygen, light, and movement. Oxygen Rally was founded to introduce the public to tools for powerfully investing in health and human energy.


Derek Marks PhD

Exercise & Sports Performance Advisor

Derek Marks PhD, is an Exercise Physiologist and currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Saint Mary’s College of California.  He has served as the Performance Nutrition Director at Saint Mary’s College Athletics since 2007 where he works with coaches, trainers, and athletes on achieving optimal performance through nutritional and lifestyle modification.  His areas of research and professional activity are primarily in the field of ergogenic aids and sport nutrition.  He has worked internationally as both a professor in Health Science at the Australian College of Physical Education and as a sport nutritionist working with professional and recreational athletes (Crossfit, rugby and power lifting).