Ever heard a business say they want to be a third place? Probably not, because many people have not heard of Ray Oldenburg.
Ray Oldenburg is an urban sociologis He coined the term third place for public places on neutral grounds where people can gather and interact. Wondering what is first and second place? Home and work.
Third places are important because they “host the regular, voluntary, informal, and happily anticipated gatherings of individuals beyond the realms of home and work.” They are places where you build deep and meaningful relationships.
This is what Makers is, and we work hard to keep it this way. Fun, friendly, where all are welcomed.
We ask that you please help us keep Makers a third place for all.
Some ways to do this is by:
- Staying positive
- Refraining from complaining
- Treat others like you’d like to be treated
You will also notice that it isn’t uncommon for members to come up and introduce themselves to you or even cheer you on during a workout. Though it may be nerve racking, you can pay it forward by introducing yourself to someone or cheering on someone new. You won’t always be the newbie.