Jessica Simms and Taylor Guthrie share their journey as owners and operators of a local spinning studio.

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Jessica Simms and Taylor Guthrie are cofounders of 6YCLE—a spin studio known locally for its cadence style workouts and its growing community of loyal sixers. Jessica and Taylor are hardworking members of Pittsburgh’s fitness scene, leading heart-pumping, calorie-torching classes at their locations in Southside and Peters Township. The pair put blood, sweat, and tears into their business—from coordinating unique hybrid classes and songs mixed for each workout, to branded apparel and even charity rides benefiting local nonprofits. They aim to have welcoming studios where anyone can be motivated to succeed along their fitness journey.

Jessica Simms is the founding member of 6YCLE. Previously, she owned the intimate event planning and design company Jessica Linn Events. Her attention to detail and passion for all things creative have been very beneficial throughout her career and in creating the 6YCLE brand. The original Southside studio opened in 2017 and has been so successful that a 2nd location opened within a year of being in business and a third is currently underway. Outside the studio, Jessica is shamelessly obsessed with her two yorkies Brody and Belle.

Taylor Guthrie is the founding partner of 6YCLE. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in both Business Management and Marketing, and has experience in Account Management—culminating in her dream of one day owning her own gym. In 2016, she began working part-time for Jessica’s event planning company. She quickly became one of her top workers, and most importantly, closest friend. One day, Jessica asked Taylor if she wanted to open a spinning studio together and Taylor (who thought she was joking), said YES! A week later, Taylor quit her desk job and started this incredible journey with Jessica. 2 years later, her gym-owning dreams are a reality. Off the bike, Taylor spends her time with family, friends, and dog Ralphie!

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