Best iPhone 6 Cases for Runners + Gym Goers

The Best iPhone 6 Cases for Runners + Gym Goers


I’ve been on the hunt again.  Last week it was running sunglasses and this week it’s a new case for my iPhone 6.  I’m the kind of consumer that literally will research what I’m shopping for to death and it’s no different when it come to a home for my phone.  

I’m pretty sure the last time I purchased one it took me like 2 months to finally decide, mostly because I have a lot of criteria that need to be filled.  I want it to be tough and durable but pretty all while fitting in my FlipBelt.  Huge bonus if it has a kickstand…that makes it easier to take “runfies” and selfies while I’m working out instead of having to find something to prop it against.  

So, while I still haven’t decided, I figured I would share what I have found.  All of these cases provide a little something extra though, I still haven’t found one that has EVERYTHING I want.  That’s never the case though (no pun intended). 

iPhone 6 Battery Case, Trianium Atomic S

iPhone 6 Cases for Runners and Gym Goers


If you’re anything like me, your battery on your phone is constantly dying which is problematic especially when you’re out for a run.  This case solves that problem by providing 100% battery life for 14+ hours of talk time or 10+ hours of web browsing.  It is also super durable with a bumper design and hard shell back plate yet slim enough to fit comfortably in your hand and pocket. Which is a must if you’re bringing it on the run.  Sells for $49.99 on Amazon. 

 i-Blason Apple iPhone 6 Case 4.7 Transformer Slim Hard Shell Case Holster Combo with Kickstand and Locking Belt Swivel Clip

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iPhone 6 Case for Runners and Gym Goers

It’s not so much the holster (which can be easily removed) that I like about this phone case but rather the vertical kickstand which is hard to find for the iPhone 6.  I personally like a kickstand on my phone because it makes it easier to take pictures while exercising (as opposed to finding something to prop the phone against) as well as watch exercise demos/videos and read recipes.  The other desirable feature about this case is the fact that it has a rubberized texture which protects it and prevents slipping.  This one is sold on Amazon for $12.99.

Spigen Slim Armor CS Case 

iPhone 6 Cases for Runners and Gym Goers

This compact and secure wallet style case is perfect for on the run when you’re away from home or want to run to the store, literally.  It’s also great for gym goers that need to keep certain cards on hand. The quick access slot holds up to two cards in staggered placement plus the case has air cushioned corners and spider web pattern shock absorptions to protect your phone when you’ve got a case of the dropsies.  Sells for $24.99 on Amazon. 

LifeProof FRE Case

iPhone 6 Cases for Runners and Gym Goers

Water proof. Snow proof. Dirt proof. Shock proof.  Perfect for those who always find a way to destroy their phones.  On Amazon for $69.86

HB Tune 

iPhone 6 Cases for Runners and Gym Goers

Not exactly a case but worth the mention if you’re the kind of runner that’s always pulling their phone out the their pocket while on the run.  That would be me, by the way.  I actually have an HB Tune and it’s pretty awesome and fits my phone WITH a case on it. Totally worth checking out if you’re looking for a different way to carry your phone on the run. Sells for $24.99. 

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iPhone 6 Kickstand Case from Herrington Catalog 

iPhone 6 Case for Runners and Gym Goers


If you’re looking for polished meets practical then this is the case for you.  Personally, I always like my phone case to have a little class while still remaining functional which is why I was drawn to this one.  It not only has a vertical kickstand (YAY) but the polycarbonate case protects the outside from scratches while the microfiber lining provides a soft cushioning.  This case also has a beveled edge to protect your phone when you place it face down.  Sells for $49.95 on!  

So there you go, six cases that are all functional in their own way and perfect for those with an active lifestyle like myself. 

Which one would you choose?

What features are most important to you in a phone case? 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply May 14, 2015

ugh.....further cements my desire for a new phone! We are a "use it till it croaks" family and my 4s is BARELY hanging on, lol! But these cases are awesome!
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    Oh man, I have killed so many of my phones! I always steal my hubby's upgrade! Hopefully you get a new one soon :)

Linz @ Itz Linz
Reply May 14, 2015

ok i need one because my iphone6 in the otterbox doesn't fit in my old case!
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    Oh no, that's no good! You definitely need a new case :)

Reply May 14, 2015

I love my speck case because it has protected my phone from so many drops on the pavement but I've been considering looking for one with a card holder for my work ID. Thanks for saving me the search! My son needs that "life" one.
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    No problemo! I've heard a lot of great things about that case! :) I think I need the "life" one too!

Reply May 14, 2015

This is a great list! I was looking for a battery case for my iphone 6! I'll look into the one you mentioned. Thanks for sharing what you've found. I wish there was a case that had everything I needed too!
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    It has great reviews, hope it works out for you! :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply May 14, 2015

My friends husband had a lifeproof on his phone in Brazil and actually took it in ocean to take pictures. Blows my mind! I"m thinking about getting one!
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    That is awesome! I'd be so scared to do that even with the case on it!

Reply May 14, 2015

Nice list! I used to use a wrist wallet that slide onto my wrist, it had two pockets and fit my phone and cards.... then lost it :-( ... Can't remember the brand either. Anyone have one?

    Reply May 14, 2015

    Hmm I'm not sure I've seen that one but if I come across one like that I will let you know! :)

Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes
Reply May 14, 2015

Now that they make the glass screen protectors I don't feel like my phone case is as important. I'm one of those people who is constantly dropping their phones so I used to always have an otterbox on mine. I love that I more options now that I only have to worry about the screen protector cracking!
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    I literally drop my phone at least 3x a day! Thank goodness for those screen protectors or my phone would be toast. Now I just have to keep it from getting flushed down the toilet by the kids :P

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply May 14, 2015

I shared this on my FB page today- great run down! I am about the drop- oops! it needs protection! I am good with sticking mine in my flipbelt while I run ! :)
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    Thank you so much for sharing! I need some protection too- the case I have now is bare minimum and I only seem to be getting clumsier :P

Mary Long
Reply May 14, 2015

My daughter has the case with the card holder on the back - perfect for a college student who does not like to carry her wallet everywhere! I need a new case badly for my 5S. I don't know what I want, what color.... it's to hard to decide!
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    It is SO hard to decide! There are so many choices, haha!

Deborah@ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply May 14, 2015

One reason I haven't upgraded to the 6 is that I'm afraid it's too big to fit into all of my fuel belts. Do you put yours in there?
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    Yes, I do! Fits nicely in the FlipBelt! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply May 14, 2015

I vote for one of the ones with kickstands!
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    Reply May 14, 2015

    Yes! I'm of course drawn to the more expensive one! :D

Reply May 14, 2015

I am overdue for a new phone and now THing 1 is begging for it since her phone doesn't work half the time. I started with an Otterbox, which is hugely protective, now I've got a cute one from JCrew of all places.
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    Oooh I bet J Crew does have some cute cases!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply May 15, 2015

I had a Lifeproof Fre for my iPHone 5, and LOVED it! Great review :)

    Reply May 15, 2015

    Thanks! I am definitely considering that case, sounds like a great case for the clumsy person that I am!

Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Reply May 15, 2015

I just need a case that will protect my phone if accidentally dropped. When running I need one with a strap that is easy to get the phone in and out. These are all nice cases though.
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    Reply May 18, 2015

    I need a combo of both! :P

Reply June 23, 2015

hope it's not weird for a guy to post a comment here. i just had to share that i found Trianium Atomic Case S and Herrington's kickstand to be the most elegant from a guy's perspective.oh and nice work Ann.

    Reply June 23, 2015

    Not weird at all! :) Thanks so much for the suggestion! I am definitely going to check it out.

Silas Knight
Reply May 4, 2016

I love having an iphone, but sometimes finding the right case can be hard. Especially because they seem to break pretty easily. I don't take mine running very often, but I really like the option to have a kickstand, that is pretty cool.

Reply October 24, 2016

These look like some great case suggestions. I always look for cases with the most protection as I seem to drop my phone all the time. Thanks for sharing!

Reply November 3, 2016

I found a resource page which publishes the 20 most popular products which buyers have searched and inquired for.
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