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November 08, 2011

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Erin LaVoie is a world-champion lumberjack who’s featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for most Christmas trees chopped in 2 minutes (27). She’s also co-owner of Predation CrossFit in Spokane, Wash., and says CrossFit has significantly improved her competition performance and mentality.

With the cameras rolling at a lumberjack competition in Idaho, LaVoie shows her grit by competing with the men and taking on some challenges that could jeopardize her all-around performance and chance to win money.

LaVoie says CrossFit has made a noticeable difference her endurance.

“I’m looking around listening to these other people breathe hard, and I’m ready to take 10 more flights of stairs like it’s nothing,” she says.

CrossFit has also given her the determination to test her limits and never give up.

“CrossFit, we don’t do easy. We don’t do lazy,” she says.

LaVoie has had such success with CrossFit that it has become her only training during competition season in preparation for her lumberjack events.

“It’s working for me,” she says.

She adds: “I’m getting faster, and it’s getting easier every time. It’s an amazing thing.”

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Additional reading: The Lumberjacks Remember by Staff Sgt. Lasonya Morales, published Dec. 6, 2010.

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32 Comments on ““We Don’t Do Easy, We Don’t Do Lazy””


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That was totally awesome. I got so nervous for you watching that competition, great job Erin!!


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Great video, true CrossFitter and easy on the eyes.......awesome!


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Great Video!


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Erin, I love your potty mouth! My heart was pounding watching the last part, but I had a few rest periods as the video kept stalling. You're amazing. I know your frustration with never being able to do certain things since we aren't guys (I have the added age too), but you have to put it into perspective - you would probably beat 99.473% of the regular guys in the world trying to do what you do in competetion.


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"and I got a sexy body" HAH.. .Nice work Erin great video


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I wish they had lumberjack girls in michigan....great video!


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Awesome video. Yea so I would love an Ax right about now myself.. The only aspen tree I have is in my garage pealed and been slowly working at it to become my bed frame... Soon year and a half in the making..


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This is awesome. Seems like a really cool girl, love the enthusiasm and determination. Good luck with your competitions and the new affiliate!


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And New Zealand would be stoked if you paid us a visit.


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Definitely a stunna'! Do work gurlfriend!


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Inspirational and truly amazing! Great job...and Yeah you do have a sexy body!


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Nothing like a hot woman with an axe in her hand. Great vid.


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Erin, congrats you truly embody CrossFit!
Sevan, beautiful video work!


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Stephen Hubbard wrote …

Why yes! Thanks for asking, I would LOVE to see your A...xe.


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I'm just glad I'm not the only one that thought Erin was hott.

Great video, and truly inspirational.

Thanks for motivating me during the middle of the week :)


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Zena... whoops, I mean... ERIN, Warrior Princess!


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YEAH, and Spokane on the map again. Near Nature, Near Perfect. Shhhhh, don't tell anyone that it is gorgeous over here. It's a secret. Shhhhhhhhhhh.


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Badass Babe!!!!!!!!


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Awesome video. She really embodies the spirit of Crossfit.


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Yes you do.


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sooooo happy they posted this video.


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I was honored to be a guest at Predation Crossfit this week while visiting Spokane. I spent more time there than I did in my hotel! Thanks Erin for making me feel welcome! Keep up the great work!


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Thanks Galen, happy you could drop in for an ass kicking. - Twice, ha. Still a bit tender from that second one - it was a great day. Come on back anytime you are in the area again, or give us a call if you need any help with the set up of your box.

Everybody else on here, thank you so much for your comments - Awesome to read. But I do apologize a bit for my language even though Courtney Bear said she loved it :) - I get a little fired up. *Get after it.


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Ooo..Sevan has a fisheye lens now. Very happy.


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Sevan was awesome to hang out with. Great work on this bit. Thank you. I will coral all the cool bugs for you if you ever make it back to Spokane. ah ah ah ahhaha ha.


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Very inspiring, Erin! I love your no-nonsense style and attitude!


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It's official i have a new crossfit crush...Sorry Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, but I am trading in gymnastics for lumberjacking...


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This is a very awesome, kick-ass movie. So now I know that some lumberjacks actually DO press wildflowers, put on women's clothing, and hang around in bars. But does she work all night and sleep all day? Thanks Sevan for another great one.


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fascinating stuff. never seen the log rolling competition before. laughed my ass of at the xmas trees! they didn't stand a chance! GO ERIN!


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i love your videos sevan

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