Name: Piia Maria (using Maria in the UK), also known as Panda, Ria, Meeria, Mee... So many nicknames!
Age: 24
Location: Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I'm originally from a small Finnish village called Sulkava. I moved to England when I was 18 to be with my other half, and now I'm studying graphics design in uni. I'm hoping to do something fitness related once I finish my studies, I've got a few dreams but we'll see what happens! ;)

On top of blogging, I love photography, gaming and animals. I've always been a bit of an odd one, I prefer to stay at home and play games than go out and drink.


RiaFit is about my weight loss journey. I was 161cm/84kg in December 2012, and I knew something had to change. Before this I had successfully lost quite a bit of weight, but I injured my back in July 2012 that brought all the weight back. While I've got quite a precise goal to go for, I'm going to go by what I see in the mirror. After all, numbers are only numbers. :)

Once I have finished my weight loss journey, the blog will shift its weight towards working out on a more 'professional' level. Who knows, maybe I will actually start aiming as high as international bikini fitness competitions eventually!