CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A brand new fitness trail is elevating exercise for a local school and community.

Thanks to a grant from groups like the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and the Northwest School of the Arts, a local community was able to build a fitness trail, complete with brand new exercise equipment.

It’s the first of its kind at the school and was built in what used to be a large empty field.

“It teaches us different ways to exercise that we didn’t have before,” said ninth-grader Tre’ Dixon.

“Each station is dedicated to a certain body part. We have two upper body stations, two lower body stations and one core station,” said PE teacher Neil Roberts.

“It’s great for exercise and it’s really fun to use,” Dixon said.

And students aren't the only ones who will be able to take advantage of the new fitness trail.

“The community needs to be aware that the facility is open to them prior to school starting and after school is over,” Roberts said. “I’d love to see people out here on a regular basis.”

The school held an open house at the fitness trail for the community from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.