This gentle Pilates core exercises beginners workout allows you to learn the basics of activating the core. Learn how to control a neutral spine position and control movement to reduce back pain and strengthen the muscles around the spine to stop future episodes of pain. Lyndsay has over 15 years experience as a physiotherapist and clinical Pilates teacher specialising in Pilates for back pain. This workout will help switch back on the core muscles that have switched off because of back pain. Please check with your health care provider on the safety of doing spine stretches if you have any conditions that affect the spine.