EJ Johnson attends the Jeffrey Fashion Cares 13th Annual Fashion Fundraiser at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on April 4, 2016 in New York City.

EJ Johnson attends the Jeffrey Fashion Cares 13th Annual Fashion Fundraiser at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on April 4, 2016 in New York City.

*EJ Johnson has worked hard to establish his own identity apart from his famous father Magic Johnson, and the effort included the type of  workout regimen that would allow him maximum slayage on the red carpet.

EJ Johnson attends the Jeffrey Fashion Cares 13th Annual Fashion Fundraiser at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on April 4, 2016 in New York City.

EJ Johnson attends the Jeffrey Fashion Cares 13th Annual Fashion Fundraiser at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on April 4, 2016 in New York City.

EJ Johnson poses during SheaMoisture at Laquan Smith F/W 2016 NYFW at Jack Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City.

EJ Johnson poses during SheaMoisture at Laquan Smith F/W 2016 NYFW at Jack Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City.

Although his dad is an athlete and NBA legend, the star of E!’s ‘Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” says it was important to create a routine that would actually inspire him to work out – and his father’s was not the right fit.

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“Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” returns May 1 at 10 p.m. on E!.

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