After I moved the last time I tried to continue going to my old gym (not because of anything special about the gym) but it was too much of a pain with the new commute and I found myself not going as often as I liked.
My new gym (which there’s also nothing special about) is close enough that I can workout in the morning and still have time to go home, clean up and have breakfast and almost be on time for work. =)
My opinion: as long as you look forward to your workouts, it doesn’t really matter. Having platforms won’t do you any good if the hour of commuting makes you dread going in the first place.
I’m in a bit of a similar situation - Since I just don’t feel like I’m in enough debt, next fall I’m going back to school and, assuming the campus has a decent setup - I haven’t taken the tour yet, I’m torn as to whether or not I should keep my local gym membership or just use my new school’s gym.
School gym = free and convienient on days I’m at school
Current gym = not free but convienient everyday
You could always try telling the manager of your current gym that unless they get some platforms you’ll start doing your O-lifts on the nice hardwood floor in the 5000 sq. ft aerobics studio. =)