RE: Good gym in Stafford area?
I used the uni gym (a couple of miles out of town) a few times, but this was 2 years ago, and it wasn't great to be honest. It isn't a lifters gym by any stretch of the imagination, but it did have a power rack and did the job if you are absolutely desperate. I know that some of the doormen in Stafford used to go to a gym in Lichfield (name escapes me, but it could be 'Quads???') but that might be too far for you to travel.